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Venezuelans Take to the Streets Following Court Ruling to Override Congress

TODAY VENEZUELA (via Panampost.com) Venezuelans are blocking highways and taking to the streets in response to an apparent Coup d’Etat. Though Maduro’s regime arranged anti-riot measures in several Venezuelan cities, hundreds of Venezuelans turned out to express their...

As Venezuela Unravels, Govt Consolidates Hold on Power

TODAY VENEZUELA, by Insightcrime.org Venezuela Investigative Unit - Venezuela's highest court has stripped the opposition-led National Assembly of its legislative duties, a sign the government is intent on consolidating power even as the country...

Venezuela’s Top Court Shuts Down Parliament, Hijacks Legislative Powers

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela’s Supreme Court nullified the country’s legislative body in a ruling this week, announcing it would assume all legislative functions in its place. The country’s highest court, which has historically favored President Nicolas Maduro’s...

Venezuela Blames Climate Change after Its Troops Invade Colombia

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela tried to downplay its illegal entry of troops into Colombia this week by claiming the constantly changing direction of a river near the border accidentally led the soldiers beyond their...

Maduro Can’t Hide the Crisis, Even on his Own TV Program

TODAY VENEZEULA - Television broadcasts of Nicolás Maduro are increasingly sinking him in Venezuelan public opinion. This is because the president has made it impossible to hide the humanitarian crisis facing the country even...

Cuban Doctors Sent to Venezuela Say They Were Deceived, Forced to Fabricate Statistics

TODAY VENEZUELA - Two Cuban doctors who abandoned their “foreign mission” in Venezuela said they were lied to about the conditions of the country, and forced to continue those lies in order to make...

Venezuela Scrambles to Sell Off Oil Assets and Avoid Default

In an effort to handle its overdue debts, Venezuela is all but giving away oil assets. President Nicolás Maduro is reportedly so desperate to pay the US $3.7 billion in debts that he is selling off...

Foreign Journalists Not Welcome in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA (Paris, France) - Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has called on President Nicolas Maduro’s government to stop blocking the international media’s reporting in Venezuela. In recent months, the...

‘Child-gang’ Killings Shock Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Authorities say they have arrested six children in connection with the killing of two soldiers. The soldiers, two sergeants from the national guard, were stabbed to death near a bar in the...

Venezuelan Gov’t Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

TODAY VENEZUELA - More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime...

Eight in every 10 drugs are missing in Venezuelan drugstores

TODAY VENEZUELA - Anguish and uneasiness due to shortage of drugs go beyond the physical aspect and pour into social networks. It is a common scenario, filled with voices asking for help and accounts...

Alternatives To Reduce Poverty in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - In a public statement, the Venezuelan National Academy of Economic Sciences (ANCE) has brought forward a series of economic proposals in order to “overcome continued deterioration in Venezuelans’ living conditions and...

Mass Grave in Venezuela Prison Signals Authorities’ Lack of Control

(TODAY VENEZUELA via Insightcrime.org) The recent discovery of a mass grave in a Venezuela prison highlights the dangerous conditions that prevail in the country's penitentiary system, as well as the inability of authorities to...

CIA Pays ‘Traitors’ to Say We Traffic Drugs: Venezuela’s Maduro

TODAY VENEZUELA - “The evidence will give them cold sweats and diarrhea," said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro on Tuesday accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), of paying former Chavista leaders to fabricate evidence...

Venezuelan Gov’t Threatens to Expropriate Bakeries, Jeopardizing Bread

TODAY VENEZUELA - The baking industry in Venezuela is hanging by a thread, after a new threat of expropriation by the regime of president Nicolás Maduro. Bakeries in the South American country must not only...

The Legacy of Hugo Chavez

TODAY VENEZUELA - Hugo Chavez, the people's president, led Venezuela from 1998 to 2013. It's been four years since Nicolas Maduro went on national TV to announce the tragic death of beloved revolutionary leader, Hugo...

Maduro Appoints Own Son to Investigate Unfinished Public Works by Odebrecht

TODAY VENEZUELA - Nicolás Maduro recently appointed his son as supervisor of an investigation into unfinished Odebrecht projects in Venezuela. After a year abroad, Nicolás Maduro Guerra, 26, recently returned to Venezuela. A few days...

Venezuela Wins Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil

TODAY VENEZEULA - The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) annulled an earlier decision that would have seen Venezuela pay more than a billion dollars to Exxon for the nationalization of two...

Espionage against Venezuelan Opposition In Broad Daylight, New Video Shows

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Bolivarian Intelligence Service, Venezuela’s secret service, has developed a reputation for harassing opposition leaders. A new video released this month shows how opposition leaders in Venezuela are submitted to obvious harassment....

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Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of...

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare against possible military intervention

Each day, it becomes increasingly common to hear about a military intervention in Venezuela with the aim of deposing the dictatorial regime of Nicolás...

Little-known Evangelical Pastor Launches Venezuela Presidential Bid

(Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence...

Venezuelan dictator Maduro takes advantage of the same “feminism” that condemns Trump

The two most controversial presidents in the Americas decided to speak out on feminism last weekend. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared himself a feminist,...

Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Not Welcome At Summit of Americas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry supports the decision of the Peruvian government not to invite Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to the Lima-hosted Summit of the...

Venezuela Seeks Oil Equipment Supply Deals With Russian Companies

Caracas seeks to secure deals for supplies of oil equipment with Russian companies Rosneft and Gazprombank, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa...

Opposition Wants ‘National Front’ to Protect Venezuelans’ Rights

enezuela’s opposition will present a nationwide front to protect people’s rights, its negotiator Julio Borges said Thursday after talks with the government collapsed. "We are...