Venezuela's high court deals blow to bid to unseat president

2016-10-18 08:01

Venezuela's government-stacked courts have dealt another blow to the opposition's attempts to unseat President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela to validate signatures for presidential recall

2016-06-11 14:49

More than a million Venezuelans must travel to government offices later this month to validate their signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan security forces teargas protesters

2016-06-02 21:48

Venezuelan soldiers and police fired tear gas to break up a protest against President Nicolas Maduro outside the presidential palace.

Venezuela's Maduro is 'crazy as a goat'

2016-05-19 23:13

Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is 'crazy as a goat.'

Venezuela's Maduro issues emergency decrees

2016-05-14 17:36

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared a three-month state of emergency to face "threats from abroad", as his emboldened opposition geared for a vote to oust him from office.

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 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.


Kerry calls on Venezuela to free 'political prisoners'

2016-06-14 20:49

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to address the severe food shortages racking the country and free political prisoners.

Venezuela bans media publishing videos of mob killings

2016-06-09 21:46

Venezuela's Supreme Court has said that news media can no longer publish videos of the mob killings that have become increasingly common in the crime-ridden South American country.

Venezuela's Maduro backs Sanders for US pres

2016-06-01 21:15

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has backed Bernie Sanders for US president, saying the socialist would win "if the election were free."

Venezuela's army must choose constitution or Maduro: opposition leader

2016-05-17 23:10

The army in crisis-hit Venezuela has to choose whether it is 'with the constitution or with Maduro,' opposition leader Henrique Capriles says.

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.

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.

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