Venezuelan politics Venezuelan politics
Stories About

Venezuelan politics

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gestures as he speaks on Dec. 3. Pedro Rances Mattey/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Pedro Rances Mattey/AFP via Getty Images

Venezuela's leftist leader Maduro makes a play for evangelical voters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1226975641/1232527691" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The José Antonio Anzoátegui industrial park for crude oil and petrochemicals in Anzoátegui state, Venezuela, on March 17. DPA / Picture Alliance / Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
DPA / Picture Alliance / Getty Images

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro speaks to the press at Miraflores Presidential Palace in in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ariana Cubillos/AP

The U.S. predicted his downfall but Maduro strengthens his grip on power in Venezuela

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1061290155/1063594045" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Diosdado Cabello (left), a candidate in Venezuela's upcoming National Assembly elections, bumps fists with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro during a closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. Venezuelans will vote for a new National Assembly on Sunday. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ariana Cubillos/AP

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro speaks at Miraflores government palace on March 12, in Caracas, Venezuela. Despite international pressure and attempts to remove him, the leader has clung to power. Carolina Cabral/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Carolina Cabral/Getty Images

Venezuela's Maduro Holds Firmly To Power — And Squeezes The Opposition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/896261268/896265656" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">