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U.S. withdrawing last of its embassy personnel from Venezuela

The United States says it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Power station blast adds to sense of chaos in Venezuela

An explosion rocked a power station in the Venezuelan capital early Monday, witnesses said, adding to the crisis created by days of nationwide power cuts.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

Much of Venezuela has been plunged into darkness, creating chaos as people struggle to navigate their way home amid what appears to be one of the biggest blackouts yet in …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Pence in Colombia announces new sanctions on Venezuela allies

U.S. planning new ways to pressure Venezuela’s Maduro to give up power, other means to provide assistance to its people


Maduro’s opponents brave tear gas in push to deliver aid

A US-backed campaign to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance from security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia …


National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

Venezuela’s National Guard fires tear gas on opposition activists at barricaded border bridge to Colombia, and two protesters are killed near border in Brazil as opposition tries to execute plan …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia


Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations.


U.S. military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on …


Trump to warn of ‘dangers of socialism’ in speech

U.S. President Donald Trump will warn of “the dangers of socialism” Monday in a speech in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.


Trump pans Venezuelan leader’s refusal of humanitarian aid during meeting with Colombian president

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to accept humanitarian aid a “terrible mistake” and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong …


U.S. emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border

Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Expedia, Orbitz stop selling Venezuela tickets amid turmoil

Travel websites like Expedia and Orbitz have quietly stopped selling airline tickets for Venezuela amid recent political turmoil, further isolating the socialist-run country after years of declining flight service.


Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, emergency medical and food supplies can’t come soon enough. But many aid …


EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …


Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Momentum is growing for Venezuela’s opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas …


EU states called on to recognize Venezuela opposition leader

The European Parliament is calling on the European Union’s member states to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president.


Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, waving their nation’s flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from …


Venezuela prosecutor moves to ban popular opposition leader from leaving country

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country’s top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

U.S. hits Venezuela with oil sanctions to pressure Maduro

The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the oil-rich nation in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Venezuela backtracks on order to expel U.S. diplomats

Nicolas Maduro’s government backtracked Saturday from its order for U.S. Embassy personnel to leave Venezuela, moving to defuse tensions with Washington just hours after international diplomats traded heated rhetoric at …


Eli Lake: Trump makes the right decision for Venezuela

Give Donald Trump credit. On Wednesday the U.S. president recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.


‘It’s going to be worse’: As Venezuela’s crisis grew, more babies died

New research published this week in the Lancet Global Health journal estimated that Venezuela’s infant mortality rates have risen from 15 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2008 to 21.1 …


Backed by military, Venezuela’s Maduro hits back at rival

Backed by Venezuela’s military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle …


Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim

Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Venezuela’s crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by …


Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis

Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for the “pelota,” or the ball, as the national pastime is …


United Nations court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Trump: Venezuelan socialist president easily toppled

President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled in military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president’s …


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 …