By Rachelle Krygier May 25 at 7:00 AM Protesters clashed with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18, in the latest demonstration during weeks of anti-government unrest. (Reuters) CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights… Read More Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different
By CGTN’s Ding Dai The divisions among Venezuelans and between the government and the opposition are not new. And protests have been going on since the economy went bad. Prices rose by 800 percent in 2016, with the IMF predicting inflation could hit 2,200 percent by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the economy shrunk by… Read More World Insight: What is behind Venezuela turnmoil
Peaceful protests almost always work better than violent ones – even against repressive governments. Most Venezuelans taking part in today’s “mother of all marches” against President Nicolás Maduro are planning to do so peacefully. Even the country’s most outspoken opposition leaders are using the language of nonviolent resistance. Not everyone is on board. Government security… Read More Why Protesters in Venezuela Today Should Resist Responding to Violence with Violence
Venezuelans want to resolve the ‘dangerous’ crisis in their country in a peaceful, democratic, constitutional and electoral manner. Will President Maduro’s regime continue to boycott that possibility? On December 6, 2015, the Venezuelan opposition won control of the National Assembly (AN) for the first time since chavismo rose to power, 17 years ago. In a… Read More Boycott, conflict and change: Can Venezuela’s president be unseated peacefully?
Venezuela is unravelling as shortages of almost everything push people to their limits. Almost 90 percent of Venezuelans say they don’t have money to buy enough food and many are forced to make do with a single meal a day. Riots and mass lootings are on the rise and calls for President Nicolas Maduro to… Read More Inside Story: Ousting Nicolás Maduro
Venezuela is in the midst of a severe economic crisis, suffering from food and power shortages. President Nicolas Maduro has issued a state of emergency decree to try and regain control of the situation, but demonstrators have held massive rallies in opposition. Professor Yang Zhimin of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, David Fermin from… Read More World Insight – Venezuela clashes continue as economic collapse looms (Video)
Bread, medicine and toilet paper are just some of the basic necessities Venezuelans are struggling to find. Low oil prices all over the world have hit the country hard. Public services are disappearing and US officials are warning that the entire country is on the brink of collapse. President Nicolas Maduro has announced a state… Read More Inside Story: Is Venezuela on the brink of collapse (Video)