Hannah Dreier

A man walks past graffiti which reads "Yankees, go to hell" in Caracas March 10, 2015. President Nicolas Maduro was seeking special decree powers from Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday in response to new US sanctions, drawing opposition protests of a powe

The US imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, and President Nicolas Maduro couldn't be happier

President Barack Obama levied sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, which has given Venezuela's embattled leader a way to take the focus off his country's struggling economy.

The US imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, and President Nicolas Maduro couldn't be happier
Supporters of Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma gather to protest his arrest by President Nicolas Maduro. The banner reads: "Freedom to Ledezma. No more political prisoners".

The arrest of Caracas' mayor stuns and angers Venezuelans

The arrest of Caracas' mayor stuns and angers Venezuelans
Mattel's Barbie dolls on sale are pictured inside a shop of a life-size "Barbie Dreamhouse" during a media tour in Berlin, May 15, 2013.

Venezuelans are rushing to the store to buy Barbie dolls after the government imposes a price cut

Venezuelans are rushing to the store to buy Barbie dolls after the government imposes a price cut