Venezuela’s growing middle-class revolt – CBC.ca

CBC.caOn Monday, Venezuelans woke up to find barricades of pipes, trash and branches burning in the streets. Improvised roadblocks, cutting off neighbourhoods from each other and from the central core…

Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday…

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National…

Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second…

Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests? – New York Times

New York TimesAntigovernment protesters blocking a street in San Cristóbal, in western Venezuela, decorated their barrier like a beach scene. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times. the main…

Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talks – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Jailed Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and…

Venezuelan protests persist at start of holiday – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS, Venezuela — The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death did not completely pull protesters…

Fresh violence in Venezuela as protestors refuse to be bought off by president’s … – Daily Mail

Daily MailViolence swept through the streets of Venezuelan capital Caracas yesterday as anti-government protesters rioted over President Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to buy them off with a six-day long-weekend. Hundreds of…

Venezuela Leader Fights Unrest With Fiesta – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—Some opposition leaders are calling for the unthinkable: a cancellation of Carnival celebrations this year to mourn those who died in recent weeks during the worst civil…

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro’s government hoping the break will take the heat out of…

Miami tourism hit record numbers in 2013 – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMiami-Dade continued its streak of record-setting tourism numbers last year, welcoming 14.2 million overnight visitors. Brazil and other Latin American markets such as Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela continued to show…

Hillary Clinton speaks at UM, remains mum about presidential aspirations – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comHillary Clinton — the once and current Democratic frontrunner for president — spoke Wednesday at the University of Miami, touching on the chaos in Venezuela, climate change, and the traps…

Venezuelan president calls for end to violence – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for dialogue and an end to violence as he opened a peace conference intended to end nearly a month of protests…

Pope calls for calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest – Reuters UK

Reuters UKCARACAS (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead…

Venezuelan leader seeks peace meeting to end deadly protests – Daily Times

Daily TimesCARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sought to hold a “peace conference” on Wednesday in an attempt to end three weeks of at times deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich…

Pope calls for calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in…

Venezuela: Are cracks starting to show in Maduro’s backing? (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA daily roundup of terrorism and security issues. Skip to next paragraph. Whitney Eulich. Latin America Editor. Whitney Eulich is the Monitor’s Latin America editor, overseeing regional coverage…

White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON – The Obama administration Tuesday expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of three U.S. officials a week ago. Two first secretaries and a second…

Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-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. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer…

Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Student protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of…

Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tactics amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to the fore this weekend, leading a rally of thousands and offering up a unified opposition as violent protests continue across…

A Los Angeles symphony conductor finds himself in the middle of a Venezuelan … – Public Radio International

Public Radio InternationalHe’s also from Venezuela and has become the most public face of Venezuela’s famed national music education program, called “El Sistema.” El Sistema is a federally funded government…

Army sending paratroopers to restive Venezuela area as security forces try to … – Fox News

Fox NewsCARACAS, Venezuela – Paratroopers are heading to a Venezuelan border area torn by fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters, while security forces are being accused of turning many…

Protests Against Venezuela’s Government Escalate — Update 2 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela–Protests against President Nicolás Maduro’s government escalated Thursday, with thousands of demonstrators burning tires and cars and security forces fighting back to gain control of the streets…

Leader of Protests in Venezuela Turns Himself In – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLeopoldo López gets into a National Guard vehicle Tuesday after delivering a fiery speech to supporters as he gave himself up to authorities. Reuters. CARACAS, Venezuela—Opposition leader Leopoldo…

Venezuela braces for dueling protests amid US diplomatic ouster – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comBOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuela is bracing for a high-stakes showdown Tuesday as opposition and government supporters march on the capital amid heightened tensions that have left at least three dead…

Venezuela tense ahead of dueling demonstrations – Las Vegas Sun

Venezuela tense ahead of dueling demonstrationsLas Vegas SunStudents shout slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during a march to Venezuelan Telecommunications Regulator Office or CONATEL in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb17,…

Venezuelan opposition shows its character in the streets of Washington, D.C. – Party for Socialism and Liberation

Party for Socialism and LiberationYesterday (Sat., Feb. 15) at a demonstration in Washington, D.C., the racist, privileged and pampered character of the ultra-right-wing opponents of Venezuela’s revolutionary government revealed itself…

Venezuela’s Lopez says ready for arrest at Tuesday march – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – A Venezuelan opposition leader wanted by police in connection with deadly street protests said on Sunday he would march with his supporters in Caracas on Tuesday, and…

Venezuelans in Miami demonstrate in support of students back home – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comBy MIAMI HERALD STAFF. Hundreds of South Florida Venezuelans staged a demonstration in downtown Miami Sunday in support of opposition students in their country who in recent days have clashed…

Venezuelan opposition leader to turn himself in – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, said Sunday that…

Venezuelan police hunt opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – BBC News

BBC NewsMr Lopez, who has organised recent anti-government protests, has not been seen in public since Wednesday, when three men were shot dead at the end of opposition marches in…

Pro and anti-Maduro marches gather thousands in Venezuela – BBC News

BBC NewsSupporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, in rival marches. The demonstrations come at a time of growing political…

Protests continue in Venezuela amid growing anger – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Shots rang out and tear gas clouded the air of a wealthy Caracas district on Saturday night as protests against the government entered into a fourth consecutive…

Venezuela Protests Leave 5 Injured in Fourth Day of Unrest – Businessweek

BusinessweekAt least five protesters were injured today in Venezuela’s capital as opposition groups and government supporters marched for the fourth day. Tear gas shot by national police around the Plaza…