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u.s. Venezuela Relations

Are U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Really About Cuba?

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

MEXICO CITY -- For the last 15 years, Venezuela has been mired in crisis, characterized by wasteful government spending, rampant corruption, growing authoritarianism, relentless human rights violations, and now economic collapse. But, beyond the occasional sharp word from the late President Hugo Chávez, the periodic expropriation of a foreign company without adequate compensation, and some minor meddling in the elections of neighboring countries, the crisis barely registered abroad. This is no longer the case.

Roque Planas

South American Governments Slam Obama Over Venezuela Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices

South America's governments aren’t pleased with the Obama administration’s recent characterization of Venezuela as a “national security threat....

Why Sanctions Are Right in the Case of Venezuela

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

I beg to differ with liberals who say the recent U.S. sanctions against individual members of the Venezuelan government are counterproductive. By the same token, I disagree with conservatives who dismiss them for being too light and applaud the White House and Congress efforts to punish Venezuelan drug traffickers and human rights violators for a very simple reason: in the rigged system of justice that Hugo Chavez set up in the country, it is impossible for any member of its repressive political system to ever face justice in a court of law.

Bad News For Disney World

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off,...

Bad News For Venezuelans Looking To Travel To The U.S.

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela is partially suspending the issuance of tourist visas because President Nicolas Maduro's rec...

Venezuela Accuses American Of Inciting Riots

AP | FRANK BAJAK and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A 35-year-old filmmaker from California has been arrested by Venezuelan authorities who are accusing him of fomenting postelecti...

U.S. Won't Recognize Venezuelan President Elect

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to recognize Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro and says a recount of this week's elect...

U.S. Role In Egypt Crisis 'Shameful': Chavez

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Venezuela's firebrand leader Hugo Chavez accused the United States on Sunday of a "shameful" role in the Egyptian crisis a...

For Chavez, Obama = Bush

Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Francisco Toro

Shorn of the fig-leaf that all-out anti-Bushism represented, Chavez's autocratic ambitions have been revealed to all the world for what they were all along.