Venezuela News

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro battles for control of US-based refinery

The opposition-run National Assembly appointed the 15-member Citgo board early this year after Guaido declared presidential powers, arguing that Maduro's re-election was illegitimate. Maduro maintains power with backing from the military and allies such as Cuba, Russia and China.

They survived colonization and war. But Venezuela’s collapse was too much

At least 4 million Venezuelans have fled their country in recent years, forced out by hunger, hyperinflation and deadly political crackdowns.


Bill giving Venezuelans protected status failing in US House

A total of 154 Republicans have voted against the measure, denying it the support of two-thirds of the chamber's 435 voting members, a benchmark required for legislation considered under a procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills and known as ``suspension of the rules.''

Venezuela blackout leaves Caracas, and much of the country, without power 

President Nicolás Maduro accused the United States of orchestrating that power failure. “The electrical war announced and directed by the imperialist United States against our people will be defeated,” he said on Twitter.

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

Authorities in Venezuela have released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuela forces killed thousands, then covered it up, UN says

Special Action Forces described by witnesses as “death squads” killed 5,287 people in 2018 and another 1,569 by mid-May of this year, in what are officially termed by the Venezuelan government “Operations for the Liberation of the People,” U.N. investigators reported.


Asylum applications in EU rise as more Venezuelans seek refuge

Venezuelans lodged some 18,400 asylum applications from January through May, roughly twice as many as during the same period in 2018, making them the nationality with the second highest number of applications in Europe after Syrians.

Chile offers 'democratic responsibility visa' to Venezuelan migrants

This week about 200 migrants, the vast majority Venezuelans, were stranded on the border between Peru and Chile trying to enter Chilean territory after a change of regulations in Peru slowed their movement.

After loss at sea, Venezuelan archbishop calls for trafficking probe

Archbishop Roberto Luckert in an open letter published on Facebook on Tuesday said the sinking of a boat carrying Venezuelan migrants to Trinidad and Tobago in April showed the dire consequences of trafficking.

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

With the reopening, a flood of people seized on the opportunity to enter into the neighboring country and secure items that are all but unattainable in Venezuela.

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Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

Faced with the uncertainty of when it might return, and whether it would be enough, families in Venezuela are conserving as much as water as they can take from rivers or buy at shops. They are bathing, washing clothes and dishes and cooking with just a few liters a day.

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

Peru's economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent this year and many Venezuelans already have at least one relative living in the nation.


Anti-government protests rock Venezuela

The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising tensions in Venezuela.