Stories tagged: Venezuela
Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Venezuela’s Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown
Large swaths of Venezuela’s capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called the first major national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms
Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela’s capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
U.S. said to ready sanctions against top Venezuelans
The U.S. is poised to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s defense minister and several other top officials for human-rights violations, according to people with knowledge of the plan, who added that …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike
Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Venezuelan vote Sunday seen as last chance to stop power grab
Venezuelans vote Sunday in a referendum that the opposition hopes will mark a watershed – and the government insists means nothing at all.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Jailed Venezuela opposition leader Lopez given house arrest
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in military lockup, a shock reversal that fueled hopes for a …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
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: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
1 year later, Utah man stuck in Venezuela jail amid unrest
The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Amid Venezuela’s chaos, protesters ask: Was helicopter attack rebellion or ruse?
MEXICO CITY – A rogue helicopter that buzzed Venezuela’s Supreme Court building and possibly dropped grenades became a strange centerpiece Wednesday in the country’s meltdown – with some suspecting it …
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: Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
No agreement reached as diplomats huddle on Venezuela crisis
Top diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere fell short Wednesday in their bid to reach agreement about how to address Venezuela’s deteriorating democratic crisis, with some countries insisting that foreigners …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Venezuela’s secret plot to sell banned Syrian oil in U.S. market
Syria and Venezuela plotted in recent years to evade international sanctions on Syria through a secret deal to transport its crude oil through Russia to the Caribbean.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home
Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Russia’s Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela
Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis, potentially helping alleviate the troubled South American country’s food crisis and further tightening relations …
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 …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis
Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
More killed, hundreds injured in Venezuela protests
Chaos erupted in Venezuela this week during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas canisters lobbed back and forth, and at least three …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government
Protesters are hauling folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads for a national sit-in.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Police block march of elderly Venezuelans
Elderly Venezuelans frustrated with medical shortages and the flight of grandchildren from their troubled South American country joined anti-government street protests demanding elections Friday.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Accused of rebellion, Venezuelans are hauled into secret court
Hundreds of Venezuelans arrested in the past week have been tried in secretive military courts, a new maneuver by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he fights to retain …
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.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Armored car hits crowd as Venezuela riots leave 300 injured
A Venezuelan national guard armored vehicle careened into a crowd of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas on a day of furious protests that left more than 300 people injured.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Venezuela’s Maduro starts constitution rewrite amid protests
Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, just miles from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
U.S. warns on sanctions over Venezuela’s move on constitution
The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro’s push to rewrite the constitution amid an escalating political crisis with near-daily …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
More unrest in Venezuela as president seeks new constitution
Caracas residents blocked streets with broken concrete and twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president’s bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Embattled Venezuelan president calls for new constitution
Venezuela’s increasingly embattled president called Monday for a new constitution as an intensifying protest movement entered a second month amid clashes between police and demonstrators.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Venezuelans march to prison to demand freedom for activists
Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are marching to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Venezuela goes through with threat to leave Organization of American States
Venezuela’s government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics …