Venezuela Venezuela
Stories About

Venezuela

A man shows 100-Bolivar notes while crossing the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge, linking Urena, in Venezuela and Cucuta, in Colombia Saturday, despite the border closing order issued by the Venezuelan government. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images

People wait at the border in Maicao, Colombia, just across from Venezuela. Venezuelans used to come to buy TVs, computers and other expensive goods. But with the Venezuelan economy in ruins, they now come to buy basic items like rice and sugar. John Otis for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
John Otis for NPR

Venezuelans Used To Cross Borders For Luxuries; Now It's For Toilet Paper

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503011843/503052660" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lilian Tintori, wife of prominent jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, waves a Venezuelan flag during a rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Wednesday. Ronaldo Schemidt /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ronaldo Schemidt /AFP/Getty Images

Riot police confront students opposed to President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on Monday. Pope Francis met with Maduro on Monday night to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this month in Caracas, Venezuela, people protested conditions set by electoral authorities for a recall referendum to go forward against President Nicolas Maduro. Alejandro Cegarra/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alejandro Cegarra/AP

A private entrepreneur who sells house and kitchen supplies waits for customers in May at his home in Havana. Austerity measures in Cuba and a drop in subsidized fuel from Venezuela are hampering the economy. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Desmond Boylan/AP

Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495816977/495816978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Activists opposed to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas on Thursday. The opposition and the government headed into a crucial test of strength with massive marches for and against a referendum to recall Maduro. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Lilian Tintori, second row center, in white top, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, takes part in a demonstration in Caracas on Aug. 31. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Tuesday to jail opposition leaders if they incite violence during upcoming protests seeking a referendum on removing him from power. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images
TUTTUGU/YouTube

For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/487898550/487952563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hugo d'Alessandro is pictured with his mother and grandmother. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10 years old. Treatment is difficult in Venezuela; his mother says the drugs he needs aren't always available. Lulu Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Lulu Garcia-Navarro/NPR

Is Venezuela Having A Health Care Crisis? It Depends On Whom You Ask

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/486204504/486279733" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters as he walks with his wife Cilia Flores in the capital Caracas on July 5, Venezuela's Independence Day. As the country's crisis has deepened, Maduro has lost support, but the military remains on his side. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ariana Cubillos/AP

Venezuela's Embattled President Loses Support, But Clings To Power

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/485876144/485895875" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Venezuelans wait in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to cross the border with Colombia during a rare 12-hour opening Sunday. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed to buy food and medicine. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images

The Colombia-Venezuela Border: Open To Smugglers, Closed To The Desperate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/485651368/485661750" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People line up to buy goods at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 13. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela's Economic Implosion Exacerbates Inequality

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/485058730/485058731" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People line up outside the Venezuelan National Electoral Council in Caracas, the capital, on Monday. They were confirming their signatures supporting a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. The country is suffering skyrocketing inflation and chronic shortages of basic goods. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Fernando Llano/AP