Vast anti-Maduro protests turn violent in Venezuela

Vast anti-Maduro protests turn violent in Venezuela

Venezuela’s increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. In an incident sure to inflame the already polarized situation, a policeman died after being shot on Wednesday night in central […]

Venezuela govt and opposition to hold talks as crisis deepens

Venezuela govt and opposition to hold talks as crisis deepens

Venezuela’s socialist government and the opposition on Monday announced talks for the weekend to deal with a political standoff that has intensified since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The two sides will meet on Sunday on the Caribbean island of Margarita, mediated by the Vatican, regional bloc Unasur and […]

Venezuela opposition accuse Maduro of ‘coup’ after referendum quashed

Venezuela opposition accuse Maduro of ‘coup’ after referendum quashed

Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The opposition is urging supporters to take to the streets, beginning with a march on a major highway Saturday led by the wives of jailed activists, while a leading government figure is […]

Clashes erupt between pro and anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela

Clashes erupt between pro and anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela

Clashes broke out Wednesday between supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as opposition protesters sought to show momentum in their push to oust him in a referendum. Sticks, stones and punches flew on the Caribbean island of Margarita as red-clad Maduro supporters tried to block opponents determined to march on the town of […]

Rival camps rally across Venezuela as pressure piles on Maduro

Rival camps rally across Venezuela as pressure piles on Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition and government supporters returned to the streets for rival demonstrations Wednesday as tension mounted over a push for a vote on driving President Nicolas Maduro from power in the crisis-stricken country. A week after a mass protest in the capital, supporters of the opposition MUD coalition rallied nationwide near offices of the electoral […]

Venezuela’s Maduro losing support even among Chavistas

Venezuela’s Maduro losing support even among Chavistas

Protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital on Thursday, demanding President Nicolas Maduro face a recall referendum. Paris-based scholar Paula Vasquez says even loyalist “Chavistas” are starting to turn on his embattled leftist government. Opponents of Maduro claimed they brought together as many as a million demonstrators in the biggest rally in the capital of […]

Venezuela clears presidential recall vote hurdle, but no date set

Venezuela clears presidential recall vote hurdle, but no date set

Venezuela’s opposition gathered enough signatures to proceed with efforts to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, electoral authorities said Monday, without setting a date for the next step. The head of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, told a press conference Maduro’s opponents had cleared the threshold of 200,000 valid signatures on […]

US envoy talks with Venezuela President Maduro amid crisis

US envoy talks with Venezuela President Maduro amid crisis

Veteran US diplomat Tom Shannon spoke for nearly two hours with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday to re-start relations between the ideologically opposed governments amid a punishing economic crisis in the South American nation. Shannon, 57, who led a similar rapprochement last year that stalled over imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, also met with […]

Latin America’s largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisis

Latin America’s largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisis

Latin America’s largest airline, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, said on Monday it would suspend its flights to Venezuela due to the “economic scenario”, following a similar decision by Lufthansa over the weekend. “Owing to the current complex macroeconomic scenario in the region, LATAM Airlines has announced adjustments to its destination network… it will suspend temporarily and […]

Jewelry Made From Barbie Doll Parts

Jewelry Made From Barbie Doll Parts

I’m not sure why but Barbie dolls have often inspired creativity. Designers have went on to plug them into soccer tables or create macabre photo series. There is even a beauty contest for the most beautiful Barbie doll held annually in Venezuela. Then there is Margaux Lange’s jewelries. This New York designer creates jewelry pieces […]