Venezuela


“Kidnapped In Their Own Country” – Venezuelan Protests To Intensify This Week

This past week, Venezuelan protests became increasingly violent. The right-wing opposition leaders called protestors to the street this Wednesday, April 19, and they are pledging that this will be the largest rally yet. They are demanding an election, the ousting of current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his judicial allies, […]


Fifth Protester Dies Amid Venezuelan Protests

As food and medicine shortages continue, thousands of Venezuelans are taking to the streets to protest against Venezuela’s government. As the movement continues to gain great traction, it is becoming increasingly deadly. On Thursday, a fifth protester was killed in eastern Caracas. Among the five killed includes a 13-year-old boy, […]


Protests In Venezuela: Pushing For Democracy, Food, And Medicine

This week has seen Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, shut down due to tens of thousands of demonstrators hitting the streets in order to protest the current leftist government headed by President Nicolás Maduro, who has been accused of trying to cement a one-man rule. The protests, aligned with the National Assembly, […]


Amnesty International Releases Report On Human Rights Abuses In The Caribbean

Amnesty International heavily criticised Caribbean countries for human rights abuses, especially Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas in their Annual Report on the state of the World’s human rights that was released last week. In fact, countries all across the Americas were condemned for their treatment of undocumented migrants […]


Venezuelan Government Cracks Down On Media Reporting

CNN’s Spanish-language service in Venezuela has been shut down after President Nicolás Maduro accused the broadcaster of “meddling in Venezuelan affairs.” The closure comes as US-Venezuela tension worsens, after the US Department of the Treasury ordered sanctions against Vice President Tareck El Aisammi, accusing him of drug trafficking and links […]


Venezuelan Currency Move Postponed Following Social Unrest

  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has temporarily suspended his campaign to eliminate the country’s largest denomination bill amidst the current nationwide cash crunch and civil unrest. The surprise manoeuvre, announced by Maduro on December 12, was introduced as a measure to combat contraband of the bills at the Colombia-Venezuela border […]