Stories tagged: Venezuela
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
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, 7:35 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
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.
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, 10:04 p.m.
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.
Sat., May 25, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition will return to Oslo for mediation
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
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.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military
Fri., May 10, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 10, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
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.
Thu., May 9, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
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 …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
Dozens of Venezuelans were missing after a boat en route to the island of Trinidad sunk in the Caribbean Sea, authorities said Thursday.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
After two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:54 p.m.
The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied …
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses
A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.
Wed., April 10, 2019, 5 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 2, 2019, 5:34 p.m.
Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro have stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of his immunity from prosecution.
Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:02 p.m.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a 30-day plan to ration electricity following nationwide power cuts that have inflicted misery on millions.
Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:09 p.m.
The United States says it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
An explosion rocked a power station in the Venezuelan capital early Monday, witnesses said, adding to the crisis created by days of nationwide power cuts.