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Venezuela Moves Closer to Russia, China, and India for Way Around US Sanctions

Russia, China and India have become Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s lifeline following economic sanctions imposed by the United States. The dictatorship’s new strategy involves allying itself economically and commercially with BRICS — an association of...

Marco Rubio Pushes for Special Status for Venezuelan Refugees Arriving to United States

Republican Senator Marco Rubio is pushing officials in Congress and the Trump administration to expand a temporary program that would allow Venezuelans fleeing Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship to remain in the United States. “In light of...

Venezuela to Donate $5 Million to Harvey Victims in Texas

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has announced that the South American country will be donating US$5 million to help with recovery efforts in areas devastated by Harvey, particularly Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. "Let's not...

US Embassy in Venezuela Issues Warning of Nationwide Military Drills Arming Citizens

The United States embassy in Venezuela has once again alerted its citizens about increased security risks in the country, this time due to military exercises President Nicolás Maduro’s regime will carry out in expectation...

Exiled Attorney General Says Venezuelan Regime Sent Paid Assassins After Her

The Attorney General of Venezuela Luisa Ortega Diaz claimed this week that Nicolás Maduro’s regime sent “assassins” to kill her once she began to speak out about the country’s broken democracy and human rights...

Venezuela Needs Unity to Overcome U.S. Imperialism: Constituent Diosdado Cabello

The first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and elected Constituent Assembly member Diosdado Cabello issued a call for unity of Venezuelan revolutionary forces against threats stemming from United States...

Maduro’s Ilegitimate Constituent Assembly to Regulate Social Media in Search of “Hateful Messages”

Criticizing Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela online may soon become a crime there. The new Constituent Assembly, which Maduro implemented unconstitutionally to usurp the country’s legislature, announced it will regulate messages they consider to...

Socialism – Not Oil Prices – Is to Blame for Venezuela’s Woes

So the Left is finally talking about Venezuela again. That is a good thing. For about a decade, large sections of the Left were in the grip of Venezuelamania. We would not hear the...

Brazil and Paraguay Strengthen Disapproval of Maduro Dictatorship

Brazilian President Michel Temer and his Paraguayan counterpart Horacio Cartes have reiterated their disapproval of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly this week. After a bilateral meeting in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, both leaders issued...

Venezuela’s Attorney General Flees Country After Regime Raids Home

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Días has allegedly left Venezuela in search of asylum in a neighboring country, possibly Colombia. Infobae reported the news first, saying, “Sources confirmed that the official from the Chavez regime who rebelled against...

Why Socialism Is the True Culprit in Venezuela’s Meltdown, Not Oil Prices

So the Left is finally talking about Venezuela again. That is a good thing. For about a decade, large sections of the Left were in the grip of Venezuelamania. We would not hear the...

Maduro strips Venezuela’s parliament of power

Venezuela’s political crisis has deepened after a new pro-government “superbody” stripped the opposition-held parliament of its legislative powers and the fugitive attorney general accused President Nicolás Maduro of links to a corruption scandal. The move...

Venezuelan Activists Request US Sanctions

This Saturday, August 12, the Venezuelan Organization of Venezuelan Political Exiles (VEPPEX) said it plans to ask the United States to extend sanctions to opposition leaders benefiting from or serving as accomplices to Nicolás...

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas (AFP) | Nicolas Maduro’s embattled government — facing a deepening economic emergency and swelling street protests — has seized on Trump’s apparent threat, which has been roundly condemned even by Latin American states...

President Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Maduro’s government...

Maduro says probe opposition over Trump threat

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is asking the pro-government constitutional assembly to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump's threat of a "military option" to resolve the country's political crisis. Addressing a pro-government rally, Maduro...

Fleeing Venezuelans a Business Opportunity for Organized Crime

(Insightcrime.org) Venezuelans fleeing the nation's political and economic crisis are boosting both criminal profits and the sources of cheap labor for organized crime across the region. With an average of 25,000 Venezuelans crossing over into...

Maduro Says He Wants A Respectful Phone Call With The “Emperor”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is eager to talk to United States President Donald Trump. After learning of the economic sanctions against him and several other officials in his regime, he ordered the Foreign Ministry...

Trump’s threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political life-line for the country's unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of U.S. aggression to...

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US Threatens to Impose Oil Embargo on Venezuela Unless Democracy Is Restored

All sanctions against Venezuela are on the table for the United States, according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. She said if...

Venezuela’s Economy Has Entered the Eye of the Hurricane and the Aftermath Will Be...

I. On September 21, 2016, just over one year ago, the US dollar-Venezuelan Bolivar exchange rate was at 1,008, according to DolarToday. But the value...

Venezuelan Regime Orders Government Employees to Vote in Favor of “The Revolution”

A top official in Nicolás Maduro’s regime has said all public employees are obliged to support the Venezuelan government. During his television program, Diosdado Cabello...

Mike Pence Slams UN Human Rights Council for Keeping Venezuela, Cuba as Members

The United Nations released a list of countries that attack human rights defenders, and included Venezuela on it for a range of violations including...

Yet Another Airline Says Goodbye to Venezuela

Delta, one of the largest US-based airlines, officially shuttered its operations in Venezuela on Saturday, September 16, after its last Atlanta-Caracas flight. “Liberty is the...

Maduro’s Rabbit Plan Won’t Save Venezuelans from Going Hungry

(FEE.org) President Nicolas Maduro wants Venezuelans to breed rabbits to solve the economic disaster he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created, which has led...

Shunning US Dollar, Venezuela Lists Oil Prices in Chinese Yuan

Venezuela on Friday began listing the price of its oil in the Chinese yuan, following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last week that he would...