Emerging-market assets on the rack as Turkey shatters confidence

2018-08-20 08:01

Emerging-market assets may be headed for more tumult as the volatility that gripped nations from Turkey to South Africa and Russia shows few signs of ebbing.

Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted Maduro

2018-08-05 10:28

Unknown assailants attempted to attack President Nicolas Maduro with drone-like devices armed with explosives that detonated just as the embattled leader was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers, the Venezuelan government said on Saturday.

Maduro warns Venezuela army over Trump 'invasion' plans

2018-07-05 14:18

President Nicolas Maduro has urged his armed forces to be on guard following news reports in the United States that a year ago President Donald Trump raised the possibility of invading Venezuela.

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free US man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years

2018-05-27 11:21

A secret backchannel led by a veteran US Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt from Venezuela.

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

2018-05-21 06:11

Venezuelan officials have declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger are questioning the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and calling for a new ballot

At least 70 children dead in Venezuela measles outbreak

2018-04-06 05:47

At least 70 children from an indigenous tribe have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote jungle region of eastern Venezuela, a human rights group has said.

Fast-moving fire kills 68 at Venezuela police station jail

2018-03-30 08:16

A fast-moving fire swept through a Venezuelan police station where prisoners were being kept in crowded cells, killing 68 people in one of the worst catastrophes involving the nation's penitentiary system in recent history, authorities and relatives say.

UN official warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in Venezuela

2018-03-13 16:41

A senior UN official says Colombia urgently needs international help as it struggles with a humanitarian "catastrophe" along its border caused by a flood of Venezuelan migrants driven from their homes by hunger.

Maduro calls for snap legislative elections in Venezuela

2018-02-22 19:39

President Nicolas Maduro has called for snap legislative elections in Venezuela, proposing to bring them forward by nearly two years to coincide with a presidential poll set for April 22.

Official: US believes ex-Venezuela oil czar took bribes

2018-02-13 14:11

US prosecutors believe Venezuela's former oil czar and ambassador to the United Nations received bribes as part of an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in that nation's oil industry.


WATCH: Drone explosion rocks speech by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro

2018-08-05 10:50

Crowds scattered as explosions were heard at a military event in Venezuela. It is thought to have been an attempted attack on President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's inflation to reach 1 million percent, IMF forecasts

2018-07-24 06:45

Alejandro Werner, the head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department, has forecast that Venezuela's economy will shrink by 18% in 2018.

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas: official

2018-06-16 18:33

Seventeen people, including eight minors, have been killed at a crowded Caracas club when a tear gas canister was detonated, setting off a stampede, Venezuelan officials said.

Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

2018-05-25 21:19

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's president-elect, months before he's due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.

IMF to Venezuela: Show us your financials

2018-05-03 13:45

The International Monetary Fund has censured Venezuela for failing to share updated figures on its troubled economy.

New frog species found in Venezuela and Colombia

2018-04-05 08:40

Venezuelan and Colombian scientists have identified a new species of frog in the Perija mountain range shared by both countries that is home to unusual species like this small amphibian.

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

2018-03-29 09:28

A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells has killed 68 people, the country's top prosecutor and an inmates' rights group says.

Venezuela's woes spread to zoos as animals feed on each other

2018-03-01 14:01

The situation in economically depressed Venezuela is so dire, workers at one zoo are slaughtering animals to feed others - with two emaciated pumas poster kids of sorts for the distressing state of affairs.

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

2018-02-21 17:07

Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis.

ICC to open preliminary probes in Philippines, Venezuela

2018-02-08 15:47

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela.

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