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No one-size-fits all experience for Venezuelan immigrants

No one-size-fits all experience for Venezuelan immigrants

Marin Scott, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

As inflation in Venezuela reaches catastrophic heights amid misuse of ample oil reserves in the country, widespread food shortages, economic desperation and a spiraling political crisis, Venezuelans in Chicago are reflecting on what it’s like to leave their home and settle abroad. As of 2017, there we...

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Associated Press

May 2, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Flanked by uniformed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat "traitors" as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a military uprising two days earlier. Speaking at Fort Tiuna, a...

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Scott Smith, Associated Press

February 4, 2019

Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist government has called on its own...

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Vincente Marquez, Associated Press

January 28, 2019

When Maria Eugenia Pirona moved from Venezuela to Spain over six months ago she had lost hope that things would get better in her homeland. A lawyer and former civil servant, Pirona had seen her comfortable life ruined by the deepening political and economic strife. Her pension was cut and, ...

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