Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular Sunday television show, Maduro ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's minimum wage starting Monday. It was the third pay increase the socialist leader has ordered this year and the 15th since he became president in 2013. It is small solace to workers who seen the buying power of their earnings eroded by a sinking currency and the world's highest inflation — forecast to accelerate to 2,000 percent next year, according to the International Monetary Fund. More …
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Key documents On Venezuela
- US State Dpt ->Venezuela: Political Prisoners Should be Released Immediately
- Treasury Sanctions Prominent Venezuelan Drug Trafficker Tareck El Aissami and His Primary Frontman Samark Lopez Bello
- IACHR Concerned about Situation of Venezuelan Migrants and Calls on States in the Region to Implement Measures to Protect Them