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UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Sources: U.S. investigating ex-Green Beret for Venezuela raid

A former Green Beret who has claimed responsibility for an ill-fated military incursion into Venezuela is under federal investigation for arms trafficking, according to current and former U.S. law enforcement …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

U.S. denies involvement in alleged Venezuela invasion attempt as details remain murky

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States had nothing to do with an alleged incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South …


Venezuela: 2 U.S. ‘mercenaries’ among those nabbed after raid

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” trying to kill him.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

U.S. outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan …


Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firm

Russia’s Rosneft oil company says it’s halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, The sale announced Saturday is apparently …


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narcoterror charges

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Venezuela opposition charges congress and swears in leader

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and lawmakers who back him pushed their way into the legislative building on Tuesday following an attempt by rival legislators to take control of the …


Guaido blocked from legislature as Venezuelan conflict deepens

Venezuelan security forces have blocked opposition leader Juan Guaido from attending a special session of Congress where rivals tried to install a substitute leader.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and …


Venezuela’s Guaido urges nation back into the streets

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth …


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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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.