Venezuela


Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After Critical UN Report Published

On Thursday, Venezuela reportedly released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni, journalist Braulio Jatar, and twenty students, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her office. The news came after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on Bachelet’s report after a visit […]


Venezuela’s Government And Its Opposition Continue Previously Cancelled Talks

Talks between Venezuela’s government and its opposition will continue after the nation’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido previously stated that there were no plans to resume discussions with the “murderous dictatorship of Maduro.” No specific dates were announced for the now re-opened discussion, which has been relocated to Barbados instead […]


The Unfolding Of A Crisis: Venezuela

Venezuela is currently experiencing a long-term humanitarian crisis. The once oil-rich country has been plagued with hyperinflation. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the troubles in Venezuela began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez rose to the presidency. Venezuela’s vast oil wealth allowed Chavez to adopt costly, socialist policies. While […]


Russian Air Force Planes Land In Venezuela

Just earlier this week, a Russian Air Force jet arrived in Venezuela’s main airport in Caracas city. This has caught the watchful eye of many major countries as the Russian-Venezuelan relationship could pose a danger to democracies globally. Venezuela’s state has been suffering since 2014, caused mainly by the rocky […]


Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Urges Supporters to Continue Their Campaign Despite Fear

Juan Guaido, opposition leader of Venezuela, addressed several hundred protestors on Saturday 11 May, urging them to press forward with their campaigns of support for his bid to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.   Earlier this month, an attempted coup by Guaido’s supporters was met with violence from government forces. In […]


The United States And Iran: War Hawks Circling

On the 12th of May, four oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Current reports indicate that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, or forces aligned with them, were responsible for these attacks. This is the latest in a long line of hostile events occurring in the Middle […]


Venezuelan Agents Detain Top Guiadó Aide

On May 8th, 2019, individuals from the SEBIN (Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional) intelligence agency in Venezuela surrounded the car of Edgar Zambrano at the Democratic Action party headquarters and towed the vehicle to the El Helicoide prison. Zambrano, an aide of opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Vice President of the […]


Red Cross Grapples With Aid Deployment In Polarised Venezuela

Humanitarian aid provision by The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies faced hostility characteristic of a deeply polarised Venezuela. Commendable efforts by the self-proclaimed apolitical organisation represent the first step in relief provision for a fragmented nation, which, according to the World Health Organization, is currently […]