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To Give Birth in Venezuela Is to Risk Death for Mother and Child

To Give Birth in Venezuela Is to Risk Death for Mother and Child

About three years ago, Dr. Ticona had a breakdown and had to leave the job for months. She came back out of a sense of duty. But she wondered how long she could hang on. “It gets to a point,” she said one night, “where there is so much need that you collapse.” Increasingly, pregnant women are giving up on …

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Russian State Oil Company Rosneft, in Sudden Move, Sells Assets in Venezuela

Russian State Oil Company Rosneft, in Sudden Move, Sells Assets in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Russian state-controlled oil firm Rosneft said Saturday it was ceasing operations in Venezuela and selling all of its assets in the country, signaling a shift in Kremlin strategy that could further rattle Venezuela’s crumbling economy. Rosneft had emerged as the biggest economic ally of Venezuela’s authoritarian president, Nicolás Maduro, accounting for up to two-thirds of the …

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U.S. Counts on Global Crises to Press Again for Power Shift in Venezuela

U.S. Counts on Global Crises to Press Again for Power Shift in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The United States is seizing on Venezuela’s economic pain and the coronavirus threat to push a new plan for a power-sharing government in Caracas until presidential elections can be held this year. The proposal, released Tuesday in Washington, offers to ease American sanctions intended to pressure President Nicolás Maduro and his loyalists over the past year. But it …

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