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.

Early dino was turkey-sized, social plant-eater

2014-08-06 12:54

The forerunner of dinosaurs like three-horned Triceratops was a bird-hipped creature the size of a turkey that lived in herds in South America and liked to munch on ferns.

Would you get butt implants?

2014-05-23 14:57

Plastic surgery knows no bounds. Forget the botox, forget the nose jobs, forget breast augmentation, butt implants are the new procedure sweeping the world.

Venezuela to venture into shale gas exploration

2014-05-22 09:45

Venezuela will begin shale gas exploration, partnering with Brazil's Petrobras and America's Williams International Oil & Gas, the country's energy minister says.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

2014-05-15 13:26

Venezuelan police have arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks at a ministry building in the capital, officials say.

Venezuela police detain 243

2014-05-09 05:30

Venezuelan riot police have detained 243 as they dismantled four camps in the capital Caracas.

Anglo American seeks compensation

2014-04-13 13:00

Anglo American is seeking compensation from Venezuela over the 2012 cancellation of mining concessions by late president Hugo Chavez's government.

Venezuela opposition group ready to talk

2014-03-27 16:51

A moderate Venezuelan opposition group is ready to talk to the protest-hit government of President Nicolas Maduro, in a rare potential step forward following weeks of unrest.

Venezuelan intelligence arrests opposition mayor

2014-03-20 17:14

Venezuela's intelligence service has arrested and charged the opposition mayor of restive San Cristobal, where anti-government protests broke out more than a month ago.

Venezuela protest toll climbs to 21

2014-03-12 06:18

The death toll from five weeks of political unrest in Venezuela has climbed to 21 after a student was fatally shot in the city of San Cristobal, authorities say.

1 000s protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

2014-03-05 09:06

Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital, seeking to keep pressure on the government on the eve of commemorations marking the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.

Venezuela unrest worsens economic woes

2014-03-02 15:54

Anti-government protests in Venezuela have left some 1 500 trucks that distribute about half the country's vegetables sitting idle in a western city.

Venezuela protest death toll rises

2014-02-25 08:01

Venezuelans have erected barricades in major cities in some of the worst demonstrations against the government since the protests began, with the death toll now 14.

Battle for Venezuela being fought online

2014-02-21 11:31

The battle for Venezuela is being fought as vigorously online as on the streets, with opposition activists tracking the government crackdown on social networks, and authorities fighting back by cutting internet.

Violence escalates in divided Venezuela

2014-02-20 21:27

Security forces have faced off with demonstrators in streets blocked by burning barricades in several Venezuelan cities in an escalation of protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuela tense ahead of duel demonstrations

2014-02-18 12:04

A crowd of activists have wrested free an opposition politician as he was being hauled away in handcuffs by security forces following a raid on President Nicolas Maduro's biggest foe.

Venezuela wins Guinness record for lightning

2014-01-29 19:12

It turns out there is a Guinness record for the place with the most lightning, and an area of Venezuela with 3 600 flashes of it per hour has won.


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.

Venezuela sends 17 000 troops to seal Colombia border

2014-08-12 08:28

Venezuela says it has deployed 17 000 troops along the Colombian border to combat gasoline smuggling, as it prepared to seal the frontier nightly to stanch multi-billion-dollar annual losses.

14 Democrats oppose Venezuela sanctions

2014-05-28 11:11

Fourteen Democratic members of Congress are voicing opposition to authorising unilateral US sanctions against Venezuela ahead of a House vote.

Venezuela to venture into shale gas

2014-05-22 17:30

Venezuela will begin shale gas exploration, partnering with Brazil's Petrobras and America's Williams International Oil & Gas.

Would you get butt implants?

2014-05-21 13:25

Plastic surgery knows no bounds. Forget the botox, forget the nose jobs, forget breast augmentation, butt implants are the new procedure sweeping the world.

Cash crunch squeezes Caracas carmakers

2014-05-12 08:15

Reduced volume, rising debt, stagnant economy... Venezuelans may enjoy free highways and cheap petrol but are struggling to buy cars as the nation's economic crisis continues.

Venezuela turns cars into houses

2014-04-30 08:58

Venezuela says it would start crushing abandoned cars and bicycles to provide raw materials for housing construction and supplement drastically reduced amounts of local steel.

Venezuela's opposition to meet with govt

2014-04-09 12:15

Key leaders of Venezuela's opposition have agreed to sit down with President Nicolas Maduro's government for talks aimed at defusing the nation's political crisis.

Venezuela president accepts facilitator for talks

2014-03-28 09:58

President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to enter talks with Venezuela's opposition with the help of an outside facilitator, a group of visiting South American foreign ministers say.

OAS votes against talks on Venezuela crisis

2014-03-22 11:55

Venezuela has managed to prevent discussion of its political crisis at an organisation of American States meeting.

3 killed in fresh Venezuela student protests

2014-03-13 11:22

Three more people have been killed in Venezuela and police fired tear gas and water cannon at scores of rock-hurling students in the capital, raising the death toll to 24.

Student leader killed in west Venezuela

2014-03-11 14:52

A student has been fatally shot in the western university city of San Cristobal after a long day of street clashes in which Venezuelan security forces dismantled barricades at key intersections, the mayor says.

Venezuela opposition keeps momentum with marches

2014-03-03 07:36

Thousands of anti-government activists have marched peacefully to an upper-class Caracas district shaken by more than two weeks of unrest, trying to maintain the movement's momentum.


Venezuelans have erected barricades in major cities in some of the worst demonstrations against the government since the protests began.

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Venezuela's use of force 'unacceptable'

2014-02-22 11:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Venezuela's "unacceptable" use of force against anti-government protesters.

Venezuela opposition denounces 'repression'

2014-02-21 09:06

The Venezuelan military plans to send additional troops to a border region where unrest has been particularly fierce, officials say, while the opposition denounces 'brutal repression'.

Venezuelans clash as opposition sits in jail

2014-02-20 16:30

Violent clashes have flared up across Venezuela as the nation waited to learn what charges jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez will face for organising mass protests.

German tourist, 76, shot dead in Venezuela

2014-02-08 11:01

An elderly German man has been shot dead on Venezuela's tourist island of Margarita, underlining the country's reputation as one of the most dangerous in the world.

Venezuela arrests 7 over beauty queen's murder

2014-01-09 09:15

Venezuelan police have arrested seven people, including a woman and two teenagers, over the brutal double murder of a beauty queen turned soap star and her British-born partner.

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