Category: Venezuela

US to Bring Drug Trafficking Charges Against Top Venezuelan Military Official

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 […] Read More >

Venezuela Opposition Claims Legislative Supermajority, Promises Sweeping Changes

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 […] Read More >

Venezuela Opposition Defeats Ruling Party in Legislative Election

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 […] Read More >

NSA Targeted Venezuela State Oil Company: The Intercept

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 […] Read More >

Two Nephews of Venezuelan First Lady Extradited to U.S. on Drug Charges

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 […] Read More >

Exiled Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Upon Returning Home

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 […] Read More >

Border Deal between Colombia and Venezuela Shows Increasing Influence of Regional Organizations

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 […] Read More >

Maduro, Santos Reach Agreement to End Border Crisis

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 […] Read More >

Colombia, Venezuela May Soon Hold Talks on Border Crisis

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday that a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro may happen after the latter’s “gestures” toward resolving a crisis […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Barred From Office

Top Story — Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado, who is running for Congress in December elections, has been barred from public office for a full year in a move […] Read More >