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Security agents have killed at least 13 people in protests in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Ombudsman Tarek William Saab lashed out at violent events and hate crimes in almost three months of protests throughout Venezuela against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Saab voiced concern at the...

Venezuela on alert after rogue attack

TODAY VENEZUELA, Caracas  — Venezuela on Wednesday launched a nationwide manhunt for Oscar Perez, a day after the police official and sometime film actor apparently hijacked a government helicopter, hurled grenades at the Supreme...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA - A helicopter from the Venezuela's Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building, firing shots toward the building, followed by two explosions which...

Did Venezuelan Bishops Ask For Papal Silence?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Writing for Crux, Father Raymond de Souza makes the observation that Pope Francis has not mentioned Venezuela since an extraordinary meeting with the nation’s bishops on June 8. "Is this silence a...

Dozens of Roads Blocked by Anti-Government Protesters in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA -VV, when the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved Parliament and transferred all legislative powers to itself. The decision was reversed three days later, but protests have continued. On Monday, dozens of roads were blocked...

Attorney General: Venezuela is a police state

Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz said on Monday during an interview released in Lima, Peru, that subordination of the judiciary to secret services has turned Venezuela into a police state, instead of one...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The event celebrating it — which took place Saturday, June 24...

Venezuelan Opposition Burns Trucks, Attacks Military Base in So-Called ‘Peaceful Blockade’

Students in the military base's school were affected by the toxic smoke, and two military personel were injured, according to the minister for Interior Relations. TODAY IN VENEZUELA - A so-called “peaceful blockade” called for...

Cassava (Yuca) Crisis: The Deadly Food That Doubles As A Vital Venezuelan Crop

Venezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be getting worse. People are resorting to the black market for food, skipping meals and rummaging through garbage in search of...

Protest Corpses Laid Outside Venezuela National Guard

Venezuela opposition lawmakers placed pretend coffins and body bags at gates of the National Guard headquarters on Tuesday in protest after the latest fatality in anti-government unrest that has killed at least 75 people...

Teen protester shot, killed in anti-government clash in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA (AP) Venezuela's foreign minister walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country's political crisis on Monday as a 17-year-old anti-government demonstrator was shot and killed by...

Venezuela Protests Day 80: Fistfights at the Attorney General’s while Waiting for OAS

TODAY VENEZUELA (CARACAS) Supporters and critics of Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz, who is legally challenging the embattled administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, took part in a massive fistfight outside the Attorney General's...

In photos: clashes between officials and protesters this Wednesday

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Venezuelan opposition, on Wednesday, June 14, held a new "stand" that left at least 28 injured, including a legislator, in the protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In turn,...

Could Canada’s PM Serve as the Next Mediator in Venezuela’s Crisis?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna has suggested that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau serve as a possible “mediator” of the crisis in Venezuela. According to Luna, Trudeau could preside over the international...

Venezuelans watch news bulletins acted live on bus

Short of newspapers, Venezuelans are getting updates about their country’s deadly political crisis live — acted out by reporters on the bus to work. Maria Gabriela Fernandez and Dereck Blanco stand on board inside a...

Venezuela in 20 Photos

As Venezuela enters year eighteen of the Bolivarian Socialist Revolution, the international community is finally paying attention, as Venezuelans struggle to find food, medicine, and an outlet for their frustration that will not trigger...

Venezuela ministry takes over police in opposition state

Venezuela's interior ministry has taken control of the police force in the opposition-controlled state of Miranda. The ministry accused Miranda's police of human rights violations and involvement in criminal networks. The state, governed by the opposition...

Thousands of Venezuelan immigrants searching for better life in Colombia

Thousands of Venezuelans have fled their country to escape the hardship and violence of its economic and political crisis only to live in poverty in neighbouring Colombia . To receive government help for food, health and education,...

Venezuelan Gov’t Turns to Chile As It Runs Out Of Anti-Riot Gear

After more than 60 days of protests, President Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship is running out of supplies to repress the opposition. Local media is reporting that the regime has become desperate to acquire anti-riot gear and...

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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...