Venezuela


Venezuela: Gay police OK if they hide their homosexuality

2015-03-19 19:53

Gays should be allowed to serve as police officers, so long as they hide their sexual orientation, an official tasked with modernising Venezuela's law enforcement agency says.

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

2015-03-17 15:21

US and Cuban officials have met in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was strained by tensions over Venezuela.

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.

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.

 

Venezuela orders release for prominent protester

2015-03-18 09:51

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ordered the release of a prominent student protester whose arrest has drawn strong international condemnation.

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.

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.

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