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Venezuela's President Seeks Increased Powers To Face U.S. 'Imperialism'

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, March 10 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro was seeking special decree powers from Venezuela's parliame...

One Year On, What Became Of The #SOSVenezuela Protest Movement?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

In March 2014, a small, oil-rich nation appeared to be teetering on the brink of revolution. Protesters built barricades and set them ablaze. Pro-g...

Behind Cuba's Opening to the U.S.: Dropping Oil Prices Are Forcing an End to Venezuela's Subsidy of the Cuban Economy

Jorge Castañeda | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Jorge Castañeda

For anyone who can still see straight, it is obvious that Venezuela won't be able to keep on subsidizing the Castro regime with 100,000 daily oil barrels. Moreover, each day it becomes likelier that there will soon be a major political overhaul in Venezuela, one that, in one way or the other, will spell an end to the island's economic salvation.

Hugo Chavez Revered In Controversial Revision Of Lord's Prayer

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion

A member of Venezuela's United Socialist Party delivered a prayer at the party's Third Congress that has drawn criticism from some in the Christian co...

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.

Venezuelans Post 'Better Naked Than' Photos To Protest Brutality Against Opposition (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

After a university student was beaten and stripped naked by masked government supporters in Venezuela last week, outraged men and women have taken to ...

How The Opposition Is Winning Over Chavistas In Venezuela's Slums

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, March 19 (Reuters) - Opposition activists in the slums of eastern Caracas hope to unseat President Nicola...

'No Nos Callarán!' 'We Will Not Be Silenced'

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 05.18.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

According to a report of the Venezuelan Press National Union, 89 journalists have been attacked or arrested by the police or the paramilitary government sponsored brigades since the protests began about a month ago.

Venezuelans, Like Ukrainians, Are Not Alone

Andrés Velasco | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Andrés Velasco

It would have been preposterous to tell Ukrainian demonstrators facing government storm troopers to just grin and bear it without any external solidarity or support. It is just as preposterous to tell Venezuelan demonstrators the same thing. In these circumstances, the principle of self-determination, so beloved of foreign ministries everywhere, becomes an empty slogan.

At Least 2 Dead In Venezuelan Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2014 | World

CARACAS, March 6 (Reuters) - A Venezuelan soldier and a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators who had set up a barri...

'Chavez Didn't Die'

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta CARACAS, March 5 (Reuters) - Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez took to the stre...

Venezuela on the Brink

Moisés Naím | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Moisés Naím

Venezuela is now the world champion of inflation, homicide, insecurity, and shortages of essential goods -- from milk for children to insulin for diabetics and all kinds of indispensable products. All this despite having the greatest oil reserves in the world and a government with absolute control of all state institutions and levers of power.

WATCH: Pro-Maduro Motorcycle Gangs Terrorize Venezuelans

Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

Videos of armed motorcycle gangs attacking protesters have emerged from Venezuela with increasing frequency in recent weeks despite a "media blackout"...

Venezuela Arrests 100 'Bourgeois' Businessmen

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CARACAS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that authorities had arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen...

Not A Halloween Stunt: Chavez Face 'Appears In Caracas Subway,' Prez Says

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Hugo Chavez may have died in March, but his successor says the comandante is still around -- most recently in an image of his face that appeared on a ...

Your Hair Could Get Stolen Here

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuelans now need to worry about their hair. Women in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela should be careful when wearing their hair down. Accord...

8 Things Edward Snowden Can Expect From Venezuela

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

Where in the world will Edward Snowden end up? The former National Security Agency contractor has been seeking asylum, considering countries like B...

And The Most Expensive City In The Americas Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Caracas, Venezuela is the most expensive city in the Americas and the 9th-most expensive in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

Chavez Throws Obama Some 'Love'

Shirin Barghi | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

Beneath the blistering anti-American rhetoric and typical tough guy act, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez seems to have nursed a soft spot for America...

Video Captures Attack On Venezuelan Candidate

Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices

A video posted on YouTube this past weekend depicts a frightening attack against Venezuelan opposition candidate, Maria Corina Machado, who is running...

Venezuela: Gays Attacked, Harassed By Police

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, Nov 4 (IPS) - One Friday at around midnight, on Villaflor Street, a favourite spot for gays and lesbians in the Venezue...