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Starving Venezuelan children forced to feed off rubbish dumps

Starving Venezuelan children forced to feed off rubbish dumps

World
By Alex Crawford, special correspondent in Maracaibo, Venezuela The swarm of flies gives the game away."Food," one of the starving children calls out at a rubbish dump in Venezuela's second city, Maracaibo. We see several small hands dig into a bin bag and stuff its contents into their mouths.What they descend on has disintegrated so much in the sweltering heat that we cannot make out what it is.One chunk looks like a soggy bit of bread, while another may have been a half-eaten plantain. One boy gnaws and sucks at an animal bone. Venezuelan...
Plunged into anarchy: Venezuelan city on edge after frenzied looting

Plunged into anarchy: Venezuelan city on edge after frenzied looting

World
By Alex Crawford, special correspondent Vigilantes are standing guard outside stores to prevent looting in Venezuela's second city, Maracaibo.A fortnight after the city was plunged into anarchy with hundreds of civilians ransacking more than 500 shops and businesses, the city is still on edge. It may be no coincidence that the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has now asked his entire cabinet to resign amid this chaos as he struggles to maintain control. Venezuelan looters 'driven' to steal One looter told Sky News: "I have al...
OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

Business
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Oil production in Venezuela, a country with the world's biggest reserves, reached a new low in September as it goes through political and economic instability, declining 3.4 percent in September from August. Production has now reached its lowest point since the 2002-2003 PDVSA oil strike -- in addition to Iranian output also falling. According to monthly data released Thursday by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and which it attributed to "secondary sources," the country's September production was just under 1.2 million barrels per day, down 42,000 barrels per day from August. Venezuelan officials confirmed a decline to OPEC, but at a higher level. According to the figures reported and described as coming from "direct communication" with Venezue...