Lucia Newman

Lucia Newman

"Lucia Newman, based in Buenos Aires, is Al Jazeera's Latin America editor. She has 25 years of experience in television and journalism.

A recipient of many awards in journalism, in 2001 Lucia picked up the prestigious Edward R. Morrow Award for ""sustained coverage of Elian Gonzalez"", the child at the centre of a heated custody and immigration battle in 2000 involving the Cuban and US governments."

Latin America

Venezuela mental health institutions struggle in economic crisis

Years of economic hardship are taking a shocking toll on Venezuela's most vulnerable, leaving psychiatric patients without doctors, food or medicine.

Venezuela mental health institutions struggle in economic crisis

Venezuela

Families of defected Venezuelan soldiers speak out about torture

Families of Venezuelan soldiers imprisoned for opposing the regime speak of their treatment by law enforcement officers.

Families of defected Venezuelan soldiers speak out about torture

Business & Economy

Despite hardships, small core still backs Venezuela's Maduro

Six years of economic turmoil have not dampened revolutionary flame for tiny group of hardcore supporters

Despite hardships, small core still backs Venezuela's Maduro

Latin America

Venezuela's school system collapsing due to economic crisis

Starving schoolchildren, striking teachers and decrepit buildings are contributing to the breakdown of Venezuela's educational system.

Venezuela's school system collapsing due to economic crisis

Latin America

Venezuela's fuel and fertiliser shortage reduce farm production

Farmers struggle to transport their produce to market due to premium fuel prices.

Venezuela's fuel and fertiliser shortage reduce farm production

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Aid still blocked in high-stakes power struggle

US aid remains untouched on the Colombian border as President Maduro continues to refuse to allow it in.

Venezuela crisis: Aid still blocked in high-stakes power struggle

Latin America

Venezuela's vulnerable elderly on a lonely quest for survival

In times of acute economic hardship, it is the youngest and the oldest who suffer most.

Venezuela's vulnerable elderly on a lonely quest for survival

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's Maduro and his offer of 'new elections'

The embattled leader is offering to hold fresh elections for the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

Venezuela's Maduro and his offer of 'new elections'

Latin America

The rise of Juan Guaido, the face of change in Venezuela

He’s only 35 years old but, for those who dream of seeing President Nicolas Maduro go, Guaido is the “Yes We Can“ man.

The rise of Juan Guaido, the face of change in Venezuela

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Mass rallies for Maduro and Guaido

Venezuelans rally answering opposition leader Juan Guaido's call to increase pressure to remove President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela crisis: Mass rallies for Maduro and Guaido

Latin America

Venezuela's Guaido rejects mediation offer from EU, Russia

Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls on Venezuelans to return to streets to further pressure President Maduro to resign.

Venezuela's Guaido rejects mediation offer from EU, Russia

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Thousands continue to flee country

As political crisis deepens, those who have left say even if president has changed, recovery is still years away.

Venezuela crisis: Thousands continue to flee country