Venezuela


Latin American Leaders Recall Ambassadors To Venezuela Over Election Results

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President of Venezuela on Sunday after an election surrounded by controversy. The election was marred by low turnout, a boycott by the main opposition, and allegations from rival candidates of voting irregularities. The Lima Group, a body consisting of  Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa […]


European Union To Impose Post-Election Sanctions On Crisis-Burdened Venezuela

The European Union is the latest entity to call for sanctions against Venezuela after concerns about the legitimacy of the country’s recent presidential elections. The EU also called for new elections to take place, as the polls in May which reelected President Nicolas Maduro allegedly  suffered from low voter turnout, […]


Colombia’s Elections: A New Era

On May 27th, Colombia voted in its first-round of presidential elections. None of the candidates secured the 50 percent threshold necessary to avoid a run-off election scheduled for June 17. Two candidates, Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro, secured their positions in the run-off elections with 39 percent and 25 percent, […]


Maduro Wins A Second Term As Venezuela’s President Amid The Country’s Socio-Economic Crisis

Nicolás Maduro won his second term as President of Venezuela earlier this week, despite low voter turnout due to a boycott of what many believed to be a rigged election and disillusionment with Maduro’s government from citizens living through the worst socio-economic crisis in the country’s history. Maduro won 68% […]


Health Crisis In Venezuela

For years now, Venezuela has been plagued with a political and socioeconomic crisis as Maduro, continues to strengthen his control over the nation. Some economists are even considering the conditions to be worse than the Great Depression due to hyperinflation like never seen before, according to NBC. As the country’s […]


Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis

The ongoing Venezuelan political, economic, and humanitarian crises have caused great concern not only to the country’s citizens but also to the Latin American region as a whole. During the past few years, Nicolas Maduro’s regime has been nationally and internationally recognized as authoritarian.  The huge violations of human rights, […]


Migration Crisis: Venezuelan Exodus Strains Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended the issuing of temporary visas to Venezuelan refugees in an effort to slow down the surge of people seeking safety in the neighbouring country. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced over half a million of its citizens into Colombia over the […]


Colombia Tightens Border Control As Increasing Venezuelan Migration Continues

In a visit to Cucuta, a small Colombian city bordering Venezuela, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announced his intention to tighten border control in response to Venezuelan migration into Colombia. President Santos announced  that Colombia will no longer grant temporary border crossing cards, which have already been issued to 1.5 […]


Canada Expels Venezuelan Ambassador

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced the expulsion of Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Barrientos Fernandez and Diplomat Angel Herrera on Monday. Herrera had already been withdrawn from Canada by his government in protest against Canadian sanctions earlier this year, and Barrientos Fernandez had already been abroad. The Canadian Minister’s […]