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Venezuela Protests

Can Pope Francis Perform a Miracle for Venezuela?

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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.

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...

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

Samuel Ramani | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

Wives Of Jailed Venezuelan Mayors To Finish Husbands' Work

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After years behind the scenes, the wives of two jailed mayors are looking to succeed their husbands in special elections t...

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...

11 Venezuelan Students Ordered To Stand Trial

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan courts have ordered 11 student protesters to stand trial, but they have freed more than 150 others arrested wit...

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.

Venezuelans March Against Maduro Government In Defiance Of Court Ruling

AP | JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.27.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scores of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Saturday, vowing to remain on the streets in defianc...

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.

Pro-government Gunmen Aggravate Venezuela Protests

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to di...

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...

Students Protest At UN Offices

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of students have pitched camp outside the United Nations office in Caracas to complain the international community ...

Congress Claims Venezuelan Lawmaker Lost Immunity

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's congress says leading opposition politician Maria Corina Machado has lost her seat in the legislat...

Venezuelan Attorney General Cites 'Excesses' Against Anti-Government Protesters

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's attorney general says some security force members have committed "excesses" in dealing with anti-government pr...