Corruption

Three men standing at attention in front row of group of people (© Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s National Assembly under siege

The illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is harassing its opponents who have been elected to serve in the only democratic institution left in Venezuela.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.

U.S. pressure campaign on Iran after 1 year [infographic]

It has been a year since the U.S. ended participation in the flawed Iran nuclear deal and embarked on a pressure campaign on Iran. See the impact.
Gloved hand collecting oil in a small jar (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

What has China done for the Americas? Look to Venezuela.

China is propping up the Maduro regime to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, a U.S. official tells the Council of the Americas on April 26.

Maduro loots Venezuela’s gold to prop up former regime

The former Maduro regime is liquidating Venezuela's gold reserves — assets belonging to the Venezuelan people — in a desperate attempt to remain in power.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Nicaragua in runup to anniversary of protests

The United States is continuing to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive and corrupt regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Juan Guaidó smiling (© Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

OAS approves Guaidó representative as Venezuela’s envoy

A vote in the Organization of American States has deepened the international isolation of Nicolás Maduro and his cronies in Venezuela.
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Venezuelans turn out in force to protest Maduro

Shortages of water, food and medicine have created a humanitarian disaster in Venezuela, with millions displaced or suffering from malnutrition.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.