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Has Venezuela's socialist revolution died with Chavez?

Max Arvelaiz, top adviser to Presidents Chavez and Maduro, debates with journalist Jon Lee Anderson.<p>Three years ago Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, but did his lifelong fight to establish an inclusive socialist state die with him?<p>Chavez's 17 years in power brought unprecedented social …

Hugo Chavez fails to overthrow Venezuela's government: archive, 5 February 1992

5 February 1992: Fourteen soldiers were reported killed on both sides and 300 rebels arrested<p>Rebel soldiers made a bloody bid for power in Venezuela yesterday but were driven back by loyal troops who twice saved the life of President Carlos Andres Pérez.<p>The defence minister, Fernando Ochoa Antich, …

Venezuela

Dueling protests: Venezuelans hold rival marches for and against President Maduro | Fox News

Hundreds of opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro held rival marches in Caracas on Saturday, with anti-government forces demanding Venezuela's leader step down and his sympathizers denouncing U.S. sanctions on some top officials.<p>The marches were animated but peaceful, unlike massive …

Venezuela

Venezuela opposition launches protests to oust Maduro

<b>Venezuela's opposition has held a day of protests to launch a new campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>Crowds marched in Caracas and other cities to express their anger at the country's economic crisis and called on the president to stand down.<p>Mr Maduro led a protest in the capital against the …

Venezuela

"Let Them Come For Me!" Maduro Defiant As Thousands Protest In Venezuela

Do Trump's tweets make you feel sad? Are you a public figure who has felt the wrath of Trump's twitter account?<p>Left didn't get the memo: …

Cuban concerns over Venezuela's economic woes

<b>"Viva Cienfuegos! Viva the refinery! Viva Fidel!" shouted Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez into the microphone.</b><p>It was December 2007.<p>A lean, upbeat President Chavez was at the height of his powers. Dressed in his traditional red guayabera, he was in the Cuban city of Cienfuegos to inaugurate a …

Venezuela

9 things you probably didn’t know about Venezuela

<b>1. Where is it?</b> South America.<p><b>2. How big is it?</b> Bit bigger than Texas.<p><b>3. Why should I be concerned?</b> Most of the cocaine consumed in the U.S. is sent …

Venezuela

There's 'no bread' in Venezuela

Caracas (AFP) - At a popular east Caracas bakery, customers can buy Spanish olive oil, Italian tomato sauce and even American chocolates. But bread? Forget it.<p>Cardboard signs on the door warning of "No bread" have become increasingly common at Venezuelan bakeries.<p>Venezuela gets 96 percent of its …

Venezuela

I Went A Year Without Sex. Here's How It Changed My Life

On Valentine’s Day last year, I sat sobbing in my bathtub. I was sad to be single, wondering if I’d ever meet someone, and longing for a deeper …

Relationships

How Ugandans Overturned An Election Day Social Media Blackout

An election day shutdown of mobile apps vital to communication and commerce became a lightning rod for angry, young voters, who found ways to keep tweeting.<p>When Ugandans went to the polls last Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections, they participated in the most heavily-contested …

Africa

Guatemala: The Quest for Justice

Guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries. Over the past half century, it has endured a 36-year civil war, a genocide and a huge, ongoing wave of organized crime and drug trafficking.<p>Throughout the slaughter, killers have almost always been assured of getting away with murder. …

OPM sabía de mafias en aduanas hace 20 años (y las dejaba operar), según desclasificados

La búsqueda de la historia negra de los militares en el país ha sido desde hace años un trabajo lento y complicado. A cuentagotas han salido …

¿Por qué Otto Pérez no renuncia? Aquí, la respuesta

En la Guatemala de 2015, ya no puede un actor de poder solito botar a un presidente. Si lo quisiera sólo el Cacif pero no tuvieran respaldo popular y …

#JusticiaYa está a punto de hacer que OPM renuncie (video y análisis)

La historia de los últimos dos meses guatemaltecos es tan intensa que es mejor recapitular. Hasta ahora, se divide en tres capítulos.<p><b>1) El primer</b> …

Presidente pide apoyo a Cicig para nombramiento Gobernadores de Guatemala

El presidente guatemalteco, Jimmy Morales, solicitó apoyo a la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (Cicig) para el nombramiento …

Involucrados en limpieza del lago pasan la noche en prisión

Las diligencias permitieron la detención de los señalados por el Ministerio Público (MP) y la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala …

LAS MAFIAS, LA CICIG Y LA JUSTICIA EN GUATEMALA

Guatemala: ¿Qué es la CICIG?

Guatemala's rock star: Quiet jurist who took down president

His speeches get standing ovations. Reporters chase him at Sunday mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral.<p>Ivan Velasquez isn't comfortable with the attention. But he understands. As head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, CICIG for its Spanish initials, he has taken the …

Latin America
Latin America

Ending Corruption in Guatemala

Aerial view during a protest against Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti for the recent corruption cases in the …

AQ Top 5 Corruption Busters: Iván Velásquez | AS/COA

Experts<p>Susan Segal<p>Eric Farnsworth<p>Ragnhild Melzi<p>Brian Winter<p>Nancy Anderson Bolton<p>Adriana La Rotta<p>Alana Tummino<p>Carin Zissis<p>Guillermo Zubillaga<p>Naki …

The Amazing Case That Proved Latin America’s Crackdown on Corruption Is For Real

<i>This article is adapted from our 1st print issue of 2016. For a look at our Top 5 Corruption Busters special feature, click here.</i><p>Guatemala? Really?<p>I …

Guatemala's Government Corruption: A Timeline - Newsy

Guatemala president weighs decision on UN commission investigating tackling crime, corruption

Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.<p>The wiretaps, raids and 20 arrests …

Latin America

Guatemala vice-president steps down amid customs corruption scandal

President announces deputy has vacated her offices as ex-aide stands accused of orchestrating fraud worth millions<p>Guatemala’s vice-president has resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary and opened her up to an investigation.<p>A sombre president Perez …