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  • SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2016, 8:28 P.M.

    Venezuelan opposition turns to protests, talks and National Assembly

    Venezuela’s cornered opposition will open up three fronts in the coming week against the Nicolas Maduro administration that range from the conciliatory – dialogue – to the provocative – a …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2016, 8:22 P.M.

    AP Explains: Standoff, sick economy drive Venezuelan crisis

    Venezuela is in the midst of an escalating political confrontation as the deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition tries to bring about …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 11:56 A.M.

    Venezuelans step up pressure on Maduro with 12-hour strike

    Some stores and schools were closed and rush-hour traffic was noticeably lighter Friday as many residents in Venezuela’s capital stayed home to express their outrage at President Nicolas Maduro.


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10:37 A.M.

    Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas

    Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:34 P.M.

    Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border

    They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.


  • SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:33 A.M.

    Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

    SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 5:47 P.M.

    Aeromexico latest airline to suspend flights to Venezuela

    Mexico’s largest airline says it has indefinitely suspended flights to Venezuela’s capital due to the complicated economic situation in the South American nation.


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 9:35 P.M.

    Venezuela unrest continues as shortages persist, protesters demand food

    Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 3 P.M.

    Veteran Venezuelan newspaper prints last edition amid crisis

    A major regional newspaper that has survived dictatorship and hyperinflation during its 82-year run is printing its last edition as imported newsprint grows scarce in Venezuela’s crashing economy.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 10:15 A.M.

    Global deal to cap oil output is close, Russia says

    Russia says it is close to an international deal with OPEC countries to cap oil production, and that a final decision will be made at a meeting this month.


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 4:10 P.M.

    Drug extradition may shed light on Venezuela

    Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

    Venezuela’s turmoil spurs exodus of major league teams

    AGUIRRE, Venezuela – Moving day is just around the corner and trainer Emilio Carrasquel is inspecting baseball bats and loading unused jerseys into boxes making sure nothing has gone missing. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

    Gold Reserve awarded $740 million in claim against Venezuela

    A Spokane mining company emerged as the winner in a multimillion-dollar dispute with Venezuela over the government’s decision to revoke the firm’s permits to build an open-pit gold mine in …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, 1:59 P.M.

    Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died today …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2009

    Gold Reserve claim in peril

    The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009, 3:39 P.M.

    Venezuela closer to seizing Spokane company’s mine

    The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2009

    Chavez supports two rebel republics

    MOSCOW – In a showy display of camaraderie and like-minded politics, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recognized the independence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Thursday during …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

    Honduras, Venezuela wrangle

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ interim government ordered Venezuelan diplomats on Tuesday to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009

    Clash erupts as troops take over police station

    CURIEPE, Venezuela – National Guard troops seized a police station controlled by a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, sparking clashes between soldiers and protesters that authorities said …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009

    Russian general hints at bombers in Cuba, Venezuela

    MOSCOW – A Russian air force chief said Saturday that the country could base some strategic bombers in Cuba or on an island offered by Venezuela, the Interfax news agency …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009

    Takeover squabble tarnishes Gold Reserve’s Venezuela project

    When the blue whale surfaced, Gold Reserve officials knew they had found something special beneath the forest of southeastern Venezuela. Doug Belanger, president of the Spokane company, said he and …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2009

    Venezuelans overturn officials’ term limits

    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez won a referendum to eliminate term limits Sunday and vowed to remain in power for at least another decade to complete his socialist revolution. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2009

    Oil freefall could mean trouble for Chavez

    CARACAS, Venezuela – High oil prices allowed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to spend freely to spread his socialist gospel and challenge the U.S. role as the dominant player in Latin …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009

    Citgo suspends heating-oil program

    BOSTON – Citgo, the Venezuelan government’s Texas-based oil subsidiary, has suspended shipments of heating oil for poor families in the United States, citing falling oil prices and the world economic …


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