Tag: Venezuela

A Lebanese Shiite woman, holding a picture of Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, walks in front of a poster showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and a slogan that reads: "Gracias Chavez" 21 September 2006 at the southern suburb of Beirut. Chavez stunned the UN General Assembly with a speech in which he called US President George W. Bush "the devil" who acts like he owns the world. Hezbollah supporters headed towards the Lebanese capital for a massive "victory" rally after the devastating war with Israel amid suspense over whether the group's chief Hassan Nasrallah will emerge from hiding. AFP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR (Photo credit should read HASSAN AMMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Venezuela Aiding ‘Clandestine Jihadist Network’ Tied to Hezbollah

WASHINGTON, DC — Socialist Venezuela is quietly fueling the proliferation of an expanding “clandestine jihadist network,” consisting of tens of thousands of Hezbollah affiliated Syrians, Lebanese, and Iraqis, allowing them to establish a stronghold in the South American region from where they can potentially infiltrate the U.S., warns an expert.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, JULY 9: A protester with a tear gas mask and the Venezuelan flag holding a tear gas carister during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in a demonstration marking 100 days of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on July 9, 2017. Venezuela hit its 100th day of anti-government protests on Sunday, one day after its most prominent political prisoner, Leopoldo Lopez, vowed to continue his fight for freedom after being released from jail and placed under house arrest. At least 91 people have died since non-stop street protests began on April 1. (Photo by Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Venezuela Has Arrested over 77,000 People in 2017

Authorities in Venezuela have arrested and detained over 77,000 people throughout the course of 2017 as a result of skyrocketing rates of crime and political dissent amid the country’s political, economic, and humanitarian crises.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Immigration authorities in Colombia announced that Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz is on her way to Brazil. Ortega said that Maduro removed her in order to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela: Four Unfree, Unfair Elections in Just Five Years

Hot off the heels of the “largest electoral fraud in the history of Latin America,” Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship has done it again. Defying every major exit poll prior to Sunday, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) secured 17 of the nation’s 23 governorships, with its losses in states like Táchira, governed by socialists who dared to criticize the regime.