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  • Latest Updates of Venezuela’s Crisis

    Latest Updates of Venezuela’s Crisis

    Expand Police fire tear gas toward opposition supporters during clashes while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • José Miguel Vivanco
    José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, is a general expert on Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The War at the Colombia-Venezuela Border

    The War at the Colombia-Venezuela Border

    Expand Graffiti on the wall of a brothel in Convención in the Catatumbo region, where most women working were Venezuelan exiles. The EPL (Popular Liberation Army) is one of the arm…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela: UN Should Set Commission of Inquiry

    Venezuela: UN Should Set Commission of Inquiry

    Expand Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Colombia
    Armed groups have committed egregious abuses against Colombian and Venezuelan civilians as they fight for control in Catatumbo, northeastern Colombia, Human Rights Watch. The report, “The War in Catatumbo: Abuses by Armed Groups Against Civilians…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Colombia/Venezuela: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area

    Colombia/Venezuela: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area

    August 8, 2019Video Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Colombia Armed groups have committed egregious abuses against Colombian a…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Interview: The War in Colombia’s Catatumbo Region

    Interview: The War in Colombia’s Catatumbo Region

    Who are the armed groups and what are they fighting over? F: There are three armed groups in Catatumbo. The largest one and most powerful is the Army of National Liberation (ELN), a left-wing guerilla group formed in the 1960s. The second largest i…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Ensuring Accountability in Venezuela is Key to End Rights Crisis
    We welcome the UN High Commissioner’s strong report, which includes key information on the major human rights problems in Venezuela: the brutal crackdown on dissent, widespread impunity for violations, the humanitarian emergency, and the resulting…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela: Free Freelance Photojournalist

    Venezuela: Free Freelance Photojournalist

    Expand Venezuelan journalist Jesus Medina speaks with press in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.  © 2017 AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos (New Yor…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela: The Defection That Turned into Exile

    Venezuela: The Defection That Turned into Exile

    Expand Chest vests belonging to defected members of Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard sit in room where they are sleeping at a shelter run by a priest in Cucuta, Colombia, Monda…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Venezuela

The Guardian: Venezuela News

  • Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang
    Opposition leader plays down images but analysts say they could prove highly damagingJuan Guaidó, the Venezuelan politician fighting to topple Nicolás Maduro, is facing awkward questions about his relationship with organised crime after the publica…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 8:56pm -
  • How will John Bolton's dismissal affect US foreign policy?
    Trump’s anti-interventionist instincts likely to come to the fore in flashpoint countriesTrump ousts top adviser John Bolton: ‘I disagreed strongly with him’Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of John Bolton, his national security adviser, may re…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 2:15pm -
  • Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro confirms months of secret US talks
    ‘Various contacts’ made, says embattled president, amid reports he is negotiating a way to stand down Nicolás Maduro has confirmed top Venezuelan officials have been talking to members of Donald Trump’s White House, after reports his second-in…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 8:45pm -
  • Reports of secret US-Venezuela talks to oust Maduro draw skepticism
    Claims that Nicolás Maduro’s number two official is working with the US are an attempt to ‘stoke paranoia’, experts sayHe is one of the most influential and infamous figures in Venezuelan politics – a hardcore Chavista who uses his weekly ta…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 12:00pm -
  • Venezuelan activist urges Raab to back ICC Maduro torture case
    Tamara Sujú visits London to seek support for six countries pressing for investigationThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to draw on his experience as a former Foreign Office human rights lawyer to press the legal case that the Ve…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 7:52am -
  • Why Trump’s 'maximum pressure' foreign policy yields minimum results
    The president is heading into 2020 with no major successes and looming crises – so many expect him to attempt to reverse the trend with dramatic dealsDonald Trump is heading into the 2020 elections with no clear-cut foreign policy successes, som…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 2:30am -
  • UN rights chief decries latest US sanctions targeting Venezuela
    ‘Extremely broad’ measures could increase suffering in the country, says Michelle BacheletThe UN rights chief has intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as “extremely broad” with the potentia…
    - 37 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 6:13am -
  • Thousands forced to flee as rights group warns of 'war' in Colombia border area
    Three groups are fighting over drug routes and coca plantations as 40,000 have fled their homes, says Human Rights WatchIllegal armed groups have forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes as they fight for control of drug trafficking routes in C…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 9:57am -
  • 'It will not work': experts question Venezuela sanctions as Bolton touts them
    Bolton claimed Trump’s measures will help end Maduro’s reign, but some fear they will make Venezuela’s economic meltdown worseUS national security adviser, John Bolton, has insisted Venezuela’s “tired dictator” was at “the end of his ro…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 2:08pm -
  • Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets in US
    Executive order says assets may not be ‘transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn’, as tensions with President Maduro escalateThe Trump administration has frozen all Venezuelan government assets in a significant escalation of tensions with socialist…
    - 41 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 10:13pm -

