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.

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

2016-05-01 09:18

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela has announced.

Venezuela court blocks opposition's majority

2015-12-31 12:32

Venezuela's highest court has effectively blocked the two-thirds majority the opposition won in landmark legislative elections.

3 men arrested in killing of Venezuela opposition leader

2015-12-01 10:22

Venezuelan officials have arrested 3 men in connection with the assassination of an opposition leader.

Venezuela hits back at US for questioning its democracy

2015-10-06 11:05

Venezuela's foreign minister has blasted her US counterpart John Kerry for questioning the country's democratic credentials ahead of legislative elections the ruling socialists are forecast to lose.

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez jailed for nearly 14 years

2015-09-11 11:27

Hardline Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been jailed for nearly 14 years on charges of inciting 2014 anti-government protests that spiralled into violence killing more than 40 people.

Fire in Venezuela prison kills 17 – official

2015-09-01 08:32

A fire at Venezuela's central Tocuyito prison killed 17 people and injured 11, the state prosecutor says.


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's army must choose constitution or Maduro: opposition leader

2016-05-17 23:10

The army in crisis-hit Venezuela has to choose whether it is 'with the constitution or with Maduro,' opposition leader Henrique Capriles says.

Venezuela's Maduro issues emergency decrees

2016-05-14 17:36

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared a three-month state of emergency to face "threats from abroad", as his emboldened opposition geared for a vote to oust him from office.

Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications

2016-02-12 09:19

Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.

Opposition wins control of Venezuela congress

2015-12-07 09:26

Venezuela's opposition has won control of the state legislature, electoral authorities say, in a blow to the oil-rich country's socialist government that has held the congress for 16 years.

Nephews of Venezuelan first lady held on US drug charges

2015-11-12 13:45

Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores have been arrested in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the US and will be arraigned in New York, sources say.

Venezuela military plane crashes near Colombia border

2015-09-18 14:59

Venezuela's government says an air force jet has crashed while monitoring an illegal flight that had entered the country near the Colombian border.

Venezuela offers to receive 20 000 Syrian refugees

2015-09-08 13:31

President Nicolas Maduro says that Venezuela is ready to receive 20 000 Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Uruguay settles $400m Venezuela oil debt

2015-07-07 08:55

South American OPEC nation Venezuela will allow Uruguay to pay off a $400m energy debt at a 35% discount, Uruguay says.

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