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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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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...