Stories tagged: Venezuela
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:58 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, noon
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 …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
A strong aftershock jolted Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Wednesday following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century, though officials said neither caused major damage …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.
A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Tuesday, startling residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favor of a controversial economic reforms.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 1 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to the alleged assassination attempt using drones.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
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.
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, …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.
Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
On a recent humid evening in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, a Venezuelan woman wrapped her newborn daughter in a pale yellow blanket and left her with a note …
Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Venezuela’s currency has become virtually worthless, making it better used to turn colorful bolivar bills into a purse than to spend them on a purse – or anything else.
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela’s capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 1 p.m.
Dozens of activists in Venezuela who government opponents consider political prisoners were released from jail Friday in what authorities call a gesture aimed at uniting the fractured nation, officials said.
Sun., May 27, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of …
UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.