The Efforts Of Venezuela’s ‘Green Cross’

The New York Times recently reported that there have been at least 90 casualties since the demonstrations against Venezuela’s present government began in April, and one of the organizations at the centre of Venezuela’s relief efforts is the ‘Green Cross’. This organization is comprised of young doctors and medical students who […]

Helicopter Attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court As Political Crisis Continues

A police helicopter recently attacked the Venezuelan Supreme Court, however, the motive still remains unclear. The allegedly stolen helicopter fired 15 shots on the Interior Ministry, before flying over the Supreme Court building and dropping four grenades, in what the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called a “terror attack.” Maduro said […]

Seventeen-Year-Old Protester Dies During Clashes In Venezuelan Capital

This past Wednesday, a 17-year-old protester was killed during clashes between anti-Maduro protesters and security forces in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This takes the death toll from the country’s civil unrest to 70. There are contradicting accounts surrounding his death, though, with the government saying that a homemade mortar exploded […]

Persisting Violence In Venezuela: Why the International Community Must Step In To Preserve Democracy

Civil unrest has entered its third month in Venezuela, a country in the midst of severe economic and political turmoil, with the reported death toll of the widespread anti-government protests rising to at least 62 as of the beginning of June, according to Reuters. Aside from increasing fatalities, hundreds have […]

Health Professionals Join Protests In Venezuela As Unrest Enters Its Eighth Week

Venezuelan doctors have joined the fray in Venezuela’s cities as country-wide protests continue into their eighth week, Al Jazeera has reported. Mounting frustrations with the administration of President Nicolás Maduro and rampant medicine shortages have driven doctors and other hospital staff to act, their participation swelling the ranks of a […]

Venezuela Still Consumed By Anti-Government Protests

Anti-government protests continue in Caracas, Venezuela this week, as they have almost every day since the end of March when the Supreme Court attempted to take over the powers of the opposition-led National Assembly. Dozens have been killed during the protests against President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet. Dissatisfaction has […]