Venezuela


Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

2017-06-23 06:30

A 22-year-old man was shot dead during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader urges more anti-Maduro protests

2017-06-05 09:09

A prominent opposition leader jailed in Venezuela, Leopoldo Lopez, has urged more street protests against the "tyranny" of President Nicolas Maduro, in a video message made in his cell.

Venezuela judge who jailed opposition leader is shot dead

2017-06-02 09:46

A Venezuelan judge who was on a panel that approved the jailing of a high-profile opposition leader last year has been shot dead in what the government suggests could have been a contract hit.

Venezuela pushes constitution bid amid deadly unrest

2017-06-01 08:05

Venezuelan authorities begins signing up candidates for a planned constitutional reform body, a move that has inflamed deadly unrest stemming from anti-government protests.

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues

2017-05-24 06:08

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target to vent their frustration: Hugo Chavez, a man once revered by millions.

Russia's Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela

2017-05-19 22:56

Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis.

Trump says Venezuela crisis a 'disgrace to humanity'

2017-05-19 13:11

US President Donald Trump has called the situation in Venezuela a "disgrace to humanity" and says the deadly political crisis was possibly the worst of its kind in decades.

Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

2017-05-18 16:04

Venezuela's embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government's officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage from the nations' small Jewish community.

US seeks joint effort to ensure Venezuela head ends violence

2017-05-18 08:42

US Ambassador Nikki Haley says the US has called for the first-ever Security Council consultations on Venezuela to seek joint efforts to ensure that Maduro ends the violence.

UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela crisis

2017-05-17 12:42

The UN Security Council will discuss the crisis in Venezuela, where at least 42 people have died in weeks of unrest, diplomats say.

 

Venezuela walks out of Americas summit

2017-06-20 12:16

Venezuela's foreign minister has walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country's political crisis.

Venezuela president agrees to referendum

2017-06-02 20:16

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to a referendum on contested constitutional reforms in an apparent concession to critics in his own camp as he resists opposition efforts to fire him.

No agreement reached as diplomats huddle on Venezuela crisis

2017-06-01 12:01

Foreign ministers from across the Western Hemisphere are trying to come to consensus about ways to resolve Venezuela's worsening democratic crisis

Venezuela's president blames opposition for death of retired officer

2017-05-29 09:20

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blamed opposition demonstrators for the killing of a retired military officer and called it a hate crime.

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man burned alive

2017-05-22 20:05

Doctors rally in Venezuela in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

2017-05-19 16:18

The US has slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric.

Venezuela opposition leader says blocked from US trip

2017-05-18 22:44

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Thursday authorities confiscated his passport and prevented him from traveling to New York to meet with United Nations officials about his country's deadly political crisis.

New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

2017-05-18 12:25

National guardsmen and military helicopters are descending on a western Venezuela state where an outbreak of looting and political violence have killed at least three people this week, raising the nationwide death toll in a wave of unrest to at least 43.

Venezuela sends troops to unrest-hit west - minister

2017-05-17 19:58

Venezuela's government says it's sending troops to a western region rocked by looting and attacks against security installations during a wave of anti-government protests.

Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest

2017-05-17 07:21

Business owners have shuttered shops, a burned police station is charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela is under arrest following a spasm of violence that has left at least four people dead in anti-government protests.

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