The government hopes the cull - which will kill many healthy animals - will eradicate Mycoplasma bovis disease in New Zealand

Venezuela Moves to Nationalize Cattle amid Food Crisis

Venezuelan ranchers are protesting plans by the country’s socialist regime to begin expropriating cattle through local governments, as Nicolás Maduro’s economic policy moves towards that of a Cuba-style communist state. 

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.

Henrique Capriles

Stalemate in Venezuela as Crushed Opposition Refuses Government Talks

Venezuela’s opposition coalition said on Tuesday it would not participate in talks with the country’s ruling socialist regime, amid suspicion that they are an attempt to detract from global criticism that the country has turned into a dictatorship.