Tag: Venezuela

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 >

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 >

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 >

Mexican Federal Police Implicated in 2014 Student Disappearance

Top Story — Mexico’s Human Rights Commission on Thursday accused federal police agents of being involved in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state. The group cited an […] 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 >

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 >

Venezuelan Opposition Takes Control of Parliament Amid Shouting Match

Top Story — Venezuela’s opposition coalition gained control of congress for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday as legislators were sworn in during an animated parliamentary session that […] Read More >

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 >