Venezuela


Polluted by a permanent black tide, Lake Maracaibo is a hazard

2019-10-03 13:02

Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.

Trump’s oil sanctions leave Russian exporters $1bn richer

2019-08-16 14:07

US President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues for the nation’s exporters.

US indicts two Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering

2019-06-28 12:06

The US government announced indictments against a current and former official in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration on money laundering charges.

WATCH: Inflation below 1 million percent but Venezuela crisis drags on

2019-06-12 08:12

Venezuela's annual inflation dropped below 1 million percent in May for the first time since 2018, according to the opposition-run congress.

At least 25 inmates dead in clashes with police at Venezuela jail

2019-05-25 13:33

Clashes at a jail in western Venezuela killed at least 25 inmates and wounded 20 police, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said.

Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

2019-05-15 17:05

The Mexican government said that its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition lawmaker Franco Manuel Casella to provide him "protection and safety", even as Mexico City insists it is not meddling in the Venezuelan crisis.

Five dead, 233 arrested in Venezuela protests - Attorney General

2019-05-07 13:51

Five people died and 233 were arrested in protests sparked by a failed military uprising against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro last week, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said.

One dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

2019-05-03 07:33

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro.

UN urged to declare Venezuela a humanitarian emergency

2019-04-11 05:19

Human Rights Watch and public health researchers from Johns Hopkins are urging the United Nations to declare the situation in Venezuela "a complex humanitarian emergency that poses a serious risk to the region".

Large parts of Venezuela hit by new blackout

2019-04-10 11:00

A new blackout across large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark.

 

Venezuela calls on US to reopen diplomatic ties

2019-09-19 22:00

Venezuela's socialist government has called on the United States to restore diplomatic ties with Caracas after it opened talks with fringe opposition parties.

Venezuelan jet 'aggressively shadowed' US military plane, says US

2019-07-22 08:38

The US military accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of "aggressively" shadowing a US Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace.

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

2019-06-18 12:39

Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Lopez in Spain

2019-06-04 20:00

Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government says.

US election | Venezuela aid: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-17 06:50

Trump mocks De Blasio's presidential candidacy | Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela; here are the top World news videos for your Friday. WATCH THEM NOW.

Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down

2019-05-11 12:57

Venezuela has braced for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest.

Venezuela's Maduro tells armed forces to be 'ready' in case of US attack

2019-05-04 20:13

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the armed forces to be "ready" in the event of a US military offensive against the South American country, in a speech to troops on Saturday.

WATCH: Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard in Caracas

2019-05-02 19:16

Guaido supporters faced off against units from Venezuela's military police in Caracas. Tear gas was deployed repeatedly in an attempt to disperse the protesters in the Altamira neighbourhood in the east of the city.

Large parts of Venezuela hit by new blackout

2019-04-10 18:44

A new blackout across large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark.

Extreme load shedding hits Venezuela | Measles emergency in New York: WATCH the top World videos for your Wednesday

2019-04-10 07:41

Fresh blackout hits Caracas | New York declares measles emergency; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

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