Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday a single exchange rate pegged to his socialist governments petro cryptocurrency.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the reinstatement of U.S. sanctions on Iran as well as the assassination attempt against Venezuela's Maduro.
Maduro said "everything points" to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and the U.S. state of Florida, where many Venezuelan exiles live.
A leftist and a conservative candidate are heading to a run-off election to become Colombia's next president.
Ruth de Krivoy, former governor of the Central Bank of Venezuela, speaks about her country's struggling economic situation.
Oil prices fell as Russia's energy minister said a group of two dozen producer nations could soon begin easing production limits.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that Nicolas Maduro has been 'elected' to a second six-year term as president, and what that means for the struggling country.
Diego Moya-Ocampos, principal political risk analyst for Latin America at IHS Markit, speaks about the potential for the U.S. to impose sanctions on Venezuela.
Raul Gallegos of Control Risks says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime would have "absolutely no shame in doing what's necessary" to prevail at the polls.
Daniel Osorio, Andean Capital Advisors, discusses the potential economic outcomes for Venezuela following the potentially illegitimate presidential election where Nicolas Maduro stands to be re-elected.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is poised to win re-election on Sunday, despite widespread anger over the country's crushing economic crisis.
Venezuela's oil industry could be directly targeted by the U.S. immediately after the crisis-hit nation's upcoming presidential election, oil experts warned Wednesday.
Chevron said two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy firms still operating in the OPEC nation stricken by hyperinflation, shortages and crime.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning any transactions within the United States involving "any digital currency, digital coin, or digital token, that was issued by, for, or on behalf of the Government of Venezuela on or after January 9, 2018."
The red flags of an imminent U.S. embargo on Venezuelan crude are already apparent, according to an oil analyst.
The world witnessed a shocking rollback of human rights last year, according to Amnesty International’s latest annual report.
Iran is considering the development of its own cryptocurrency, in the footsteps of Venezuela. Both countries are the focus of U.S. sanctions.
Gold was earlier headed for its biggest weekly loss in 2018 as the dollar was boosted by minutes from the last U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
Nicolas Maduro said on Twitter that Venezuela's petro token raised more than 4.777 billion Chinese yuan, or $735 million.
The millions of Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-torn nation may soon overshadow the number of Syrian refugees, according to an economist.