Venezuela


Venezuela’s Ruling Socialists Seize Congress

On Sunday the 6th of January, Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of Congress, after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, Reuters reports. Troops armed with riot shields blocked opposition leader Juan Guaido from entering parliament for what was expected to be his re-election as head of […]


Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó Blocked From Key National Assembly Vote

On Sunday, pro-government lawmakers in Venezuela announced the swearing-in of a new president of the National Assembly after barring several opposition congressmen, including leader Juan Guaidó, from entering the legislative building. Guaidó is the incumbent National Assembly President and was presumed to win reelection to the position. Instead, he and […]


Venezuelan Migrants Caught In The Crossfire Of Protests In Colombia

Protests in Colombia have been ongoing for more than two weeks now as calls for the reform or the replacement of President Iván Duque’s right-winged government grow significantly louder each day. This civil unrest first started on November 21st and has been causing a greater amount of risk to the […]


President Nicolás Maduro’s Power Bolstered By U.N. Human Rights Council Seat

While covered by major news organizations, the significance and lasting implications of Venezuela winning a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council last month cannot be overstated. The Council is responsible for “the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe” by shining a spotlight on violations. […]


4.5 Million Venezuelan Displacements Since 2015, The UN And Partners Outcry

The political and economic instability in Venezuela seems to geometrically influence the mass exodus of now millions of Venezuelans. Since 2015 when this humanitarian crisis began, the gravity of the instability has caused the UNHCR, UN Migration Organization and the European Union to label it the “direst” displacement crises in […]


Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]


Intervention Must Address Corruption As The Enemy In Venezuela, Not Socialism 1

After a meeting held between Venezuelan opposition politicians and United States officials two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia on the 28th of August. This was to allow for the continued support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the United […]


The Amazonian Region Suffocates In The Name Of Bolsonaro’s Collective Project  1

More than 75,000 fires have been recorded in the Amazon Forest since January 2019. This equals an 84% increase compared to last year. Global media outrage, presenting the events as worthy of, and urging for universal empathy and concern, has had the merit of drawing attention towards Brazil, calling all […]


U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuelan Government 1

Last Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the expansion of sanctions against Venezuela into a full economic embargo. The executive order freezes all assets of Nicolás Maduro’s government and prohibits transactions with it, unless specifically exempted, stating that “the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services […]


Latin America Responds To U.S. Mass Shootings

Multiple Latin American countries have begun to take action in response to the two mass shootings that claimed the lives of at least 31 people this past weekend.  According to CNN, Venezuela and Uruguay both issued travel warnings to their citizens this past Monday as a result of the shootings […]