2018 in Venezuela

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The following lists events that happened during 2018 in Venezuela.




  • January 5
    • Looting was recorded in different Venezuelan cities, such as the ports of Altagracia, Caicara del Orinoco, Maturin, Terrazas del Avila, among others.[1]
    • Omar Barboza was sworn in as the new President of the National Assembly.[2]
    • Maduro ordered to close borders with the islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.[3]
  • January 6 - The government demands shops lower prices leading to hundreds of people to take advantage of this and line up.[4]
  • January 8
    • Claudio Fermin announced his candidacy for presidential elections.[5]
    • According to the National Assembly, Venezuela's inflation is set at 2616% for 2017.[6]
  • January 12 - Motorcycle gunmen kill pro-government legislator in Venezuela.[7]
  • January 18
    • Countries of the European Union impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials, such as Néstor Reverol, Minister of Interior, Justice and peace; Maikel Moreno, president of the Supreme Court of Justice; and Diosdado Cabello, member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.[8]
    • Relatives demanded in the morgue of Bello Monte the delivery of the bodies of the massacre of El Junquito, among which are Óscar Pérez.[9]
    • Ramos Allup announced his candidacy for presidential primary.[10]
  • January 20 - They were sepulted without defunction acts, two members of the slaughter of Junquito, where Oscar Perez was murdered.[11]
  • January 21
    • The body of Oscar Perez is sepulted at dawn, at East's Graveyard.[12]
    • In a terrorist attack in a Hotel in Kabul, two Venezuelans died.[13]



  • August 4 - at least two drones armed with explosives detonated in the area where president Nicolás Maduro was delivering an address to military officers in Venezuela.[14]


  • October 2 - Per a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as reported by Bloomberg, Venezuela’s annual inflation rate was predicted to surge to 1.37 million percent by the end of the year. The prediction is up from as estimate of 1 million percent in July, and more than 100 times greater than the IMF's January estimate of 13,000 percent. [15] The report went on to estimate that gross domestic product would shrink 18% in 2018. [16]


  1. ^ "Saqueos en distintas ciudades de Venezuela: la Guardia Nacional detuvo a 48 personas en Bolívar". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "Juró el nuevo presidente del Parlamento venezolano, el opositor Omar Barboza". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  3. ^ "Maduro ordena cierre de frontera marítima con Aruba, Curazao y Bonaire". 6 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts".
  5. ^ WEB, EL NACIONAL (2018-01-08). "Claudio Fermín presentó su candidatura para las elecciones presidenciales". El Nacional (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  6. ^ "Venezuela cerró el 2017 con una inflación del 2.616%". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  7. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-death/motorcycle-gunmen-kill-pro-government-legislator-in-venezuela-idUSKBN1F0355
  8. ^ "UE aprobó sanciones para siete altos cargos del gobierno de Maduro". 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Por tercer día continúan cerrados los accesos a la morgue de Bello Monte". El Nacional. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  10. ^ "VENEZUELA: Ramos Allup anunció su candidatura a las primarias de la MUD para presidenciales". 18 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Dos de los asesinados en "masacre de El Junquito" enterrados en el Cementerio del Este sin consentimiento de familiares". 20 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Cuerpo de Óscar Pérez fue enterrado la madrugada de este domingo en el Cementerio del Este". 21 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Dos venezolanos murieron en un ataque terrorista a hotel de Kabul". 21 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Six held over Venezuela 'drone attack'". 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Venezuela's 2018 Inflation to Hit 1.37 Million Percent, IMF Says". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Venezuela's 2018 Inflation to Hit 1.37 Million Percent, IMF Says". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved December 13, 2018.