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‘Boligarchs’ Responsible for Venezuela’s Collapse Now Living in Houston

Posted on · (Above: Demonstrators clog a Caracas highway on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, shouting their resistance to Maduro. The president’s push to tighten his power has helped trigger deadly unrest in Venezuela. Photo: Carlos Becerra/AFP/Getty Images) There’s been more unrest in Venezuela in recent days, following economic collapse in that country over the last several years. Many […]

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Rep. Ted Poe, and Venezuelan Corruption Comes to Houston: Friday’s Show (April 21, 2017)

Posted on · Congressman Ted Poe has had an eventful spring so far. The Republican representing the Second Congressional District of Texas, which covers many eastern and northern suburbs of Houston, announced his decision to leave the House Freedom Caucus after that group of more conservative representatives wouldn’t budge on a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. […]

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DiverseCity: Discovering Houston Through Its Food

Posted on · Alfredo Vetencourt grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Houston two years ago. He talks about how Houston’s diverse food scene helped him break out of his comfort zone, about relying on the vibrant community of Venezuelans here, and about what keeps him in the Bayou City. This segment is part of DiverseCity, a […]

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Exploring the Impact of Unrest in Venezuela on Houstonians

Posted on · Recent news reports from Venezuela paint a picture of a nation in crisis. Thousands of people took to the streets last week to protest the reign of President Nicolas Maduro amid worries over a lack of food and medicine. Just this week, Latino Fox News reported that the country's defense minister will appoint 18 military […]

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Poll Suggests Texas In Play in Presidential Race: Friday’s Show (September 9, 2016)

Posted on · On Monday (Sept. 5, 2016), the Washington Post unveiled a new poll on the U.S. presidential race, which was conducted in recent weeks in all 50 states. That it found the race tightening was not too surprising. But one revelation was: that the Post's poll, conducted in partnership with SurveyMonkey, found Republican Donald Trump and […]

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OPEC Calls for Lower Oil Production — What Would that Mean for Houston?

Posted on · Reuters last month reported OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, was concerned about dropping oil prices and wanted to open dialogue with member countries about cutting supply. Of course, no one wants to be the country that stops pumping first, especially in cash-strapped nations like Russia and Venezuela. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia — a […]