Venezuela plans stock comes out in break from socialist model

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from telephone and internet service providers to a petrochemical producer. In another country, those … Read more

International Criminal Court to open office in Venezuela

The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court says it will open an office in Venezuela as it investigates allegations of torture and killings by the South American country’s security forces By JORGE RUEDA Associated Press March 31, 2022, 10:55 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CARACAS, Venezuela — … Read more

Mexican president revels in new airport; questions remain

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a new Mexico City airport on Monday, one of his four hallmark building projects. The government pulled out all the fanfare it could muster, including releasing a documentary on the project showing an army general talking to a statue. The terminal was built by the … Read more

White House: Venezuela has freed 2 detained Americans

CARACAS, Venezuela — The White House says two American detainees have been released by the Venezuelan government. Gustavo Cardenas is an oil executive who had been jailed alongside colleagues since 2017. Jorge Fernandez was arrested last year on what the White House described as “spurious charges.” The move follows a secret weekend visit to Venezuela … Read more