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Venezuela’s economic crisis is now so bad that criminals can’t afford to buy bullets

Venezuelan criminals cannot afford to pay $1 per bullet when many of their mugging victims do not even carry cash or luxury items anymore.

A timeline of the political crisis in Venezuela, which began with claims of election rigging and has now led to an attempted military coup

Juan Guaidó declared himself the interim president of Venezuela in January. Now he is calling for the country and military to rise up against Maduro.

Cuban doctors in Venezuela claim they were forced to withhold medical supplies and coerce patients into supporting Nicolás Maduro

The doctors say they were forced to withhold medicine from patients, only to dole it out shortly before the re-election of Nicolás Maduro.

American Airlines has suspended flights to Venezuela after the State Department warned US citizens should stay out of the country

American Airlines said it won't fly to countries it doesn't consider to be safe and will suspend daily flights to Caracas and Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the IV Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 24, 2017.

Protesters reportedly set aid trucks along the Venezuela-Colombia border on fire after US government officials thought Maduro was responsible

A new report and footage from The New York suggest that a protester, not Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, was behind last month's chaos at the Venezuela-Colombia border.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to soldiers at a military exercise in Maracaibo, February 6, 2019.

Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next

The institution keeping President Nicolas Maduro in power is straining under foreign and domestic pressure, but whether or how it breaks is unknown.
Venezuela really wants its gold back.

Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back. And it’s going to the Bank of England to get it.

Venezuela's finance minister and central bank governor are set to meet a Bank of England official. The bank is seeking "clarity" before returning it.
A toilet paper roll is pictured next to 2,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 0.40 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela August 16, 2018. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia.

Venezuela’s inflation rate just hit 830,000% — and is likely to keep rising

A report published to Venezuela's parliament said the annual rate had almost doubled in the month since the latest report was published in October.
A Dash billboard in Venezuela.

A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the petro

Each month, 200 merchants are signing up to accept the cryptocurrency dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash Core Group, and the rate of adoption is accelerating.