Supreme Court President Gladys María Guitiérrez Alvarado announces the Decision to Invalidate Venezuela's National Assembly. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ruled that “decisions taken or to be taken” by the opposition-led National Assembly are void until three opposition members who were previously barred are removed from office. The court banned four legislators in December — one from President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist party and three from the opposition coalition…

Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela are sworn in on Tuesday in the National Assembly. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Venezuela’s opposition coalition gained control of congress for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday as legislators were sworn in during an animated parliamentary session that The New York Times compared to a “professional wrestling smackdown.” The Democratic Unity Roundtable, Venezuela’s opposition coalition, won a coveted two-thirds majority in a landslide…

Venezuelan National Guard head Néstor Reverol (Image: Venezuelan Government)

Top Story — U.S. authorities will unseal drug trafficking charges against the head of Venezuela’s armed forces, who formerly headed the country’s anti-drug unit, as part of the U.S. government’s sweeping investigation into the role high-ranking officials allegedly played in transforming Venezuela into a global capital for cocaine trafficking. Néstor Reverol headed Venezuela’s National Drug…

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles. (Image: Youtube)

Venezuelan opposition leaders announced Monday that they had secured the 112 seats necessary to form a two-thirds supermajority in the legislature following mid-term elections the day before, which could allow them to enact sweeping changes and even challenge the mandate of President Nicolás Maduro. As of Tuesday morning the National Elections Council had yet to…

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in a televised address following the announcement of Sunday's election results. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Venezuela’s opposition coalition on Sunday won control of the National Assembly for the first time in nearly 17 years, dealing a major blow to President Nicolás Maduro and the socialist revolution established by his predecessor, the late Hugo Chávez. It is still undetermined, however, whether the center-right coalition was able to gain the…

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduros on a visit to PdVSA oil workers in the Orinoco Petroleum Belt (Image: Venezuelan Government, Public Domain)

An internal National Security Agency memo obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals a spying scheme into Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Petróleos de Venezuela, or PdVSA, The Intercept reported on Thursday. The Intercept’s investigation suggests the cache of PdVSA documents retrieved by the NSA may have played a role in the U.S. government’s…

President Nicolás Maduro and First Lady Cilia Flores (Image: Agencia de Noticias ANDES, CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — Two nephews of Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores were arrested on Tuesday in Haiti for their alleged attempt to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Efraín Campos and Francisco Flores were extradited to New York, where they will appear in federal court on Thursday, according to a U.S. law…

Manuel Rosales. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Former Venezuelan opposition Governor Manuel Rosales, who represented the oppositional Un Nuevo Tiempo party, was arrested on Thursday by intelligence police at the Caracas airport upon returning from a six-year-long self-imposed exile. Rosales, who ran against former President Hugo Chávez in the 2006 presidential elections and lost, fled the country in 2009 after…

The presidents of Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador and Colombia at a meeting Monday to resolve a border dispute between Venezuela and Colombia. (Image: public domain)

NEW YORK — In Quito on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, and President Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, finally brokered a set of agreements to resolve the crisis on their shared border. Their new settlement consists of seven compromises that span from investigating the social problems at the border to reinstating ambassadors who were…

Santos and Maduro in 2013. (Image: Government of Venezuela.)

Top Story — The leaders of Colombia and Venezuela met on Monday for the first time since a crisis broke out along their shared border last month, leaving the meeting with a series of agreements aimed at resolving the dispute. Presidents Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, and Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, agreed to send back…