Remains of 14 bodies found at Venezuelan prison

2017-03-13 22:02

Authorities have recovered the remains of 14 bodies at a jail in central Venezuela, reviving questions about human rights violations.

Angry Venezuelans protest, loot in midst of cash crisis

2016-12-17 19:02

Desperate Venezuelans have looted delivery trucks and clashed with police as a botched plan to introduce new banknotes left people without cash.

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.

US-wary Venezuela opens up to tourist dollars

2016-09-11 11:43

A cash crisis has forced Venezuela's socialist government to ease its currency restrictions by letting tourists pay their hotel bills in dollars with bank cards.

1000s of Venezuelans stream to Colombia for food

2016-07-11 21:06

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have streamed across bridges into Colombia after their government briefly lifted a year-old border closure to allow people to buy food and medicine.

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.

'Dumpster diving' on the up in Venezuela

2016-06-09 07:09

At a produce market in Caracas, even once middle-class Venezuelans made desperate by the country's economic collapse, have taken to sifting through the trash to resell or feed themselves on discarded fruits and vegetables.

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 $170 hamburgers

2016-05-20 21:40

If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a foreign credit card, the eye-watering cost might suggest they were in a city pricier than Tokyo or Zurich.

Venezuelan mob burns man alive over $5

2016-05-19 22:02

Roberto Bernal was accused of stealing the equivalent of $5, so a mob doused him in fuel, flicked a lighter and stood back as he burned alive - another instance of vigilante violence that has become commonplace in crime-ridden Venezuela.


Venezuela now leads US asylum requests as crisis deepens

2017-02-12 13:04

Venezuelans have for the first time led asylum requests to the United States as the country's middle class flee the crashing, oil-dependent economy.

Venezuela, opposition agree to hold talks

2016-10-30 12:55

Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will meet Sunday in a bid to open a dialogue about the country's deepening political crisis, both sides announced.

A child's scraped knee turns deadly in crisis-hit Venezuela

2016-10-04 11:21

Venezuela is running short on 85% of basic medicines. As the health care system collapses, the tiniest slips, like a little girl's tumble while chasing her brother, are turning into life-or-death crises.

1000s cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

2016-07-17 21:46

Caravans of Venezuelan families have driven for hours on bandit-plagued highways to a checkpoint on the Colombian border where they'll be able to cross and hunt for goods that are in short supply at home.

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.

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.

Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela govt, opposition in secret

2016-05-28 20:43

A group of former presidents has held secret meetings with members of Venezuela's opposition and government representatives in an attempt at mediating the South American nation's political standoff.

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.'

Venezuelan protesters clash with police

2016-05-18 23:10

Protesters have clashed with police in riot gear as they try to make their way to the headquarters of Venezuela's electoral body.

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