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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Venezuela Chaos Tests Ties Between Putin And Maduro

Venezuela's ongoing political crisis puts Russia's significant investment in the country at risk.

 | Matt Picht

A woman at a store in Venezuela

Venezuelan Millennials Feel Isolated By Emigration Crisis

Newsy spoke with one Venezuelan woman in Caracas about living through a mass exodus of people from the country.

 | Matt Picht and Mai Nolasco-Carranza

Man shows his powerless fridge

Venezuela Faces Yet Another Blackout

Power was restored to most of the country by the evening but went out again that night.

 | Katie Cammarata

Michel Temer

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer Arrested On Corruption Charges

Temer's arrest is part of Operation Car Wash, a huge corruption investigation that started in 2014.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Trump And Bolsonaro Are Trying To Reboot US-Brazil Relations

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are touting their cooperation as a new era of U.S.-Brazil relations.

 | Matt Picht

Dozens of video from the day the incident took place on the bridge help verify who started the fire.

Who Set Fire To Venezuela Aid? New Footage Gives A Clearer Picture

From Newsy and Bellingcat, video footage taken the day three aid trucks were burned on the Venezuelan border sheds more light on who started the fire.

 | Jake Godin

A man carrying water in Venezuela

Life In Venezuela During The Country's Devastating Blackouts

Venezuelans in the capital city of Caracas tell Newsy about how the country's massive blackout affected them.

 | Mai Nolasco-Carranza and Matt Picht

At Least 10 Dead After School Shooting In Brazil

Authorities said two gunmen opened fire inside the school, which is in a suburb of Sao Paulo.

 | Briana Koeneman

U.S. embassy in Venezuela

US To Withdraw Last Diplomatic Staff From Embassy In Venezuela

The U.S. State Department previously ordered all non-government employees and their families to leave Venezuela back in January.

 | Katherine Biek

Venezuelan residents use lights from a vehicle in the midst of a power outage.

Massive Blackout Continues In Venezuela

A power outage in parts of Venezuela continues for a fifth day.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Venezuelan citizens walk the streets during blackout.

Venezuela Endures Massive Blackout

Venezuela faced a major blackout starting Thursday night.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

U.S. national security advisor John Bolton.

US Puts More Pressure On Venezuela's Maduro To Step Down

U.S. officials announced plans to increase sanctions on foreign banks associated with Maduro, as well as revoke visas from high-ranking Venezuelans.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó

Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Safely Returns To Venezuela

Guaidó violated a travel ban when he left Venezuela, and international watchers didn't know what would happen when he tried to return.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

A woman holds a Venezuelan Flag

US Puts Even More Sanctions On Venezuela

The sanctions apply to six Venezuelan government officials.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Vice President Mike Pence and Colombian President Ivan Duque shake hands with Venezuelan President Juan Guaido.

US-Venezuelan Standoff Untenable, But No Clear Way Forward

As both sides of the Venezuelan crisis entrench themselves in a standoff — the U.S. is running out of options for ways to resolve it.

 | Jake Godin

People display a Venezuelan flag on a balcony

US Announces Additional Sanctions On Venezuela

The sanctions will apply to more than 50 top officials and a state-owned oil company.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Crates of U.S. foreign assistance

Foreign Aid Could Ignite A Crisis At Venezuelan Border

The U.S. has folded humanitarian aid into its strategy to pressure Nicolás Maduro out of office.

 | Matt Picht

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Maduro Says Russia Has Sent 300 Tons Of Humanitarian Aid To Venezuela

Venezuela is facing a huge economic and political crisis, but Maduro has turned down the U.S.' humanitarian aid in the past.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Trump Calls Venezuela's President A 'Cuban Puppet' In Speech

President Trump gave a speech in Miami and continued his push to force Venezuela's president out of power.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Man holds a Haitian flag in the air

US Issues Travel Advisory For Haiti As Violent Protests Rage On

The U.S. State Department is telling Americans to stay away from Haiti as violent anti-government protests continue to wreak havoc in the country.

 | Briana Koeneman

Boxes of humanitarian aid

US Aid Gets Snared In Venezuela's Political Crisis

Venezuela's political crisis is preventing U.S. humanitarian aid from entering the country.

 | Matt Picht

Mudslides affected areas buried in mining waste a day after the collapse of a dam in Brazil.

Researchers Warn Of Potential Health Issues After Brazil Dam Collapse

Researchers in Brazil say the dam collapse that left hundreds dead or missing last month could cause major health issues for residents.

 | Briana Koeneman

Military firefighters search for mud stricken people.

Vale Workers Arrested In Connection To Brazil Dam Collapse

Brazil arrested several people in connection with Friday's deadly dam collapse, including three employees of the mining company that owns the dam.

 | Briana Koeneman

Juan Guaido

US Gives Venezuelan Opposition Leader Control Over Some Assets

The State Department said this​ will "help Venezuela’s legitimate government safeguard those assets for the benefit of the ​​Venezuelan people."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

A Venezuela flag

US Oil Sanctions On Venezuela Could Cut Both Ways

New U.S. sanctions on Venezuela will cause severe economic pain in the country, and could also hit U.S. oil companies as well.

 | Matt Picht

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

US Commits To Ousting Maduro In Venezuela

New sanctions on Venezuela's oil company are the most direct pressure the U.S. has put on the country's president, Nicolás Maduro, to resign.

 | Matt Picht

A man waves the Venezuelan flag

Venezuelan Military Diplomat In US Denounces President Maduro

This could have major implications for President Nicolás Maduro, who by and large has had the support of the Venezuelan military.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Juan Guaido

Venezuelan President Maduro Rejects Ultimatum From 4 Countries

Four European countries gave Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro eight days to call new elections, but he quickly rejected the ultimatum.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A person holding both a Venezuelan and an American flag

US Orders Non-Emergency Personnel To Leave Venezuela

The State Department's security alert comes after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has broken ties with the U.S.

 | Katherine Biek

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro greets judges and members of the Supreme Justice Tribunal

Nicolás Maduro Orders Venezuelan Diplomats To Leave US

​His orders come a day after he announced he is breaking ties with the U.S.

 | Ahmed Jawadi