Millions of dollars worth of food and medical supplies is stalled on the Venezuela-Colombia border. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won't let the aid in. A former chief of staff says there are "strings attached" to the aid.
The first convoy of trucks carrying 50 tons of aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived at the Colombian-Venezuelan border town of Cúcuta on Thursday afternoon. Their arrival comes a day after the Venezuelan military barricaded the bridge set to transport the aid.
Venezuela is a textbook case of the "resource curse," with nearly 90 percent of its population living in poverty in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves. After decades of leaders who failed to harness this commodity for peace and prosperity, it is questionable whether a new government can do a better job.
As the economic and political crisis continues under President Nicolás Maduro, some 40,000 Venezuelans a day cross the Simón Bolívar bridge into Colombia. Some return or linger at the border. Others keep on walking.
America’s sanctions against Venezuela have been riddled with controversy. The power crisis that exploded on Jan. 23 raised complex questions about US interventions in Latin America as Venezuela leadership grows more complicated by the day.
Oil accounts for 95 percent of Venezuelan exports. It's became even more critical when the Trump administration blocked US revenue to a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company in a bid to force Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Venezuelan state of Merida. The state is home to a breed of dog called the Mucuchíes. Anchor Marco Werman has details on a dog breeding project in Venezuela that aims to bring back the Mucuchíes.
In many parts of the world, fuel economy has become the gold-standard for cars. But not in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where old gas guzzlers are still prized for their sturdy frames and powerful engines. The World's Marina Giovannelli brings us the story.
Huntington's Disease is a hereditary brain disorder. In the early 80′s, American scientists pinpointed the gene that causes the disease, thanks to research conducted on an extended family in Venezuela. We hear more from The World's Marina Giovannelli.
Singer Elizabeth Ayoub has a rich cultural heritage. Born in
Venezuela to Lebanese immigrants, she was educated at American schools there. Her new album is a reflection of this cultural mix. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.
Rolling blackouts have been a daily reality for Venezuelans since last winter. That's when a prolonged drought began to cut the output of the hydroelectric dam that provides 70 percent of the country's electricity. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.