Category: Venezuela

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 >

Caracas Mayor Arrested Over Alleged U.S.-Backed Conspiracy

Top Story — Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested Caracas mayor and opposition figure Antonio Ledezma on Thursday, after officials accused him of plotting a coup against the government of President Nicolás […] Read More >

U.S. Expands Visa Restrictions for Venezuelan Officials

Top Story — The relationship between Venezuela and the United States reached new levels of animosity on Monday, as the U.S. State Department announced that Venezuelan politicians suspected of corruption […] Read More >

Amid Renewed Protests, Venezuela Blocks Politicians’ Visit to Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Top Story — As the Venezuelan opposition attempts to revive protests of President Nicolás Maduro’s administration, the former presidents of Colombia and Chile were blocked from visiting opposition leader Leopoldo […] Read More >

Venezuelan President to Visit China and OPEC Countries as Economy Worsens

Top Story — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will embark on a week-long tour of China and several OPEC countries in a move to reverse Venezuela’s tumbling economy, he announced during […] Read More >

Obama Signs Bill Authorizing Sanctions Against Venezuelan Officials

The Latin America News Dispatch will take a short break from publishing our daily newsletter Today in Latin America to celebrate the holidays. Felices Fiestas from the Latin America News […] Read More >

Venezuelan Capital Hit by Blackouts as Country’s Economy Worsens

Top Story — A blackout struck downtown and east Caracas on Thursday afternoon, causing subway stations to cease operating and passengers to be evacuated. Thursday’s blackout is the latest to […] Read More >

Falling Oil Prices, a Curse for Venezuela, May Benefit Argentina

Top Story — The beleaguered economies of Venezuela and Argentina are likely to be affected in sharply contrasting ways by a sustained drop in the price of oil, which reached […] Read More >

Venezuela Court Refuses to Release Opposition Leader, Despite U.N. Appeal

Top Story — A Venezuelan court has refused to release leading opposition politician Leopoldo López, despite appeals by the United Nations, López’s defense lawyer said Thursday. López has been imprisoned […] Read More >

Maduro Puts Price Limits on Barbies, Fearing Holiday Speculation

Top Story — Barbies are flying off the shelf in Venezuela after its socialist government mandated the plastic dolls be sold at a special discount price for the holidays. The […] Read More >