State violence in Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS ― In a stunningly stark report on the political and economic conditions in Venezuela, the U.N.’s Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet outlined a troubling litany of continuing human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and economic privations characterizing the besieged … Read More

Venezuela’s Maduro says UN rights report full of lies

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro poses for pictures before meeting the European Union (EU)’s special adviser for Venezuela Enrique Iglesias at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 9, 2019. (Photo by AFP) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has slammed … Read More

President Maduro Orders The Bank of Venezuela to Accept Petro Crypto

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ordered the country’s leading bank, Banco de Venezuela, to accept the nation’s cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR) at all of its branches, the country’s Finance Ministry tweeted on July 4. According to the tweet, Maduro gave “the express order to open Petro desks in … Read More

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, center left, meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center right.CreditCreditPool photo by Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW — In his toughest moments, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has turned to Russia for support. When the United … Read More

What are Russia, Iran and Cuba doing in Venezuela?

When about 100 Russian servicemen and military equipment were reportedly flown into Venezuela in late March, US President Donald Trump’s response was to declare that ‘Russia has to get out’. Moscow refused, saying that the troops would stay ‘as long as needed’ and that they were … Read More

Lindsey Graham proposes invading Venezuela to oust Maduro

Graham believes the threat of an invasion could check what he says is Cuban influence in the country. A rally for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close ally of President Donald Trump, suggested … Read More

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