Allies of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have paid their final respects to the firebrand socialist leader at a state funeral that marked the emotional high point of a week of tributes.
The Venezuelan economy is in freefall, crippled by a currency crisis that has seen inflation soar to farcical levels. The country’s populist government introduces measures on Monday aimed at halting the collapse.
Reports of an apparent attack on President Nicolas Maduro leave more questions than answers, except for one: The only one benefiting from all this is Maduro himself, writes Uta Thofern.
A money laundering scandal involving Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA could turn into a problem for a Swiss bank. A German banker recently affiliated with the lender has been arrested in Miami.
Venezuela is mired in crises. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke to DW about how the opposition and the US have brought the country to the brink of ruin and why Maduro's government backs socialism.
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