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.
By Hannah Drier and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press
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.
By PBS NewsHour
In Venezuela, hundreds of thousands came out in protest against President Nicolas Maduro, whose approval ratings have reached record lows. The cause for discontent: Food is now incredibly scarce and far too expensive to buy, and the hunger is leading…
By PBS NewsHour
Plummeting worldwide fuel prices have damaged several economies, but perhaps no country has been hit harder than Venezuela. Once flush with oil money, the nation now faces a collapsing economy, skyrocketing inflation and a wave of looting and crime driven…
By Ross Sylvestri
Election officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday evening that a coalition of opposition parties won two-thirds of the seats in the country’s National Assembly following elections last Sunday.
By News Desk
Venezuela’s opposition won the most seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, paving the way for a strong challenge to President Nicolas Maduro in the next presidential election in 2019.
Amid Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis, protests this month in the nation's capital over shortages of medicine and basic supermarket necessities have spotlighted the ripple effect of the falling price of oil, the country's main export.
It’s been a year since Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro -- the hand-picked successor of long-time, charismatic leader Hugo Chavez -- entered office. Demonstrations against rising crime have mushroomed into massive marches over insecurity, scarcity and demonstrator arrests. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret…
Two months of protests in Venezuela, fueled by slow economic recovery and high crime, have left at least 40 people dead and prompted the Vatican and neighboring countries to intervene. If you ask the pro- and anti-government demonstrators why they…
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