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.

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 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.

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.

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