venezuela

  • June 22, 2017  

    With the economy in freefall, Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at runaway inflation prices, and children are suffering the most: severe malnutrition among kids is rising at an alarming rate. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on the harmful shortages of food and medicine. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2017  

    Venezuela is in freefall after years of recession, skyrocketing inflation and a formidable food crisis, sparking outcry and protest. It’s pushed angry Venezuelans to take to the streets on a regular basis, demanding that President Nicolas Maduro step down, and inspired a fierce government crackdown. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report. Continue reading

  • A demonstrator prepares to throw a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela May 1, 2017. Photo by: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
    May 5, 2017   BY  

    Venezuela’s opposition rallied again this week against President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, accusing him of delaying elections to cling to power. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators take part in a rally to honour victims of violence during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
    April 23, 2017  

    For the past three weeks in Venezuela, protesters have demanded President Nicolas Maduro schedule new elections and do more to address the country’s long-running economic crisis. Protesters blame Maduro for the triple-digit inflation and shortages of food, medicine, and basic supplies. Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Paris remains on high alert after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two more before killing himself. The attack comes just three days before voting begins in France’s presidential election. Also, President Trump reignited his attack on Iran Thursday during a news conference with Italy’s prime minister, calling the 2015 nuclear deal a “terrible agreement.” Continue reading

  • April 19, 2017  

    In a movement dubbed “The Mother of all Marches,” thousands of Venezuelans hit the streets Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro. National Guard troops fired tear gas at the crowd. At least five people were killed, and hundreds were arrested. The unrest comes amid political tensions and economic calamity. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • An opposition supporter holds a placard that reads "No more dictatorship" as she takes part in a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
    April 1, 2017  

    Venezuela’s Supreme Court today reversed a decision to strip the opposition-led congress of legislative power. That original decision had brought protests and criticism from the United Nations along with foreign governments, including the United States. Anatoly Kurmanaev, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas to discuss. Continue reading

  • An opposition supporter holds a placard depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro that reads "No more dictatorship. Out!" as she takes part in a rally against Maduro's government in Caracas

    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. Continue reading

  • March 31, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump moved to reshape American trade policy with a pair of executive orders, initiating a review of trade deficits and increasing the collection of duties on imports. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies to boost their defense spending within the next two months during his first meeting with his alliance counterparts in Brussels. Continue reading

  • Venezuela medicine
    March 26, 2017  

    On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on state television that he had asked the United Nations for help in addressing the country’s shortage of medicine and other goods. The country’s hospitals now have less than 5 percent of the medicine they need to treat their patients. For more, Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas. Continue reading

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