Today

By Giancarlo Fiorella

01.07.20: The Two Assemblies

The National Assembly was the scene of a chaotic struggle for control today as the government-backed faction of legislators, headed by Luis Parra, squared off…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

01.06.20: Political Mistakes

Venezuelans gained little clarity today on the confusion that resulted from yesterday’s events at the National Assembly, which saw two men lay claim to the…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

01.04.20: Brutal Fall

Oil prices continued to rise today in response to the brewing conflict between the United States and Iran, injecting much-needed cash into the coffers of…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.31.19: Forced Disappearance

The opposition has issued a statement today calling attention to the forced disappearance of GIlber Caro, a National Assembly deputy who was arrested by the…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.30.19: The Privileges of Power

The Maduro government announced today that it was extending a measure that makes imports exempt from taxes until June 2020 in an effort to ensure…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.29.19: Operation Aurora

Three men claiming to be rebelling Venezuelan soldiers appeared in a video released today claiming responsibility for the December 22 raids on military installations in…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.28.19: Venezuelan Justice

The government of Paraguay announced today that it would grant refugee status to 720 Venezuelans currently living in that country. The figure represents nearly 63%…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.27.19: Resisting Authority

The Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia (Venezuelan Violence Watch, OVV) issued its yearly report today tracking homicide in the country. The update came via a Twitter thread on…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.19.19: Cruel and Inhuman

Human rights lawyer Gonzalo Himiob said in a radio interview today that the Maduro regime increased its persecution of political opponents this year when compared…


By Giancarlo Fiorella

12.18.19: Blocked

The Maduro regime dealt another blow to the press in Venezuela today, ordering the closure of the Venepress, an independent digital media outlet. The closure comes…