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Venezuela struggles with severe wildfires and institutional failure

Venezuela struggles with severe wildfires and institutional failure

Amid record-breaking wildfires, Venezuela faces a severe test due to both environmental challenges and governmental inefficiencies.

Tony Frangie Mawad reports for Mongabay.

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Guyana Amerindian communities fear Venezuela’s move to annex oil
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Guyana Amerindian communities fear Venezuela’s move to annex oil

Amerindian communities in Guyana have raised concerns that Venezuela’s takeover may threaten decades-long battles for recognition of their customary lands and, in the process, endanger the region’s rich biodiversity.

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How Venezuela’s oil industry has devastated the environment

Gas flares and leaking pipelines from Venezuela’s once-booming oil industry, hobbled by U.S. sanctions and mismanagement, are polluting towns and a major lake.
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Brazilian police probe deadly shooting on Indigenous land

Brazil’s federal police said Sunday they are investigating a shooting that killed one and wounded two Yanomami Indigenous people, saying the main suspects were illegal gold miners working in that area of Roraima state.

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Biden gives Chevron permit to restart Venezuelan oil sales

Biden gives Chevron permit to restart Venezuelan oil sales

The move could help ease global oil prices and speed the declines in U.S. gasoline prices.
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Maduro faults capitalism for causing climate change, but doesn’t mention Venezuela’s historic role in oil

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela denounced capitalism and the extraction of natural resources as the causes of climate change during a scorching critique at COP27 on Tuesday that made no mention of his own country’s history as an oil producer.

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‘Nature is striking back’: flooding around the world, from Australia to Venezuela

While floods are indeed natural phenomena, a longstanding result of storms, the human-induced climate crisis is amplifying their damage.

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