U.N. warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

Sep 11, 2017

U.N. warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at widespread rights abuses in Venezuela, warning of possible "crimes against humanity" in the crisis-wracked country. "My investigation suggests the possibility that crimes against humanity may have been committed," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said at the ...

U.S. imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

/ Aug 26, 2017

U.S. imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

The Trump administration slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise badly needed cash to prevent a debt default. The sanctions, which President Donald Trump signed ...

Venezuela's ousted attorney general leaves Colombia for Brazil

/ Aug 23, 2017

Venezuela's ousted attorney general leaves Colombia for Brazil

The Venezuelan ex-chief prosecutor who fled her country after being targeted by President Nicolas Maduro has left her first refuge stop in Colombia for Brazil, migration authorities said Tuesday. "Venezuelan Chief Attorney Luisa Ortega Diaz today left for Brazil, having carried out the necessary emigration ...

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

/ Aug 13, 2017

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise comments on Friday may bring the beleaguered Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela ...