Category: Venezuela

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 >

Maduro must step down, “time for talking” is over: Nikki Haley

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-VENEZUELA: A day after Vice President Mike Pence called on the Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Nicolás […] Read More >

Families outraged after deadly Venezuela jail fire

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Families of the 68 people killed during a blaze this week in an overcrowded Venezuelan jail demanded information yesterday as to what led to the fire. […] Read More >

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 >