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Clashes as Venezuela opposition turns up heat on govt

Thousands of Venezuelans demonstrated Monday after the opposition vowed to intensify pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as they seek to stop him from strengthening his hold on power. Masked and helmeted protesters hurled stones and...Show More Summary

Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship

CARACAS (Reuters) - The president of Venezuela's opposition-run Congress on Monday accused Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of "aiding and abetting the country's dictatorial regime" following a report that it had bought $2.8 billion in bonds from the cash-strapped country.

Young activist, ex-military man latest killed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A 20-year-old man from the opposition Popular Will Party on Sunday became the most recent person to die in a wave of anti-government protests held almost daily since the end of March, Venezuelan authorities said. Show More Summary

Venezuela's president blames opposition for death of retired officer

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday blamed opposition demonstrators for the killing of a retired military officer and called it a hate crime. The 34-year-old retired National Guard lieutenant, who has yet to be identified,Show More Summary

Young activist dies in latest Venezuela protest violence

Venezuelan authorities say a 20-year-old man from the Popular Will Party is the most recent person to die in a wave of anti-government protests held almost daily since the end … Click to Continue »

Venezuela protest seeks greater press freedom

Protesters descended Saturday on the offices of Venezuela's state media regulator, the latest in nearly two months of often-violent protests demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrations that got underway in late March...Show More Summary

The 20 photographs of the week

The Manchester Arena attack, the Europa League final, riots in Venezuela and the destruction in Syria – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists. Continue reading...

What Venezuela’s Medical Crisis Tells Us About Socialism

(John Hinderaker) The Lancet is a renowned medical journal headquartered in England. The current issue includes an article on Venezuela, titled “Data reveal state of Venezuelan health system”. The data in question come from the Venezuelan government, after two years in which it released no reports. Show More Summary

Panama to tighten immigration policy for Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's government said on Friday it will tighten its immigration policy toward Venezuela, Colombia and Nicaragua, including halving the amount of time tourists from the countries can stay in the isthmus nat...

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

Riot police in Venezuela fired tear gas and water cannon to stop anti-government protesters from marching on a key military installation Friday during the latest violence in nearly two months of unrest. The opposition is trying to sway...Show More Summary

Wonder Woman, Naked Man... 5 icons of Venezuela unrest

From "Wonder Woman" and "Tank Woman" to "Naked Man" and "Violin Man," ordinary Venezuelans photographed in extraordinary scenes have become icons of the country's political unrest. Demonstrators are demanding elections to get rid of a socialist government they blame for food and medicine shortages. Show More Summary

And The Best Performing Stock Market In The World Is...

Authored by Simon Black via, Pop quiz: What country has the world’s best performing stock market? It’s not the United States. Or Canada. Or China. The answer is Venezuela, whose primary stock market index over the last...Show More Summary

Under state pressure, Venezuela TV limits live coverage of protests

CARACAS (Reuters) - In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees.

It Was a Symbol of Venezuelan Unrest. Now It, Too, Is Broken

Wuilly Arteaga has played his violin through weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela, his songs enduring even as he was forced to dodge tear gas canisters hurled in his direction. But on Wednesday, the music was silenced. Arteaga—often seen playing Venezuela's national anthem on the front lines—says his...

Venezuela forces break a violin

Wuilly Arteaga was filmed in tears after government forces grabbed the violin he was playing at a mass protest and returned it to him in pieces. Watch videos here. Support has been rallying online.

Did The Trump Administration Benefit From Venezuela's Illegal Syrian Oil Sales?

In the latest bombshell to hit President Trump, Bloomberg reports his administration may have inadvertently taken money from an enemy of the U.S. - but this time it's the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad... via Venezuela. In...Show More Summary

Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress

CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress.

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

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CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights and the release of political prisoners. At least 55 people have died in the protests, which come amid a severe economic crisis in the oil-producing country. This isn’t the […]

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in America Jumps 160% as Country is Starving

Once an example of South American democracy and economic success, due to the democratic freedoms its citizens once enjoyed along with the oil riches of the country, Venezuela is now staring at an exodus of its people to the U.S. For the first time ever, the number of Venezuelans applying for asylum in America topped […]

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