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International Red Cross ready for Venezuela humanitarian aid operation

30 Mar 2019

CARACAS The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation.

International Red Cross says it will channel aid to Venezuela

29 Mar 2019

CARACAS The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation.

Venezuela blackout leaves streets empty, school and work canceled

26 Mar 2019

CARACAS, March 26 Venezuela canceled work and school on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left streets mostly empty in Caracas and residents of the capital wondering how long power would be out amid a deepening economic and political crisis.

U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

26 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The United States on Monday accused Russia of "reckless escalation" of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to the crisis-stricken South American nation that Washington has hit with crippling sanctions. | Video

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

14 Mar 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government scrambled on Wednesday to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the country's second largest city, while China offered to help the OPEC-member nation end its worst blackout on record. | Video

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

13 Mar 2019

CARACAS, March 13 President Nicolas Maduro's government scrambled on Wednesday to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the second largest city, while China offered to help the South American nation end its worst blackout on record.

Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

12 Mar 2019

CARACAS As Venezuela's five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined - a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas. | Video

Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

12 Mar 2019

CARACAS As Venezuela's five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined - a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas. | Video

Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

12 Mar 2019

CARACAS As Venezuela's five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined - a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas. | Video

Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

11 Mar 2019

CARACAS Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception.

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In divided America, Mueller report hardens the most strident

After months as volunteer activists demanding that President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O'Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448-page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality.