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Spain's ex-PM meets with jailed Venezuelan opposition leader

Spain's former prime minister met with jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Saturday, the first meeting of its kind in more than two years.

Venezuela’s Downward Spiral

The threats Venezuelans face today are not the result of foreign or domestic conspiracies, but Mr. Maduro’s disastrous leadership. On his watch, the country’s health care system has atrophied so...

Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

Hospital wards have become crucibles where the forces tearing Venezuela apart have converged. Gloves and soap have vanished from some hospitals. Often, cancer medicines are found only on the black...

Venezuelan Opposition Rallies to Press for Presidential Recall Vote

Thousands of demonstrators marched throughout the country Wednesday to demand that government authorities verify that a referendum should be held on whether to recall President Nicolás Maduro from office.

Venezuela opposition submits 1.85 million signatures in recall effort

Venezuela's opposition said it delivered 1.85 million signatures to the country's elections authority on Monday as part of the process of seeking a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro...The Democratic...

US denounces lack of judicial independence in Venezuela

The United States on Wednesday denounced politicization and lack of judicial independence in Venezuela, as well as persecution and imprisonment of opposition activists.

By Blocking the Release of Political Prisoners, Maduro Is Eroding Venezuela’s Democracy

Our client, the wrongly imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience, Leopoldo Lopez, has explained that amnesty is about justice, not impunity, for the persecuted political prisoners and their...

Venezuela is in desperate need of a political intervention

Unfortunately, the regime has pursued scorched-earth warfare with the National Assembly, even as the hardships suffered by ordinary Venezuelans mount. Having been illegally packed with government supporters before the legislature took office,...

Venezuela judges quash amnesty law, keeping Nicolás Maduro's critics in jail

Venezuela’s supreme court has thrown out legislation passed by the opposition-controlled congress to free dozens of jailed politicians who are foes of President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government.

US diplomat urges Venezuela to release "political prisoners"

US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson again urged the Venezuelan government to release “political prisoners.” Her remarks came after a meeting with the wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo López, Lilian Tintori, who arrived in Washington to defend an amnesty law recently passed by the Venezuelan Congress.