Venezuelans vote in controversial election
31 July 2017 | 5:40 am
More violence in Venezuela as voters trickle in to cast ballots in Pres. Nicolas Maduro's controversial election that would create a constituent assembly, dissolving the opposition-led Congress, and hand sweeping power to the ruling Socialst Party.
26 Jan 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington plans to do more to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, who was defying a travel plan to speak in Colombia, plans to travel on to Europe.
11 Mar 2020
A group of women bikers in Venezuela's capital known as the "Ratgirls" are gaining visibility in a world typically dominated, and in some cases, reserved for men -- and they hope to attract more women on wheels while facing down the culture of machismo.
29 Mar 2020
US charges of "narco-terrorism" have been issued against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and key aides. Washington has posted multimillion-dollar rewards for information leading to their arrests.
20 Apr 2020
The western city of Maracaibo used to be Venezuela's affluent oil capital. But today, it's a place of hardship and hunger. Facing hyperinflation, corruption, penniless public services, crime and chronic shortages, the city has become a symbol of the country's wider economic collapse. Eating has become a luxury. Due to a lack of medical care, the lives of children, the elderly and those with chronic diseases are slowly slipping away. In this 26-minute documentary, our reporter Roméo Langlois bring us a heart-wrenching account of the depths of human suffering.
4 May 2020
At least 46 people were killed in a riot at a Venezuelan prison, according to figures reported by a human rights group and media on Saturday. The country's prisons have serious problems with overcrowding and violence.
23 May 2020
Venezuela’s defense minister said he was thankful for Iran’s solidarity as the coronavirus pandemic adds to its economic woes. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, but its capacity to refine is limited.
27 Sep 2020
After months of training, participants in Miss Venezuela -- the country's most competitive beauty pageant -- get their hair styled while waiting for makeup artists to work their magic, as the queens prepare to appear in front of the judges in an atypical pre-recorded edition of the contest held with no audience due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 Oct 2020
President Nicolas Maduro says he expects mass vaccination of Venezuelans against Covid-19 with the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine to begin in April 2021.
1 Nov 2020
Leopoldo Lopez had been confined in Venezuela for more than six years. It isn't clear how he escaped from the Spanish ambassador's residence in capital city Caracas to join family in Madrid.
9 Jan 2021
A new Venezuelan parliament dominated by ruling socialists has been inaugurated, consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's grip. Out of a job as speaker, opposition head Juan Guido vowed to chair rival sessions online.
6 Feb 2021
Leopoldo Lopez told DW that President Maduro can call upon more global backing for his cause than those fighting for democracy in Venezuela. The activist was in Berlin to drum up support for free and fair elections.
14 Mar 2021
The Central Bank of Venezuela's new notes were launched as hyperinflation and US sanctions continue to cripple the economy of the oil-producing nation. As inflation skyrockets, the biggest bill is worth just 52 cents.
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