Category: Venezuela

Exiled Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Upon Returning Home

Top Story — Former Venezuelan opposition Governor Manuel Rosales, who represented the oppositional Un Nuevo Tiempo party, was arrested on Thursday by intelligence police at the Caracas airport upon returning from […] Read More >

Border Deal between Colombia and Venezuela Shows Increasing Influence of Regional Organizations

NEW YORK — In Quito on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, and President Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, finally brokered a set of agreements to resolve the crisis on […] Read More >

Maduro, Santos Reach Agreement to End Border Crisis

Top Story — The leaders of Colombia and Venezuela met on Monday for the first time since a crisis broke out along their shared border last month, leaving the meeting […] Read More >

Colombia, Venezuela May Soon Hold Talks on Border Crisis

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday that a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro may happen after the latter’s “gestures” toward resolving a crisis […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Barred From Office

Top Story — Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado, who is running for Congress in December elections, has been barred from public office for a full year in a move […] Read More >

Venezuelan Government Announces December Elections, Fulfilling Longtime Opposition Demand

Top Story — Venezuela’s electoral council on Monday set a date of Dec. 6 for legislative elections, fulfilling a long-held demand of the political opposition, which is currently polling favorably […] Read More >

Brazilian Senators Attacked On Visit to Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Top Story — Eight Brazilian senators had the bus in which they traveling pelted with stones as they traveled from the Caracas airport in Venezuela to visit a jailed opposition […] Read More >

Envoys From Venezuela, US Meet in Haiti, Hinting at Rapprochement

Top Story — Representatives from the United States and Venezuela reportedly met on Saturday while visiting Haiti, a possible sign that the two governments are seeking to redress long-standing tension. […] Read More >

U.S. Reportedly Investigating Venezuelan Officials for Drug Trafficking

Top Story — U.S. authorities are investigating several top Venezuelan officials for drug trafficking, according to a report published Monday by The Wall Street Journal, which sides with prior accounts […] Read More >

Venezuela Military Officers Jailed Over Alleged Coup Plot

Top Story — Eight Venezuelan military officers have been imprisoned after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the government, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López announced Wednesday. The group of mostly […] Read More >