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Venezuela Protests

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has...

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Hugo Chavez is dead. Chavismo, which was more of a cult than a political ideology, is on its last legs. Before Venezuela succumbs as well, it's time for a radical restart in the land of Bolivar.

Venezuela Is About to Explode

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Rafael Osío Cabrices

Venezuela could end up as a completely failed state -- a Somalia in the Caribbean.

Can Pope Francis Perform a Miracle for Venezuela?

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 06.04.2016 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

Given his virtuoso performance as a power broker who helped thaw a half-a-century-old conflict between Cuba and the U.S., the audience Pope Francis has granted Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this coming Sunday has aroused hopes the Argentinian pope can instill a sense of normalcy to Venezuela's political life.

Why the United States and Latin America Need a New Venezuela Strategy

Samuel Ramani | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

The resistance displayed by OAS leaders to U.S.-imposed sanctions during the recent OAS summit highlights the severity of the credibility gap the United States faces in its attempts to counter adverse political conditions in Venezuela.

Break That Bubble

Ena Alvarado | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Ena Alvarado

I have felt an acute sense of detachment, from the college community, in its response -- or lack thereof, I should say -- to particular global issues, including those pertaining to Venezuela.

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

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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.

Venezuela Tells U.S. To Cut Embassy Staff By 80 Percent

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

By Diego Ore CARACAS, March 2 (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst dip...

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...

8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

From Africa to Europe to the Americas, 2014 has been a year of extraordinary protests. Some of these protests succeeded in overthrowing political lead...

Ahead of Next Week's Trial, The Family of Leopoldo López Fights for His Freedom

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

While Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López remains behind bars as he awaits the July 23 start of his trial, his family has worked not only to get him released, but also to highlight the government's attempts to punish him for speaking out about the country's economic and political turmoil.

Venezuela to Exile -- Why I Fled the Country I Love

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Rafael Osío Cabrices

Until the moment the plane took off, we feared we might be in clear and present danger. We had just spent the last month seeking refuge in a makeshift panic room we created in our Caracas apartment.

Venezuela and the Western Media's Double Standard

Salim Lamrani | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Western media, which sides with the undemocratic and coup-prone opposition, have been content simply to denounce human rights violations. At the same time, they fail to report the murders committed by the protesters.

In Venezuela: It's Time to Consider New Options

Mack McLarty | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

There is one direct approach to Caracas immediately available. The administration should challenge Maduro to restore normal diplomatic relations. The US and Venezuela have not exchanged ambassadors since 2010.

U.N. Condemns Violence In Venezuela

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations condemned the continued violence in Venezuela Friday, highlighting the government’s use of force to quell protests, even as it cr...

The U.S. Should Do More to Help Venezuelan Immigrants

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Miami
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

Despite the many ties between the U.S. and Venezuela, the political crisis and influx of Venezuelans has gotten surprisingly little attention in Washington.

The Venezuelan Dialogue From a Cuban Point of View

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The dialogue between the Venezuelan opposition and Nicolas Maduro is in full swing. Its critics are many, its most visible loser: the Cuban government.

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...

#MejorDesnudosQue: Better Naked Than

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.06.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

What is shameful is these others, hiding behind their uniforms, trappings, the military ranks they awarded to themselves. They should be embarrassed to be hiding under the dishonorable garb of their fear.

Why This Ex Miss Universe Is Bloody, Bound And Gagged

VOXXI | Daysi Calavia-Lopez | Posted 03.27.2014 | Latino Voices

The beautiful face that once helped her win the coveted Miss Universe crown is now covered in filth and blood. Stefanía Fernández, an ex Miss Uni...

Lanterns, Wild Flowers And Purim Revelry: Week In Photos

Posted 03.22.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

Venezuelan Forces Take Opposition Stronghold

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces, including troops in combat gear, into an opposition stronghold early Monday to stamp out...

Venezuela Protesters Given Ultimatum As Deadly Clashes Persist

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

By Deisy Buitrago and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, March 15 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned protesters in Caracas...

Barricades, Elephant Feasts And Prayers For Missing Passengers: Week In Photos

Posted 03.15.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

Death Toll In Venezuela Protests Rises

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

(Adds comments from U.S. Secretary of State) By Daniel Wallis CARACAS, March 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor...