Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

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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.

Venezuela's new assembly declares itself all-powerful

2017-08-09 22:22

The new constitutional assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions.

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New assembly dividing Venezuela begins work

2017-08-05 14:08

A new assembly packed with allies of unpopular President Nicolas Maduro and with sweeping powers is to begin work deepening divisions in a crisis-wracked Venezuela.

EU mulling 'range of actions' on Venezuela

2017-08-02 17:21

The European Union is discussing a "whole range of actions" against Venezuela over its political crisis but is likely to stop short of sanctions, say officials and sources.

UN rights chief concerned by Venezuela opposition arrests

2017-08-01 20:07

The United Nations human rights chief has expressed deep concern by the re-arrest of two Venezuelan opposition leaders.

US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote

2017-08-01 10:47

The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions on Monday over a disputed and deadly weekend vote that, while consolidating his power, has largely isolated him as the "dictator" of a failing petro-state.

Venezuela's Maduro claims vote win, opposition vows protests

2017-07-31 08:25

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in an internationally criticized election to pick a new assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition vowed to keep protesting despite deadly clashes.


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.

WATCH: Traveller shot and killed at ticket counter in Venezuelan airport

2017-08-09 13:44

A traveller has been shot to death at the ticket counter of Caracas' international airport in the latest tragedy to befall the country's main connection to the world.

Venezuela troops quash anti-Maduro attack on military base

2017-08-07 07:13

Venezuelan troops have put down an attack at an army base in the central city of Valencia, killing 2, wounding 1 and capturing 7, while 10 more escaped.

Vatican urges Venezuela to put new assembly on hold

2017-08-05 06:12

The Vatican has urged Venezuela not to go ahead with installing a powerful new assembly sought by President Nicolas Maduro, but challenged by his opponents.

Venezuela sends two top opposition leaders back to jail

2017-08-02 10:06

Venezuela's intelligence service has hauled two prominent opposition leaders back to prison, triggering international outcry as embattled President Nicolas Maduro moved to shore up his power after an election widely denounced as a sham.

Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

2017-08-01 12:47

Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a vote giving his government more power.

US condemns Venezuela vote, vows 'strong and swift' sanctions

2017-07-31 11:01

The United States has issued a scathing condemnation of Venezuela's vote to elect a new assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution, and vowed "strong and swift actions" against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Ten killed as Venezuela vote turns violent

2017-07-31 06:26

A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new constitution.

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