Maduro loyalists are targeting opponents and pursuing a new law to punish dissent.
The Trudeau government has forged positive ties with the United States but is still prepared for a tough battle.
Even as President Nicolás Maduro cements political power, a looming debt crisis threatens his government.
The country ranks lower on infrastructure quality than the U.S. But new initiatives may change that.
Luisa Ortega Díaz vows to keep fighting for human rights and democracy.
The assembly, picked in elections Sunday, further cemented the power of President Nicolás Maduro.
Most of the arrivals are Haitians worried that the Trump administration will soon end their legal status in the United States.
Lawmakers did not have enough votes to open a corruption trial against him.
The announcement added to widespread allegations of fraud in the election, which handed sweeping powers to the government.
The moves against Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, who were already under house arrest, followed an internationally denounced election to strengthen the government’s grip.
The citizenry worries about the lack of strong leadership among activists.
Voter turnout, even by official tallies, was much lower than average.
“I’m going to stay home all weekend, because I feel there will be violence,” one Caracas resident said.
The opposition is boycotting a vote that could undermine the country’s institutions.
The nation’s crisis deepens ahead of a contentious vote on constitutional changes.