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A New House in Venezuela Costs 166 Years Worth of Savings on a Minimum-Wage Salary

A New House in Venezuela Costs 166 Years Worth of Savings on a Minimum-Wage Salary

According to a recent statement from Carlos Alberto Gonzalez, the President of Real Estate Camber of Venezuela (CIV), the country’s inflation rate has ballooned enough to impact both public and…

Venezuela Has Terrible Internet Service — On Purpose

Venezuela Has Terrible Internet Service — On Purpose

While many people around the world enjoy the basic freedom of a decent internet connection, Venezuelans are left wondering why they’ve been left behind. According to the PanAm Post, about 16…

Economists Are Worrying About the Mass Migration of Educated Workers Out of Venezuela

Economists Are Worrying About the Mass Migration of Educated Workers Out of Venezuela

More Latin Americans are likely to leave their home countries after earning a higher education degree, according to new reports. At least 5% of the country’s population, once numbering 30…

Venezuelan Couples Join Others From Latin America in Mass Same-Sex Wedding

Venezuelan Couples Join Others From Latin America in Mass Same-Sex Wedding

Around 16% of all weddings are destination weddings, but some recent destination nuptials held special significance for those participating. Venezuelan couples were among more than 60 same-sex couples from the…

The Venezuelan Government Is Now Asking Citizens To Ration Energy

The Venezuelan Government Is Now Asking Citizens To Ration Energy

Food shortages, an ever-increasing inflation rate, and communities rife with drug dealing, prostitution, and violence: these are all things that Venezuelans have become accustomed to in the past few years…

Vacation From Venezuela Difficult

Vacation From Venezuela Difficult

For many people, a fun summer activity may involve riding a Ferris wheel or stopping to watch magician, mentalist, or daredevil perform at a carnival. For tightrope walker Nik Wallenda,…

Lacking Basic Supplies, Venezuelans Turn to Social Media

Lacking Basic Supplies, Venezuelans Turn to Social Media

Embroiled in economic recession, high inflation, and shortages of critical supplies, Venezuelans are using social media to vent their frustrations as well as to provide information about obtaining everyday items.BDlive.com…

Inside the World of Miss Venezuela: The Shocking Medical Practices of the Country’s Beauty Pageant Wannabes

Inside the World of Miss Venezuela: The Shocking Medical Practices of the Country’s Beauty Pageant Wannabes

For the girls and young women who compete in Venezuela’s beauty pageants — or those who aspire to — beauty is more than skin deep. Venezuela may be thought of…

Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Social media is often regarded as a powerful tool for ordinary people to disseminate information, practice freedom of expression, and promote democracy throughout the world. However, sometimes that sentiment simply…

2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

For many people across the globe, accessing the Internet via a mobile phone is a matter of convenience. As of 2012, more than half of all local searches started being…

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