The government has promised that Venezuelans will be able to use the coins to pay taxes and public services.Maduro has touted the petro as fulfilling the late Hugo Chavez's dream of upending global capitalism away from the dominance of the US dollar and Wall Street.
Sailors at U.S. Navy base Guantánamo Bay raised the flag for the national anthem on Friday morning, Feb. 16, 2018, then lowered it to half-mast, per a naval instruction, "as a mark of respect honoring the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida," the base said.
Guantánamo detention center commander, Rear Adm. Edward B. Cashman, answers questions about the Detainee Art Program during a press conference at the Media Operations Center at Camp Justice in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
As Venezuela’s economy continues to crumble, thousands of its citizens are trekking into Colombia every day — sometimes by walking hundreds of miles on foot through the Andes — to escape chronic shortages of food and medicine, frequent looting and rampant crime. Bogota officials believe that as many as 600,000 Venezuelans are now living in Colombia, creating an immigration crisis.
Cuban nuclear scientist and Fidel Castro's eldest son, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, spoke with South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena, and addressed a symposium in Pretoria on Monday, July 21, 2015. There he discussed advances in nuclear technology and how collaboration between the two countries could be improved.
Conan O’Brien went to Haiti to let Haitians fire back at President Donald Trump over reportedly describing the country as “a shithole.” As a thank you, Haitian artist Anthony Louis Jeune memorialized the comedian’s image on the back of one of the country’s public buses known as a tap-tap.
Anti-government policeman Oscar Perez was buried Sunday by the military nearly a week after being killed in a shootout with security forces, relatives said. Just two of Oscar Perez's relatives were allowed to attend the early morning burial at a Caracas cemetery surrounded by National Guard officers. Authorities denied relatives' demands that they hand over the body of Perez and six others killed.
A new trailer for the upcoming movie "Loving Pablo" is based on the book 'Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar', by Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo, one of the lovers of the late drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar. The film stars Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.
Subsistence gold miners in Colombia get hit from all sides. The criminal gangs who extort money from them. The multinational companies that dominate the industry. The government that they say wants to regulate them out of existence.
Óscar Pérez, the Venezuelan policeman wanted after attacking the headquarters of the Supreme Court and the Ministry of the Interior from a helicopter, posted a video asking Venezuelan government forces to stop shooting at him. Perez says, "we are going to surrender."