U.S. federal prosecutors announced a reward for Maduro and his co-conspirators, that even if it seems fair, distracts both countries from the tragedy that threatens them.
While other countries in the region have arranged the return of thousands of citizens that were traveling when borders were closed down, our citizens have unanswered questions regarding their return to Venezuela or their homes in exile.
The world will see the transmission curve go up while Venezuela just reported its first official COVID-19 death.
Short answer: No, at least not one we’re absolutely sure it'll work, so let's review all the available options and their actual viability at this juncture against COVID-19.
The quarantine in Venezuela will diminish the occurrence of some crimes, such as murder and robbery, but will increase extorsion and contraband. More checkpoints will equal more bribes.
Social distancing measures are based on projections and research applied to developed countries under the pandemic. Places like Venezuela require another approach.
It’s hard to comply with mandatory isolation in Cumaná, the capital of Sucre State. Without food, fuel or cooking gas, people must improvise so they can eat amid a pandemic.
While scientists in several countries join forces to stop the pandemic, Maduro defends a conspiracy theory of the coronavirus as biological ethnic-cleansing warfare.
You may be able to force caraqueños to wear masks, but in a city where most people can’t afford to stay at home for days, it will be a paramount challenge to enforce a quarantine. Even for a dictatorship.
Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said that press workers would be allowed to work during the social quarantine, yet some reporters and outlets found out that pledge isn't being kept.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and everything. However, there are particular challenges for women in the current situation, at a global scale.
The disruption of our lives due to the pandemic has many faces. In this story, a Venezuelan citizen living in the United States is suddenly isolated from her loved ones and must find a way back home.
Under quarantine because of COVID-19, Venezuela’s second city is now dealing with that “beginning of the end” feeling… again.
During this global pandemic, we recount the facts about coronavirus, what’s being done around the world to fight it and what specific challenges Venezuela has at curtailing the disease.
Disinformation, a complex humanitarian emergency, and a government with no credibility: this is the context when COVID-19 reaches Venezuela.
There’s a weird vibe in Caracas of economic improvement, with shortages slowly disappearing. But if you go past the surface of the incipient upgrades, you’ll see we’re far from real, stable development.
The recent CNE fire begs questions not only about the fairness of upcoming elections in Venezuela, but about the possibility of holding elections at all. Just how damaged the whole system is and what can be done to truly fix it?
During rush hour on February 26th, the regime’s death squad killed four members of the gang led by El Coqui, on a highway full of commuters. Now the urban warlord declares war... with a song.
Conatel's proposal for an internet exchange point (IXP) could be helpful in principle, but given the hegemony's nefarious history of online practices, it can also be a double-edged sword.
Alejandro Álvarez Iragorry, general coordinator of the NGO Clima 21, explains how climate change can be affecting Venezuela, and how little we know about it.
On International Women’s Day, let’s know the stories of these Venezuelans who are doing great at making our terruño proud
It’s been a year since Venezuela entered a new unacceptable “normality” that gives you no other option but to adapt. These recounts are about trauma, lessons and decisions.
In the wake of an economic bubble amid the disaster, local & international media announce the death of the Bolivarian project. But this would imply that the "revolution" meant more than what it actually was: a propaganda device.
With electrical rationing as the new norm since March of 2019, the society in Zulia has become more unequal: there’s a big gap between those subjected to outages and those who can defend themselves.
Part of the international community and political leaders are still feeding the hopes for a political change in Venezuela, but slogans can’t hide what we must dare to understand.
Living in Montreal, I don’t let go of the music that other immigrants like me created in New York City to fend off the cold during winter.
In a recent investigation, Reuters exposed how FAES, the special forces unit that protects the regime with brute force, has officers with criminal records in its ranks.
Today we're taking a closer look at the armed actors supporting the regime: National Guard, Military Counterintelligence Directorate (DGCIM), Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), National Bolivarian Police and armed colectivos.
A once peaceful area on the northwest of Venezuela now lives under an armed group that imposes its rule of terror. Its story, and how it came to be, reflect the general decay of Zulia today.
The violent attack against several press workers at the Simón Bolívar International Airport last week is the clearest example of the overwhelming official pressure to force out any unflattering media coverage
Morella spent 31 years, one month and a day locked against her will in Maracay. This is the story about her kidnapping and how she escaped.
Chávez & Trump look alike in several aspects, from their authoritarian propensities to their red hats. But little comparisons have been made between their respective counterparts: the Venezuelan opposition and the Democratic party.
There are some warnings I never thought I’d have for Venezuelans, of all people. Yet here we are, talking about the dangers of seeing right-wing populists as “saviors” from left-wing populism.
January 23rd marked a full year since Juan Guaidó assumed the caretaker presidency. The way his influence has changed since then is evident, especially after his international tour. This unprecedented story could spin into many different scenarios.
Germany is returning a sacred stone to an indigenous nation from La Gran Sabana. Maduro’s regime presents it as a victory, but this could be a cover-up on the destruction caused by the gold rush.
We know that several thousand children are malnourished. How do we avoid a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Chavismo has inherited the rich theoretical-conspirative tradition of the Latin American left, but they’re not alone in the propagandistic use of assigning all solutions to national problems to the power of one leader.