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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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Venezuelans feel less safe at home than Syrians

Venezuelans feel less safe in their home country than civilians living in war-torn Syria, according to a new Gallup poll. Far less, in fact. Just 14 percent of Venezuelans said they feel safe, compared to 32 percent of Syrian respondents. The poll reflects the concern many Venezuelans have about deteriorating economic conditions and surging homicide rates in the oil-rich South American country.

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Colombia, Venezuela to reopen long-shut border crossings

Venezuela and Colombia agreed to open their 1,274-mile common border to foot-traffic starting Saturday in what both sides described as the first stage in restoring full commercial ties. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Thursday to hammer out the details of the opening.

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Hunger Haunts Venezuela (in Spanish)

Opposition lawmaker William Barrientos distributed this video to highlight the malnutrition among Venezuelan children caused by the economic crisis hammering the country, once ranked among the richest in Latin America.

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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