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Venezuela Accuses European Parliament of Encouraging Violence

A Venezuelan diplomat accused the European Parliament Monday of approving resolutions that have a “negative effect on Venezuela because they encourage violence instead of condemning it explicitly.” “The position of the European Parliament is clearly...

Venezuela Helping Syrian Regime Avoid Sanctions on Oil Sold to United States: Report

Venezuela’s government helped Syria’s Assad regime avoid international sanctions by transporting oil from the Middle East to the United States, Bloomberg reports. The country reportedly purchased discounted Syrian oil through a Russian company. The oil was then sent to...

Meet Venezuela’s “Resistance:” An Army of Heroes Willing to Sacrifice their Lives for Democracy

Venezuela’s opposition has a new army fighting on its side. Thousands of young demonstrators, calling themselves “The Resistance” have been on the streets fighting for democracy the last 50 days, willing to do “whatever...

Venezuela’s military defends its role in deadly protests

Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil. It does back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a...

Protesters in Venezuela burn Hugo Chavez’s childhood home

Protesters set late president Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on fire Monday afternoon, an opposition lawmaker said amid heightened tensions between demonstrators and President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Demonstrators lit the house in the...

Maduro Says Trump’s ‘Imperialist Hand’ Behind Venezuela’s Turmoil

TODAY VENEZUELA (Carcas) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in "terrorist" activities and the violence that is unfolding in the South American nation...

Venezuela’s Irreconcilable Future

"Venezuela is now a dictatorship," says Luis Ugalde, a Spanish-born Jesuit priest who during his 60 years living in Venezuela has become one of the South American nation's most well-known political scientists. A former rector...

Venezuelan Dictatorship Arrests Thousands after 7 Weeks of Protests

The death toll and causality count have been mounting at alarming speed in Venezuela, as protests continue past the 50-day mark, and dictator Nicolás Maduro intensifies attempts to repress public outcry against the political...

EU Requests Venezuela To Respect Citizens’ Rights and Hold Elections

On Monday, May 15, the European Union (EU) foreign ministers called on Nicolas Maduro’s regime to “investigate all violent incidents”, release political prisoners and respect constitutional rights. EU ministers said: “Violence and the use of...

Venezuelans Switch to Night Protests as Regime’s Death Toll Mounts

Venezuela’s opposition against President Nicolás Maduro is starting a new protest strategy: organize at night. This week, those opposed to the country’s dictatorial regime met in each of the country’s states to show Venezuela and the world...

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

Like dust in the wind the news flies: Leopoldo López, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader, has died. That’s according to the Twitter account of Globovisión journalist Leopoldo Castillo, currently exiled in Miami. People begin...

President Maduro Says Politicians Are ‘The New Jews That Hitler Pursued’

The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has likened the harassment of government officials and their families outside of Venezuela to the treatment of Jews under the Nazis. Maduro also said in comments to a televised cabinet...

OAS Chief Blames Top Venezuelan Ministers for Violent Repression of Protests

Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro released another statement this week regarding the economic and political crisis in Venezuela. This time he blamed the murder of protesters directly on the country’s Ministers of Interior and Defense...

Venezuelan Regime Steps up Torture against Protesters

Venezuelan regime steps up torture: The Venezuelan security forces have increasingly detained and arrested innocent protesters in the latest wave of demonstrations against Nicolás Maduro’s regime, which began 46 days ago. The Chavista government has also...

Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren

TODAY VENEZUELA - On Friday, May 12th, hundreds of elderly protesters joined the “democratic resistance” and marched towards the Ombudsman’s Office in rejection of the National Constituent Assembly summoned by dictator Nicolas Maduro. The mobilization...

Why Are There No Riots in the Barrios of Venezuela?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Closing streets, paralyzing the subway system, burning urban transport units, attacking public institutions, even some private ones, the looting of shops, schools and hospitals, terrorizing popular neighborhoods with hired gangs, mercenary...

Inflation in Venezuela Stands at 93% So Far in 2017

TODAY VENEZUELA - In January 2016, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro declared an economic emergency in the country. The announcement came two days after Venezuela’s oil price dropped to $24 a barrel, the lowest mark...

Maduro Blames Opposition for Protest Deaths

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suggested Thursday opposition could be behind the rising death toll from protests that have engulfed the nation since early April. "Yesterday , a young worker died in Merida....

Maduro Has Little Time Left: Pressure Mounting for Venezuelan President

Mariana Mejias can't afford to buy a bag of rice in Venezuela. She lives in Mariche, an extremely poor neighborhood in the country's capital, Caracas, which suffers from severe food and medical shortages like...

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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...