Venezuela’s Children at the Heart of the Crisis

June 28, 2017

Venezuela’s economic crisis can mean almost certain death for the poor and sick. Since the death in 2013 of the charismatic and controversial Hugo Chávez after 14 years as Venezuelan president, his acolyte and successor, Nicolás Maduro, has steadily been losing his grip on the country....

Venezuela in Crisis: 50 Days Later

May 24, 2017

The people of Venezuela are protesting against the government in a desperate response to the economic crisis. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. But since the 2014 crash in oil prices, it has struggled to maintain a steady profit. To ensure economic stability, the government...

Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

May 04, 2017

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame for the increasing chaos in Venezuela. Every day the news about Venezuela seems to get worse. On March 29, the Supreme Court dissolved the National Assembly. The partial reversal of this decision days later...