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World Jul 045,287 people killed during Venezuela security operations in 2018, UN reports
The U.N. human rights chief said the number of extrajudicial killings in 2018 was "shockingly high."…
World May 01As new protests loom, was Venezuela opposition outplayed?
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó stunned the nation Tuesday when he appeared on a video urging troops to abandon Maduro and join those clamoring for the socialist leader's ouster. But while the call to action spurred protests around the nation, only…
World Apr 30Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky attempt to lead a military uprising and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.
World Apr 03Maduro loyalists strip Juan Guaido of immunity
The move paves the way for the opposition leader's prosecution and potential arrest for supposedly violating the constitution when he declared himself interim president.
World Mar 11Desperation spreads in Venezuela after days without power
In Venezuela, years of hardship for millions of people got abruptly worse after the power grid collapsed, intensifying the country's long-running misery.
World Feb 08Volunteers prepare U.S. aid for Venezuela amid political turmoil
The emergency supplies have become the focus of Venezuela's political struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido.
World Feb 06Venezuela military blocks bridge in attempt to impede U.S.-backed aid
The squabble is now the latest front in the battle between opposition leader Juan and President Nicolas Maduro, who is vowing not to let the supplies enter the country. Maduro argues Venezuela isn't a nation of "beggars" and has long…
World Jan 26Venezuelan showdown moves to UN as dueling presidents dig in
The United States urged all nations Saturday to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting “to engineer a coup d’etat” against President Nicolas Maduro — a reflection of the world’s deep divisions over…
World Jan 25U.S. diplomats leave embassy in Venezuela amid political turmoil
A defiant Maduro called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the U.S. and closed its embassy in Washington on Thursday, a day after ordering all U.S. diplomats out of the country by the weekend.
World Jan 10Nicolas Maduro sworn in to 2nd term amid Venezuela’s economic crisis
President Nicolas Maduro's popularity has plunged amid scarcities, hyperinflation and rising authoritarianism that have sparked a mass emigration from Venezuela.