Venezuela offers to receive 20 000 Syrian refugees

2015-09-08 13:31

President Nicolas Maduro says that Venezuela is ready to receive 20 000 Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Venezuela to nationalise food distribution

2015-05-02 21:47

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalise food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and an escalating economic crisis.

Maduro wants to talk with Obama to resolve tensions

2015-04-11 22:55

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged US President Barack Obama to lift sanctions that call his country a national security threat and asked to meet the US leader to ease tensions.

Venezuelan President seeks new powers to face US 'imperialism'

2015-03-11 14:10

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked parliament for decree powers in response to new US sanctions, in a move opposition critics slammed as a power-grab.

US declares Venezuela a national security threat

2015-03-10 07:43

The United States has declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.

Tensions up in Venezuela as cops arrest opposition leader

2015-02-20 13:34

Police have broken into Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma's office and carted off the long-time critic of Venezuela's socialist government.

Venezuelan leader lashes out Joe Biden

2015-02-03 15:10

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has stepped up accusations of plots against his leftist government, lashing out most recently at US Vice President Joe Biden as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

Venezuela calls jihadists a Western 'Frankenstein'

2014-09-25 08:39

Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro has accused Western powers of helping create the jihadist crisis in the Middle East and said that the only solution involved respecting regional governments.

14 Democrats oppose Venezuela sanctions

2014-05-28 11:11

Fourteen Democratic members of Congress are voicing opposition to authorising unilateral US sanctions against Venezuela ahead of a House vote.

Venezuela police detain 243

2014-05-09 05:30

Venezuelan riot police have detained 243 as they dismantled four camps in the capital Caracas.


Venezuela's President calls Donald Trump a thief

2015-06-19 09:52

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States.

Venezuela receives $5bn funding from China

2015-04-20 11:32

Cash-strapped Venezuela has received $5bn in financing from China, President Nicolas Maduro announces as his country struggles with an economic crisis.

Venezuelan parliament OKs "anti-imperialist" law

2015-03-16 15:46

Venezuelan parliament approves decree powers for President Maduro in the face of what Maduro described as threats by the US government.

US declares Venezuela a national security threat

2015-03-10 09:23

The United States has declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.

Venezuela bans Bush, Cheney

2015-03-01 14:50

Venezuela has announced plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in the country and ban "terrorists", including George W Bush and Dick Cheney, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries.

First pic of Fidel Castro in 5 months

2015-02-03 15:33

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.

Senate passes bill to sanction Venezuela officials

2014-12-10 15:25

A bill has passed, that authorises sanctions to freeze the assets of individuals involved in violating the human rights of those opposing the South American country's socialist government.

Fidel Castro signs pro-Palestine manifesto

2014-08-09 23:06

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has signed an international manifesto "supporting Palestine", demanding that Israel respect UN resolutions and withdraw from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

2014-05-15 13:26

Venezuelan police have arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks at a ministry building in the capital, officials say.

Venezuela's opposition to meet with govt

2014-04-09 12:15

Key leaders of Venezuela's opposition have agreed to sit down with President Nicolas Maduro's government for talks aimed at defusing the nation's political crisis.

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