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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.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.
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.
Pompeo and Moreno (© Ecuadorean Presidency/Handout/ Reuters)

The renewed U.S.-Ecuador relationship

Secretary Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is redoubling its efforts to strengthen ties in the Western Hemisphere, including its relationship with Ecuador.
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.
Venezuelan officials posing in front of national seal (State Dept.)video

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.
Crowd holding signs reading "no mas tortura" (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

U.N. report confirms torture, killings in Venezuela

Venezuelans have been victims of "torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and killings" under the illegitimate Maduro regime, the United Nations says.
Oil pump silhouetted against sun (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

U.S. drops sanctions after company cuts support to Maduro regime

The Trump administration provides sanctions relief after an oil tanker company stops supporting Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and his cronies.
Group of men in a small room (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.