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Trump: ‘We Will do Whatever is Necessary’ to ‘Fix’ Venezuela

US President Donald Trump says he will work with Colombia to "fix" Venezuela. (Gage Skidmore/CC)
US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would work with Colombia to “fix” Venezuela, as he slapped Caracas with new sanctions.

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Russia to Export 60,000 Tons of Wheat to Venezuela per Month

Russia will export 60,000 tons of wheat to Venezuela each month under a new trade deal. (TT/CC)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday his government had secured a major wheat deal with Russia.

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Venezuelan Soldiers Arrested, 70 Businesses Looted in Miranda State

The remains of a barricade on a Miranda highway. (AVN)

Another Venezuelan police officer has died Friday after allegedly being shot by opposition protesters, while unrest continued in the states of Miranda and Aragua.

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Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Phones Maduro, Backs Venezuelan Sovereignty

Oscar Lopez Rivera being interviewed on teleSUR. (teleSUR)
Newly released Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera held a televised phone conversation with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday in which he voiced his solidarity with the South American country. 
 

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Maternity Hospital Attacked in Venezuela, Death Toll Rises to 53

Opposition protesters erect burning barricades outside the Carrizal Maternity Hospital in Miranda state. (@ErickLozanoDice)

A maternity hospital was attacked in Miranda state Wednesday as the death count in seven weeks of violent anti-government protests ascends to 53.

 

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Venezuela Officials, Supporters Targeted by International ‘Witch Hunt’

A Venezuelan opposition protest in Spain. (EFE)

Venezuelan government officials and supporters of the Maduro administration are facing a wave of abuse abroad, according to reports Thursday.

 

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US Accused of Promoting Venezuela Intervention at UN

Graffiti in Caracas that reads "imperialism". (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

The United States took to the United Nations Wednesday to compare Venezuela’s current political crisis to Syria.

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Venezuela’s Unrest: Three Police Officers Arrested, 1 Dead, Paramilitary Activity Reported

Venezuelan anti-government protesters attack a National Guard riot control vehicle on May 1st. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

In the last 24 hours, three police officers have been arrested, another minor has died and Venezuela’s Interior Minister has reported paramilitary activity in border states.

 

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Constitutional Changes to Be Put to Referendum, Maduro Confirms 2018 Elections

 Constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra announced that any new Constitution would have to approved by voters. (Globovision)

Constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra confirmed that any new Constitution will have to be approved by voters. 

 

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UPDATED: Venezuela’s Political Violence Claims Five More Lives

 The death count in Venezuela reached 48 this past Monday after six weeks of violent anti-government protests. (AFP)

Forty-nine people have died since opposition protests turned violent at the beginning of April. 

 

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Venezuelan Revolutionaries Demand ‘Truly Communal State’

Venezuela has around 1500 communes nationwide. (AVN)
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas this week to rally in support of the country’s commune movement.

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Right-Wing Protest Venezuela Solidarity Event in Spain

Protesters chanted "Franco, Franco" while protesting against what they say is a dictatorship in Venezuela. (Kike Para/

Around 100 people were allegedly trapped in Venezuela’s embassy in Madrid Thursday by far right protesters.

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Venezuela’s Health Minister Replaced After Controversial Report

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reported Friday to have replaced his health minister, just days after new data from the ministry surfaced, showing major increases in mosquito-borne diseases and infant deaths.

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Uruguay Joins CELAC Talks on Venezuela Unrest

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said his country would offer a helping hand to Venezuela. (El Pais)

Uruguay agreed Thursday to attend international talks called by Venezuela to promote dialogue between the government in Caracas and the opposition.

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Mosquito Borne Diseases Surge in Venezuela, Infant and Maternal Deaths Rise

(Muhammad Mahdi Karim / CC)

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria surged last year in Venezuela while infant deaths have likewise increased, according to recently released government data.

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