Venezuela's ruling party wins big in mayoral elections

2017-12-11 09:33

Venezuelan officials say the ruling socialist party has swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in elections boycotted by several opposition parties.

Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience

2017-12-07 16:13

One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a US court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally.

Venezuela government distributes medicine amid shortage

2017-11-26 15:59

Venezuela launched a program to hand out medicine to 35 651 patients, blaming US sanctions for a shortage, even as doctors say 95% of all drugs are missing.

EU bans arms sales to Venezuela, takes aim at officials

2017-11-15 05:21

The EU has banned arms sales to Venezuela and set up a system to slap asset freezes and travel restrictions on Venezuelan officials.

Maduro claims landslide win in Venezuela state elections

2017-10-16 12:46

President Nicolas Maduro's government won a landslide victory in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela on Sunday, according to official results that the opposition said were "suspicious."

Three journalists arrested over Venezuela prison report

2017-10-08 22:58

An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, human rights and press freedom groups said.

Venezuela government, opposition advance in talks

2017-09-15 15:46

Venezuela's government and opposition are advancing in exploratory talks aimed at creating a framework to resolve the nation's economic and political crisis.

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

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.

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.


Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

2017-12-10 10:53

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is expecting a few surprises in Sunday's municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis.

Venezuela's UN ambassador says resigning at Maduro's request

2017-12-06 20:38

Caracas' ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, has said in a letter he was standing down at the request of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, as a feud between the two worsened.

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.

Venezuela: What happens in a default?

2017-11-10 15:01

Venezuela, locked in a deep economic crisis, is rapidly approaching a default on external debt estimated at some $150bn.

Gordhan speaks out on Nenegate, Zwane and the Venezuela route

2017-10-10 16:41

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that, despite challenges, South Africa is not heading for the same fate as Venezuela.

Trump now targeting Venezuela

2017-09-19 11:39

President Donald Trump has warned that Venezuela is "collapsing", suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy.

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.

Pope prays for Venezuela

2017-09-10 20:35

Pope Francis has prayed for a peaceful solution to the "grave crisis" in Venezuela, where economic and political chaos has left scores dead.

Turmoil in Venezuela to vie for Pope's attention in Colombia

2017-09-01 08:20

The plight of people in Venezuela is likely to vie for some of Pope Francis' attention when he visits neighboring Colombia.

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.

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