Venezuela

A shirtless child wearing a surgical mask and a slingshot around his neck making peace signs (© Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

In photos: Protesters around the world demand their rights

See photographs of protests from Venezuela, Iran and Iraq as citizens around the world demand their rights and fundamental freedoms.
Woman with two children (© John Owens/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
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.
Mike Pompeo sitting (© Timothy D. Easley/AP Images)

U.S. defends South American democracies with ‘realism and restraint’

The United States is seeking to protect free expression of democratic values in the hemisphere through policies that blend "realism and restraint."
Juan Guaidó speaking at lectern (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

The Rio Treaty and Venezuela: Myth vs. fact [infographic]

Learn what the Rio Treaty is (and isn't) and what its activation by the OAS means for the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Man on elevated stand gesturing to huge crowd in the streets (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans demand democracy

Nurses, teachers and students are taking to the streets of Venezuela to fight for their democratic rights and reject the illegitimate Maduro regime.
Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.
Statement on risk of human trafficking near Venezuela, photo of woman on phone covering her eyes (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

The risk of human trafficking for Venezuelan women [infographic]

At a conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis, a State Department official laid out the dangers to women caused by the former Maduro regime.