Venezuelan Migration Crisis Grows

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The economic crisis in Venezuela has become a migration crisis. In the last two years, nearly one million Venezuelans emigrated as their country’s economy fell. The Washington Post reports on how Venezuela’s neighbors are dealing with influxes of migrants and how the crisis resembles the European migrant crisis. “The massive scale of the exodus is … Continue reading Venezuelan Migration Crisis Grows

Nicolas Maduro Is Building His Dictatorship On Shaky Ground

Nicolas Maduro appears to have successfully transitioned Venezuela into a dictatorship. President Maduro is using the recently elected Constituent Assembly to consolidate his power and attack the opposition. In May, Maduro called for the election of a Constituent Assembly to rewrite the 1999 Constitution, which was held on July 30. The opposition boycotted the elections and led … Continue reading Nicolas Maduro Is Building His Dictatorship On Shaky Ground

Crisis in Venezuela deepens after Constituent Assembly vote

On July 30th, the Venezuelan government held elections for a Constituent Assembly. The results were an overwhelming victory for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling party in terms of seats in the Constituent Assembly. However, it was at least a partial victory for the opposition regarding voter turnout. As far as what the results mean … Continue reading Crisis in Venezuela deepens after Constituent Assembly vote

Venezuela at a Crossroads: Democracy or Dictatorship

Venezuela is hurtling towards a catastrophe. The economic crisis and political repression that sparked the anti-government protests appear to be entering a new, bloody phase. So far this year more than 100 protestors have been killed by government forces. In addition to the uniformed government police, the Maduro government has relied on pro-government militia forces … Continue reading Venezuela at a Crossroads: Democracy or Dictatorship

Senate Bill Would Allocate Millions of Dollars in Aid to Venezuela

Members of both chambers of Congress in the United States introduced identical bills in May that would send millions of dollars in aid to Venezuela. The aid would include food and medicine as well as technical assistance to help return the country to a functioning democracy. The bills also include sections that express Congress’s concern … Continue reading Senate Bill Would Allocate Millions of Dollars in Aid to Venezuela