As in the country’s pre-modern era, Venezuelans are moving from their hometowns to the capital, or other cities, looking for water, power, food, jobs. Here are a few testimonies of an increasingly common phenomenon.
It was the kind of incredible days we’re used to: at dawn, spectacular and hopeful news; at sunset, confusion and defeat. While night falls, Guaidó appears at the brink of jail and Maduro looks weaker and stronger at once. Let’s try to make sense of this, now.
Amid the overwhelming effects of two nationwide blackouts in the same month, the International Red Cross announces that it will start to distribute humanitarian aid in the country, along with the Catholic Church. Both the regime and Guaidó’s camp will move the struggle back to the main subject of our health crisis.
The battle for CITGO money has begun. This week, the National Assembly approved the appointment of new directors for the U.S.-based PDVSA company that sells gasoline in 29 U.S. states and operates three refineries in U.S. soil.
In another excruciating Monday for chavismo, the Lima Group is meeting today, regarding how it can help the cause of Venezuelan freedom. And after that meeting, the discussion continues with our very own Quico Toro as panelist.
In past protest cycles —2014 and 2017— the government relied on civilian paramilitary groups to terrorize dissidents. This time, they’re not outsourcing the job. Meet the hyper-violent National Police division leading repression in 2019.
The story of the Chávez era is the story of dramatic events that changed the course of history again and again. From the 2002 Oil Strike to ¡Exprópiese! to the Death of Hugo Chávez, here are the twenty turning points that drove the Chávez era.
In Venezuela, gasoline is now, quite literally, priceless. Which is just as well, because there isn’t any.
Breaking News: Donald Trump Signs New Executive Order That Prohibits Further Transactions with Venezuela
The new Executive Order blocks the Venezuelan government’s international financial options even further.
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