Category: Venezuela

Opposition Submits Signatures to Begin Ouster of Maduro

Top Story — The Venezuelan opposition coalition, MUD, submitted more than 1.8 million signatures to the country’s election council to initiate the recall referendum process for President Nicolás Maduro. The […] Read More >

Venezuelans Protest Amid Shortened Workweek, Worsening Food Crisis

Top Story — Venezuelans across the country protested on Tuesday night, lighting fires and looting stores for food in response to new energy-saving measures that will shorten the workweek of […] Read More >

Venezuela Legislature Passes Amnesty Bill for Jailed Opposition Leader

Top Story — A political showdown in Venezuela is likely to intensify after lawmakers in the National Assembly voted late on Tuesday to pass an amnesty bill covering jailed opposition […] Read More >

Venezuela Investigates Disappearance of 28 Gold Miners

Top Story — Venezuela’s government said Monday it is investigating the disappearance of 28 gold miners in the state of Bolívar, highlighting the importance of illicit mining as a source of […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Top Court Rules Legislature Cannot Remove Judges

Top Story — Venezuela’s National Assembly will not be permitted to investigate, and potentially reverse, last year’s appointment of 13 new Supreme Court justices following a Tuesday ruling from the same […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Maduro Increases Gas Prices While Opposition Parliament Passes Amnesty Law

Top Story — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that he will devalue the country’s currency and raise gasoline prices in an effort to boost Venezuela’s tanking economy. While […] Read More >

Aiming to Halt Crisis, Venezuela Seeks Production Freeze by OPEC

Top Story — Venezuela’s Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino is meeting with his Iraqi and Iranian counterparts today in an effort to persuade the two countries to freeze their output […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Maduro Gains Decree Powers, Sidestepping Opposition Legislature

Top Story — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro gained effective decree powers on Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of his declaring a state of economic emergency, dealing a blow […] Read More >

Venezuelan Supreme Court Invalidates Legislature as Political Crisis Worsens

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 […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Takes Control of Parliament Amid Shouting Match

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 […] Read More >