Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

2017-08-19 07:53

Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority has formally declared it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature.

Venezuela troops quash anti-Maduro attack on military base

2017-08-07 07:13

Venezuelan troops have put down an attack at an army base in the central city of Valencia, killing 2, wounding 1 and capturing 7, while 10 more escaped.

EU mulling 'range of actions' on Venezuela

2017-08-02 17:21

The European Union is discussing a "whole range of actions" against Venezuela over its political crisis but is likely to stop short of sanctions, say officials and sources.

US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote

2017-08-01 10:47

The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions on Monday over a disputed and deadly weekend vote that, while consolidating his power, has largely isolated him as the "dictator" of a failing petro-state.

Venezuela's Maduro claims vote win, opposition vows protests

2017-07-31 08:25

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in an internationally criticized election to pick a new assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition vowed to keep protesting despite deadly clashes.

Venezuela vote triggers deadly 'war' in the streets

2017-07-30 21:42

Deadly violence has erupted around a controversial vote in Venezuela with a candidate in the election and a youth opposition leader gunned down, and troops and protesters attacking each other in Caracas and elsewhere.

Venezuela civil unrest death toll reaches 100

2017-07-27 22:29

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes.

Venezuelan 'shadow' high court judge jailed: opposition

2017-07-25 13:26

A Venezuelan military court has ordered the imprisonment of a lawyer that congress named to a shadow Supreme Court in a swipe at President Nicolas Maduro, a rights group and an opposition leader says.

Venezuela rejects Trump sanctions threat, reviews relations

2017-07-19 15:00

Venezuela has rejected President Donald Trump's call to halt a rewriting of the constitution and says it is reviewing its relations with the United States

Gunmen attack and kill Venezuelan voters in anti-Maduro ballot

2017-07-17 05:23

A 61-year-old woman was killed and four people wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighbourhood of western Caracas.


'Mr Donald Trump, here is my hand' - Venezuela's president

2017-08-11 10:30

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump – the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for US sanctions against officials in his socialist administration.

New assembly dividing Venezuela begins work

2017-08-05 14:08

A new assembly packed with allies of unpopular President Nicolas Maduro and with sweeping powers is to begin work deepening divisions in a crisis-wracked Venezuela.

Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

2017-08-01 12:47

Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a vote giving his government more power.

US condemns Venezuela vote, vows 'strong and swift' sanctions

2017-07-31 11:01

The United States has issued a scathing condemnation of Venezuela's vote to elect a new assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution, and vowed "strong and swift actions" against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Ten killed as Venezuela vote turns violent

2017-07-31 06:26

A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new constitution.

Showdown looms in crisis-hit Venezuela

2017-07-28 17:14

Venezuela careened towards a showdown between anti-government protesters and security forces, as the death toll from months of demonstrations against embattled President Nicolas Maduro mounted.

Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' US sanctions

2017-07-27 14:38

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro branded US sanctions leveled at his regime as "insolent," as pressure piled up on him abroad and at home over his controversial plan to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.

Venezuela strike tests Maduro as pressure builds

2017-07-20 13:54

A 24-hour nationwide strike in Venezuela is set to increase pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro, whose policies have put him on a collision course with the United States.

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

2017-07-17 10:57

Venezuelan's opposition says more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

Venezuela enters crucial week in battle over constitution rewrite

2017-07-11 12:03

Pro- and anti-government groups are battling fiercely for public support over a contested plan by President Nicolas Maduro to have a new body elected this month to rewrite the constitution.

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