Venezuela

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

IMF: Venezuela's inflation could reach 1 million percent by year's end

Inflation in Venezuela could top 1 million percent by year’s end as the country’s historic crisis deepens, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

Venezuela’s economic turmoil compares to Germany’s after the first world war and Zimbabwe’s at the beginning of the last decade, said Alejandro Werner, head of the IMF’s western hemisphere department.

“The collapse in economic activity, hyperinflation, and increasing deterioration … will lead to intensifying spillover effects on neighboring countries,” Werner wrote in a blogpost.

Health Ministry warns against eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is advising the public ‘to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela as the US Food and Drug Agency says it may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.”

Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria can cause gastrointestinal illness in humans.

The ministry says persons who consume foods with these bacteria may experience diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and stomach pain.

Ban on Venezuelan crab meat

The agriculture minister has instructed the fisheries division to discontinue the issuing of permits for the importation of processed crab meat and live crabs from Venezuela.

The US food and drug administration has found a bacteria in fresh crab meat from Venezuela that can cause cholera. 

Speaking with CNC3 news minister Clarence Rambharat said that the crab meat referred to by the US is processed and packaged crab meat. He says the ministry of trade has stopped issuing licenses for the import of that product from Venezuela. 

Trump pressed aides about invading Venezuela last year

US President Donald Trump pressed his top military aides about whether he could invade Venezuela during an Oval Office discussion last year.

His inquiry came during a discussion about imposing sanctions on the South American country as it was roiled by political and economic crises, according to a report on Wednesday.

Venezuelans among four arrested with revolver

Two Venezuelans and two San Fernando men are arrested and a revolver seized, by officers of the Cedros Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district over the weekend.

Officers were on mobile patrol along Southern Main Road, Cedros, around 1:30 pm, on Saturday 23rd June, 2018, when they had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan AD Wagon, with four male occupants, in the vicinity of Bowen Trace.

The search resulted in a brown and black Amadeo revolver being discovered behind the rear passenger seat.

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