A prison riot has left at least 47 dead and 75 wounded in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates' families regularly denounce unsanitary conditions, violence and overcrowding behind bars. The Venezuelan Prison Observatory (OVP) rights group provided the figures for the riot, which happened Friday afternoon at the Los Llanos prison center in Guanare city.
The price of Venezuelan oil has fallen to below $10 a barrel -- its lowest level in more than two decades, the government said on Friday. The oil ministry said the price between Monday and Friday was 70.62 Chinese yuan - $9.90 a barrel - a level that has not been seen since 1998 when it was $9.28.
The Trump administration on Tuesday ordered Chevron Corp. to “wind down” operations in Venezuela by 1 December, barring the California-based oil giant in the meantime from drilling or exporting, as the U.S. increases pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to give up power.
The European Union alongside the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have organised a high-level International Solidarity Conference in Brussels for 28-29 October to discuss having a more concerted and robust policy for Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said Saturday he has instructed his representative in the US to open "direct communication" with the US military. According to the AP, Guido asked Carlos Vecchio, who the US recognises as Venezuela’s ambassador, for the communication on possible military “coordination.”
Rumours for a coup attempt and expectations for a military uprising to oust President Nicola Maduro were involved in the confused picture of Venezuela's crisis this week. Opposition leader Juan Guaido urged demonstrators to fill the streets for the final phase of so-called Operation Freedom.
Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday - and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has returned to his country without being arrested, while announcing a new round of anti-government protests and vowing not to give up until President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power.
The European Union on Monday urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela, news wires reported."We must avoid a military intervention," Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told reporters.