Venezuela’s opposition leader briefly arrested by country’s intelligence authorities

Just days after the widespread rejection of last week’s re-inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, incidents over the weekend have served as a reminder of the consequences of speaking out against his regime. Whilst on his way to a political rally yesterday, January 13, footage released on social media shows Juan Guaidó, leader of Venezuela’s National

Countries begin announcing measures against Venezuelan government

Just yesterday, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as the President of Venezuela. Despite a week of controversy, and a number of countries outright rejecting his ascent to power, he is in place to lead for another six years. Yesterday, the Argentine government released an official statement explaining the steps they would be taking

Latin American leaders call on Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro not to take office

Thousands of Venezuelans continue to pour out of their country and into neighboring states such as Colombia and Brazil in a bid to escape skyrocketing levels of violence, inflation and poverty. Dogged by hyperinflation that has seen Venezuela’s currency drop in value by 99.9%, a government refusing to provide citizens with the passports they need

Backlash across Latin America following suggestion of military intervention in Venezuela

In response to a statement made on Friday by the director of the Organisation of American States (OAS) which suggested that military action could be taken against Venezuela, 10 governments have since come forward to refuse to participate in a military intervention. The 10 countries are part of 14 associated within the Lima Group, which

Crisis worsens as countries begin to close borders to Venezuelan migrants

The turbulence surrounding Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis has begun to veer towards breaking point as neighbouring countries place limitations on Venezuelan entry requirements. Until last week, Venezuelan citizens were able to travel through the majority of South America with just a possession of an ID card. Ecuador, however, closed its border to Venezuelans not in possession