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Venezuela

​Venezuela adds new currency market to save ailing economy
Venezuela will modify its complex currency controls and add a third new exchange system where dollars will be offered through private investors. This is to combat the black market and keep the existing three-tier model, said President Nicolas Maduro.

22.01.2015 10:40

​Oil price drop is ‘economic warfare against US enemies’
The current oil price decline can be explained by heavy selling in US future markets which is part of an all-out economic war between the US and countries like Russia, Iran and Venezuela, says financial journalist, Willem Middelkoop.

21.01.2015 14:39

America: The undemocratic ‘democracy’
Despite being the world’s self-appointed champion and proselytizer of the gospel of democracy, the United States is clearly and unmistakably an undemocratic nation.

19.01.2015 13:23

Russia and Venezuela agree to boost investment in Orinoco oil belt
Russia and Venezuela have agreed to increase cooperation in joint oil exploration projects and promised to work together to protect oil markets as well as restore prices, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during his Moscow visit.

16.01.2015 07:23

‘Global War I: Geopolitical battle where oil is key’
The oil price crash is the first battle of Global War I between the geopolitical interests of the West versus Russia and its allies, says international consultant Adrian Salbuchi. In the future we might see the same happening over water or food, he adds.

15.01.2015 04:50

​Venezuela plunges into recession with record inflation
Venezuela's economy has entered a recession with the economy contracting 2.3 percent in the third quarter and the highest inflation in the Americas at 63.6 percent.

31.12.2014 11:05

Protesting across the globe: What took people to the streets in 2014
Calls for independence, pleas to stop war, objection to mass surveillance, outrage over police brutality, and much more drove people to the streets in 2014. RT takes a look at what prompted millions around the globe to rise up.

27.12.2014 19:43

The US is behind the current drop in oil prices – Bolivia’s president
The US is behind the current drop in oil prices as it is aiming to undermine the economies of large petroleum producers Russia and Venezuela, Bolivian President Evo Morales told RT.

19.12.2014 15:54

​Fitch slashes Venezuela rating to pre-default level
The Fitch rating agency has cut the long-term credit rating of Venezuela two notches to triple-C, saying a default is highly likely, as slumping oil prices make the country one of the biggest victims.

19.12.2014 14:21

Venezuela ‘seizing’ diamonds, precious metals to boost reserves
The Central Bank of Venezuela is adding diamonds, gold and other precious stones and metals to its foreign reserves which have fallen to an 11-year low.

05.12.2014 10:51

Cheap oil, falling ruble, but ‘things not as bleak as they might seem’
As a lot of exported Russian oil and gas is paid for in foreign currency and the government debt is comparatively low, things in Russia are not that bleak despite the falling ruble and oil price, Patrick Young, global markets expert, told RT.

02.12.2014 12:37

​Surgeon pays out $90,000 after terrorism joke ‘bombs’ at Miami airport
The joke is on a prominent neurosurgeon after he unwisely cracked a funny to ticket staff at Miami International Airport about having explosives. The wisecrack is costing him close to $90,000, after he had to pay for delaying passengers.

02.12.2014 09:45