Venezuela on fire: Protesters burn childhood home of Hugo Chavez, attack government buildings

Venezuela on fire: Protesters burn childhood home of Hugo Chavez, attack government buildings

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 Protesters in Venezuela’s Barinas state on May 22 burned down the childhood home of late dictator Hugo Chavez, whose socialist policies have continued under current President Nicolas Maduro, resulting in the collapse of the nation’s economy. Social media users noted that the fire began shortly after the news that […]

43 dead in Venezuela riots against socialist government as oil production tanks

43 dead in Venezuela riots against socialist government as oil production tanks

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2017 Venezuela deployed 2,000 soldiers to San Cristobal in Tachira state on May 17 in an effort to curb protests against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Most shops and businesses in San Cristobal were closed and guarded by soldiers after widespread looting amid a deepening economic crisis. People […]

Flashpoint South: ‘Progressive’ Venezuela slides into chaos

Flashpoint South: ‘Progressive’ Venezuela slides into chaos

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Storm clouds are buffeting the coast of Venezuela, the once rich South American state which is sliding into economic chaos and combustible political confrontation. Mass demonstrations have rocked the capital Caracas. As democratic opposition protesters confront the riot police and paramilitary forces of the entrenched […]

Had enough: Charismatic Venezuelan goes Trump on dictator Maduro

Had enough: Charismatic Venezuelan goes Trump on dictator Maduro

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 Henrique Capriles, the once-restrained opposition leader in Venezuela who accepted past defeats despite signs of fraud, has now turned to social media to get his message out. In a flurry of messages sent out from his social media account over the last week, Capriles accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro […]

On second thought: Venezuela supremes issue ‘clarifications’ after international outrage at ‘coup’

On second thought: Venezuela supremes issue ‘clarifications’ after international outrage at ‘coup’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2017 In the wake of a flood of international criticism, Venezuela’s Supreme Court has reversed its decision stripping the National Assembly of all its powers. The court published two “clarifications” including one that said that the National Assembly will maintain its legislative functions, El Universal newspaper reported on April 1. On […]

Power to the man: Venezuela’s Supreme Court turns nation over to socialist President Maduro

Power to the man: Venezuela’s Supreme Court turns nation over to socialist President Maduro

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2017 Venezuela’s Supreme Court on March 29 declared the opposition-run National Assembly to be invalid, seizing its powers and driving a country engulfed in chaos closer toward dictatorship. The ruling also gave socialist President Nicolas Maduro widespread powers, including the ability to authorize joint oil ventures without congressional approval. The […]

Amid bread shortage, Venezuela seizes bakeries, arrests bakers

Amid bread shortage, Venezuela seizes bakeries, arrests bakers

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 The socialist government in Venezuela has accused bakers of creating a bread shortage as part of an “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the nation. President Nicolas Maduro’s government has responded by arresting bakers and seizing their businesses. Maduro this week initiated what he called “Plan 700” against the “bread […]

Commentary: New fail-safe diet involves merely moving to Venezuela

Commentary: New fail-safe diet involves merely moving to Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, February 27, 2017 Pretty much everyone in Venezuela can say they lost 19 pounds on the “Socialist Diet”. Unwillingly, though. “A new study of Venezuela’s stunning decline under Hugo Chavez’s socialist model, still followed faithfully by his lap dog successor, Nicolas Maduro, reports that the average Venezuelan lost 19 pounds in the last […]

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Roseau. U.S. national security officials were, on the night of Feb. 7, trying to determine whether an opening had arisen because of the sudden eruption of political unrest in Dominica to reverse the major diplomatic and intelligence gains of the past decade by the People’s Republic of China […]

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

by WorldTribune Staff, December 15, 2016 Latin America’s “pink tide” of liberalism has receded with the death of Fidel Castro and the rise of Donald Trump, analysts say. “The band of union leaders, ex-guerrillas and other left-wing rabble-rousers that dominated Latin American politics for more than a decade has fallen from favor as the region’s […]

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