Venezuela


Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

2015-05-21 10:16

A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

2015-04-25 11:14

A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale that has gone viral in Venezuela.

Venezuela receives $5bn funding from China

2015-04-20 11:32

Cash-strapped Venezuela has received $5bn in financing from China, President Nicolas Maduro announces as his country struggles with an economic crisis.

Russia and Venezuela object to proposed resolution on Yemen

2015-04-09 09:39

Russia and Venezuela have objected to a draft UN's resolution that would ban arms shipments to leaders of Yemen's Houthi Shi’ite rebels.

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.

 

Venezuela to nationalise food distribution

2015-05-02 21:47

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalise food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and an escalating economic crisis.

Colorful macaws bring beauty to chaotic Caracas

2015-04-24 10:25

In the 1970s Vittorio Poggi was inspired to breed macaws and release them across Venezuela's capital. Forty years later, hundreds, perhaps thousands of macaws colour the sky giving residents a moment of quiet respite from chaos and crime.

Maduro wants to talk with Obama to resolve tensions

2015-04-11 22:55

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged US President Barack Obama to lift sanctions that call his country a national security threat and asked to meet the US leader to ease tensions.

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.

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