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Venezuelans are making kerosene lamps from ketchup bottles to use during blackouts.

Crippling power outages in Venezuela have driven people to make lamps from Heinz ketchup bottles to avoid living in darkness

Periodic blackouts have plagued the country since a crippling, week-long blackout in March that brought thousands out in protest.
Oriana Contreras and her niece ride a roller coaster.

13 ways Venezuelans are trying to live like normal as their country falls apart around them

This is a look at 13 ways people in the country's capital are seeking distraction from Venezuela's ongoing political and economic crisis.
A still of a Twitter video that shows black tap water in San Diego, northern Venezuela, on Wednesday.

People in Venezuela are sharing videos of taps running with black water after a crippling 1-week power outage

Residents of San Diego, Carabobo, filmed the water and jokingly referred to it as "oil." Venezuela is entering the seventh day of a major blackout.
A woman walks at a market in Caracas.

Venezuela’s debt has exploded to $156 billion, according to a new report

Venezuela's external debt rose to $156 billion in 2018, a new report estimates.
Argentina's President Macri arrives for a news conference in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s economy craters in the 2nd quarter as an economic crisis grips the country

Argentina's economy contracted sharply in the second quarter after a severe drought roiled agricultural production and as the country works with the International Monetary Fund to stem a spiraling economic crisis.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a sign showing the value of a Petro compared with the new Venezuelan currency Bolivar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar), as he speaks during a meeting with ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela.

10 pictures reveal the huge amounts of cash Venezuelans need to buy everyday things

On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans to raise the minimum wage and create a single exchange rate pegged to his government's petro-backed cryptocurrency, which would effectively devalue Venezuelan money by 96%.
A worker cleans the glass exterior next to the logo of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) bank at a building in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 8, 2017.

Emails show RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market before 2008

Email transcripts released by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) show RBS bankers joking about destroying the housing market before the 2008 crash.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a ceremony to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2018.

Venezuela’s inflation hits more than 40,000% as investors dump its currency ‘like a hot potato’

Venezuela's inflation rate has hit a new high, according to university research, with consumer prices in the crisis-ridden country rising by more than 40,000% annually for the first time on record.

‘Officer coups are often unsuccessful and bloody’: Wall Street weighs in on a military coup taking out Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro secured another term as president over the weekend in what was widely seen as a fraudulent election. One research firm thinks he could be overthrown by the military before the end of 2018.

Businesses in Taiwan are logging their employees’ toilet-paper use as the country grapples with a shortage

One business is keeping track of each individual square of toilet paper used by employees.