Category: Venezuela

Falling Oil Prices, a Curse for Venezuela, May Benefit Argentina

Top Story — The beleaguered economies of Venezuela and Argentina are likely to be affected in sharply contrasting ways by a sustained drop in the price of oil, which reached […] Read More >

Venezuela Court Refuses to Release Opposition Leader, Despite U.N. Appeal

Top Story — A Venezuelan court has refused to release leading opposition politician Leopoldo López, despite appeals by the United Nations, López’s defense lawyer said Thursday. López has been imprisoned […] Read More >

Maduro Puts Price Limits on Barbies, Fearing Holiday Speculation

Top Story — Barbies are flying off the shelf in Venezuela after its socialist government mandated the plastic dolls be sold at a special discount price for the holidays. The […] Read More >

Falling Oil Prices Raise Worries of Venezuela Default, Crisis

Top Story — Analysts are worried about a new phase of economic chaos in Venezuela as falling oil prices continue to take their toll. Insurance rates on the country’s debt […] Read More >

Shootout Between Authorities and Militiamen Leaves Five Dead in Caracas

Top Story — A shootout between Venezuelan police and pro-government militia members in downtown Caracas left five dead and four injured. A high-profile militia leader anticipated his own death during […] Read More >

Venezuelan Lawmaker Stabbed to Death Under Mysterious Circumstances

Top Story — A Venezuelan lawmaker was stabbed to death on Wednesday night in what authorities said was a carefully planned slaying. Robert Serra, 27, of the ruling socialist party […] Read More >

Hugo Chavez Wins Venezuela Elections

Top Story —  Hugo Chávez won the presidential election on Sunday, defeating his opponent Henrique Capriles by over 1 million votes, with 54% of the vote. This will be Chávez’s third […] Read More >

Venezuela Election: Henrique Capriles Rally Draws Thousands

Top Story — Henrique Capriles, the Venezuelan opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, led a rally that gathered as many as 260,000 supporters on Sunday. One week before the presidential election scheduled […] Read More >

Venezuela Prison Deaths On The Rise, Says Report

Top Story — The Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, a prisoners’ rights watchdog group, said that 304 inmates have been murdered in Venezuelan prison violence during the first half of 2012, a fifteen percent […] Read More >

Venezuela: Police Killing Of Chilean Diplomat’s Daughter Causes Outcry

Today in Latin America Top Story — Twelve Venezuelan police officers are being investigated in the Saturday shooting death of Karen Berendique, the nineteen year-old daughter of the Chilean consul in […] Read More >