Tag: <span>Venezuela</span>

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 >

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 >

Great Reads Round-Up: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Immigration Rules in Bahamas Sweep Up Haitians Frances Robles. The New York Times. January 30, 2015. Strict immigration laws in the Bahamas that require everyone to hold a passport have […] 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 >