The secretary-general of the influential Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, defends himself against Venezuelan accusations that he’s part of a ploy to topple embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Plaza Venezuela, the meeting place for those demanding a recall to oust President Nicolás Maduro, was completely shut down Wednesday. Instead, several hundred pro-government supporters, clad in red, held a rally.
Venezuela’s opposition plans to take to the streets Wednesday to agitate for a presidential recall, even as the beleaguered administration warns that the effort is futile and risks triggering violence.
The U.S. District Court of Delaware this week dismissed “with prejudice” an amended suit by the Central Bank of Venezuela, which alleged that DolarToday was undermining the economy and helping fuel Venezuela’s record-breaking inflation.
Venezuela’s foreign minister accused the United States on Thursday of plotting to topple the government of President Nicolás Maduro and using the secretary of the Organization of American States to try to engineer its suspension from the multinational organization.
The Venezuelan government, in a surprise move, has requested an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of American States as members discuss whether the socialist nation should be suspended from the organization.
Ever since Nicolás Maduro put on the tri-colored presidential sash on April 19, 2013, people have been wondering how long he might get to wear it. Now the specter of a recall has many wondering whether this could be Maduro’s final year.
Amid looting, blackouts and national gloom, Venezuela's opposition began gathering the almost 200,000 signatures needed to trigger a recall referendum aimed at ousting President Nicolás Maduro. Experts warn administration foot-dragging and obstructionism could derail the process.
Venezuelan authorities have detained relatives of a former presidential security guard after his name appeared in the files of the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca. The Interior Ministry in a statement late Wednesday said it had arrested Josmel Velásquez Figueroa and his mother, Amelis Figueroa, “due to their alleged ties to the Panama Papers case.”
A recent International Monetary Fund report that Venezuela will reach a 720 percent inflation rate this year — the highest in the world — has drawn a lot of media attention, but what I heard from a senior IMF economist this week was even more dramatic.
The judge presiding over the immigration fraud case against a prominent member of the Venezuelan exile community has agreed to give the defendant, Maylin Silva, until June to decide whether she will go to trial or plead guilty. In a separate case, a Cuban immigrant — Josefa Siverio — has pleaded guilty to charges related to immigration fraud and her sentencing has been scheduled for June.
Franklin Durán was front-page news in Miami, Caracas and Buenos Aires for all the wrong reasons. He had been busted in an Argentine political scandal that featured a suitcase stuffed with $800,000, a South Florida cover-up, a Playboy pinup and a behind-the-scenes cameo by President Hugo Chávez. But he still managed to evade scrutiny as he acquired shell companies.