Category: Venezuela

Latin American Leaders Rally Behind Venezuela

Top Story — Top Latin American officials threw their support behind Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, denouncing the March 9 sanctions imposed by the United States on seven of […] Read More >

Obama Sanctions Top Venezuelan Officials

Top Story — President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday implementing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, freezing their U.S. assets and banning them from entering the United States, […] Read More >

Venezuela Orders U.S. to Slash Number of Diplomats

The Venezuelan government has given the United States two weeks to cut the number of U.S. diplomats in the country from 100 to 17, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced […] Read More >

Outrage Across Venezuela as 14-Year-Old Killed During Protest

Top Story — Venezuelan police fatally shot a student during demonstrations on Tuesday in the city of San Cristóbal, sparking intensified protests in the city and calls for a new […] Read More >

Caracas Mayor Arrested Over Alleged U.S.-Backed Conspiracy

Top Story — Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested Caracas mayor and opposition figure Antonio Ledezma on Thursday, after officials accused him of plotting a coup against the government of President Nicolás […] Read More >

U.S. Expands Visa Restrictions for Venezuelan Officials

Top Story — The relationship between Venezuela and the United States reached new levels of animosity on Monday, as the U.S. State Department announced that Venezuelan politicians suspected of corruption […] Read More >

Amid Renewed Protests, Venezuela Blocks Politicians’ Visit to Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Top Story — As the Venezuelan opposition attempts to revive protests of President Nicolás Maduro’s administration, the former presidents of Colombia and Chile were blocked from visiting opposition leader Leopoldo […] Read More >

Venezuelan President to Visit China and OPEC Countries as Economy Worsens

Top Story — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will embark on a week-long tour of China and several OPEC countries in a move to reverse Venezuela’s tumbling economy, he announced during […] Read More >

Obama Signs Bill Authorizing Sanctions Against Venezuelan Officials

The Latin America News Dispatch will take a short break from publishing our daily newsletter Today in Latin America to celebrate the holidays. Felices Fiestas from the Latin America News […] Read More >

Venezuelan Capital Hit by Blackouts as Country’s Economy Worsens

Top Story — A blackout struck downtown and east Caracas on Thursday afternoon, causing subway stations to cease operating and passengers to be evacuated. Thursday’s blackout is the latest to […] Read More >