Armed groups warring for control of Colombia’s busiest border crossing with Venezuela opened fire on one another on May 3, leaving a woman hospitalized and hundreds fearing for their lives. The woman caught in the crossfire was not affiliated with the two rival gangs, say officials from Colombia’s migration authority.
BOGOTA, Colombia—Thousands once again took to the streets of Caracas on March 9 to protest against Venezuelan regime leader Nicolas Maduro, while nationwide power cuts plunged the country into darkness. Protesters have repeatedly denounced widespread food and medicine shortages, rampant hyperinflation of over ten million percent, and brutal human rights abuses committed by the security […]
CUCUTA, Colombia—Vice President Mike Pence joined regional leaders from across Latin America and Canada on the morning of Feb. 25 to denounce the blocking of aid into Venezuela and announce new sanctions against Venezuelan regime leader Nicolas Maduro. The meeting of the Lima Group, a community of American states formed to resolve the Venezuela crisis, […]
CUCUTA, Colombia—Thousands attending a concert to raise money for Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis at the Colombian border on Feb. 22 were surprised by the appearance of Juan Guaidó, the leader of the opposition who is currently facing off against Venezuelan regime leader Nicolas Maduro over control of the country. Crowds let out confused murmurs and then […]
BOGOTA, Colombia—Three U.S. military cargo planes touched down in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta on Feb. 16, carrying 180 tons of humanitarian aid for neighboring Venezuela, which continues to endure a prolonged economic, political, and social crisis. The Air Force C-17 aircraft, which arrived from Miami, carried the second shipment of U.S. aid since […]
CUCUTA, Colombia—Israel and Australia on Jan. 27 joined a growing list of countries pledging their support for Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s opposition leader. At the same time, socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro oversaw a military display to showcase his forces’ loyalty to him in the face of an international ultimatum for democratic elections. Guaidó, who proclaimed himself acting president on Jan. […]
BOGOTA, Colombia—President Donald Trump recognized head of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress, Juan Guaidó, as the country’s legitimate interim president as tens of thousands took to the streets of Caracas and cities across Venezuela in the hope of removing Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship. Protestors had mobilized against the Maduro regime which has seen the country slide into a […]