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9 mind-blowing facts about Venezuela’s economy

Venezuela is going through one of the worst political and economic crises in modern history.
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.

2nd-highest ranking US military officer reportedly slammed his hands on table after growing tired of John Bolton’s aides at fiery meeting

The meeting between John Bolton's aides and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva was said to be contentious and ended earlier than expected.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a ceremony in Caracas, April 13, 2019.

The US military is on ‘the balls of its feet’ about Venezuela’s crisis — here’s what that means, according to a former N...

The US military has said little about plans for Venezuela, but a retired admiral who led US forces in the region says they're reviewing options.
Nicolas Maduro on state TV.

Venezuela’s opposition is planning a 2nd day of protests after its first attempt to overthrow Nicolás Maduro ground to a halt

Juan Guaidó made his largest call for military defections yet. But he did not manage to get large scale support from government-supporting officers.
Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly and lawmaker of the opposition party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular), speaks during a gathering in La Guaira, Venezuela January 13, 2019.

Meet Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela who’s challenging Nicolas Maduro for power

Juan Guaidó, 35, is the leader of the opposition movement in Venezuela and the most potent threat to Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian government.
Sen. Bernie Sanders explained what democratic socialism means to him during a CNN town hall on Monday.

Bernie Sanders says his idea of democratic socialism isn’t like the ‘authoritarian communism’ of the Soviet Union

"Is it your assumption that I supported or believe in authoritarian communism that existed in the Soviet Union? I don't," Sanders said at a town hall.

The Trump administration just made it harder to travel and send money to Cuba

"The Obama administration's policies toward Cuba have enabled the Cuban colonization of Venezuela today."

Bernie Sanders slams Nicolas Maduro as a failure, but won’t support a US military intervention in Venezuela

"At the end of the day, I think what you want in one of the largest countries in Latin America is free and fair elections."