Venezuela is on the verge of defaulting on a $150 billion debt, something analysts have warned about for years. In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro speaks during a news conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuela is on the verge of defaulting on a $150 billion debt, something analysts have warned about for years. In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro speaks during a news conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Ariana Cubillos AP
Venezuela is on the verge of defaulting on a $150 billion debt, something analysts have warned about for years. In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro speaks during a news conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Ariana Cubillos AP

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  • Astronaut talks with students in Venezuela

    Astronauts on the International Space Station use amateur radio to talk with students all over the world about life and work in space. In October, flight engineer Joe Acaba made an historic contact with the Maria Montessori Institute Educational Unit in San Cristobal, Venezuela: the first-ever educational ham radio contact in that country’s history, courtesy of the Amateur Radio on International Space Station program. Here’s a look at the excitement on the ground as more than a dozen elementary and middle school students got their chance to talk to a man in space.