May 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Authorities have served an eviction notice to activists who have stayed for more than a month inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, and asked them to leave immediately.
January 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Violence flared again Wednesday during big anti-government demonstrations across Venezuela, and at least seven protesters were reported killed in the escalating confrontation with Maduro.
March 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Millions of Venezuelans suffer from food and medicine shortages, and the currency has fallen 99.99 per cent against the U.S. dollar on the black market since Maduro came to power in 2013.
November 18, 2017 10:19 am
Maduro has repeatedly excoriated Trump for sanctions against Venezuela, which range from restrictions on U.S. banks buying newly issued debt to barring American citizens from having any dealings with specific individuals in his government.
September 20, 2017 11:31 am
At least 125 people have been killed in four months of protests against President Nicolás Maduro's government, which has resisted calls to bring forward the presidential election and instead set up a pro-Maduro legislative superbody called a Constituent Assembly that has overruled the country's opposition-led Congress.
August 23, 2017 7:58 am
Varela said the situation in Venezuela had deteriorated since the government decided to press ahead with a 545-member constituent assembly in the face of strong criticism from around the Americas, including the United States and Mexico.
August 01, 2017 9:06 am
President Nicolas Maduro claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast Venezuela's political system, dismissing US sanctions imposed on him and condemnations by his domestic opponents and governments around the world.
July 28, 2017 11:21 am
Luis Vicente Leon, president of Datanalsis, said that because the government has access to data showing who does and does not vote, many people are likely to feel obligated to participate or risk losing their jobs in a country with severe food shortages and triple-digit inflation.
July 26, 2017 10:17 pm
He spoke at a ceremony marking the anniversary of a failed barracks uprising that is considered the beginning of Fidel Castro's revolution. Venezuelan opposition leaders have called a two-day general strike beginning to protest Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution.
July 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Venezuela's majority backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution and override all other institutions. Foes have said that would institutionalize dictatorship by the ruling Socialist Party.