Maria Corina Machado

Venezuela: Maduro Dances Hip-Hop as Protesters Burn Down Chávez Statue

The anti-socialist opposition in Venezuela called for daily protests following the “mother of all marches” last week, and angry Venezuelans appear to have heeded the call, defying increasingly violent repression tactics from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).

Venezuela: Maduro Dances Hip-Hop as Protesters Burn Down Chávez Statue

Chaos as All Sides of Venezuelan Conflict Turn Their Ire Towards the Vatican

Venezuela’s anti-socialist opposition has skipped a third meeting with the government mediated by the Vatican as the Socialist Party’s second-in-command chides Pope Francis for being “disrespectful,” in a sign that the Vatican’s role in attempting to bring an end to Venezuela’s woes has changed little.

An anti-government protester holds a Venezuelan flag as security forces block the opposition from reaching the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The opposition is marching to demand election officials start counting signatures that could lead to a presidential recall vote. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan Police Drag Caracas Mayor Out of His Office ‘Like a Dog’ in Violent Arrest

Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas, Venezuela, was arrested in a siege of his office yesterday without a warrant and for unspecified “conspiracy” charges. His arrest occurs the day after Popular Will Party opposition leader Leopoldo López’s one-year anniversary behind bars, also for posing an unspecified criminal threat to the nation.