Category: Venezuela

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 >

Venezuelan Government Announces December Elections, Fulfilling Longtime Opposition Demand

Top Story — Venezuela’s electoral council on Monday set a date of Dec. 6 for legislative elections, fulfilling a long-held demand of the political opposition, which is currently polling favorably […] Read More >

Brazilian Senators Attacked On Visit to Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Top Story — Eight Brazilian senators had the bus in which they traveling pelted with stones as they traveled from the Caracas airport in Venezuela to visit a jailed opposition […] Read More >

Envoys From Venezuela, US Meet in Haiti, Hinting at Rapprochement

Top Story — Representatives from the United States and Venezuela reportedly met on Saturday while visiting Haiti, a possible sign that the two governments are seeking to redress long-standing tension. […] Read More >

U.S. Reportedly Investigating Venezuelan Officials for Drug Trafficking

Top Story — U.S. authorities are investigating several top Venezuelan officials for drug trafficking, according to a report published Monday by The Wall Street Journal, which sides with prior accounts […] Read More >

Venezuela Military Officers Jailed Over Alleged Coup Plot

Top Story — Eight Venezuelan military officers have been imprisoned after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the government, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López announced Wednesday. The group of mostly […] Read More >

Latin American Leaders Rally Behind Venezuela

Top Story — Top Latin American officials threw their support behind Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, denouncing the March 9 sanctions imposed by the United States on seven of […] Read More >

Obama Sanctions Top Venezuelan Officials

Top Story — President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday implementing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, freezing their U.S. assets and banning them from entering the United States, […] Read More >

Venezuela Orders U.S. to Slash Number of Diplomats

The Venezuelan government has given the United States two weeks to cut the number of U.S. diplomats in the country from 100 to 17, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced […] Read More >

Outrage Across Venezuela as 14-Year-Old Killed During Protest

Top Story — Venezuelan police fatally shot a student during demonstrations on Tuesday in the city of San Cristóbal, sparking intensified protests in the city and calls for a new […] Read More >