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A challenge to the opposition: who is Juan Guaidó?

February 7, 2019
Tensions have been surging through Venezuela as an opposition leader has risen to confront Mr. Nicolas Maduro. Controversy was suffocating Maduro because of his re-election that international leaders and citizens have established as illegitimate. Specifically, most viewed this re-election held last May as illegitimate because of a substantial amount of complaints of vote-rigging. 
 

'Venephobia' in Ecuador and throughout Latin America

February 5, 2019

Following the very public femicide of a pregnant Ecuadorian woman by her partner, a Venezuelan immigrant, violent protests have erupted among Ecuadorian citizens who are demanding a crackdown on immigration from Venezuela. After the start of the protests, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced that new measures would be considered to limit immigration and that security forces would be deployed to monitor Venezuelan immigrants. These public reactions to the murder, and Moreno’s response, have been harshly criticized by those who view them as xenophobic against innocent Venezuelans.

Small turnout for Maduro's Second Inauguration: What countries still support Venezuela, and Why?

January 22, 2019

On Thursday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m., controversial leftist leader Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second 6-year term as President of Venezuela despite deteriorating economic and political conditions throughout the country. Although Maduro’s inauguration crowd was undeniably more sparse than in the past, a few leaders and foreign dignitaries made a point to make an appearance and show their support for the regime in spite of widespread international criticism.

Venezuela: what will the future look like?

November 19, 2018

As conditions worsen in Venezuela, more and more families are finding themselves in a state of food insecurity.  As of 2016, two-thirds of all Caracas households surveyed by the children’s rights group Cecodap reported that they were not eating a substantial quantity of food, and that number has been rising (Walkers 2016).  With few alternatives, many parents have had to turn their nightmares into reality and give up their children in an effort to provide them with food.

The Message of the Petro: Venezuela’s Crypto-currency Effort

November 15, 2018

Venezuela’s years long economic crisis has not slowed down, as the International Monetary Fund projects a 1,000,000% inflation rate by the end of 2018 (Ellsworth). The staggering statistics of Venezuela’s crisis, including both economic and humanitarian disasters, are recorded as one of the worst hyperinflation cases in modern history. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has clung to power under wavering support for his last-ditch effort policies and socialist principles.

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