Venezuela musicians aim for largest orchestra
20 November 2021 | 10:19 am
Thousands of musicians are hoping to have set a record by performing as part of the world’s largest orchestra.
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The orchestra is determined to raise the voice of Ukrainian culture in the face of Russia's invasion. The German leg of its European tour has begun.
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Photojournalist Fabiola Ferrero was born in Caracas in 1991 and grew up hearing stories about Venezuela's glory days. Two decades later, she's one of the millions who have left her home country amid economic and political crisis.
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Argentinian President Alberto Fernández spoke to FRANCE 24 after being a guest speaker at the Paris Peace Forum, which ran from November 11-12 this year. Fernández also took part in a roundtable discussion with French President Emmanuel Macron, Colombian President Gustavo Petro and members of the Venezuelan opposition.
In 2019, opposition leader Juan Guaido was recognized by 50 countries as Venezuela's legitimate president. Now, with Nicolas Maduro still in power, he faces an end to his opposition-led government.
Juan Guaido was recognized as Venezuela's legitimate leader by the US and several European and Latin American nations in 2019. Guaido has failed to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
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