Venezuela News and Views

  • The Barbados Pass/Fail
    It has been two months since I last wrote. My health concerns were certainly a distraction, but discussing the miasma of Venezuelan politics was certainly not encouraging.However we reached this week a seminal point of sorts: it is the regime this ti…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 2:19pm -
  • The Pompeo storm
    Today we had yet another example on how the failures of the opposition outmatch its successes.Secretary of state Mike Pompeo had a private conversation on Venezuela that was leaked (I personally wonder whether he wanted that to be leaked). In that co…
    - 7 Jun 19, 2:56am -
  • Fiascoes
    Following Venezuela from afar is a painful exercise. All that I see are missed opportunities and grand thuggery in action. Not surprising of course when you know the actors. What is most offensive though is the reaction of these actors; as if they ex…
    - 4 Jun 19, 4:18am -
  • Exilium
    I have been absent for over a month. I did not write even though all hell broke lose in Caracas, and the ridicule of many an item should have been inspiring.But something happened.I came to France to recover from my grief, to attend an aging parent.…
    - 8 May 19, 5:04pm -
  • Lost from afar
    I feel obliged to blurt something since it is going to be soon a month without an entry.  But then again, contrary to Punditlandia principles where the less you know about a topic the most you believe to be entitled to speak or write about it, it do…
    - 31 Mar 19, 8:43am -
  • Guaidó 1; regime 0; foreign press out.

    Guaidó 1; regime 0; foreign press out.

    And thus Juan Guaidó returned to Venezuela. Through the normal entry point in Maiquetia airport.  He went in a triumphant caravan all the way to Caracas to attend a rally. That caravan and rally were immense. And more succesful than whatever show t…
    - 4 Mar 19, 7:05pm -
  • After Cúcuta: what type of intervention?
    The tumultuous events of February 23 at the Colombian borders leave a few things clear for the world.1) the regime is not that strong: it had to use its assault militia, "colectivos", to push back and burn trucks of humanitarian aid. The army apparen…
    - 25 Feb 19, 8:03am -
  • From afar, to Cucuta
    Trying to speak about what goes on from afar is reckless.Local information is not good, does not understand what has been going on in Venezuela, let's its own bias take over.Following tweets does not help much. Opposition tweets are transfigured. Cha…
    - 22 Feb 19, 6:24pm -
  • Irregular writing ahead
    When you read this I will be flying above some ocean.I cannot stay for the fall of Maduro, or the assassination of Guaido.  I need to go and take care of my Dad who is likely in his home stretch.  And this barely after surviving Ivan's home stretch…
    - 12 Feb 19, 11:30pm -
  • The bridge of shame

    The bridge of shame

    The picture below has been flying all around the world from different angles.Chavista hell hole far in the horizonIt is one of the most perfect symbols of the crap that chavismo has always been, just exacerbated these days.The fact first.  Internati…
    - 7 Feb 19, 9:20pm -
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