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.
Two Venezuelan student protesters awaiting trial were allegedly tortured and forced into making false confessions, according to a human rights organization.
Venezuelan security forces arrested dozens of protesters on Wednesday after the country’s moderate opposition coalition decided to break off negotiations with the government, the Associated Press reports.
The autocratic leaders of Iran and Venezuela criticized U.S. foreign policy actions using the same language over the weekend as the two countries develop closer ties.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has introduced a new food card that critics decry as a Cuban-style rationing policy that will not alleviate the country’s economic problems, Reuters reports.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday to discuss the ongoing Venezuelan crisis and potential U.S. sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
Protests in Venezuela continued over the weekend following President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to offer concessions in talks with the opposition.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday became the second autocratic leader in recent months to opine about international affairs in the pages of the New York Times.