The IMF expects Venezuela's inflation rate to hit a mind-boggling 200,000% this year. Nicolas Maduro's government is struggling to cope. As ever, the real challenges are faced by its people.
Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro loves to speak of his hatred for the US. It makes his warm words for the enemy's currency a little puzzling. Dollarization is a reality in Venezuela but the benefits are dubious.
The US has a total embargo on Venezuela. The EU has imposed new sanctions. The goal is to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But the measures are hitting Venezuelans hard and are likely to kill many people.
Crippling fuel shortages have triggered large anti-government protests in Haiti, bringing cities to a standstill. Angry demonstrators are demanding President Jovenel Moise step down amid corruption allegations.
Andrej Hunko said he wanted to express his "solidarity" in the face of economic sanctions and the threat of war. But fellow lawmakers slammed the move as "embarrassing" and "a slap in the face" to struggling Venezuelans.
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