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Stories about Venezuela

Trinidad & Tobago team reports ‘minimal to no risk’ of an oil spill from stranded Venezuelan tanker

A group of experts from Trinidad and Tobago comprised “the first agency besides engineers of Venezuela” to set foot on the vessel, which carries approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude...

Marine ecosystems and livelihoods at risk if Venezuelan oil tanker sinks

The FSO Nabarima, a tanker filled with approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude oil, is in imminent danger of sinking and causing an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Paria.

WhatsApp is the new tool for Venezuelan feminists during the pandemic

Global Voices interviewed the leads of four projects that aim to help women facing violence during the pandemic.  

The untold plight of imprisoned women in Africa, the Americas, and Asia under the pandemic

"Not only are women at risk of contracting COVID-19, they are also exposed to an increased threat of sexual violence during the pandemic."

How indigenous peoples resist COVID-19 in South America

"In this struggle for life, which dates back to our ancestor's memory, we will continue to demand the fulfillment of our rights."

Rooftop cultural events allow Venezuelan residents to momentarily escape COVID-19 through art

"We want to dream. We are the generation that fights and loves its community, despite the social conflicts and inequalities, we live in a constant learning process."

US and Venezuelan politicians accuse Maduro of instigating violence during BLM protests

US and Venezuelan politicians believe that President Nicolas Maduro was behind the looting and violent protests during Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the United States.

Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed...

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

“The State doesn’t take care of me, my female friends do."

Will Venezuela exclude Haiti from the PetroCaribe relaunch?

The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.

As Global Voices celebrates its quinceañera, 15 ‘coming-of-age’ posts from the Caribbean

Happy 15th birthday, GV! The Caribbean team picks 15 of its best posts from 2019, starting with violent street protests, a refugee crisis, and an inspiring story of justice. Part...

On displacement

"Displacement has no particular citizenship. It comes on a slow, malarial boat, or dropped from the sky on small islands buffeted by storms in the Caribbean, our common sea."

Visas now required for Venezuelans as Trinidad and Tobago concludes migrant registration process

A group of protestors outside a registration centre in the nation's capital called for the "closure of the borders" of the twin-island nation.

Trinidad and Tobago registers Venezuelan asylum-seekers to legalise their status

The two-week-long initiative, which began on May 31, 2019, will afford undocumented Venezuelans amnesty so that they can be put on record and be legally recognised in Trinidad and Tobago.

Why is Twitter blocking state accounts in Venezuela?

The unique public value of accounts like these -- even if they are spewing hateful or partisan vitriol -- is worth considering.

A mixed welcome for Trinidad and Tobago's plan to regularise Venezuelan asylum seekers

From exploitation of refugees to an increase in violent crime, Trinidad and Tobago has its hands full as streams of Venezuelans seeking asylum continue to arrive.

Venezuela's political crisis is intensifying and censorship is on the rise

Food, water and electricity are increasingly scarce, as is access to communication networks.

Luis Carlos and Global Voices, 12 years and counting

"Luis Carlos represents certain characteristics and qualities: strength, resilience in the face of obstacles, solidarity and commitment to human rights and a rather brilliant and idiosyncratic sense of humour."

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