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Maduro Regime Suggests Mexico Backed US Stance on Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez lashed out against Mexico Thursday, April 27 for the position it took in the Organization of American States regarding the crisis in Venezuela. She suggested that the Mexican...

IACHR: Venezuela Remains on Human Rights “Black List”

TODAY VENEZUELA - On Thursday, the Organization of American States (OAS) published its annual report, which details that Venezuela and Cuba remain on the “black list” of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR),...

Images From Protests on the Streets of Venezuela’s Capital City

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelans took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands again Wednesday (April 26) to demand a return to democracy. At least three are confirmed dead from clashes with the national...

Venezuelan Public Defender Dies from Heart Attack after Losing Job over Refusal to March...

A public employee who refused to attend a rally in support of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro died of a heart attack shortly after being fired. Public defender Yomar Hernandez died from a heart attack that...

Ruperta, The Face Of Animals Starving in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - It's not only people that are starving in Venezuela, in a country that is currently in the middle of a deep economic crisis, but animals too. Since last year, there have been...

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow While Maduro Regime …

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow: The Chavista regime in Venezuela is now facing the most formidable challenge to its survival since the initially successful but ultimately failed coup d’état against former strongman Hugo Chávez...

Press Freedom In Venezuela: Take Sides Or Be Silenced

TODAY VENEZUELA -  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranks Venezuela in 137thnd spot, on a list ranking 180 countries according to level of press freedom. The Paris-based press advocacy group says in its 2017 Press Freedom...

Violence Leaves Three Dead in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Violence and repression in Venezuela claimed the lives of three other Venezuelans in the wake of massive opposition demonstrations. “Just died”said Chavista Jorge Rodriguez, reporting on the death of a young man...

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA - Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text message. “GM informs you that social benefits will be transferred to employees’ accounts due to the termination of your contracts,” read the text...

Venezuela under Maduro is reeling

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela sits on the world’s largest oil reserves. It had been South America’s longest-running democracy. Now it is an economic and democratic basket case with even electricity rationed by the leftist...

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

TODAY VENEZUELA - Three people have been killed during another day of protests in Venezuela, state television reported, bringing the total number of deaths in this month's political unrest to 24. Anti-government protests entered a fourth week...

US: Maduro violates the Venezuelan Constitution

"We are concerned that the government of (Venezuelan President Nicolás) Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to ... organize in a way that expresses the views of the...

Why Maduro May Be about to Leave Power in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Venezuelan dictatorship faces massive citizen protests, which for the first time include far more poor people than those of the middle and upper class, an unmanageable economic crisis, and increasing...

Millions of Venezuelans Continue to Protest Today

When a totalitarian regime’s control over its population is threatened, repression is its only recourse. The Venezuelan government, facing millions of protesters on its streets for the past several days, has escalated its fear...

Why Venezuelans are protesting

(CNN)Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him eroding democracy. Maduro, meanwhile,...

Crisis-ridden Venezuela gave $500K to Trump inauguration

(CNN) Venezuela faces shortages of food, water, medicine, electricity and money. But its state-run oil company -- through a subsidiary -- donated $500,000 to President Trump's inauguration committee on December 22, 2016. That equals what...

Starving Venezuelans pour across the border to Colombia

In his passport photo, Carlos Naranjo Moreno is chubby-faced, a healthy twenty-something from a middle class Venezuelan family in the Andean town of Merida. Now, he is gaunt, his clothes hanging off his almost...

Mother of All Marches Rages Across Venezuela for Second Day

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela’s marches showed no signs of stopping as protests rage throughout the country for a second day. Yesterday’s death toll stood at three, with a 17-year-old boy in Caracas, and a 23-year-old woman...

Clashes Erupt At Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Tens of thousands of people were out protesting Wendesday in Venezuela, demanding that Socialist President Nicolas Maduro leave office. Organizers called this the mother of all marches, but there were clashes...

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Fired Venezuela Prosecutor Leaks Video Implicating Maduro in Taking $35M Bribe

Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega published on her blog a video last week that showed an executive of the scandal-hit Brazilian firm Odebrecht...

Venezuelans View Russia as an ‘Elder Cousin Ready to Lend a Helping Hand’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has come to Moscow for talks with President Putin. Venezuelan political analyst Basem Tajeldine and journalist Jordán Rodríguez told Sputnik...

US Will Never Break Venezuela’s ‘Freedom-Loving Spirit’: Maduro

US President Donald Trump in August imposed new sanctions on Venezuela against the backdrop of protests in the country. He expressed hope that the...

Venezuela First Country to Lose All Glaciers

In spite of an overwhelming body of evidence there are some who still debate whether global warming as a result of human-induced climate change...

To Survive in Venezuela, Multinationals Slash Operations and Payrolls to Bare Minimum

Multinational companies in Venezuela are starting to look like the living dead versions of what they once were, as the country continues to flounder...

Maduro Regime Arrests Three Journalists Reporting from Venezuelan Prison

Venezuela’s National Press Workers Union (SNTP) alerted on late Friday, October 7, that three journalists who were reporting from a prison in Tocorón, northern...

Venezuela Explores Alliances with U.S. Companies for More Crude Oil

(Prensa Latina) The State-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has explored new alliances with U.S. companies to assess the progress in the recovery...