The Venezuelan administration of President Nicolás Maduro was dealt another international setback Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday turned down new objections filed by Caracas regarding the territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo.
Juan Guaidó, the former interim president of Venezuela and leader of the opposition, has reported that the regime of Nicolas Maduro is planning to arrest him in the coming hours. Guaidó made the announcement in a video posted on his social media accounts on April 2, amidst a series of arrests of officials and personalities close to chavism, who have been accused of corruption in the state oil company PDVSA and other public entities.
At least 38 people were killed and 28 injured in a fire at a migrant detention center in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, on the border with the United States, according to the Mexican government. The fire broke out on Monday night in the facilities of the National Migration Institute (INM) in the state of Chihuahua.
Amnesty International (AI) said excessive force was used by Venezuelan law enforcement agencies against protests demanding social and economic rights. The organization also highlighted these demonstrations were being deterred with repressive measures.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros canceled his trip to the Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, thus joining Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, and El Salvador's Nayib Bukele as those leaders missing the regional event.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday appointed Col. Pedro Tellechea as the new Minister of Energy and Petroleum.
Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami Monday resigned his post on Monday after the opening of a corruption investigation involving the state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in which two officials have already been arrested. El Aissami, a powerful ally of President Nicolás Maduro, has been singled out by the United States as an alleged drug lord.
Ecuador expects to overcome the diplomatic crisis with Argentina soon after both nations withdrew their ambassadors amid questioning from Quito regarding the escape of a former minister convicted of corruption who was taking refuge in Argentina's diplomatic residence in Ecuador.
The Venezuelan Non-Government Organization (NGO) Espacio Público reported the closure of 284 radio stations nationwide between 2003 and 2022 by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) and security forces. Broadcasters accounted for 71% of the media outlets put out of circulation under Chavism.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk reviewed the situation in the South American country during a meeting Friday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.