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2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

For many people across the globe, accessing the Internet via a mobile phone is a matter of convenience. As of 2012, more than half of all local searches started being…

Venezuela’s President Makes World Tour to Improve His Country’s Oil Prices

Venezuela’s President Makes World Tour to Improve His Country’s Oil Prices

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is wrapping up his week-long tour of Asia and Russia — and is not coming back to Caracas empty-handed. According to Bloomberg, Maduro embarked on his…

Venezuela’s Oil Crisis Provides Opportunity for China, U.S Collaboration

Venezuela’s Oil Crisis Provides Opportunity for China, U.S Collaboration

Falling oil prices within the last few months have sparked a series of reports in regards to which countries are strong contenders and which should bow out of the oil…

New Legislation Strains Diplomacy With Latin America

New Legislation Strains Diplomacy With Latin America

After the passage of recent legislation, ties between the United States and Latin America have become strained, at best. The U.S. Senate recently passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights…

Power Outages Strike Again Amid Venezuelan Oil Crisis

Power Outages Strike Again Amid Venezuelan Oil Crisis

A new wave of power outages in Caracas left many parts of Venezuela’s capital city in the dark last week and authorities scrambling to get the power back on. Power…

Activists Calling For Further Investigation After Deaths of Venezuelan Inmates

Activists Calling For Further Investigation After Deaths of Venezuelan Inmates

As more light is shed on the deaths of 35 inmates in a western Venezuelan prison last week, activists are questioning the legitimacy of the story provided by prison officials.…

Venezuelan Trans Woman Wins the Crown at Miss International Queen Pageant

Venezuelan Trans Woman Wins the Crown at Miss International Queen Pageant

A Venezuelan trans woman earned the title of Miss International Queen this week in Thailand, at a pageant which bills itself as the world’s largest beauty pageant for transgender candidates.Isabella…

Venezuelan Activists Choose Art, Not War

Venezuelan Activists Choose Art, Not War

Following the 2013 death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Latin American country has been rocked by conflict between right-wing politicians and the revolutionary activists and workers who support Chavez’s…

Venezuelan Government Censorship Causes Journalists to Turn to the Internet

Venezuelan Government Censorship Causes Journalists to Turn to the Internet

The Venezuelan government’s hold on the country’s media is no surprise to many people in and outside of the country. Recently, this control made headlines around the world when one…

Venezuela Ranks Poorly for the Safety and Well-Being of its Elderly Population

Venezuela Ranks Poorly for the Safety and Well-Being of its Elderly Population

Venezuela is not a very good place to grow old. The 2014 Global AgeWatch Index, developed by HelpAge International, ranks Venezuela among the bottom quarter of the index, alongside many…

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