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Maduro claims landslide win in Venezuela state elections

2017-10-16 12:46

President Nicolas Maduro's government won a landslide victory in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela on Sunday, according to official results that the opposition said were "suspicious."

Three journalists arrested over Venezuela prison report

2017-10-08 22:58

An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, human rights and press freedom groups said.

Venezuela government, opposition advance in talks

2017-09-15 15:46

Venezuela's government and opposition are advancing in exploratory talks aimed at creating a framework to resolve the nation's economic and political crisis.

Venezuelan president in Algeria amid political crisis

2017-09-11 16:42

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is on a trip to Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international isolation and political crisis

Venezuela's Maduro accuses opposition leader of treason

2017-09-08 09:40

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition leader Julio Borges of treason for embarking on a European tour to rally international powers against Caracas.

Venezuelan assembly demands probe and trial of 'traitors'

2017-08-30 10:22

Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly has passed a decree ordering authorities to investigate and try those believed responsible for supporting new US economic sanctions.

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

2017-08-24 15:14

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and warning that her life remains in danger.

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.

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

2017-08-14 08:13

Vice President Mike Pence, travelling in Colombia, has tried to strike a balance between Latin American opposition to US military intervention in neighbouring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's assertion that military action is an option.

Venezuela calls Trump military threat 'craziness'

2017-08-12 12:18

US President Donald Trump's threat of considering military force in Venezuela is "craziness", the South American country's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino says.

 

Gordhan speaks out on Nenegate, Zwane and the Venezuela route

2017-10-10 16:41

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that, despite challenges, South Africa is not heading for the same fate as Venezuela.

Trump now targeting Venezuela

2017-09-19 11:39

President Donald Trump has warned that Venezuela is "collapsing", suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy.

Venezuelan president wraps up Algeria trip with talks on oil

2017-09-12 15:47

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his country and the north African nation are working to achieve "equitable" oil prices.

Pope prays for Venezuela

2017-09-10 20:35

Pope Francis has prayed for a peaceful solution to the "grave crisis" in Venezuela, where economic and political chaos has left scores dead.

Turmoil in Venezuela to vie for Pope's attention in Colombia

2017-09-01 08:20

The plight of people in Venezuela is likely to vie for some of Pope Francis' attention when he visits neighboring Colombia.

Venezuela to stage war games in warning to Trump

2017-08-26 10:32

Venezuela kicks off two days of military drills on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action and newly announced sanctions on the crisis-stricken nation.

Pence vows US will not allow 'collapse of Venezuela'

2017-08-24 09:57

US Vice President Mike Pence has vowed the US would not allow "the collapse of Venezuela", saying such an event would "endanger" countries in the wider region.

At least 37 die in jail riot in Venezuela

2017-08-17 06:34

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials say.

Venezuela opposition rejects 'military threat'

2017-08-13 21:26

The opposition coalition in Venezuela has rejected "the military threat by any foreign power," two days after US President Donald Trump said he was considering such an option against the crisis-hit South American nation.

'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.

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