Stories tagged: Venezuela
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
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.
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 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.
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.
Venezuela’s spiraling economy has its citizens looting trucks and stores just to eat.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela’s socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling Venezuela “an increasingly violent narco-state” that threatens the world.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Venezuela’s all-powerful constitutional assembly passed a wide-reaching law Wednesday that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Venezuela’s government has released two prominent opposition activists it has held for more than a year without trial, one of them a Spanish citizen, as President Nicolas Maduro looks to …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Venezuela’s president says his socialist government will begin restructuring a foreign debt estimated at more than $120 billion, saying U.S. financial sanctions are crippling the oil-dependent economy’s ability to pay.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Pro-government candidates have swept to an unforeseen victory in Venezuelan gubernatorial races according to official results that have quickly been challenged by the country’s opposition.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Elections in Venezuela on Sunday could tilt a majority of the country’ 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable commodity – oil – to awaiting buyers.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process seeking …