Category: Venezuela

Jailed Venezuelan lawmaker still hasn’t had contact with lawyers but appears in “confession” video

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Arrested lawmaker Juan Requesens has still not be allowed to talk to a lawyer or see his family since he was taken into custody without […] Read More >

Two drones explode during Venezuelan president’s speech at military parade

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: Drones exploded near President Nicolás Maduro in an apparent assassination attempt while he was delivering a televised speech at a military event on Saturday. […] Read More >

Venezuela relaxes foreign currency exchange controls

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: The ruling party’s National Constituent Assembly voted yesterday to relax strict currency exchange controls as part of President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to combat the […] Read More >

Venezuela averted a military coup ahead of May’s presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Several dozen officers from all four branches of Venezuela’s armed forces were imprisoned on accusations of treason by a military court in mid-May for planning […] Read More >

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights says rule of law is “virtually absent” in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released this morning a report denouncing the failure of Venezuelan authorities to hold accountable perpetrators of serious […] Read More >

First case of polio detected in Venezuela since 1989

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: A case of polio was confirmed on Saturday in the Delta Amacuro state of northeastern Venezuela by a report from the Pan-American Health Organization. This is the […] Read More >

Venezuela releases Chevron executives, Spain arrests son of Venezuelan oil magnate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Two local executives of U.S. oil company Chevron were freed yesterday after almost two months in jail on corruption charges. Carlos Algarra and René Vásquez are […] Read More >

Trump administration calls for the suspension of Venezuela from OAS

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA-UNITED STATES: The Trump administration used the General Assembly of the Organization of American States yesterday to call for the suspension of Venezuela and the use […] Read More >

Maduro is reelected as Venezuelan president, opposition calls the election invalid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: In a presidential election marked by high levels of abstention, President Nicolás Maduro was reelected yesterday for a second six-year-term with 5.8 million votes. His closest […] Read More >

One million Venezuelans fled to Colombia in past year: Red Cross

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA: At least one million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia since mid-2017 to escape their country’s intensifying economic crisis, a senior Red Cross official reported this […] Read More >