Category: Venezuela

Venezuelan migrants in Ireland grapple with the home they left behind

As a teen, Fabio Alexei Roselló Salazar dreamed of traveling the world. So when Roselló — the son of a school teacher and a cable company manager — went off […] Read More >

Bidding Trump farewell, Venezuelans in Florida reflect on a divisive four years

WESTON, Fla.—Back in October, Adelys Ferro remembers attending a rally held by then-candidate Joe Biden at Florida International University holding a sign that read “Obamacare Saved My Son.” A picture […] Read More >

Venezuela’s “Revolving Door” of Political Prisoners

The story of Antonia Turbay’s arrest goes back to April 2002. She lived in La Florida, in Caracas, Venezuela. Her neighbor was Iván Simonovis, the then secretary of the police […] Read More >

Attacks on Venezuelan Press Continue During Lockdown

CARACAS— Authorities are clamping down on journalists informing the public about the coronavirus pandemic. Press freedom in Venezuela was already threatened, and as the public health crisis progresses, the government […] Read More >

Coronavirus Lockdown is the Latest Challenge for Venezuelan Migrants

BOGOTÁ— Anni Rojas Jiménez first heard about the coronavirus when she was traveling with her husband and brother-in-law from Lima, Peru to Bogotá, Colombia. Rojas Jiménez, who was four months […] Read More >

Leaving in Haste, Newest Venezuela Migrants in U.S. Face More Challenges Than Previous Generations Did

NEW YORK — José arrived in New York in July after only two months of planning his move. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who recently […] Read More >

OAS calls Venezuela a “dictatorship” and asks other countries ignore extradition requests related to explosives attack

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA     VENEZUELA: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States issued yesterday a press release urging its member countries to “ignore extradition requests from the […] Read More >

New Venezuelan currency tied to oil price and with five fewer zeroes began circulating yesterday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: The new currency with five lopped zeroes announced weeks ago by President Nicolás Maduro began circulating yesterday after a bank “blackout” the night before […] Read More >

Venezuelan migrants attacked in Brazil and stopped from reaching Ecuador

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA-BRAZIL-ECUADOR-PERU: The residents of a Brazilian border town with Venezuela, in the northern state of Roraima, attacked squatter camps of Venezuelan migrants over the weekend. […] Read More >

Jailed Venezuelan lawmaker still hasn’t had contact with lawyers but appears in “confession” video

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Arrested lawmaker Juan Requesens has still not be allowed to talk to a lawyer or see his family since he was taken into custody without […] Read More >