World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 30, 2014
The United States has slapped travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the two countries.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 29, 2014
Supporters of Venezuela's former president Hugo Chavez celebrated what would have been his 60th birthday on Monday with fireworks, a gun salute -- and the unveiling of a computer font based on the late leader's handwriting. The full-day festivities ...
World | Reuters | Sunday July 27, 2014
Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to fire up militants and quell dissidents who say he is failing to fix the economy or end graft.
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 27, 2014
Venezuela's socialist party is holding its first national convention since the death last year of President Hugo Chavez, with delegates hoping to quell infighting and discontent about party leadership.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 26, 2014
A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a US warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel flights to the Dutch Caribbean ...
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 | 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 | 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 | Associated Press | Thursday May 15, 2014
It was billed as a battle royal between Latin America's top two spin doctors. In one corner, the campaign guru to such towering leftist leaders as Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. In the other, a strategist likened to K...
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 | 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 | Reuters | Monday March 3, 2014
Thousands of Venezuelans have escaped to the beach for the long Carnival weekend, heeding President Nicolas Maduro's call to leave behind nearly a month of anti-government protests.
World | Reuters | Monday March 3, 2014
While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital on Sunday, trying to keep up the momentum from weeks of protests demanding the resignation of President Nicolas ...
World | Agence-France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Venezuelans erected barricades in major cities on Monday in some of the worst demonstrations against the government since the protests began almost three weeks ago, with the death toll now 14.
World | Agence-France Presse | Monday February 24, 2014
Venezuela's president on Sunday called for crisis talks in an attempt to defuse weeks of often deadly anti-government protests that have brought the biggest challenge yet to his regime.
World | Associated Press | Saturday February 15, 2014
Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks and tear gas dispersed student protesters from Caracas' main highway on Friday in the third straight night of anti-government demonstrations.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 28, 2013
Some of the notable figures who have passed away in the year just ending.
Offbeat | Reuters | Thursday November 28, 2013
It's Sunday morning. The sun is barely up, and already there are long lines outside a large state-run supermarket next to a hillside Caracas slum.
World | Reuters | Friday November 1, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said an image of his idol and predecessor, the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, has appeared miraculously in the wall of an underground construction site.