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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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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...