Venezuela


Hackers Hit Venezuelan Government Sites After Army Base Attack In Valencia

After an attack on an army base in the central city of Valencia, Venezuela, a group calling itself “The Binary Guardians” hacked approximately 40 Venezuelan government websites, including the National Electoral Council and Venezuelan navy. The group targeted the leadership of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and posted messages appearing to […]


Constituent Assembly Ousts Outspoken Attorney General As Venezuela’s Democratic Facade Is Shattered

In one of its first acts as a legislative body, Venezuela’s controversial new National Constituent Assembly unanimously voted to remove attorney general Luisa Ortega, supporter-turned-critic of the Maduro-led regime. The dismissal can hardly be viewed as a surprise, but coming on the first day of the assembly’s meeting it is […]


New Venezuelan Assembly Opens Amid Opposition Protests

Despite strong domestic and international opposition, President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling party installed a new constituent assembly in Venezuela on Friday, August 4th, following the controversial and much anticipated election earlier in the week. The new legislative body has granted itself supreme power over existing institutions in Venezuela, as well as […]


Venezuela’s Crisis Continues As Maduro’s Government Gains Power

Friday, August 4th marked the first session of Venezuela’s Constitutional Assembly since the controversial election on July 30th. The assembly was given authority to rewrite former President Hugo Chavez’s 1999 Constitution. President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela says that the assembly will pacify the fractured country and the […]


Venezuelan Attorney General Who Opposes President Removed From Office

On Saturday, August 5, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega was forcibly removed from office in what she deemed to be a “siege” of power. She posted a number of photos on social media depicting the large number of troops surrounding her building and tweeted that she “denounce[d] this arbitrary act […]


Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan […]


Mass Protests Grip The Streets Of Venezuela

This past Thursday, millions of Venezuelans remained home from work in order to participate in a mass strike intended to show displeasure with the regime of President Nicolás Maduro. Government workers were mandated to come in despite the strike, so government-run facilities still continued to operate. However, the strike affected […]


Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]


Venezuela Government Supporters Attack Politicians At The National Assembly

On a day traditionally spent celebrating the independence of Venezuela from the Spanish crown, members of the opposition party were unexpectedly met with violence and terror when dozens of pro-government activists attacked and terrorized the grounds of Venezuela’s National Assembly building in downtown Caracas. The chaos began at the break […]