The region cannot just stand by as Venezuela veers toward civil war - Washington Post

VENEZUELA'S POLITICAL and humanitarian crisis, which has long been desperate and deadly, this week tipped toward the surreal. On Tuesday, a helicopter swooped over the Supreme Court and interior ministry, dropping grenades and firing shots; ...

Fake News Is Threatening Democracy In Venezuela - HuffPost

“When you are at the climax of polarization, the truth is seen as a betrayal.” 06/30/2017 07:11 pm ET | Updated 9 minutes ago. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. In Caracas, so much is an illusion.

Venezuela crisis deepens after 'Chopper Coupster' - Toronto Star

'A nation is fighting for dignity' as violence intensifies and President Nicolas Maduro eyes a power grab in the South American country. Bolivarian National Police ride their motorcycles during clashes with anti-government demosntrators, in Caracas, ...

Over 60 students detained in Venezuela protest: leader - Digital Journal (press release)

Police arrested 62 students during some of the latest in three months of anti-government protests, a student leader said Friday. About half them were detained when trying to march to offices of the electoral authority in Caracas on Thursday, said ...

The Latest: Venezuela VP defends officials in abuse probe - San Francisco Chronicle

Anti-government pemonstrators carry a sign that reads in Spanish "Do the tanks fire peace?" in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, June 29, 2017. Venezuela's renegade chief prosecutor charged the former head of the ... more. Photo: Fernando Llano, AP.

Venezuelan former national head charged - Leicester Post

Maduro said Perez used to fly for his former interior minister, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, whom he accused of working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Benavides was removed from his post last week after his troops were captured on film firing ...

Venezuela's Descent in Pictures - U.S. News & World Report

June 29, 2017 | A protester sits in front of an improvised barricade during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, the nation's capital. Maduro has been in power since April of 2013 and presents himself as an heir to Hugo ...

Venezuela continues hunt for 'rogue attackers' - Buenos Aires Herald

A security officer of the Supreme Court shows an image of a type of grenade in Caracas on Thursday, which President Nicolás Maduro's government say rogue policemen used to attack the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry after hijacking a helicopter.

Venezuela's ex-National Guard chief to be questioned on human rights - ClickLancashire

In the aftermath of the helicopter attack against the Venezuelan Supreme Court, countries around the world have expressed their solidarity with Venezuela by condemning the acts that the Bolivarian government has described as "terrorist". According to ...

The Latest: Venezuela intelligence chief summoned - KSL.com

The head of Venezuela's intelligence agency is being summoned to court on suspicion of committing grave and systemic human rights violations. Chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz's office says it is investigating cases of arbitrary raids, illegitimate ...

Venezuela's defiant chief prosecutor requests protection - San Francisco Chronicle

Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution as she speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Ortega, a longtime loyalist, broke ... more. Photo: Fernando Llano, AP.

The Latest: Venezuela opposition urges more protests - West Plains Daily Quill

Opposition leaders are asking Venezuelans to step up their participation in street protests in advance of President Nicolas Maduro's constitutional rewrite. Leaders of the Democratic Unity coalition say they are recruiting Venezuelans to join ...

Venezuela: Helicopter Attack as Opposition Steps up Campaign to Overthrow Maduro - Venezuelanalysis.com

Things in Venezuela are changing by the day, sometimes by the hour. Yesterday, June 27, a police officer commandeered a helicopter and attacked the buildings of the Ministry of Interior and Justice and the Supreme Court of Justice, at the same time ...

Venezuela's Supreme Court Orders Travel Ban, Asset Freeze Against Attorney General - Venezuelanalysis.com

Caracas, June 30, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered a travel ban and asset freeze against Attorney General Luisa Ortega Wednesday over allegations that she has overstepped her constitutional powers. Issued by the ...

Venezuela bans Attorney General from leaving country; UN rights office voices concern - UN News Centre

30 June 2017 – Amid the ongoing violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about a decision by the Supreme Court to null the appointment of the Attorney General, freeze her assets and ban her from leaving the ...

Venezuela's shield-bearing protesters inspired by Ukraine's revolt - AOL

CARACAS (Reuters) - Drawing inspiration from Ukraine's 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela's young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising. Foes of Venezuelan socialist President ...

Face of the Venezuela crisis: Helicopter attacks, alleged coup and clash of powers - Fox News

The political crisis in Venezuela intensified this week when President Nicolas Maduro warned of an alleged "American intervention," a police helicopter attacked the country's highest court with grenades and more young people died in protests against ...

Why one man's bizarre attack on the government is reverberating in Caracas - Washington Post

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez is an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and consults on Latin American geopolitics. Venezuelans have long since become accustomed to the unexpected, but what happened in ...

Maduro's Most Dangerous Critic Confronts Legal System She Served - Bloomberg

First, Luisa Ortega Diaz noticed people started following her family. Then, anonymous threats started to pour in. Her stepdaughter was briefly kidnapped. Still, Venezuela's chief prosecutor has pressed on denouncing state abuses and working to thwart ...

Iran Condemns Chopper Attack on Venezuela Government Buildings - Normangee Star

He says he doubts suggestions that Perez was part of a government plot to divert attention from President Nicolas Maduro' effort to rewrite the constitution and allow the leader to employ emergency measures. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks ...