Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest

2017-11-18 14:50

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma says he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after fleeing house arrest.

Venezuelan president in Algeria amid political crisis

2017-09-11 16:42

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is on a trip to Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international isolation and political crisis

Venezuelan assembly demands probe and trial of 'traitors'

2017-08-30 10:22

Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly has passed a decree ordering authorities to investigate and try those believed responsible for supporting new US economic sanctions.

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

2017-08-24 15:14

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and warning that her life remains in danger.

'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.

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.

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.

Showdown looms in crisis-hit Venezuela

2017-07-28 17:14

Venezuela careened towards a showdown between anti-government protesters and security forces, as the death toll from months of demonstrations against embattled President Nicolas Maduro mounted.


Venezuelan president wraps up Algeria trip with talks on oil

2017-09-12 15:47

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his country and the north African nation are working to achieve "equitable" oil prices.

Venezuela's Maduro accuses opposition leader of treason

2017-09-08 09:40

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition leader Julio Borges of treason for embarking on a European tour to rally international powers against Caracas.

Venezuela to stage war games in warning to Trump

2017-08-26 10:32

Venezuela kicks off two days of military drills on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action and newly announced sanctions on the crisis-stricken nation.

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

2017-08-19 07:53

Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority has formally declared it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature.

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.

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.

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.

Venezuela vote triggers deadly 'war' in the streets

2017-07-30 21:42

Deadly violence has erupted around a controversial vote in Venezuela with a candidate in the election and a youth opposition leader gunned down, and troops and protesters attacking each other in Caracas and elsewhere.

Venezuela civil unrest death toll reaches 100

2017-07-27 22:29

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes.

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