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Trump Tightens Financial Sanctions on Maduro Regime: What Does it Mean?

With an Executive Order signed yesterday by Donald Trump, the U.S. government limits Maduro’s abilities to save himself and the rest of chavismo from the financial crisis they’re in.

On ‘Election’ Day, Nobody Voted Because Nobody was Voting

Carlos Hernández paints a vivid picture of “election” day in Ciudad Guayana —a day when even people who kind of wanted to vote didn’t, because there were no lines.

DGCIM Plays the Gestapo Game Like They Invented It

The government needs to make it seem like they’re doing something to solve the crisis they generated or win the war they invented, but they don’t just arrest the people who are allegedly guilty. They come for their family members to bait them.

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.

May 20 ‘Election’: No Surprises, Lots of Questions

Chavismo once again manipulated the rules of fair and competitive elections. The runner-ups were the only ones surprised, everyone else prepares for what’s next.

Live-Blogging 20M

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How Much Does it Cost to Advertise a Fake Election?

The government knows where to invest the dollars they haven’t stolen yet, they are campaigning on social media with money they should be investing in fixing the crisis. Spoiler alert: the amount of zeros is enraging.

This Isn’t AdWars: Why I’m Not Even Bothering with this ‘Campaign’

The May 20 “election” campaign has been received with indifference and even rejection among many Venezuelans. One possible reason is the lack of engaging messages from the candidates.

No Disney for Diosdado

It wasn’t clear why Diosdado had never been sanctioned, but the day has come.

Journalist Anatoly Kurmanaev Opens Up about Venezuela in Stanford Conference

“Like the state of the economy, politics, the environment (think ‘Arco Minero’), situation of indigenous peoples, the living conditions of the average Venezuelan, the state of Venezuelan journalism is also dire, and getting worse.”

I Want to Vote White

A white vote, not to be confused with the adeco “white”, would allow Venezuelans to bring the protests to the ballot box. It’s proactive and sends a clear message.

Elders Left Behind: Invisible Victims of Venezuelan Migration

Young people flee the country, but senior citizens have to remain behind to fight helplessly, and often alone, against a pervasive crisis.

The Thing Everyone Seems to Agree On: Elections in Venezuela are Rigged

Some things are axiomatic truths. The sun rises in the East. Tequeños are not mozzarella sticks. Elections in Venezuela are rigged.

Gregory Sanabria Wounded in El Helicoide, Other Political Prisoners Revolt

In today’s shocking plot-twist, the SEBIN’s infamous dungeon has been taken over by its political prisoners. The image isn’t quite clear yet, but we present you what we know.

HBO’s Last Week Tonight Tackles the Venezuelan Crisis

HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on the Venezuelan crisis. Far from perfect, at least it’s a good introduction to Maduro and his government.

We Buy Gold and Silver

Shops that buy gold and silver have prospered all around Caracas. People are selling their jewelry and family heirlooms to leave the country or when they’re too broke to repair their car.

Kellogg’s Flees Venezuela Too

American cereal-maker Kellogg’s announced that it would leave Venezuela, leaving hundreds without jobs and a void in our breakfasts.

No One Writes to Lieutenant Colonel Arias Cárdenas

There’s a power struggle within chavismo in Zulia State. It seems like it’s going to be former golpista, presidential candidate and governor Francisco Arias Cárdenas by himself, against the rest of them.

Will Increased International Pressure Help Venezuelan Migrants?

Now that Venezuelan migrants have become a problem for the entire region, especially neighboring countries like Brazil and Colombia, international organizations like UNHCR and World Food Program are trying to find ways to help Venezuelans who fled the country.

Javier Bertucci Finds his Flock

The sudden momentum behind Javier Bertucci, the evangelical preacher turned candidate, has caught everyone by surprise. It has to be a miracle, we can’t explain this.

Prediction: On May 21, Henri Falcón Will Blame Us

Henri Falcón is campaigning, even though he had been warned. It won’t make a difference because chavismo chose him to lose the election and he let them. It will be his fault, but he’ll try to blame us.

Armando Reverón: Macuto, Juanita, Light and Nothingness

To honor celebrated Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón on his birthday, we review what has been said about his character, his legacy and his work.

Mike Pence Condemns the Venezuelan Crisis in an OAS Permanent Council Session

In a special session this week, Mike Pence’s remarks on the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela became the strongest statement ever issued by an official in the region.

Without the Goat and Without the Rope: The Opposition Braces for a Miserable May...

My unified theory of May 20th: the government had a pathetically easy time engineering what has become a poisonous, pus-oozing split at the heart of Venezuela's opposition.

The Global Fund Should Move Boldly to Help Venezuelans

The Global Fund should not overlook Venezuela in their board meeting this week.

The Parallel’s Parallel Turned Upside Down and We Can Only Look at It Go

Strange things are happening in Venezuela’s parallel foreign exchange market. We delve into the dark depths of bolivar-dollar unregulated trading to understand what’s going on.

Banesco Intervention Popped A Bubble: Our Financial System is Completely Destroyed

Chavismo’s hostile Banesco intervention causes more damage than people detained and distressed customers: It reveals just how the government really screwed up our economy.

Who Are The ‘Candidates’ Running for the May 20 ‘Elections’?

The May 20 "elections" are 14 days away. We start the official countdown with an introduction. The bad, the worst, the come on, seriously? and the who are you again?

The Road Home Is Paved with Awful Buses and Military Checkpoints

What do you get when you combine an acute shortage of car replacement parts and military control? Pretty awful bus rides, it turns out.

Nobody in Zulia Will Read This With Their Blackout Curse

In addition to being an inconvenience considering the scorching Maracaibo weather, blackouts and the electric crisis affect each “maracucho” differently.

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