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Petro Cryptocurrency-Based Social Payments: Why Does Venezuela Need Them?

Petro Cryptocurrency-Based Social Payments: Why Does Venezuela Need Them?

In 2018, Caracas launched its own cryptocurrency called the Petro backed by Venezuela’s oil reserves, in a move that came…
Venezuelan President Confirms Fifth Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

Venezuelan President Confirms Fifth Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his country has received yet another delivery of Russia’s Sputnik V…
Colombian President Rescinds Tax Reform Plans Following Mass Protests Against Proposal

Colombian President Rescinds Tax Reform Plans Following Mass Protests Against Proposal

The unpopular draft initiative, dubbed the Sustainable Solidarity Law, was proposed by President Ivan Duque in April in a bid…
Powerful 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Chile

Powerful 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Chile

The people of Chile and neighbouring countries are used to earthquakes, as the region is part the Ring of Fire…
Maduro Says Social Benefit Payments in Venezuela to Be Based on Cryptocurrency Value

Maduro Says Social Benefit Payments in Venezuela to Be Based on Cryptocurrency Value

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government has approved using the Petro cryptocurrency as the basis…
Venezuela Places Six Citgo Petrol Executives Under House Arrest

Venezuela Places Six Citgo Petrol Executives Under House Arrest

The news comes as Biden administration officials have reportedly met to review their policy toward Venezuela. Six US oil executives…
Colombian President Says Tax Reform Plans to Be Revised as Mass Protests Hit Country – Videos

Colombian President Says Tax Reform Plans to Be Revised as Mass Protests Hit Country – Videos

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 209 police officers have been injured and 185 activists detained during the two-day protests against…
40 Activists Detained, 48 Officers Injured at Tax Proposal Protests in Colombia

40 Activists Detained, 48 Officers Injured at Tax Proposal Protests in Colombia

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Forty people were detained for vandalism, dozens of buses and bus stops destroyed, and 42 police…
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