Venezuelan military offensive sends thousands fleeing, recharging one of the world’s worst refugee crises
A campaign by Venezuelan military near the western border is causing a new wave of refugees. Thousands are defying the pandemic to pack into makeshift camps in Arauquita, Colombia. The Venezuelan refugees represent the world’s second largest group of internationally displaced people. The mounting tensions between left-wing Venezuela and right-wing
The United Nations has formally accused the Venezuelan government of crimes against humanity after an investigation into the country’s administration on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. According to the investigation, the country has committed egregious violations including cases of killings, torture, and disappearances. President Nicolás Maduro and his
On Monday, Venezuelan authorities welcomed a second Iranian fuel tanker. As the ship entered international waters, it was met with naval frigates and helicopters dispatched by Venezuela. This is a lifeline for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and represents close ties being forged between Tehran and US adversaries in Latin America.
On Monday, a US military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed coup attempt in Venezuela stated that two US citizens formally working with him have been detained by Venezuelan authorities. The military veteran, Jordan Goudreau, and two accomplices previously attempted to oust President Nicolas Maduro. According to
The Trump administration will allegedly be lifting sanctions on Venezuela under the terms of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and his enemy, opposition leader Juan Guaido. US Officials stated that the plan will be announced on Tuesday amid the growing coronavirus
The US has recently charger several senior officials in Venezuela, including its President Nicolas Maduro, with flooding the US with cocaine and other drugs, using them as a weapon to damage American health. The charges were announced by Attorney General William Barr, who also stated that a $15 million reward
On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister. US officials accused Leopoldo Frias of human rights violations and supporting socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Frias and his family members were blacklisted by Washington on Thursday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Frias’s affiliate, MINFAR, had been involved
On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales stepped down from office after weeks of protests, following advice from Bolivia’s military chief. The protests originated after a Morales was elected to a fourth term. Morales was one of the last Latin American leftist leaders, creating the Movement for Socialism party in 1998.
A cyber espionage group called Machete has been stealing military documents via targeted malware attacks across Latin America, researchers with ESET have discovered. 75% of malware infections impact targets in Venezuela, but the attackers are also going after entities in Ecuador, Colombia, and Nicaragua. According to Matias Porolli of ESET,
Russia does not intend to send troops to Venezuela in order to assist the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, President Vladimir Putin stated on Thursday. Maduro’s authority is being challenged by opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido. While Russia and China support Maduro, United States President Trump