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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 3 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Close-up of a statue of a man in an elaborate uniform (© Amr Nabil/AP Images)

Honoring Simón Bolívar, liberator of South America

El Libertador dedicated his life to ending Spanish rule over the New World colonies that became Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Panama.
Chart showing Venezuela's GDP from 2011 to 2017 (Source: IMF)

Setting the record straight: When Venezuela’s economy began to implode [infographic]

The Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement have hurt the Venezuelan people far more than any international sanctions.
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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
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Venezuela’s National Assembly: A symbol of hope and endurance [video]

Venezuela's legislative body, the last vestige of democracy in the country, continues to strive to serve the needs of ordinary people.
Nicolás Maduro Guerra and Nicolás Maduro, next to uniformed men (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. slaps sanctions on Maduro’s son

Nicolás Maduro relied on his son Nicolasito and others to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela.
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Honoring Venezuela’s National Assembly [video]

Strong parliaments are a cornerstone of democracy. In Venezuela, the National Assembly is under siege by Maduro’s illegitimate reign of fear and repression.
Group of people standing in large hall with row of flags behind them (© David Estrada Larreta/Reuters)

Venezuela crisis is urgent, U.S. tells OAS

The ongoing suffering of the Venezuelan people, displaced and at home, was at the top of the agenda during the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia.
Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?