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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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote

Despite four months of deadly protests and the threat of U.S. sanctions, Venezuela on Saturday found itself 24 hours away from a consolidation of government power that appeared certain to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 3 p.m.

Rex Tillerson goes dark as Venezuela crisis mounts

For a second time in six weeks, Secretary Rex Tillerson has skipped out at a critical moment involving the biggest crisis in the hemisphere instead of confronting his history with …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Deaths in Venezuela unrest surpass 100 as polarizing vote nears

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Venezuela leader’s foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution though there was no public …


U.S. hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote

The Trump administration hit Venezuela with new sanctions Wednesday targeting 13 current or former top officials in President Nicolas Maduro’s government, and threatened more penalties if he goes through with …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Venezuela opposition calls for 48-hour general strike

Venezuela’s opposition party is calling for a 48-hour general strike in Caracas Wednesday and Thursday, in a continuation of protests over President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to elect a new assembly …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Venezuelans protest Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon – a disappointing turnout for opponents of President …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Venezuela strike erupts into violence, leaving two dead

A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan’s capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence when protesters clashed with riot police and burned a …


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.


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 …


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 …