World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 12, 2014
Venezuela closed its border with Colombia on Monday night to crack down on smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products and stanch huge losses for the Caracas government.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday began moving residents out of the Tower of David, a Caracas skyscraper so notorious as a haven for squatters and gangs it was depicted in the US TV series "Homeland."
World | Reuters | Saturday June 28, 2014
A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Ramon Velasquez, interim Venezuelan president from 1993 to 1994 and critic of the country's former dictatorship, died on Tuesday, an opposition party leader said. He was 97.
World | Reuters | Saturday May 24, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hit a Twitter feed milestone of 2 million followers, though his cyber popularity still lags far behind that of his charismatic predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday May 20, 2014
A South American effort to end a standoff in talks between Venezuela's government and opposition appears to have stalled.
World | Agence-France Presse | Monday May 19, 2014
Venezuela vowed on Sunday to accuse the United States of meddling in its political crisis at the United Nations and other international organizations.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday May 17, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he hopes to talk with the opposition after their leaders meet on Sunday with visiting South American foreign ministers.
World | Reuters | Saturday May 17, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged opposition leaders on Friday to return to political talks intended to stem unrest around the country or face the "repudiation" of the nation.
World | Associated Press | Thursday May 15, 2014
Venezuelan security forces arrested 105 people during a sweep of a busy Caracas avenue as protests against the government heated up amid a widening split within the opposition over whether to back possible U.S. sanctions.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Venezuelan physician and scientist Jacinto Convit, creator of the anti-leprosy vaccine and one of the leading researchers in the study of tropical diseases, died on Monday in Caracas. He was 100.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 12, 2014
Venezuelan courts have ordered 11 student protesters to stand trial, but they have freed more than 150 others arrested with them during raids on their encampments, prosecutors said on Sunday.
World | Reuters | Sunday May 11, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reacted furiously to calls in the United States for punitive measures against his government for alleged rights abuses in response to three months of street protests.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday May 10, 2014
The UN has criticised the excessive use of force by the Venezuelan government to break up peaceful protests in Caracas.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday May 8, 2014
A German woman attempted to board a plane from Venezuela to France with 103 tropical birds hidden in her luggage, some of them endangered species, authorities said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has suffered a sharp decline in support after a turbulent year in office, with 60 percent of his countrymen disapproving of his performance, a poll out Monday showed.
World | Associated Press | Sunday April 27, 2014
Scores of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Saturday, vowing to remain on the streets in defiance of a high court ruling limiting protests.
World | Reuters | Friday March 14, 2014
Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday March 12, 2014
Students and opponents of the Venezuelan government have called a new rally for Wednesday to mark a month of protests in Caracas, as the death toll from demo-related violence reached 21.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday March 11, 2014
Fashion is not foreign to the young demonstrators who skirmish nearly nightly with security forces at the barricades in the Venezuelan capital's upper-class Chacao district.