Tag: Venezuela Unrest

May 23, 2019

Venezuelans Turn to Barter as they ...

Venezuela’s economy has virtually collapsed, with hyperinflation expected to reach 10 million percent this year according to the I.M.F., and shortages of food and medicine causing a massive humanitarian crisis of almost unequaled proportions

May 11, 2019

In Venezuela, Guaido Remains Free A...

Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido remains free while several of his allied lawmakers face possible criminal prosecution after a failed attempt to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from office. Dozens of countries, including the United States, view Maduro’s 2018 re-election as illegitimate and have recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s leader. Brian Padden reports on concerns for the opposition leader’s safety as Maduro seeks to reassert his authority by cracking down on opponents

April 24, 2019

UN Secretary-General Meets Foreign ...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres meets with Jorge Arreaza, Minister of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Despite US Pressure and Sanctions, ...

Three months after the U.S. intensified efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the autocratic socialist leader remains in power

April 10, 2019

UN Security Council Considers Situa...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of April, ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

April 6, 2019

Venezuelans Risk Their Lives Daily ...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, warned that Venezuelans who cross the border into Colombia face a very dangerous situation since Venezuela closed its borders with Brazil and Colombia on February 23

April 5, 2019

UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Childre...

UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago – estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee

March 22, 2019

Venezuelan Hospitals Reach Catastro...

The crumbling health system in Venezuela is worsening every week. After a nationwide electrical shutdown cut power for many days, major hospitals in Caracas continue to face serious problems, including a lack of running water, supply shortages and enough staff to operate properly

February 28, 2019

Press Groups Denounce Venezuelan Au...

Numerous media organizations working in Venezuela have denounced authorities for harassing, bullying and even confiscating the equipment of journalists as they cover the ongoing crisis in that South American country

February 20, 2019

Venezuela’s Opposition Seeks ...

Representatives of Venezuela’s interim president, Juan Guaidó, are in Washington organizing aid for their troubled country from many nations. They have raised substantial sums of money, but must still figure out how to get supplies into Venezuela

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