Venezuela


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 […]


Former FARC Leaders Issue A Call To Arms In Colombia

Ex-FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) leaders released a video last week claiming that they will be picking up arms and initiating a new era of fighting despite the peace process being in full effect in Colombia. FARC is a rebel group born in 1964 out of Leninist-Marxist ideology. They […]


Environment: Europe Feeds Climate Crisis With Its Dependence On Soy. Sub-Saharan Africa Does So By Its Unwieldy Practices.

The Finnish finance minister, whose country holds the rotating E.U. presidency, has announced his intention to ban the import of Brazilian beef into Europe in protest of the Brazilian government’s deforestation policy. Emmanuel Macron, supported by counterpart Angela Merkel, opposed the free trade agreement between the E.U. and Mercosur in […]


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 […]


U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns U.S. Over Increased Venezuela Sanctions

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has warned of “far-reaching implications” of the latest round of economic sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan government by the United States. The warning has come in the wake of the harshest sanctions on Venezuela to date, putting Venezuela on par with North […]