General Motors said Wednesday that local authorities in Venezuela “illegally seized” one of its plants, causing the auto company to cease all operations in the country as its political and economic crisis deepens.
The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns.
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.
A bipartisan team of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to immediately sanction Venezuela for its ongoing human rights violations and ties to terrorist organizations that reach the highest levels of government, according to new congressional communication sent to the White House.
Venezuelan government officials seized roughly 4 million toys from a distributor last week over allegations that the company was trying to sell the items at inflated rates.
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.