José González Vargas

Rum for Oil: Venezuela Faces a Gas Shortage

U.S. pressure is not the only problem for Venezuelan oil. Since the early 80’s, gas prices have been kept artificially low.

  • Jun 3, 2019
  • 2:55 PM

Venezuelans Weigh in on Guaidó’s Failed Uprising and Its Aftermath

“That day something was achieved,” says a local middle-aged woman living in the Libertador Municipality of Caracas.

  • May 8, 2019
  • 4:32 PM

Venezuela’s Guaidó Takes All or Nothing Risk With Military Uprising

MARACAY, VENEZUELA — This Tuesday, Caracas and the rest of Venezuela woke up in shock. At 5:30 am at the La Carlota Air Base, located on the east side of the country’s capital, Juan Guaidó —speaker of the opposition-led National Assembly, who shook the hemisphere by declaring President Nicolás Maduro’s rule as illegitimate— appeared with […]

  • May 1, 2019
  • 8:09 AM

Living Through Venezuela’s Blackout

An account of what I was able to report.

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1:37 PM

For Some Venezuelans, Trump Remains a Faustian Bargain

“I expected something different,” said Coromoto, a 50 year-old mother of two who works at a government ministry.

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 6:28 AM

As US Pressure Mounts, Venezuela’s Presidential Crisis Remains Unsolved

On Monday, the United States Department of the Treasury imposed new sanctions on Venezuela’s state-oil company PDVSA, which includes Citgo Petroleum Corporation.

  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 11:08 AM

Where Will Venezuela Go Next? The Answer Is Hard to Determine Right Now

The events on Wednesday in Caracas were unsurprising.

  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 9:43 AM