Petare

Type: City
Name: Petare
Country: Venezuela
Latitude: 10.52
Longitude: -66.830002
population: 365,959
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Masked Venezuelan rightwingers clash again with riot police

Rich protesters trying to oust President Nicolas Maduro again take to the streets of CaracasHooded rightwingers rampaged through Caracas streets on Sunday night, hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at Venezuelan riot police.Masked youths battled police, ... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Barrios Won’t Join In

Venezuelan newspaper editor Eleazar Diaz Rangel explains why the residents of the country’s barrios are shunning protests.Recently, on a March morning, I received a European journalist, one of so many who come to Venezuela during newsworthy moments, one ... [Published Venezuelanalysis.com - Apr 21 2014]
Entities: Protest, Venezuela, Caracas
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Fresh violence has erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called "Resurrection of Democracy".Police responded to petrol bombs ... [Published BBC - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Cuba, Venezuela trade doctors, oil

Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has come to rely on Cuban physicians for free health services in a country where private care is too expensive for the poor and public ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Venezuela, Cuba, Petare, Havana, Flour
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Use of Cuban Doctors in Venezuela Stirs Controversy

photo, Cuban doctor Omar Fernandez examines a patient at a free medical center in the Petare shanty town of Caracas, Venezuela. In exchange for the services of these doctors ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Venezuela, Petare, Kåkstad
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Slum in the sky

It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues.It even showed up as backdrop to an episode of US TV drama Homeland, with on-the-run terrorist-suspect character Nicholas Brody held ... [Published Asiaone - Apr 08 2014]
Entities: Caracas, Petare, Squatter
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

'Skyscraper Slum' Brings Venezuela's Poor to New Heights

"There is far more order and far less crime in here than out there," says 27th-floor resident Thais Ruiz, 36, exuding contentment from an armchair as her kids play and her husband fulfils the family's once-a-week corridor sweeping duty.Like many inhabitants, ... [Published NBCNews.com - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 4 reports

'Tower of David' Venezuela: the world's tallest slum in incredible images

Once a five-star hotel and luxury apartment block, the 45-storey so-called "Tower of David" skyscraper that looms over the Venezuelan capital of Caracas is now home to 3,000 people, and thought to be the world’s tallest slum. Intended to be a jewel in ... [Published The Independent - Apr 02 2014]
Entities: Venezuela, Caracas, Squatter
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Venezuela: 10,000 tonnes vegetables not distributed due to transporter's strike in Tachira

Freddy Rosales, the president of the Association of Vegetable Producers in the municipality of Jáuregui, reported that, five days after the start of the transporter's strike, approximately 10,000 tonnes of forty different vegetables from Tachira haven't ... [Published Fresh Plaza - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 3 reports

Venezuela slums shun protests for community work

A woman cooks a barbecue on the beach in La Guaira, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Caracas, Reuters—Opposition activists in the slums of eastern Caracas hope to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, but not by blocking streets or burning tires. They ... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 05 2014 - Updated Mar 06 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands protest against Caracas government

Thousands of flag-waving protesters took to the streets in Venezuela yesterday to keep the pressure on the government on the eve of the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.Led by students, marchers dressed in white proceeded peacefully and without ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Mar 05 2014]
First reported Mar 01 2014 - Updated Mar 01 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-government protests continue in Venezuela

Demonstrators confront riot policemen during an anti-government protest in Caracas on February 28, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ JUAN BARRETO) Caracas, AP—Scattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighborhoods Friday ... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Mar 01 2014]

Quotes

"One year into government, I will continue to fulfil my oath with the people" said Mr Maduro, who this week celebrated the anniversary of his election win
"We're staying in the street until we get our country back" student leader Djamil Jassir, 22, told Reuters news agency
"The only Judases in Venezuela are Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado, Antonio Ledezma" one Maduro supporter said on Twitter, referring to the three most hardline opposition leaders. "You all need holy water."
"Chavez was the great protector of the people," said Maduro on the first anniversary of Chavez's death in March. "He loved and respected the poor. He gave them education, rights and dignity."

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Masked Venezuelan rightwingers clash again with... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 21 2014]
The Barrios Won’t Join In [Published Venezuelanalysis.com - Apr 21 2014]
Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela [Published BBC - Apr 21 2014]
Protesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 20 2014]
Maduro's image cracks under protest pressure [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 19 2014]
Cuba, Venezuela trade doctors, oil [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Apr 17 2014]
Cuban doctors in the eye of Venezuelan storm [Published The Hindu - Apr 17 2014]
Use of Cuban Doctors in Venezuela Stirs Controv... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane - ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 16 2014]
Venezuela's fading dreams [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
Slum in the sky [Published Asiaone - Apr 08 2014]
'Skyscraper Slum' Brings Venezuela's Poor to Ne... [Published NBCNews.com - Apr 03 2014]
'Tower of David' Venezuela: the world's tallest... [Published The Independent - Apr 02 2014]
A Caracas ‘skyscraper slum’ for the poor [Published Oman Observer - Apr 02 2014]
World's Tallest Slum: Inside Tower of David Sky... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 02 2014]
FEATURE-Venezuela's 'skyscraper slum' provides ... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 02 2014]
Venezuela: 10,000 tonnes vegetables not distrib... [Published Fresh Plaza - Mar 31 2014]
Chávez model certain to lead SA to disaster [Published Daily Dispatch - Mar 29 2014]
Los Guayabitos: The Venezuelan town where the '... [Published Keene Sentinel - Mar 23 2014]
Venezuela slums shun protests for community work [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Mar 20 2014]
Venezuela slums shun protests for community work [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Mar 19 2014]
Venezuela slums shun protests for community work [Published TrustMedia - Mar 19 2014]
Venezuelan student protesters seek to woo poor [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 19 2014]
Thousands protest against Caracas government [Published The Malaysian Insider - Mar 05 2014]
Anti-government protests continue in Venezuela [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Mar 01 2014]
Protest held in Venezuela to demand free transit [Published Xinhua News Agency - Feb 01 2014]
Split results in Venezuela mayoral elections [Published Beaver County Times - Dec 09 2013]
Inside Homeland's Tower of David [Published Telegraph - Oct 25 2013]
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