Corruption

Illustration of open vault with gold bars showing (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Corrupt Maduro props up regime with Venezuelans’ gold

International Anti-Corruption Day is December 9. Learn how Maduro sells off Venezuela's gold reserves to fund his authoritarian regime.
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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 4.6 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Prison bars (© Shutterstock)

Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
Large Venezuelan flag flying over a crowd (© Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

U.S., Rio Treaty partners tackle Maduro threat

Countries are taking collective action in response to the former Maduro regime's threat to peace and stability in Venezuela and the wider region.

Report: Venezuelans protest for democracy more than ever [infographic]

Street demonstrations across Venezuela calling for democratic elections and restoration of basic services rose nearly 100% in 2019 from a year earlier.
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A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
Medical staff looking at man on gurney (© Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Maduro’s praise of indigenous Venezuelans rings hollow

After government troops killed and injured several members of Venezuela's indigenous Pemon people in February, more than 1,300 fled to Brazil.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into a microphone (© Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)

U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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Maduro by the numbers [video]

Extra-judicial killings, torture, political prisoners under the illegitimate regime of Maduro and his cronies. The numbers don't lie.