Venezuelan opposition strike fitful amid government threats

Venezuelan opposition strike fitful amid government threats

  Venezuela’s streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed. “The strike is a good pressure tactic … but if I don’t work, I don’t eat,” said insurance agent Adolfo Diaz, 38, trying to reach work despite […]

Defiant Venezuelan opposition marches for recall vote

Defiant Venezuelan opposition marches for recall vote

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro marched through Caracas on Wednesday to demand that the recall process go forward. But Venezuela’s socialist government is digging in its heels as an economic collapse further threatens its hold on power. The pro-government elections board missed its own Monday deadline to certify signatures on a petition demanding the start […]