Washington Post

Trump campaign debunked Dominion conspiracy theories, internal memo shows, days before backers kept spreading them

Less than two weeks after the 2020 presidential election, the Trump campaign asked its researchers to look into conspiracy theories about rigged electronic voting machines. The researchers soon returned with an answer: a 14-page memo that refuted various claims, including that Dominion Voting Systems worked with election software maker Smartmatic and Venezuela to defeat President Donald Trump, according to records that emerged in a lawsuit this week.
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Digital Trends

The best tech inventions developed by Latinos

Like in many other areas of life, Latinos have excelled in the fields of science and technology. Some of the devices invented years ago by members of this community are still of great use today, from everyday devices such as the color television to medical instruments such as the diamond-tipped scalpel. Here is a list of the best technological inventions developed by Latinos.
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HBO Max's A La Calle Documentary Sheds Light on the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

We don't see enough news coverage surrounding the dictatorship and political repression that has led to the crumbling of Venezuela. But a new documentary out on HBO Max, A La Calle (or To the Streets) by Nelson G. Navarrete and Maxx Caicedo, is shedding a light on the country's humanitarian crisis. The film opens with an eerie score playing under scenes of unrest in Venezuela. It ends on a somewhat hopeful note as the opposition works to turn the military against authoritarian President Nicolás Maduro Moros. But Maduro is still in power today, and his administration keeps violating Venezuelans' human rights. In fact, Human Rights Watch has referred to the situation in Venezuela as a severe humanitarian emergency, with millions unable to access basic healthcare and adequate nutrition. According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are around four million Venezuelan refugees worldwide — making the South American country the second-largest source of refugees in the world, just behind Syria and above Afghanistan.
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UN News Centre

Venezuela demands the end of sanctions and urges leaders to build a ‘new world’

President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday said his country was the victim of a “fierce campaign” of permanent and systematic aggression through economic and financial sanctions coming from the United States and its allies. “Financial accounts are being chased, gold has been seized and blocked from the legal international reserves of...
U.S. Department of State

The United States Announces New Assistance to Respond to the Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela and the Region

On behalf of the United States, Senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, announced $247 million in humanitarian assistance and $89 million in economic and development assistance to respond to the needs of vulnerable Venezuelans. These funds will assist Venezuelans in their home country and Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and their host communities across the region. This amount includes nearly $120 million through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, $216 million through the U.S. Agency for International Development, and over $775,000 from the Inter-American Foundation. This announcement demonstrates our solidarity with the Venezuelan people and our ongoing commitment to strengthening the international response to the crisis.

The United States will provide humanitarian and economic assistance to Venezuela

Assistance will be provided to almost 13 million Venezuelans. The United States will provide Venezuela with $ 247 million in humanitarian aid and $ 89 million in economic assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable categories of the Venezuelan population. This was announced by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, senior adviser to the Secretary of State for special political affairs.

Venezuela Kidnappers Posing as Car Sellers to Lure Victims

The Venezuelan police have stepped in amid a spate of violent crimes caused by gang members pretending to sell cars online. The offer: people can use police stations to finalize transactions. Douglas Rico, the head of Venezuela's criminal investigation unit (Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas – CICPC), wrote...

Maduro Calls for End of US Blockade of Venezuela and Cuba in UN Speech

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2021 ( – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for the United States to lift its “criminal” blockade of Cuba and Venezuela in his address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Via a pre-recorded speech aired at the General Assembly Hall in New York on...

Hugo 'Pollo' Carvajal, Chávez's henchman behind bars

(CNN Spanish) - Hugo 'Pollo' Carvajal, former director of Intelligence of Venezuela, was a man of confidence of Hugo Chávez and one of his closest collaborators. Now, after a long journey, he is imprisoned in Spain, waiting to be extradited to the United States, where he faces drug trafficking charges.
Big Hollywood

Venezuela at U.N.: Oil Sanctions Are ‘Savage’ Economic Persecution

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro urged the U.S. and the European Union (E.U.) to lift “criminal” oil sanctions imposed on the Latin American nation in a speech presented at the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. “We… demand that all the criminal sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan economy...