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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Baseball over food? Venezuelans revolt against national pastime

Baseball is a religion in Venezuela. But this season, no one is in the mood. Venezuelans are outraged at the government’s decision to make $10 million available for importing equipment …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Venezuela bars opposition activist from traveling to Europe

Venezuelan authorities have opened an investigation into the wife of a prominent opposition activist under house arrest after finding a large amount of cash in her car.

Venezuela offers $5 million to aid Harvey victims via Citgo

Venezuela, still reeling from a fresh round of U.S. sanctions that make it harder to raise financing in capital markets, offered $5 million to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in …

U.S. sanctions to pile misery on moribund Venezuelan economy

CARACAS, Venezuela – A small army of red-shirted workers mop the linoleum floors as their supervisors, sitting under a giant portrait of Hugo Chavez, look on. By the meltdown standards …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Venezuela shuts 2 radio stations, orders military exercises

A radio executive in Venezuela says two stations that included critical coverage of the government have been shut down after their broadcast licenses were not renewed.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro vows to punish opponents for U.S. sanctions

The Trump administration on Friday slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise …

‘Institutional rape’ in Venezuela, Brazil’s chief prosecutor claims

Brazil’s attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela.

With turmoil at home, Venezuela Little Leaguers get big lift

The players from Venezuela look as happy as any other team, dancing to “Shake Your Groove Thing” with the tournament mascot before a win over Mexico and raising the roof …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

Venezuela’s congress met Saturday in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature’s powers.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress’ powers

Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Venezuela govt links dissident ex-prosecutor to extortion

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they would seek the arrest of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega’s husband for allegedly running a $6 million extortion ring with corrupt prosecutors under her supervision.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin America

Vice President Mike Pence is in Argentina, where he’s expected to praise President Mauricio Macri’s economic reforms days after local primary elections that were seen as a boost for Macri’s …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Maduro seeks probe of opposition over Trump’s military talk

President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump’s remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela’s political crisis.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Latin America comes amid unrest in Venezuela and concern by its neighbors about a possible American military role.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela

President Donald Trump has said he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Venezuela’s government …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

U.S. diplomat arrives for expected rebuke from Venezuela

The top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela has arrived to hear what is likely to be a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump’s talk of a “military option” to resolve the …

Trump says he’s considering military response to Venezuela

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab.

U.S. sanctions 8 more in Venezuela for undermining democracy

The United States is imposing sanctions on eight more individuals, including the brother of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, for undermining democracy in the South American country.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

New Venezuela assembly declares itself superior govt branch

Venezuela’s new constitutional assembly took over the halls of the endangered, opposition-controlled congress Tuesday and decreed itself superior to all other branches of government while prominently displaying images of the …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Maduro vows ‘maximum penalty’ for attack on Venezuela base

Soldiers battled for three hours Sunday morning against a small band of anti-government fighters who snuck onto a Venezuelan army base, apparently intent on fomenting an uprising, President Nicolas Maduro …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez back under house arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned home to serve his sentence under house arrest, days after being hauled back to prison in the middle of the night in a …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

The South American trade bloc Mercosur has suspended Venezuela for failing to follow democratic norms amid a deepening political crisis in the country.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela’s ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Venezuela installs new all-powerful assembly rejected by US

Defying the U.S. and international community, Venezuela installed a new legislative body Friday that will have virtually unlimited power to rewrite the South American nation’s constitution and eliminate the last …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Showdown set in Venezuela as new assembly prepares for power

Venezuela is nearing a showdown, with President Nicolas Maduro vowing to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government and opposition leaders calling for a …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Venezuela president disputes vote tampering allegation

Venezuela’s president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

Two of Venezuela’s leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro’s first moves against …

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

U.S. hits Venezuelan president with financial sanctions

The Trump administration slapped financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday after a weekend election that gave the South American country’s ruling party virtually unlimited powers.

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction oil industry

Venezuela’s socialist government claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as the United States pledged potentially devastating oil sanctions on Monday and condemnations of the …

UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Venezuela: More than 8 million grant government more power

Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers – a report …