EghtesadOnline: Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51.
EghtesadOnline: Jailed opposition Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez is well and is urging street demonstrators to keep up massive anti-government protests, his wife said on Sunday after her first visit with the former presidential hopeful in over a month, putting to rest rumors of his ill health.
EghtesadOnline: Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.
EghtesadOnline: Supporters of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez held a vigil outside his prison demanding to see him on Thursday after rumors about his health rattled the protest-hit country where the death toll from anti-government unrest rose to 36.
EghtesadOnline: Venezuela’s top court reversed its decision to strip power from the opposition-led National Assembly in favor of the ruling socialist party, a move that critics say had driven the oil-producing nation to the brink of dictatorship.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo forecast on Monday that stability would return to oil markets this year while price hawk Venezuela said it hoped its crude basket would rise to $70 in coming months.
EghtesadOnline: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suspended on Saturday the elimination of the country's largest denomination bill, which had sparked cash shortages and nationwide unrest, saying the measure would be postponed until early January.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said that continuation of consultation and cooperation among OPEC member states is necessary for stabilizing market and increasing oil prices.
EghtesadOnline: When he received a call saying he had won a mobile phone, Gilberto Sojo, a low-income bank messenger and opposition activist, rushed off happily to collect it.
EghtesadOnline: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has accused the US of fabricating drug trafficking allegations against two nephews of his wife, Cilia Flores. A court in New York last week found Efrain Antonio Campos Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas guilty of conspiring to import 800kg of cocaine into the US.