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.

Top Venezuela court excludes opposition from presidential vote

2018-01-26 11:31

Venezuela's top court has delayed the process to re-enroll political parties by six months - a move that will exclude the main opposition coalition from the upcoming presidential election.

Brazil kicks out Venezuela's top diplomat amid tensions

2017-12-27 12:46

Authorities in Brazil say they are stripping Venezuela's top diplomat of his credentials and kicking him out in a dispute between the neighboring South American countries.

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.


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.

Venezuela: 4 dead, 28 missing as boat sinks in Caribbean

2018-01-12 05:51

Venezuelan authorities say four people are confirmed dead and 28 are missing after a boat filled with people leaving the troubled South American nation sank in Caribbean waters.

US sentences nephews of Venezuelan first lady to 18 years

2017-12-15 12:43

A US judge sentenced two nephews of Venezuela's first lady to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, damning them as "not the most astute drug traffickers that ever existed".

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.

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