Mary Triny Mena

Mary Triny Mena

Mary Triny Mena reports for CGTN from Venezuela.


January 14, 2024

Presidential election cycle begins for Venezuelans

  Venezuela is getting ready for a presidential election this year, despite a long-lasting political and economic crisis. The opposition, which is ahead in the polls, is hoping to unseat President Nicolás Maduro, who has been in power since 2013. The president has not yet made his […] Read More...
November 30, 2023

Venezuela’s new recycling initiative

Recycling is one of the most accessible environmental actions available to everyday citizens. Still, some countries lag behind, like Venezuela, where one environmental group estimates less than 15% of waste is recycled. However, a new initiative aims to change that. The Recyclers Club, a program […] Read More...
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...
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