04 Nov 2021

ICC to probe Venezuela over alleged crimes against humanity

Venezuela will be investigated by the International Criminal Court to determine if crimes against humanity were committed in 2017 during crackdowns on anti-government protests. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said the country respects the decision to investigate. More than 100 people died during the crackdown on protests in 2017.  The protests

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15 Oct 2021

Killing of two Venezuelan youths in Colombia sparks diplomatic row

A diplomatic row between Colombia and Venezuela is rising after the killing of two venezuelan boys in Colombia. The boys, 12 and 18, were accused of intending to rob a store and were tied up in the Colombian town of Tibú. A video shows the two boys surrounded by screaming

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02 Apr 2021

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

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16 Sep 2020

Venezuela: UN investigators accuse authorities of crimes against humanity

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

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26 May 2020

Second Fuel Tanker From Iran Arrives in Venezuela

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.

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06 May 2020

US veteran behind failed Venezuela plot says two American mercenaries detained

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

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31 Mar 2020

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

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

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27 Mar 2020

Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with ‘narco-terrorism’

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

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03 Jan 2020

U.S. slaps sanctions on Cuba defense minister over support for Venezuela’s Maduro

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

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13 Nov 2019

Bolivia Senate Leader Jeanine Añez Declares Herself President

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.

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