Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist-inclined government have been in the streets and causing disturbances since earlier February.
Celebrities, activists, academics and lawyers issued an open letter, Mar. 28, to Congress urging members to oppose any sanctions on Venezuela and to get all the facts on the situation there.
With violent anti-government protests continuing since early February, the idea of Venezuelans "protesting peacefully" reflects media bias.
The idea of Venezuelans "protesting peacefully" reflects media bias. As protests mounted , police didn't intervene until gov. officers were attacked or burned.
The big demonstrations and counter demonstrations in Venezuela have been covered in the U.S. and international press and media, but how they are covered is a major issue.
Venezuelans went to the polls to elect mayors and municipal councils on Dec. 8.
Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government.
The U.S. has no authority to seek extradition of Edward Snowden while it ignores Venezuela's demand for extradition of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.
An audit by the Venezuelan election council found no major discrepancies in the April 14 presidential election.
The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women," part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.