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Venezuela Opposition

Prominent Venezuelan Opposition Figure Transferred To Notoriously Violent Prison

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest...

Death Toll In Venezuela Unrest Rises To 40

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne and Eyanir Chinea CARACAS, April 10 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition lea...

Venezuelan President Moves Swiftly Against The Opposition

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of ...

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...

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...

Maduro's Grip On Power Means Venezuela Is Not Ukraine

AP | BEN FOX and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It is hard to find toilet paper or flour in oil-rich Venezuela these days and the country is plagued by some of the highes...

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Venezuela Opposition Leader Surrenders To Authorities

Reuters | Eyanir Chinea and Jorge Silva | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

CARACAS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday after troops arrested opposition lea...

Opposition In Venezuela Takes To The Street

Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuela's opposition took to the streets on Wednesday to protest corruption and crime, according to Reuters. The protests, pushed by a campaign from...

Venezuelan Blogger Calls It Quits: 'Country Gone Crazy'

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One of Venezuela's most-prominent opposition bloggers, whose English-language musings are a must-read for foreign journali...

Corruption Crusade Or Witch Hunt?

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — There is little question Venezuela is a nation in desperate need of an anti-corruption crusade. Machine-gun toting police ...

The Truth Behind The Cuba Venezuela Relationship?

AP | KARL RITTER and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 07.21.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's parliament roared back to life Tuesday with fractious debates between government and opposition lawmakers after...

Obama: U.S. Monitoring Political Crackdown In Venezuela

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2013 | World

May 3 (Reuters) - The United States is watching "crackdowns on the opposition" in Venezuela, President Barack Obama said in a television interview a...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls Vote Audit 'A Joke'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Thursday that his movement will boycott an audit of election resul...

Venezuelan Opposition Demands Recount Of Vote

AP | FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' han...

Meet The Underdog In Venezuela's Election

Agence France Presse | Ramon Sahmkow | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

With his baseball cap in Venezuela's colors, opposition leader Henrique Capriles is a young governor running for president for the second time in six ...

Maduro: Venezuela Opposition Are 'Heirs To Hitler'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

Interim Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has attacked supporters of his rival in the April 14 presidential election as being the "heirs of Hitler."...

Venezuelan Leader Accuses Opposition Of Sabotage Plans

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro claims government opponents are planning to sabotage the country's power grid and interrupt foo...

Venezuela Opposition Leader Between Rock And Hard Place

AP | JACK CHANG and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

By JACK CHANG and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The date of elections to replace Hugo Chavez is set, and the...

Hugo Chavez: More Vulnerable Than Ever

Diego Arria | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Diego Arria

The true picture of Venezuela today is the polar opposite of Chavez's fantasies. His regime has never looked so vulnerable and the opposition has never looked so strong. As we ready ourselves for the next set of challenges the December 16 elections are the next opportunity to remind the world that Chavez is far from invincible.

Venezuelan Opposition Faces Daunting Task

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A veteran of Venezuela's long-suffering political opposition compared Sunday's presidential election to a soccer game playe...

It's Good To Be The King

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles typically runs his presidential campaign by jogging through Venezuela's small towns, reac...

Chavez Challenger Leads Massive March

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition leader Henrique Capriles marched through Venezuela's capital Sunday accompanied by hundreds of thousands of supp...

Election Year in Venezuela

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Stephanie Kennedy

This year in Venezuela is a general election year and like in any country when general elections occur, it becomes a drawn out year of circus-like journalism.