With Venezuela trapped in a worsening economic and energy crisis, Maduro is facing a push from the opposition bloc to oust him this year via recall referendum.
The time zone change in Venezuela is the latest in a litany of emergency measures ordered by President Nicolás Maduro to cope with an acute electricity shortage within a broader economic meltdown and a burgeoning political crisis.
The announcement that public sector employees will be paid for five days despite working only two in a desperate bid to conserve electricity was not well received.
President Nicolás Maduro announced the first hike in 18 years during a five hour televised address to the nation, but the price rise still means Venezuelans can fill their tanks for the price of a light breakfast.
I stayed in a five-star hotel, bought hundreds of beers for under $15, and paid to fill up the gas in all my neighbors' cars.
The polarizing figurehead of Venezuela's opposition, Lopez was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy and inciting violence. Last year's clashes during anti-government protests left 43 people dead.
Lessi Marcano went as 'La Negra' on Twitter and warned of candles and mourning before congressman Robert Serra was found stabbed 42 times. He is among eight Twitter users jailed since last year by Maduro's government.
Polar makes 80 percent of the beer consumed in Venezuela, but a standoff with the socialist government threatens to stop the flow of booze to the country's consumers, the latest looming shortage to affect the country.
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing hum of Ruben D’Hers' 40-robot guitar band.
Surpassing his own goal, President Nicolas Maduro said he gathered 10.4 million signatures for a petition denouncing a controversial White House decree against Venezuela. But some government employees were reportedly forced to sign it.
A year after protests against the government shook Venezuela, a new report by Amnesty International details cases of arbitrary detention, sexual abuse, and torture suffered by demonstrators caught in President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown.