Venezuela Fyle

8/28/17

  • The Venezuelan government is using US sanctions against Venezuela as propaganda to gain more support. [Link]

8/14/17

  • Robert Robb argues the US should not intervene in Venezuela. [Link]

8/13/17

  • Sanctions against the Venezuela’s oil export could lead to the starvation of the Venezuelan people. [Link]
  • Trump is considering taking military action in Venezuela. [Link]

8/3/17

  • The voting machine company who provided the voting machines for the Venezuela election said the government did tamper with the results, but only by one million votes. The opposition claimed the government lied by four to five million votes. [Link]

8/2/17

  • Two Opposition leaders in Venezuela have been arrested by the government. [Link]

8/1/17

  • The Venezuelan government held elections on a vote to create a new congress appointed by the president. The opposition to the president boycotted the election. The government claims 8.5 million people voted in the election and the opposition claims 2.4 million voted. President Maduro claims the election was legitimate and plans to start appointing a new congress. Protests broke out on Monday. At least 16 people were killed in the first 24 hours after the election. [Link]
  • The US has placed sanctions on Venezuela’s President Maduro. [Link]

7/26/17

  • Venezuela’s National Assembly has appointed new justices to the supreme court. The Venezuelan government’s intelligence service has arrested some of these judges. [Link]

6/28/17

  • In Venezuela, a heliopter was stolen by a revolutionary. The man shot at and dropped grenades on government buildings. [Link]

6/23/17

  • In Venezuela, protesters outside of a military base were fired upon by soldiers. One person was killed by gunfire. 76 people have died in this round of protesting in Venezuela. [Link]

6/14/17

  • Mortality rates in Venezuela are skyrocketing. Maternal mortality was up 66% last year, and infant mortality was up 30%. 16,000 doctors have fled Venezuela in the past 12 years. [Link]

6/9/17

  • The death toll in Venezuelan protests has increased to 66. The most recent protester killed was 17 years old. [Link]

5/19/17

  • The US places sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s supreme court. [Link]

5/18/17

  • Two more anti-government protesters have been killed in Venezuela. One of those killed was a teenager. A police officer was charged in connection to one of the deaths. [Link]

5/6/17

  • This video shows Venezuelan riot control vehicles running over protesters. [Link]
  • At least 38 people have been killed during the protests in Venezuela. [Link]

4/22/17

  • 12 Venezuelans were killed in rioting and looting last night. [Link]

4/21/17

  • The Venezuelan government seized a GM manufacturing plant in Venezuela. [Link]

4/19/17

  • Venezuela’s president Maduro plans to arm 500,000 civilians and turn them into a police force. Maduro is facing protests and demands for a new election. [Link]

3/31/17

  • Venezuela’s Congress has been dissolved by the high court, making Maduro a dictator. [Link]

3/2/17

  • Venezuela only has $10.5 billion remaining in reserves. The country owes $7.7 billion to its debtors in 2017. [Link]

2/22/17

  • 75% of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in the past year due to a lack of food to eat. [Link]

1/10/17

  • Venezuela’s president hikes the minimum wage another 50% as hyperinflations continues in his country. In the past year, the minimum wage has been increased by over 500%. The minimum wage is now equal to $12 monthly. [Link]

12/18/16

  • Venezuela deploys its national guard to stop rioters. The Venezuelan government eliminated the 100 Bolivar bill as currency but failed to exchange the bill for smaller bills as promised. The Venezuelan’s started to riot after the banks did not open to exchange the bills. [Link]

11/30/16

  • The Venezuelan currency loses 15% of its value in one day. [Link]

11/15/16

  • Venezuela’s currency loses 43% of its value in one month. [Link]

11/1/16

  • Hyperinflation has gotten so out of control in Venezuela that people have started to weigh money as it is easier than counting it. [Link]

10/26/16

  • Venezuela’s Parliment has voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Maduro for violating democracy. Maduro has dismissed this as meaningless. [Link]

10/23/16

  • After Venezuelan President Maduro blocked a presidential recall vote, Venezuelan citizens take to the street in massive protests. [Link]

8/24/16

  • Venezuela is in bad shape, shortages of food, toilet paper, and other necessities are proving, again, that socialism does not work. Long lines in front of bakeries, a characteristic of failing socialism, is humiliating to the Venezuelan Government. In response, the government is banning lines. [Link]