Venezuela

Politics

Congress acts on Nicaraguan president’s power grab

Demonstrating the growing anxiety in Washington about Nicaragua, the U.S. House of Representatives issues a scathing rebuke of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian push for power. Democrats and Republicans in the lower chamber unanimously support a call, led by Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, to restrict the Ortega government’s access to loans from international financial institutions unless it accepts international observers and takes others steps to promote democracy.

Venezuela

‘The Taking of Caracas’: Venezuela braces for protest amid tension, hunger

Venezuelans are taking to the streets Thursday to protest soaring inflation, gnawing hunger and rampant crime. The opposition has promised it will be the largest demonstration in the capital’s history — and is expecting more than 1 million people. The goal of the march, dubbed “The Taking of Caracas,” is to force a recall this year of President Nicolás Maduro.

World

One explanation of how democracy died in Venezuela

A scathing open letter by the head of the Organization of American States is the latest broadside against Venezuela. Luis Almagro has been the leading voice denouncing the country for human rights violations and economic malfeasance. No other Latin American leader, let alone any other world leader, has been as outspoken.

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Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are expected to cross the border to shop for food and medicine.
Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com
Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year 0:40

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year

Hunger Haunts Venezuela (in Spanish) 2:49

Hunger Haunts Venezuela (in Spanish)

Married in Venezuela, U.S. man, wife accused of being spies 0:52

Married in Venezuela, U.S. man, wife accused of being spies

Venezuela gripped by hunger and riots 2:48

Venezuela gripped by hunger and riots