Tag: Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro -- with his wife Cilia Flores at a rally in Caracas on January 23 -- looks to have a clear run for a second term, with the main opposition coalition barred from taking part in the election

NGO: Venezuela’s Press Crackdown Worsened in 2017

Last year saw a steep rise in crackdowns against press freedom in Venezuela, which involved a decline in freedom of expression, censorship, and the closure of independent media outlets, according to a new report.

The cable car over the Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro is no longer running

Venezuelan Refugee ‘Favelas’ Pop Up in Brazil

Brazil is observing the development of a growing number of poverty-stricken favelas, or slums, as thousands of Venezuelans emigrate amid from country’s unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Rex Tillerson: Venezuelan Military May ‘Manage a Peaceful Transition’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has hinted that the Venezuelan military could oust socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro as the country’s political, economic, and humanitarian crisis reaches devastating proportions. Speaking at the University of Texas ahead of his five-stop Latin America tour,