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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez at a military parade in Caracas, June 24, 2016.

Days after a bizarre drone attack, Venezuela’s government may be getting ready for another crackdown on the military

It's still not totally clear who was responsible for carrying out a drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but he appears ready for another crackdown on political rivals and potential challengers.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event that was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video

Venezuela says it has identified the masterminds behind the alleged drone assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan officials have identified the mastermind behind the apparent drone assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, Attorney General Tarek Williams Saab has said. The announcement comes after officials said they had arrested six suspects in connection to the alleged attack on Saturday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abruptly cut his speech short on August 4, 2018. His wife can be seen on the left, ducking from the loud noise.

Confusion still abounds about what caused the explosion in Venezuela, but experts warn Maduro will use it as an excuse to consolidate power either way...

After an explosion went off Saturday while Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, he accused the opposition of attempting to assassinate him. Whatever happened, experts say the incident made Maduro look vulnerable, and will probably lead to him concentrating power even further.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez at a military parade in Caracas, June 24, 2016.

Trump keeps suggesting an invasion of Venezuela, and the government there keeps taking advantage of it

Venezuela's rapid deterioration and the spillover of its many crises were, in Trump's mind, reasons to consider military action against the country that has the world's largest oil reserves. The president reportedly cited what he considered successful past invasions of Panama and Grenada as justification.

Trump has repeatedly floated the idea of invading Venezuela to depose its leader by force

Venezuela is suffering from a rapidly deteriorating economy and weakening law and order. Reports of Trump's bullish rhetoric, however, could bolster President Nicolas Maduro's standing at home.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a ceremony to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2018.

Venezuela’s inflation hits more than 40,000% as investors dump its currency ‘like a hot potato’

Venezuela's inflation rate has hit a new high, according to university research, with consumer prices in the crisis-ridden country rising by more than 40,000% annually for the first time on record.
People wait in line to buy bus tickets at station in Caracas, Venezuela, May 21, 2018.

Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighboring countries in recent months, and the communities receiving them have struggled to deal with the influx.
A girl stands at a barbed wire fence as she waits to try to cross into Colombia from Urena, Venezuela, December 18, 2016.

‘Different shades of utter resignation’: Venezuelans fleeing hardship at home are finding more struggles abroad

The exodus of Venezuelans from their home country has picked up amid deepening political and economic dysfunction, but those looking abroad are encountering a new set of hardships.
A placard with the letters "SOS" written in the colors of Venezuelan flag at a rally against Venezuela's government in Santiago, Chile, January 23, 2018.

‘Truly just devastating stories’: The bleak outlook from inside Venezuela’s deepening crises

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro still appears to have a tight grip on power — here's the outlook from inside the country amid its deepening humanitarian and political crises.
Donald Trump and Orrin Hatch.

Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

An American held in Venezuela will return to the US Saturday evening, according to tweets by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and President Donald Trump.