Violent protests erupted this past weekend in Venezuela over humanitarian aid shipments into the country.
The Venezuelan National Guard clashed with protesters on Saturday, February 22, and humanitarian aid was blocked from entering the country from Colombia and Brazil.
Pulitzer grantees Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico join PBS NewsHour for a conversation on the deteriorating crisis in Venezuela.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nadja Drost sat down with Juan Guaido, president of Venezuela's National Assembly, to discuss the country’s humanitarian crisis, whether he could negotiate with President Nicolas Maduro, and the “decisive” role of the U.S.
Many Venezuelans are urging Maduro to step down and let opposition leader Juan Guaido take over until free and fair elections can be held. Pulitzer Center grantee Nadja Drost reports on the mood in Caracas.
After reporting in Alabama and California, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the final state that the UN says can exemplify some of the country’s most egregious human rights issues. More than one third of residents in McDowell County, West Virginia are below the poverty line, and many of them only have access to dental work when the pain becomes unbearable.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness.
In Spain, a constitutional debate has arisen over the body of former dictator Francisco Franco.
Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps.
Three years into the migration crisis, Spain has overtaken Italy as the main entry point for African migrants, in part because of its more welcoming stance toward immigrants.
Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country.
Libya still struggles with turmoil two years after it regained control of its coast from ISIS, as unrest between factions spurs fears of a resurgence.