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Shaylim Valderrama

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13 Jun 2019 | 9:46 PM

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets 'with the people'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mould of the country's conservative Catholic church.

10 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido who supported his attempted uprising last week.

4 May 2019 | 7:36 AM

A picture and its story - One Venezuelan protester's brush with death

CARACAS (Reuters) - A young protester, his arms outstretched and his head thrown completely back, is struck from behind by a Venezuelan National Guard riot control vehicle and pulled underneath.

23 Apr 2019 | 10:23 PM

Venezuelans seek joy amid the chaos

CARACAS (Reuters) - A night at a bar is interrupted by a power outage, going to a baseball game is prohibitively expensive, and a trip to a nearby beach requires months of savings. But many Venezuelans have not given up on finding ways to smile.

31 Mar 2019 | 2:42 AM

Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

CARACAS (Reuters) - Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation's economic and social crisis.

26 Mar 2019 | 6:46 AM

Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela blamed an "attack" on its electric system for a blackout on Monday, the second to hit the OPEC nation this month, that shuttered businesses, plunged the main airport into darkness and left commuters stranded in the capital.

21 Mar 2019 | 7:33 PM

Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

CARACAS (Reuters) - Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans.

15 Mar 2019 | 3:07 AM

Four dead, hundreds detained after Venezuela blackout - rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Four people were killed and at least 300 were detained in association with protests and looting that took place during Venezuela's nationwide blackout, rights groups said on Thursday.

11 Mar 2019 | 11:33 PM

Venezuela congress declares 'state of alarm' over blackout

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Monday declared a "state of alarm" over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country's oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water.

8 Mar 2019 | 7:18 AM

Venezuela hit by major blackout, government blames 'sabotage'

CARACAS (Reuters) - A major power outage hit crisis-stricken Venezuela on Thursday, according to Reuters witnesses, a problem the government of President Nicolas Maduro quickly blamed on "sabotage" at a hydroelectric dam that provides much of the country's power.