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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: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Erik Prince held secret talks in Caracas with Maduro’s No. 2

Erik Prince, a private security mogul with ties to the Trump administration, held secret talks in Caracas last month with Venezuela’s vice president after briefing at least one senior U.S. …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Cuba accuses US of violating Vienna Conventions

Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball

Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela’s capital, knowing this season’s opening game wouldn’t measure up …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro’s …


Amid chaos, hardy scientists trek to Venezuela’s last glacier

As their country falls apart, a hardy team of scientists in Venezuela is determined to transcend the turmoil to record what happens as the country’s last glacier vanishes


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.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Hardy scientists trek to Venezuela’s last glacier amid chaos

Blackouts shut off the refrigerators where the scientists keep their lab samples. Gas shortages mean they sometimes have to work from home. They even reuse sheets of paper to record …


Spain won’t extradite Venezuela’s ex-spymaster to US

Spain’s National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018

Venezuela’s government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of “resistance to authority,” the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a “shockingly high” number …


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


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months.


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


Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo’s Russia agenda

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s …


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 …