UN rights experts report a rise of efforts in Venezuela to squelch democracy ahead of 2024 election
A U.N.-backed panel investigating human rights violations in Venezuela says the South American country’s government has intensified efforts to curtail democratic freedoms with use of threats, surveillance and harassment as President Nicolás Maduro faces a re-election contest next year.
EU reports improvements, old tactics in Venezuela election
Monitors from the European Union say Venezuela’s regional elections last weekend happened under better conditions compared to the country's elections in recent years but were marred by the use of public funds to benefit pro-government candidates.
US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is intensifying efforts to court the Biden administration as the new U.S. president weighs whether to risk a political backlash in Florida and ease up on sanctions seeking to isolate the socialist leader.
Venezuela court orders takeover of 2 major political parties
The court ordered on Monday, June 15, 2020, the takeover of Democratic Action, one of the nations oldest and most influential political parties, which is now opposed to the government. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)CARACAS Venezuela's Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicols Maduro, on Tuesday ordered the takeover of two of the nation's most powerful political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. The court suspended and replaced the board of directors for the Justice First party a day after the same move against the Democratic Action party, one of the nation's oldest and largest. It was part of a necessary restructuring process, the court said in separate rulings posted on Facebook. People of Venezuela, the hour is drawing near, the day is drawing near, the moment is drawing near, Maduro said.