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Russia’s Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reiterated his support for his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, who has made a surprise visit to Moscow.


Trump freezes Venezuela gov’t assets in escalation

The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets Monday in a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions with Nicolas Maduro that places his socialist administration on a short list of adversaries …


UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaido, Maduro

The United Nations’ top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolas Maduro for control …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents


Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition will return to Oslo for mediation


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido asks for relations with US military

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military


Venezuela orders Aruba, Brazil borders reopened

President Nicolas Maduro is reopening Venezuela’s borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off land and sea access in February to block the opposition from delivering international humanitarian aid.


Venezuela’s Maduro tightens pressure on opposition

European and Latin American countries that support Venezuela’s opposition condemned on Thursday the arrest of a top lawmaker as the government of President Nicolas Maduro intensified pressure on adversaries who …


Police tow No. 2 leader of Venezuela congress to jail in car

Venezuelan Security forces have arrested the No. 2 leader of the opposition-controlled congress as President Nicolas Maduro’s government begins going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

At Venezuelan protest, opposition’s frustration shows

CARACAS, Venezuela – When a protester handed over a written appeal for the military’s support on Saturday, a Venezuelan policeman burned the document and let the ashes fall to the …


What’s next for Venezuela after days of tumult?

After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are unable to deliver …


Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Flanked by uniformed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat “traitors” as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for …


Venezuelans take to streets as uprising attempt sputters

Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call to fill the nation’s streets Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a military uprising, instead dispersing crowds …


As new protests loom, was Venezuela opposition outplayed?

Wary Venezuelans braced for another day of upheaval Wednesday as both the opposition and Nicolas Maduro’s loyalists vowed to take to the streets, hoping to tip the balance in an …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 3 p.m.

‘We are with you!’ U.S. says of Venezuela opposition uprising

Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Street clashes erupt as Venezuela’s Guaido urges uprising

Anti-government demonstrators clashed with troops loyal to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro at an air base in the capital hours after opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets in a …


Pence says U.S. wants Maduro out and ‘all options’ on table

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options …


Venezuela lawmakers strip opposition leader of his immunity

Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro have stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of his immunity from prosecution.


Venezuela’s Maduro announces power rationing amid outages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a 30-day plan to ration electricity following nationwide power cuts that have inflicted misery on millions.


Maduro’s opponents brave tear gas in push to deliver aid

A US-backed campaign to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance from security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia


Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations.


Trump pans Venezuelan leader’s refusal of humanitarian aid during meeting with Colombian president

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to accept humanitarian aid a “terrible mistake” and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong …


Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, emergency medical and food supplies can’t come soon enough. But many aid …


EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …


Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, waving their nation’s flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from …


Venezuela prosecutor moves to ban popular opposition leader from leaving country

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country’s top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Venezuela backtracks on order to expel U.S. diplomats

Nicolas Maduro’s government backtracked Saturday from its order for U.S. Embassy personnel to leave Venezuela, moving to defuse tensions with Washington just hours after international diplomats traded heated rhetoric at …


Eli Lake: Trump makes the right decision for Venezuela

Give Donald Trump credit. On Wednesday the U.S. president recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.