Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Venezuelan Opposition Takes Control of National Assembly

The historic win by Venezuela’s opposition coalition in Sunday’s legislative elections in which they captured 112 seats in the 167 seat National Assembly over the ruling United Socialist Party of President Nicholas Maduro has politicians in the United States on both sides of the aisle praising the Venezuelan people for “bringing their country back from […]

Doubts Over Electoral Integrity Following Opposition Leader’s Assassination

Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Manuel Diaz, head of the Democratic Action Party, was shot and killed at a rally in Altagracia de Orituco ahead of this month’s legislative elections in which the ruling United Socialist Party is, for the first time in its nearly 16 years since coming to power, in danger of losing control […]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader López Receives Maximum Sentence

Leopold Lopez, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the Voluntad Popular Party, received a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison this week on charges of inciting violence and plotting to overthrow the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro following an abruptly ended trial. Pro-Lopez demonstrators clashed with pro-government crowds outside the courthouse […]