Category Archives: Venezuela

Remember when the country was a democracy?

Politico Magazine examines what happens when democratic ideals steadily rot in one country. Most of the time, few paid attention, at least in part because … when she moved there to cover the story, she says, “I felt like I … Continue reading

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The president shows up at the Vatican — and is let in

Reuters has the details. A Vatican statement said the private, evening meeting “took place in the framework of the worrying situation of the political, economic and social crisis that the country is going through and which is weighing heavily on … Continue reading

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The country where 20,000 inmates are locked together in prisons designed for 5,000

TIME takes a look at the situation. “In these conditions, your mind deteriorates. You have to shut down parts of it to survive,” says Daniel Sayago, 24, wrestling his way through the bodies to able to get the bars and … Continue reading

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Venezuela, to CNN: We’re ready to boot you

The following excerpt comes from MediaBistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed: (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened to throw CNN out of the country on Thursday if the network doesn’t change its coverage of protests and civil unrest in the … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s president orders three U.S. diplomats out of the country

CNN reports the three diplomats stand accused of conspiring against the government. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered three U.S. diplomatic officials expelled from the country, accusing them of conspiracy against his government. The announcement comes after the U.S. … Continue reading

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Where is Venezuela’s opposition leader?

The Associated Press reports the president of Venezuela is demanding the arrest of that country’s opposition leader. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that a police manhunt was underway for Leopoldo Lopez, the hard-line opposition leader behind anti-government demonstrations that ended with three … Continue reading

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Venezuela boots three U.S. diplomats

The BBC examines why the Venezuelan government ousted three U.S. diplomats on Monday. President Nicolas Maduro said the diplomats have 48 hours to leave the country, saying “Yankees, go home!” Mr Maduro says he has evidence that the trio took … Continue reading

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