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Trump administration met with, but rebuffed, Venezuelan officers who said they were plotting a coup, officials say

The Trump administration met several times last year and early this year with Venezuelan military officers purporting to be dissidents plotting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro, but ultimately rebuffed …


Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot

The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation’s top prosecutor said Tuesday.


Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

Investigators searched a blackened apartment building Sunday where witnesses described seeing a drone and then hearing a thunderous explosion in what President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt by the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, …


International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning.


Venezuela official says presidential elections to be delayed

A top Venezuelan official says the government has reached an agreement with several opposition parties to delay presidential elections by a month.


Venezuelan politician to challenge President Maduro

A prominent Venezuelan politician appeared to be breaking ranks on Tuesday with the opposition coalition by challenging leader Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming presidential election.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that he’s ready to seek re-election as the ruling socialist party pushes forward voting in a bid to consolidate its power in the face …


Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador resigns on orders from Maduro

Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …


Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight Trump sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his government will launch a cryptocurrency to fight what he calls a financial “blockade” by the Trump administration against the socialist-run country.


Spain: Ex-Caracas mayor meets leader after fleeing Venezuela

The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house …


Venezuela frees 2 opponents as Maduro consolidates power

Venezuela’s government has released two prominent opposition activists it has held for more than a year without trial, one of them a Spanish citizen, as President Nicolas Maduro looks to …


Maduro moves to restructure Venezuela’s $120B foreign debt

Venezuela’s president says his socialist government will begin restructuring a foreign debt estimated at more than $120 billion, saying U.S. financial sanctions are crippling the oil-dependent economy’s ability to pay.


Opposition vies for landmark victory in polarized Venezuela

Elections in Venezuela on Sunday could tilt a majority of the country’ 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule …


Venezuela sees Iran, Syria riding to the rescue

Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable commodity – oil – to awaiting buyers.


Study in contrasts at U.N. as French, U.S. presidents speak

This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Venezuela bars opposition activist from traveling to Europe

Venezuelan authorities have opened an investigation into the wife of a prominent opposition activist under house arrest after finding a large amount of cash in her car.


U.S. sanctions to pile misery on moribund Venezuelan economy

CARACAS, Venezuela – A small army of red-shirted workers mop the linoleum floors as their supervisors, sitting under a giant portrait of Hugo Chavez, look on. By the meltdown standards …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Venezuela govt links dissident ex-prosecutor to extortion

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they would seek the arrest of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega’s husband for allegedly running a $6 million extortion ring with corrupt prosecutors under her supervision.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Maduro seeks probe of opposition over Trump’s military talk

President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump’s remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela’s political crisis.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela

President Donald Trump has said he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Venezuela’s government …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Venezuela leader’s foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution though there was no public …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Venezuelans protest Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon – a disappointing turnout for opponents of President …


Government supporters storm Venezuela congress, injuring lawmakers

Pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

U.S. envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she said “people are starving while their government …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Protester and guardsman killed as Venezuela unrest persists

Opposition protests in Venezuela took a deadly turn again Wednesday when a teenager was killed at a march demanding an end to the government’s push to rewrite the struggling nation’s …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

The U.S. has slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation’s democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.