Author Archives: Alex Vasquez S.

{FD} Face of the Venezuela crisis: Helicopter attacks, alleged coup and clash of powers

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 the government. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan protesters now face military justice as unrest takes a mounting toll

More than 270 civilians have been brought to military justice in compliance to the new “Plan Zamora.” Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan leaders welcome new U.S. sanctions, say Washington’s role is pivotal

President Nicolas Maduro began the week by signing a decree to begin the process of rewriting Venezuela’s constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan protester shot in head during violent ‘mother of all marches’

Violence is feared, as the political tension in the crippled South American has reached a peak not seen since 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela protesters throw eggs, objects at president during rally as unrest grows

Two men died after being shot and hundreds have been wounded, including many babies at a pediatric hospital hit by gas bombs. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s health crisis nearing catastrophe, government pleads for help

Antibiotics are a top concern, with many patients having lost limbs due to severe infections. Continue reading

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{FD} Why is Venezuela’s Maduro treating President Trump with kid gloves?

Three months into the new administration, many in the opposition are saying Maduro’s acquiescence responds to one thing only: fear. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela denying trial to US man held since June, case goes to the UN

Holt is being held in a prison run by Venezuela’s intelligence police, which also holds a number of activists that the opposition considers political prisoners. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelans mostly apathetic after drug trafficking allegations against VP

The allegations against Venezuela’s vice president are the toughest test to Chavismo in its 18 years in power. Continue reading

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{FD} Outraged with series about Chavez’s life, Venezuela prez orders a remake

Chavez, who died of cancer in 2013, called himself the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution and ruled Venezuela for 14 years with a strong socialist fist. Continue reading

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{FD} New ‘anti-coup squad’ in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents perceived as risk

Since the announcement, half a dozen heavyweight opposition members have been captured and thrown to jail. Continue reading

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{FD} New Venezuelan VP’s alleged ties with Hezbollah, radicalism raise concerns

The son of a Lebanese mother and a Syrian father, the 42-year-old El Aissami is also one of the most obscure figures in government circles. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer for U.S. man jailed in Venezuela has not seen him in weeks, she claims

Holt has been granted a fifth hearing date on Jan. 5, after four previous ones were suspended at the last minute. Continue reading

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