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U.S. to host Venezuela in Utah ahead of World Cup qualifiers

The United States will play Venezuela in an exhibition on June 3 at Sandy, Utah, as the Americans prepare for World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico.


Police fire tear gas in Venezuela protest clashes

Venezuelan police fired tear gas Monday at an opposition march led by deputies of the National Assembly against Supreme Court justices they accused of carrying out a coup.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuela’s government fired tear gas and rubber bullets at some of the thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who poured into the streets of Caracas amid a weeklong protest …


Venezuela opposition leader banned from running for office

Leading Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Friday that he has been banned from running for office for 15 years, a move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing …


Venezuela opposition keeps up pressure in streets

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans shut down much of the capital on Thursday and clashed with police to protest what they call an attempted coup by the socialist administration.


Venezuela walks back move to strip congress’ power

Venezuela’s president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from an unprecedented move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was …


Stripped of their powers, Venezuelan lawmakers charge Maduro with a ‘coup’

Outraged opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced him as a full-fledged dictator Thursday, after his allies on the supreme court stripped the country’s parliament of its power.


Venezuela asks U.N. help in boosting medicine supplies

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has asked the United Nations for “help” boosting medicine supplies as he struggles to combat crippling shortages.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Venezuela condemns drug sanctions on VP as U.S. weighs policy

Venezuela’s vice president shrugged off U.S. sanctions identifying him as a major international drug trafficker, saying Tuesday that the actions by the Trump administration only deepen his commitment to the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Trump sanctions Venezuela vice president on drug trafficking

The Trump administration decreed sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Monday, accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking.


Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void

Venezuela became a country without cash Friday. As the country’s most widely used banknote went out of circulation, the higher-denomination bills that were supposed to replace the 100-bolivar note had …


Venezuelan opposition turns to protests, talks and National Assembly

Venezuela’s cornered opposition will open up three fronts in the coming week against the Nicolas Maduro administration that range from the conciliatory – dialogue – to the provocative – a …


AP Explains: Standoff, sick economy drive Venezuelan crisis

Venezuela is in the midst of an escalating political confrontation as the deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition tries to bring about …


Venezuelans step up pressure on Maduro with 12-hour strike

Some stores and schools were closed and rush-hour traffic was noticeably lighter Friday as many residents in Venezuela’s capital stayed home to express their outrage at President Nicolas Maduro.


Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas

Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.


Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border

They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.


Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …


Aeromexico latest airline to suspend flights to Venezuela

Mexico’s largest airline says it has indefinitely suspended flights to Venezuela’s capital due to the complicated economic situation in the South American nation.


Venezuela unrest continues as shortages persist, protesters demand food

Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, …


Veteran Venezuelan newspaper prints last edition amid crisis

A major regional newspaper that has survived dictatorship and hyperinflation during its 82-year run is printing its last edition as imported newsprint grows scarce in Venezuela’s crashing economy.


Global deal to cap oil output is close, Russia says

Russia says it is close to an international deal with OPEC countries to cap oil production, and that a final decision will be made at a meeting this month.


Drug extradition may shed light on Venezuela

Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.


Venezuela’s turmoil spurs exodus of major league teams

AGUIRRE, Venezuela – Moving day is just around the corner and trainer Emilio Carrasquel is inspecting baseball bats and loading unused jerseys into boxes making sure nothing has gone missing. …


Gold Reserve awarded $740 million in claim against Venezuela

A Spokane mining company emerged as the winner in a multimillion-dollar dispute with Venezuela over the government’s decision to revoke the firm’s permits to build an open-pit gold mine in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2013, 2:05 p.m.

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died today …


Gold Reserve claim in peril

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Venezuela closer to seizing Spokane company’s mine

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Chavez supports two rebel republics

MOSCOW – In a showy display of camaraderie and like-minded politics, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recognized the independence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Thursday during …


Honduras, Venezuela wrangle

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ interim government ordered Venezuelan diplomats on Tuesday to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail …


Clash erupts as troops take over police station

CURIEPE, Venezuela – National Guard troops seized a police station controlled by a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, sparking clashes between soldiers and protesters that authorities said …