Mar 20, 2014
Venezuela moves swiftly against opposition
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of socialist rule in a sudden series of blows against opponents who have spent more than a month protesting in the streets, knocking down their barricades and throwing dissident leaders in jail.
United States expels Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat
A man stands next to a burning street barricade during a protest against the Venezuelan government in Caracas on Monday, February 24. For weeks, anti-government Venezuelans -- unhappy with the economy and rising crime -- have been clashing with security forces.
Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Ahead of Talks
Anti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions.
South China Morning Post
More protests as Venezuela leader Nicolas Maduro calls for talks with US
Opponents of Venezuela's leftist government prepared for a mass protest rally in Caracas on Saturday, a day after President Nicolas Maduro issued a surprise call for direct talks with the United States.