Venezuela

Twitter Removes 4,800 Accounts Linked to Iranian Government

Twitter announced on Thursday it has shuttered some 4,800 accounts with ties to the government of Iran. The accounts were engaged in spreading disinformation and propaganda that “benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state.”

A picture taken on March 13, 2018 shows a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts using his phone while attending a session in the capital Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

NGO: Nearly 1,500 Children Violently Killed in Venezuela in 2018

The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), an NGO that tracks violent crime in the country, found that nearly 1,500 minors were violently killed in 2018, many of them by Nicolás Maduro’s socialist forces, the outlet Runrunes reported on Monday.

Family and friends attend the funeral of Erick Altuve a boy Venezuelan of 11, who died of cancer on May 26, in Caracas,on May 30, 2019. - Erick Altuve died of cancer while waiting to receive a bone marrow transplant at the Jose Manuel de los Rios Hospital, the main …

Venezuelan Man Killed in Violent Scrap for Gasoline

A Venezuelan man was killed and another wounded following a dispute at a service station in the western state of Merida on Saturday, as vehicles owners were forced to wait hours or even days to get access to gasoline.

Cars queue to refill their gasoline tanks at a gas station in the town of Acarigua, in the Venezuelan state of Portuguesa, on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Marvin RECINOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: Venezuelan Oil Corruption Triggers Violent, Thousands-Strong Protests in Haiti

Tens of thousands of Haitians participated in protests across the country on Sunday to demand President Jovenel Moïse’s resignation. The mass action came after an audit found politicians had embezzled billions in development funds from PetroCaribe, a socialist Venezuelan program that granted poorer Western Hemisphere nations access to cheap oil.

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Report: Pompeo Complains About Messy Venezuelan Opposition

The Washington Post published off-the-record remarks on Tuesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he laments the fractured state of Venezuela’s opposition to dictator Nicolás Maduro, quipping that “forty-plus people” think they are the rightful heirs to the presidency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference to talk about the dire economic and political situation in Venezuela at the Harry S. Truman State Department headquarters March 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo blamed the governments of Cuba and Russia for the political, economic and infrastructure turmoil …

Venezuela: Maduro Declares Country Wants Parliamentary Elections

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has reiterated his call for fresh elections to be held for the country’s National Assembly, a move that would pave the way for his socialist regime to take back control of the country’s only democratically elected lawmaking body. 

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Venezuela Court Forces Publication to Pay $4.7 Million to Alleged Socialist Drug Lord

Venezuela’s Supreme Court, run by loyalists to socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, ordered the online news outlet La Patilla to pay senior chavista official, television show host, and alleged cartel chief Diosdado Cabello 30 billion bolivars ($4.7 million) for aggregating a 2015 article in which Hugo Chávez’s former security chief accused Cabello of drug trafficking.

The president of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello (L) gestures during a rally called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 6, 2019. - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas …

Venezuelan Central Bank Admits Economy Is Crashing

Venezuela’s central bank published comprehensive economic data this week for the first time since 2015. The report published by the regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro was not as horrifying as projections from outside observers like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but nevertheless admits to dizzying rates of inflation and a collapsing economy.

A woman holds new Bolivar-notes in downtown Caracas on August 21, 2018. - Caracas is issuing new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, casting a pall of uncertainty over businesses and consumers across the country. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty …

IMF Suspends Work with Venezuela over Distrust of Maduro Economic Data

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), of which the U.S. is the dominant stakeholder, confirmed on Thursday it had suspended its work with the anti-American socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro since the end of January due to the South American nation’s financial woes and deteriorating political and humanitarian conditions.

The move comes as President Nicolás Maduro (pictured) has clamped down on political opposition and consolidated power in his government’s hands. | Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images.

Mike Pence Reaches Out to Juan Guaidó amid Venezuela Stalemate

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday to reiterate the Trump administration’s commitment to supporting the cause of freedom from Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. 

Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, left, shakes with Vice President Mike Pence, after a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela at the Foreign Ministry in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Pence's appearance before the Lima Group comes two days after a U.S.-backed effort to deliver humanitarian across …

Norway Claims Venezuela Talks Willing to ‘Move Forward’ Though Guaidó Says No Deal

The government of Norway, which has inserted itself into the struggle between Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó and socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, claimed on Wednesday that the two sides seemed willing to “move forward” in talks hosted by Oslo. This was just hours before Guaidó claimed no deal came of the talks and he would take to the streets again.

US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leader