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Police official Oscar Perez poses for photographs during an event for the Body of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation police (CICPC) in Caracas, March 1, 2015.

Fugitive cop who attacked buildings in Venezuela’s capital from a helicopter last year reportedly killed in police raid

It wasn't clear if the police officer, Oscar Perez, had been killed or captured in the operation after more than six months on the lam.
Demonstrators march in support of Venezuela, in Havana, Cuba, August 25, 2017.

Venezuela is ‘a target-rich environment’ for more US sanctions — but it could backfire

Venezuela's economy is set to continue deteriorating, but what effect that will have on its political scene is not yet clear.
Demonstrators clash with security forces at a rally during a strike called to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, July 26, 2017.

A former top national security official says Venezuela is one of Trump’s top 3 priorities — alongside Iran and North Korea

Trump warned this summer that military action was an "option" in Venezuela, though that is apparently not on the table.

Nicolas Maduro is cracking down on rivals and Venezuela’s oil industry could take a big hit

Several former high-ranking officials have been arrested in recent days in Venezuela, in what appears to be a campaign to consolidate political power.

There’s a big oil story flying under the radar

"We caution against taking one’s eye off the looming sovereign debt crisis in Venezuela that could further curtail output from the stressed state."

Argentina’s president wants the US to take a drastic measure against Venezuela

Argentina's president wants the US to deepen its crack down on Venezuela, but the move he's touted could damage both the US and Venezuela.
Venezuela's President Maduro holds a 100,000 bolivar note as he speaks during a meeting with ministers

Venezuela’s new 100,000-bolivar note is worth less than $2.50 in US dollars

Venezuela's President has unveiled a new 100,000 note worth just $2.50 in the US. He also plans to eliminate all physical cash in the country
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington from Camp David, August 27, 2017.

Donald and Melania Trump reportedly compared life in the White House to being in a Venezuelan jail

Donald Trump is thought to not think highly of the White House — and reportedly expressed that sentiment again in a meeting with a Venezuela opposition leader.

Mike Pence appears to have fallen short on a major US foreign-policy goal while in Latin America

Pence's trip was dominated by the situation in Venezuela, but governments in the region were no more accommodating to US designs on North Korea.

An off-the-cuff remark by Trump may have helped Venezuela’s slide ‘into dictatorship’

Fallout from Trump's remarks about a "military option" in Venezuela have chilled criticism of the Maduro government at home and abroad.