Rooftop movie entertains violent Venezuelan barrio during quarantine

CARACAS (Reuters) – The sprawling working-class area of Petare on the east side of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas has made headlines recently for brutal gang battles that raged for days despite a nationwide quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Monday night, residents itching for activity after more than two months of lockdown placed chairs on their

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Quarantine threatens to deepen Venezuelan crisis as roadblocks snarl food supplies

CARACAS (Reuters) – Roadblocks across Venezuela snarled the transportation of goods on Tuesday and businesses in the capital Caracas reported that food deliveries failed to arrive, in signs that a national coronavirus quarantine could worsen a humanitarian crisis. President Nicolas Maduro on Monday expanded a limited quarantine to the whole of the South American nation, which has been hit by

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‘Biggest migrant flow in history’ Warning 8 million Venezuelans will flee country by 2020

Citizens have been leaving the country droves due to lack of work, crippling power cuts, looting, and major food shortages. The OAS held a meeting on Friday to discuss solutions to the crisis, with neighbouring countries urging the international community to pledge money in aid. Just 21% of the promised aid amount of $738million has actually gone to Venezuelan migrants.

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