When Luis Diaz retired, he was unable to feed his family by relying solely on the food parcels provided by the government at subsidized prices, so he and his friends decided to grow their own. Eight years of recession and four years of hyperinflation have decimated Venezuela’s economy that has lost 80 percent of its value since 2014 leading to regular shortages of basic necessities.
19 Apr 2021
With Venezuela's official currency plummeting for years, both the government and cryptocreators are trying to stem the rot with digital tokens. For ordinary Venezuelans, the cryptoboom also means regaining freedom.
4 Jan 2020
The United States has banned General Leopoldo Cintra Frias and his children from entering the country. The State Department cited support for "cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment" of Venezuelans.
1 Oct 2018
More than two million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, fleeing political and economic turmoil. Other countries in the region say they are overwhelmed by the mass exodus. DW's Ofelia Harms caught up with some Venezuelans in Colombia.
18 Mar 2018
David Beasley, Director of the World Food Program said, Colombia needs international help as it struggles with a humanitarian catastrophe along its border from Venezuelans driven from their homes by hunger. He made the comments after meeting refugees during a visit to Cucuta in eastern Colombia.
16 Jul 2017
Venezuelans vote in an unofficial poll over President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to create a powerful new government body.
9 Jun 2017
They are suffering hunger and violence, but baseball-mad Venezuelans found unexpected solace in football as their under-20 team won through to Sunday's World Cup final against England.
17 Mar 2017
Weary Venezuelans wait in long lines to buy food at local supply and production committees (CLAP) in the capital of the crisis-hit country. Venezuela's economic plight is largely due to falling prices for its oil exports, contributing to food shortages and economic disarray.