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.

Venezuela ex-general, 10 others implicated in coup plot

2015-02-13 22:22

A retired air force general has been arrested and 13 other people are implicated in a plot to overthrow the Venezuela government.

Couple accused of defrauding Venezuelan farmer

2015-02-11 21:24

A man and his wife are expected to appear in a Limpopo court for allegedly defrauding a farmer in Venezuela of over R180 000.

US firms may lose billions in Venezuela

2015-02-02 14:30

At least 40 US companies have substantial exposure to Venezuela's economic crisis, and could collectively be forced to take billions of dollars of writedowns.

Venezuelans smuggle fish to survive

2015-01-08 10:28

People in Venezuela's savannah heartlands, struggling to survive the national economic crisis, have found a novel way to make ends meet.

Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

2014-12-27 22:14

An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis.

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.

Beloved macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

2014-11-26 12:56

In one of the world's most-hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-coloured tropical birds streaking across the sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.

Venezuela opposition leader skips court in protest

2014-10-29 11:42

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is refusing to appear in court in an attempt to pressure the government to respond to a UN request for his freedom.

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.


Venezuelans scratch heads over devaluation

2015-02-15 17:30

Venezuelans puzzle over the impact of a currency devaluation and product shortages in the Opec nation's recession-hit economy.

Airlines fear for $3.6bn owed by Venezuela

2015-02-13 15:30

International airlines are increasingly fearful about billions of dollars they say they are owed by recession-hit Venezuela.

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.

7 shot dead at Venezuelan funeral

2015-01-09 11:05

Gunmen have opened fire at mourners during a burial in Venezuela, killing seven people and leaving five wounded, authorities and local media say.

Venezuelans mourning McDonald's fries

2015-01-07 17:18

Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald's golden staple: the french fry.

Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 48

2014-12-12 08:31

The death toll from a mass overdose at a Venezuelan prison has risen to 48.

17 inmates dead after poisoning in Venezuela

2014-11-27 12:57

At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, have died of drug poisoning, police sources say.

Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola

2014-10-31 09:37

Countries from around the Americas have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centres.

Venezuela must pay ExxonMobilXXON $1.6 fine

2014-10-10 10:00

Venezuela has been ordered to pay ExxonMobil $1.6bn to compensate the US oil company for the expropriation of oil fields.

Venezuela mulls importing Algerian crude

2014-08-27 19:50

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is considering importing Algerian light crude to be used as a diluent for its own extra heavy oil, according to documents.

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