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Venezuela Violence

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.

Venezuela Has World's Second-Highest Homicide Rate: NGO

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuela has the second-highest homicide rate in the world, according to a report released Monday by the NGO Venezuelan Violence Observatory. Th...

Even Emergency Rooms Aren't Safe From Gunmen In This City

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.14.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to ...

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...

Venezuelans Speculate What's Behind Protest Camp Raids

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the bubbling cauldron that is politically riven Venezuela, divining the government's motives is a favorite pastime. So ...

'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.

Gunmen Attack Students, University In Central Venezuela

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least three people were wounded Tuesday in the central Venezuela city of Barquisimeto when student protesters blocking ...

Biden Speaks Out On Venezuela

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government ...

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.

Venezuelans Mourn Fallen Leader, But Protests Don't Break

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, whi...

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.

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...

Study Shows Venezuelan Crisis Was Long Time Coming

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

The unrest that has rocked Venezuela since early February could have been largely foreseen by examining how Venezuelans view their lives, according to...

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"...

Opposition Leader Rejects Dialogue With Venezuelan President

AP | BEN FOX and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A meeting billed as a national dialogue for local and state officials in troubled Venezuela convened Monday without the co...

Deaths Rise In Tumultuous Venezuela Uprisings

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Tomas Sarmiento CARACAS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A female student and a young supermarket worker were the latest fatalities from Ve...

Venezuela Braces For More Political Violence

AP | ANDREW ROSATI and BEN FOX | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans braced Saturday for the possibility of more political violence as supporters and opponents of the government o...

The 8 Things You Need To Know About The Venezuelan Protests

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

1. A lot of Venezuelans are fed-up with their current situation. Venezuela has faced years of food shortages, insecurity and economic crisis. O...

Venezuelan Protest Leader Urges Resistance From Jail

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

(Adds Maduro comments on dialogue with U.S.) By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Venezuela's j...

GRAPHIC: These Images Of Political Unrest Beg You To #PrayForVenezuela

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Last week hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans clogged streets and spilled into plazas nationwide as residents coordinated massive protests against Pr...

Deadly Protests In Venezuela Escalate

Posted 02.20.2014 | World

CARACAS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Security forces faced off with demonstrators in streets blocked by burning barricades in several Venezuelan cities on Thur...

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...

Venezuelan President Issues Manhunt For Opposition Leader

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that a police manhunt was underway for Leopoldo Lopez, the hard-line opp...

Nicolas Maduro Names New Culprit For Venezuela's Violence

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has a new villain as he campaigns to bring down Venezuela's spiraling crime: telenovelas. He accu...

Monica Spear Is Latest Symbol Of Venezuela's Crime Woes

AP | FRANK BAJAK and JORGE RUEDA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela, 29-year-old Monica Spear surely could have afforded to vacation el...