U.S. weighs sanctions against Venezuela amid Maduro’s pursuit of ‘full dictatorship’

U.S. weighs sanctions against Venezuela amid Maduro’s pursuit of ‘full dictatorship’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2017 The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Venezuela amid Nicolas Maduro’s push for the so-called Constituent Assembly, which Washington says would grant the socialist president a “full dictatorship.” Polls show Venezuela’s ruling Socialists would be thrashed in any conventional election. A majority of people oppose the Constituent Assembly, which […]

Maduro supporters storm Venezuelan congress, attack opposition lawmakers

Maduro supporters storm Venezuelan congress, attack opposition lawmakers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2017 Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro, many wielding pipes, stormed Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on July 5 and attacked lawmakers who oppose the socialist president. Seven politicians were injured by the mob and some 350 lawmakers, journalists and guests at the Independence Day session were trapped until the siege ended at […]

Venezuela on the brink: ‘Chavez succeeded in creating an equal society by making everyone poor’

Venezuela on the brink: ‘Chavez succeeded in creating an equal society by making everyone poor’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2017 Beset by violence that has seen 84 anti-government protesters killed since March and extreme poverty that could see inflation reach 1,500 percent by the end of the year, Venezuela looks more like hell on Earth than a socialist paradise. “Everything about Venezuela suggests this is a nation on the […]

Venezuela crisis defies diplomatic solution as leftists cling to power

Venezuela crisis defies diplomatic solution as leftists cling to power

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2017 As Venezuela continues to collapse under socialist rule, left-leaning countries who support President Nicolas Maduro insisted at a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) that other nations have no right to interfere in Venezuela. The May 31 OAS meeting in Washington ended with no consensus on helping […]

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 […]

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