All posts tagged "Venezuela"
Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan riot police fired pepper spray and tear gas to disperse an angry crowd of several thousand anti-government demonstrators trying to make their way to congress on Tuesday in the country’s largest and most...
- Posted April 4, 2017
Venezuela opposition seeks removal of Supreme court judges
The country fell into a political crisis last week
- Posted April 3, 2017
Venezuela high court reverses move to strip congress’ power
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy....
- Posted April 1, 2017
In Venezuela, short on food, short of hope
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average...
- Posted February 23, 2017
Backed by Trump, Venezuelans march to demand release of López
López was sentenced to nearly 14 years for inciting violence during anti-government protests
- Posted February 18, 2017
Venezuela shuts off CNN in Spanish after criticizing story
The move comes as the new U.S. administration seems to be trying to further isolate Venezuela's embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro
- Posted February 16, 2017
Venezuela now leads US asylum requests as crisis deepens
18,155 Venezuelans submitted asylum requests last year
- Posted February 12, 2017
Bipartisan US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Venezuela
It also calls for a thorough probe into alleged drug trafficking and support for Middle Eastern terror groups by the country's new vice president, Tareck El Aissami
- Posted February 8, 2017
US Lawmakers Propose Sanctions for Venezuela Food Corruption
"This should be one of President Trump's first actions in office"
- Posted January 23, 2017
Venezuela president reneges on pledge to free opponent López
López is serving a 14-year sentence for allegedly inciting violence against the government during a wave of anti-government unrest
- Posted January 18, 2017