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Stories about Venezuela

2 September 2015

Can Iranian TV Seduce Viewers in the Land of Telenovelas?

In an age when television offers intense melodramas produced domestically and abroad, can Iranian soap operas—packed with family values and little makeup—win a foreign audience?

18 August 2015

Meet Venezuela's Orthodox Priest Who Rocks in His Robes

Father Elias is not your typical rock star, playing in a priest's robe. He's not what many expect a priest to be like, either.

17 July 2015

Humanizing Politics and Building Bridges: Katie Brown's Literature-Based View of Venezuela

A researcher from the United Kingdom talks to Global Voices about Venezuela's contemporary literature and how local fiction helps decipher a country misunderstood by many.

27 June 2015

What Social Media Can Tell You About Venezuelan Politics

Supporters of Venezuela's beleaguered opposition and the pro-government camp are clashing on social media and dragging millions of Venezuelans into the conflict.

19 June 2015

The Tweet That United Government and Opposition Supporters in Venezuela

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón learned that you shouldn't insult Venezuelan football.

18 June 2015

Radio Ambulante Roundtable on Copa América 2015: FIFA Corruption, Team Analyses and Predictions

Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.

15 June 2015

As Violence Rises, Some Venezuelans Pray to Dead Criminals for Help and Protection

In Venezuela, certain cults venerate deceased criminals. Followers visit their graves and build altars in their homes to ask the magical spirits for divine favors.

18 May 2015

For Venezuelans, Job Opportunities Lie Just Over the Border in Brazil

In light of the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, Venezuelans are crossing the border to work in Brazil and then return home with their earnings.

19 March 2015

Empty Shelves: Venezuela's Economic Shortage Explained

Despite the promise of a new year, Venezuelans haven't begun 2015 in the happiest of ways, however, enduring one of the worst economic shortages in recent memory.

18 March 2015

In Caracas I Found Tehran

The Bridge

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

16 March 2015

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

27 February 2015

Behind the Scenes of Mayor Antonio Ledezma's Arrest in Venezuela

Clashes in Venezuela escalated this weekend with the arrest of the mayor of Caracas, who is accused of being part of a plot to force the current administration from power.

26 February 2015

Venezuela's Military Can Now Legally Use Firearms Against Demonstrators

A new measure in Venezuela that authorizes the military to use firearms against demonstrators drew condemnation from the opposition, human rights activists and citizens.

8 February 2015

‘We Need to Be Careful Even of What We Think': Self-Censorship in Venezuela

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

"Since the start of the protests, I had been mapping online censorship and helping people use encrypted communication tools. When the police came, I got up, scared to the bone."

16 January 2015

This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela

Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.

9 January 2015

Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

31 December 2014

Protests, Blackouts, and a Bill of Rights for the Internet: Advox in 2014

Global Voices Advocacy

In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...

26 December 2014

Where Does Venezuela Fit in the New US-Cuba Love-in?

Cuba and its longtime foe the United States of America are growing closer politically, after a lifetime of acrimony. That leaves Havana's revolutionary ally and patron Venezuela looking worryingly friendzoned.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

11 December 2014

3 Videos Turn the Tables on Street Harassment of Women in Latin America

Street harassment is a reality that many women have to deal with in Latin America.

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