Venezuela

As the poor join protests, Venezuela may be hitting a turning point

CARACAS, Venezuela — In the cramped hillside slums where they once adored Hugo Chávez, hungry families now jeer and bang pots at the man struggling in his shadow, President Nicolás Maduro.<p>Chávez, a master showman who promised his country a socialist “revolution,” loved to wade through crowds of …

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Venezuela's president stars in cheery videos amid chaos

As antigovernment protests and deadly unrest shake the streets here, President Nicolás Maduro is presenting an image of a very different country in videos that show him strolling through bucolic settings, hip-hop dancing and swinging on a swing set with his wife.<p><b>VENEZUELANS MARCH TO PRISON TO</b> …

South America

The week's best photojournalism

New Washington State Patrol troopers bow their heads during graduation ceremonies in Olympia, Washington. | (<i>AP Photo/Elaine Thompson</i>)<p>A girl does her …

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Venezuela formally declares OAS exit

Venezuela has formally notified the Organization of American States of its intention to leave the regional body.<p>The move comes amid sometimes violent …

South America

As Venezuela slips into chaos, US should consider sanctions

President Trump’s instinctive isolationism is meeting its first regional test in Venezuela, as the crisis in the once-wealthy South American country …

South America

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela's best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.<p>Security forces blocked access to the decrepit-looking penitentiary …

South America

Venezuela: Grabbing the bull by the horns

Venezuela is withdrawing from the Organization of American States, a move to help President Nicolas Maduro avoid the shame of being suspended by the body. But a lot could still happen before its exit.<p>The foreign ministry in Caracas is abuzz with intense activity. On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Delcy …

South America

House bill to give Venezuelans path to legal US residency has bipartisan support

A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives has re-introduced a bill to let Venezuelans either fleeing their country’s violence and poverty or already here illegally gain legal permanent residency status.<p>The bill, sponsored by Florida Republican Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and …

Immigration

What Venezuela's Crisis Could Mean for Brazil & Colombia

Shannon O'Neil, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, discusses the outlook for Latin American economies with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and …

South America

Amid Venezuela's protests, 'Green Cross' medical students are here to help – and to stay

Demonstrations against Venezuela's increasingly authoritarian government have become more frequent – and violent – this month. For some medical …

South America

GM considering return to Venezuela after plant seized

General Motors could be making an effort to return to Venezuela after announcing it was shuttering operations following a court-ordered seizure of …

South America

Can Colombia’s peace help Venezuela’s conflict?

As a peace deal helps end a long war in Colombia, Venezuela is descending into violence. What can Colombia teach its neighbor about healing and …

South America

Burundi opposition claims government is using hunger as a 'weapon of mass destruction'

3.8m people – 40% of the population – are food insecure but the government says the situation under control.<p>Burundi's opposition has claimed that the …

Africa

Trump: 'Venezuela is a mess'

President Donald Trump commented briefly on Thursday about the turmoil enveloping Venezuela.<p>During a meeting at the White House with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Trump was asked about the decision by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to withdraw Venezuela from the Organization of …

World Leaders

As Venezuela Declines, So Does Its Latin American Influence

A document circulating in Peru, part of a broad political corruption investigation, stands as a quaint piece of Hugo Chávez memorabilia. It’s a 2006 …

Latin America

'End the injustice!': Venezuelan official's son stirs nation in YouTube plea to his father

The son of Venezuela's pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the crisis-struck nation by publicly calling on his father to end "injustice" amid major protests against the leftist administration.<p>The opposition accuses ombudsman Tarek Saab of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses …

South America

Russia Gave to Citgo, Then Citgo Gave to Trump

Many big oil companies funded Trump’s inauguration. Only one is deeply in debt to the Kremlin.<p>The oil company’s half-million donation to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee wasn’t illegal. But it certainly wasn’t moral. And the cash may have come from the Kremlin, at least indirectly.<p>Recently …

South America

Jake Tapper runs down how a Trump lie became a fake fact, and he spreads the blame pretty widely

2:09 a.m. ET<p>Following the furor over a passenger being dragged off of an overbooked flight earlier this month, United Airlines announced Thursday it …

Crime

Rotten tomatoes: The declining quality of Venezuela’s propaganda

Rotten tomatoesThe declining quality of Venezuela’s propaganda<p>The president tries to come across as cuddly. It isn’t working<p>print-edition iconPrint …

South America

Venezuela is 'a mess': Trump

US President Donald Trump is calling Venezuela's situation "a mess."<p>Trump was asked on Thursday about the political crisis in Venezuela that has …

Donald Trump

Protesters in Venezuela are planning a new high-risk march against President Nicolas Maduro

Caracas (AFP) - Protesters in Venezuela plan a high-risk march against President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations that have left 26 dead in the crisis-wracked country.<p>The opposition urged protesters to march on central Caracas, a pro-Maduro bastion …

South America

Venezuela's Future Won't Be Settled in the Streets

Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, facing swelling protests against his own rule, sent congratulations to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Syria's independence day, it was a gesture his fellow tyrant surely appreciated.<p>So far Maduro has …

South America

Venezuela: Why The World Needs To Act

In the wake of the Second World War, the United States created regional multilateral organizations that were meant to constrain the ability of hostile extra-hemispheric powers to undermine American interests in the region, as well as to inculcate norms such as transparency, institutional capacity, …

South America

Colombia Militias, Venezuela’s Dire Economy Fuel Growing Border Crisis

<i>On the Colombia-Venezuela border, Joe Parkin Daniels reports on the increasing numbers of people fleeing both ways over the frequently closed border to escape humanitarian problems in each of the countries.</i><p>BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – A migrant crisis is simmering on the Colombia-Venezuela border, as …

South America

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to …

Cuba

Venezuela death toll rises

Three more people have been killed in protests in Venezuela.<p>The death toll over the last three weeks of demonstrations now stands at 24.<p>Supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro have clashed in the streets.<p>Venezuela: 26 morts en près d'un mois de manifestations https://t.co/wNt8wKapCK …

South America

Venezuelans Are Trying To Crowdfund Money To Leave The Country

Dozens of accounts have been set up in recent months by Venezuelans on the crowdfunding platform Generosity.<p>Posted on April 26, 2017, 16:04 GMT<p>Thousands of people in Venezuela have taken to the streets in protest as opposition groups stage nationwide demonstrations demanding early elections.<p>George …

World News

Venezuela's Borges says opposition is gaining momentum

When I interviewed Venezuela’s National Assembly President Julio Borges earlier this week, amid the massive anti-government protests that have left …

South America

Venezuelan in Miami reportedly detained ahead of asylum hearing

Marco Coello, a 22-year-old Venezuelan, was at the U.S. immigration office in Miami on Wednesday awaiting a routine asylum hearing when authorities …

Immigration

Is Venezuela Making the Same Mistake With Mining As It Has With Petroleum?

The country's reliance on oil has destroyed its economy, and analysts say the same may happen with mining.

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