Tag: Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela Extends Shortened Workweeks Amid Energy Crisis

Top Story — Public sector workers in Venezuela will have two more two-day workweeks as the country’s socialist government attempts to deal with energy shortages caused by a crippling drought […] 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 >

Latin American Authorities Continue Probes in Wake of Panama Papers

Top Story — The largest-ever digital leak of financial information, the Panama Papers, is still generating furor across Latin America. On Tuesday, organized crime prosecutors raided the office from which […] 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’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 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 >

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 >

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 >