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Barbie is This Holiday Season’s Hot Toy in Venezuela

Barbie is This Holiday Season’s Hot Toy in Venezuela

An unlikely character is making her way under Christmas trees in Venezuela this year as the highlight of President Nicolas Maduro’s “Operation Merry Christmas.” The Detroit News reports that Barbies are flying…

Venezuelan Activists Choose Art, Not War

Venezuelan Activists Choose Art, Not War

Following the 2013 death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Latin American country has been rocked by conflict between right-wing politicians and the revolutionary activists and workers who support Chavez’s…

As Venezuelan Healthcare Industry Crumbles, Ebola Outbreak Would Be Disastrous

As Venezuelan Healthcare Industry Crumbles, Ebola Outbreak Would Be Disastrous

Every country has begun bolstering its line of defense against the Ebola virus as news of outbreaks beyond West Africa (notably, in Spain and the U.S.) causes world leaders across…

Venezuela’s Got 99 Problems, and Political Upheaval is One of Many

Venezuela’s Got 99 Problems, and Political Upheaval is One of Many

As an oil-rich country, Venezuela is no stranger to controversy. However, the focus has momentarily shifted to youth-led political protests. The famous words “Remember, remember the fifth of November,” taken…

Venezuelan Government Censorship Causes Journalists to Turn to the Internet

Venezuelan Government Censorship Causes Journalists to Turn to the Internet

The Venezuelan government’s hold on the country’s media is no surprise to many people in and outside of the country. Recently, this control made headlines around the world when one…

Sacked Cartoonist Sparks Debate on Censorship, Healthcare in Venezuela

Sacked Cartoonist Sparks Debate on Censorship, Healthcare in Venezuela

The firing last month of a Venezuelan newspaper cartoonist over a piece of healthcare satire has sparked an ongoing debate regarding censorship in the country.“We’re sorry that [Rayma] is no…

Venezuela Hopes Cracking Down on Smuggling and Raising Fuel Prices Will Help Struggling Economy

Venezuela Hopes Cracking Down on Smuggling and Raising Fuel Prices Will Help Struggling Economy

Venezuela has announced an extension of the overnight closure of its border, in an attempt to stop widespread food and fuel smuggling.Measures to stop traffic crossing the border between 10…

Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian Rock Icon, Dies of Respiratory Failure

Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian Rock Icon, Dies of Respiratory Failure

Gustavo Cerati, the Argentinian singer-songwriter who led the influential Latin American rock group Soda Stereo, died on Thursday, September 4, four years after a stroke caused him to fall into…

Nationwide Study of Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Ranks Rochester in the Bottom Half

Nationwide Study of Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Ranks Rochester in the Bottom Half

  A recent study has found that Rochester falls into the bottom half of overall rankings of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs nationwide.According to Rochester Business Journal, the…

Oldest Newspaper in Venezuela Makes Deal to Postpone Closure Over Lack of Supplies

Oldest Newspaper in Venezuela Makes Deal to Postpone Closure Over Lack of Supplies

Venezuela’s oldest newspaper had a tough past week. After a newsprint shortage that almost shut the paper down, a deal with a state company may keep the paper running for…

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