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Street protests continue in Venezuela

Scattered protest barricades continue to block streets in some Caracas neighborhoods and several hundred people gathered at a human rights demonstration as protests against the government persisted on the second day of national holidays.

Protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela Seek the Rule of Law

What motivates people to demonstrate in central squares, day after day and week after week, against repressive regimes at the risk of life and limb? It's a question raised most recently by events in...

Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro's talks

CARACAS (Reuters) - Imprisoned Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and violence that have killed...

Kerry urges Venezuela mediation

John Kerry says he is trying to form a strategy for mediation in Venezuela, where anti-government protests have left 17 people dead.

Venezuela crisis seen as The Iraq next door

Internet images of recent Venezuelan unrest which have gone viral feature the death of Venezuelan student with Trini roots.

Venezuelan protesters take to streets on first day of long holiday weekend set by...

The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently...

Rights Trampled in Venezuelan Protests

Relatives and students march with a banner naming people killed in the protests, in a mass opposition demonstration in Caracas on Saturday Feb. 22. Credit: Estrella Gutiérrez/IPSBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Feb 27 2014 (IPS) Fifteen...

Sen. Rubio calls Clinton 'muddled' on Venezuela democracy

In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

5 from domestic spy agency arrested in Venezuela

Venezuela's chief prosecutor says five more members of a national intelligence agency have been arrested on murder charges related to the shooting deaths of two people in anti-government street demonstrations.

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday as some protests still simmered but President Nicolas Maduro's government was hoping the break will take the heat out of the nation's worst...

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It is hard to find toilet paper or flour in oil-rich Venezuela these days and the country is plagued by some of the highest inflation, murder and kidnapping rates in...

Venezuela protest ends in clashes

Security forces in Venezuela use tear gas to break up a student demonstration that ended in clashes in the capital, Caracas.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government.

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

Clashes between protesters and security forces loyal to the president have left 16 dead, and a telegenic opposition leader has been thrown in jail.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government. Now, though, an...

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It is hard to find toilet paper or flour in oil-rich Venezuela these days and the country is plagued by some of the highest inflation, murder and kidnapping rates in...

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro's government hoping the break will take the heat out of the nation's worst unrest...

Disorder in Venezuela: Towards the brink

THE sound of banging pots began well before dawn. Out on the streets on February 24th the barricades were going up across the south and east of Caracas, the capital city.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government.

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New York Prosecutors Implicate Venezuela’s Maduro as Accomplice in Drug-Trafficking

The District Attorney for the Southern District of New York has released a document that reveals that Nicolás Maduro approved the drug trafficking actions...

Venezuela’s Health Crisis: 40 Percent of New Medical Graduates Have Already Left

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening and with it, has come a massive migration of talented professionals who decide to leave their homeland in...

Venezuela’s elections are just a new way for Maduro to cling to power

Nicolás Maduro, president of crisis-stricken Venezuela, will run for reelection in Venezuela in 2018, Vice President Tarick Al Aisammi announced in a Nov. 29...

Venezuela Running Out of Fuel for Air Travel, Leaked Memo Reveals

A newly released memo from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, reveals the country lacks enough fuel to meet the demands of all aircrafts currently...

Rights Group Accuses Venezuela of ‘Systematic’ Torture of Political Opponents

Human Rights Watch has released a 62-page report, “Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela,” that accuses Caracas of severe human...

Maduro Hands Over Venezuela’s Oil Industry to the Military

The Venezuelan military has taken control of PDVSA, the state-run oil company largely responsible for holding up the last of the country’s economy. This...

Venezuela’s Socialist Regime Bankrupts Nationalized Supermarket Chain

Another major company is on the verge of bankruptcy in Venezuela due to dictator Nicolás Maduro’s mishandling of the economy, which has let an...