The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is asking major news networks to bring attention to the violent tactics being used by the Socialist regime in Venezuela.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Saturday issued a sharp rebuke of the government of Venezuela, condemning its “violent crackdown on protesters” and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s “disregard for the fundamental rights of his own people.”
Mass protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro turned into violent riots this week as government security forces fired tear gas and blocked roadways in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, where demonstrators took to the streets demanding new elections.
Venezuela’s increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly in a rowdy session on Sunday pressed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular leftist president.
Construction worker Pedro Pirela and his neighbors heard a water truck that supplies nearby hotels coming down the road. They rushed to block the street, stopped the driver, and siphoned off the prized liquid. “Water is gold now,” Pirela told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, saying he and his fellow plotters had no choice but to steal. In fact, Pirela admitted he had ambushed another water truck on a separate occasion. Venezuela’s nationwide water shortage has devastated the country to the point that citizens have had to mimic Pirela’s actions just to stave off dehydration.
The Venezuelan government may ask the nation’s high court to disband the legislature headed by officials opposed to President Nicolas Maduro amid an ongoing economic crisis.
Venezuela’s opposition parties have won a majority in the country’s legislature for the first time in nearly two decades, dealing a severe blow to the ruling socialist party, the New York Times reports.
A former Venezuelan general wanted by the United States on drug trafficking charges has been released from jail in Aruba, the Wall Street Journal reports.