Mary Triny Mena

Mary Triny Mena

Mary Triny Mena reports for CGTN from Venezuela.


July 14, 2023

Venezuela’s abandoned oil industry

Once one of the wealthiest oil nations in the world, Venezuela’s oil industry is now broken. But the government is initiating efforts to fix it. CGTN correspondent Mary Triny Mena traveled to Zulia state, where Venezuela’s oil industry first started, to see how that plan could work. Read More...
April 25, 2023

Young entrepreneurs in Venezuela

Millions of Venezuelans are becoming entrepreneurs in an effort to thrive amid a long-lasting economic crisis. Correspondent Mary Triny Mena talked to young Venezuelans who are trying their luck opening new ventures. Read More...
April 11, 2023

The cost of Parkinson’s disease in Venezuela

  One of the many consequences of the on-going economic crisis in Venezuela is the high cost of medicine. It’s especially difficult for elderly patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and cannot afford their treatment. To mark World Parkinson’s Day that is observed annually on […] Read More...
April 2, 2023

Venezuelans face challenges of buying homes

  Homeownership is a distant dream for many Venezuelans. Even though the Venezuelan government builds homes for low-income families, not everyone is lucky enough to be selected to live in one.  Mortgages and housing loans are scarce in the country, while the number of private […] Read More...
March 21, 2023

How Venezuelans with down syndrome join workforce

  Living with a disability is twice as hard in a country like Venezuela. And while it’s not easy for them to find jobs, some are pulling out all the stops to join the workforce, to prove their strong work ethic and skills. Here’s a […] Read More...
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