Category: Venezuela

Venezuela’s Maduro Increases Gas Prices While Opposition Parliament Passes Amnesty Law

Top Story — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that he will devalue the country’s currency and raise gasoline prices in an effort to boost Venezuela’s tanking economy. While […] Read More >

Aiming to Halt Crisis, Venezuela Seeks Production Freeze by OPEC

Top Story — Venezuela’s Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino is meeting with his Iraqi and Iranian counterparts today in an effort to persuade the two countries to freeze their output […] 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 >

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 >

Venezuela Opposition Claims Legislative Supermajority, Promises Sweeping Changes

Venezuelan opposition leaders announced Monday that they had secured the 112 seats necessary to form a two-thirds supermajority in the legislature following mid-term elections the day before, which could allow […] 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 >

NSA Targeted Venezuela State Oil Company: The Intercept

An internal National Security Agency memo obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals a spying scheme into Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Petróleos de Venezuela, or PdVSA, The Intercept […] 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 >