Stories tagged: Venezuela
Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
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.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
U.S. asks Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela
The United States on Monday asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Americas leaders vow to stem corruption, confront Venezuela
Leaders from throughout the Americas vowed Saturday to confront systemic corruption with an accord aimed at improving transparency and boosting civil society at a time when graft scandals plague many …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Pence to press hard line on Venezuela, promote U.S. trade
Filling in for his boss, Vice President Mike Pence intends to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Venezuelan jail dead buried in mass tomb as questions linger
Weeping relatives lowered caskets of many of the 68 people officials say were killed in one of the nation’s worst jail fires into a freshly dug mass tomb on Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
Venezuela AG says 68 dead after riot, fire at police station
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor reported late Wednesday that 68 people were killed by a fire that erupted inside a police station, which townspeople said followed a disturbance by detainees being held …
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Trump bans U.S. use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency
The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Pragmatic candidate livens up Venezuela’s presidential race
In another year, Henri Falcon might be just another middle-of-the-pack presidential candidate in Venezuela. He’s far from the most popular opposition leader. He’s a dull speechmaker. The parties that back …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Summit host yanks Venezuela’s invitation over early election
The host nation for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders on Tuesday withdrew its invitation to Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over his country’s plan to hold an early presidential election.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Colombia tightens border control as Venezuela migrants surge
Colombia is tightening control over its porous border with Venezuela as a growing tide of migrants flees into the neighboring Andean nation.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Venezuela sets April 22 for election after talks break down
Venezuelan officials moved swiftly Wednesday to call an early presidential election, acting hours after a breakdown in talks between the government and opposition over how to conduct the vote.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Venezuelans ‘loot to eat’ amid economic tailspin
Venezuela’s spiraling economy has its citizens looting trucks and stores just to eat.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
Venezuela opposition rejoins talks as presidency vote looms
Negotiators for Venezuela’s opposition say they will return to the negotiating table next week as international pressure mounts on President Nicolas Maduro’s government over its decision to push up presidential …
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials
The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday against seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Rebellious ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout
Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a shootout with armed forces.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout
Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation
As Venezuela’s national currency loses value at a catastrophic rate, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Venezuela’s Socialist party wins landslide victory in mayoral elections, election board says
Venezuela’s pro-government election board said the ruling Socialist party won a landslide victory in Sunday’s mayoral elections, strengthening President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power ahead of next year’s presidential race, …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Venezuela’s ruling party wins big in mayoral elections
Venezuela’s ruling socialist party swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in Sunday elections boycotted by several opposition parties, officials announced.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Venezuela’s mayoral elections reveal opposition turmoil
Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in recent gubernatorial …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Trump sends diplomat known for candid views to Venezuela
The Trump administration will send to Venezuela as its top diplomatic envoy a former ambassador with a reputation for candidness and controversy at a time when relations between the countries …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
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.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Some Venezuelan socialists are pushing for free-market reforms
As Venezuela’s economy sinks deeper into depression with a fourth consecutive year of recession to go along with hyperinflation, some ruling socialist party members are raising their voices to call …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Venezuela arrests top oil officials in corruption probe
Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that some see as an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to …