World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 20, 2015
The Venezuelan government's second most powerful figure, Diosdado Cabello, denied on Tuesday that he was involved in the drug trade after US media reports said he and other officials were under investigation for trafficking and money laundering.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 20, 2015
Cash-strapped Venezuela has received $5 billion in financing from China, President Nicolas Maduro announced on Sunday as his country struggles with an economic crisis.
World News | Sunday March 15, 2015
Rolling out tanks, missiles and 100,000 men, Venezuela launched 10 days of military exercises Saturday, amid sky-high tensions over US sanctions slapped on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.
World News | Reuters | Friday March 13, 2015
Ridiculing the US qualification of Venezuela as a security threat, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he may travel to Washington to challenge American counterpart Barack Obama.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday March 11, 2015
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday asked parliament for decree powers in response to new US sanctions, in a move opposition critics slammed as a power-grab.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 5, 2015
Since Hugo Chavez died two years ago, Venezuela's economy has tanked and the government has lurched toward more repressive tactics, triggering nostalgia among the late leftist firebrand's supporters and even his opponents.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 26, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday blasted the Venezuelan government's "egregious behavior" and promised the speedy implementation of recent sanctions against the crisis-hit country.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Socialist Party legislators called on Monday for a probe of another Venezuelan opposition leader accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, just days after the mayor of Caracas was arrested on similar charges.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 13, 2015
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that a coup being plotted by military aviation officials had been dismantled and those involved detained.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday January 18, 2015
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was greeted by the Venezuelan equivalent of a ticker tape parade on Saturday as he returned to an increasingly stricken economy from a two-week fundraising trip.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday January 3, 2015
Last year saw a rapid deterioration of relations between their countries, but on New Year's Day, US Vice President Joe Biden and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shook hands and expressed their desire for restored ties.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 27, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a frequent critic of the United States, congratulated the Castro brothers Friday on Cuba's rapprochement with Washington, but warned that the embargo on the island would remain for a long time.
World News | Reuters | Sunday December 7, 2014
Racism in the United States appears to have worsened during the administration of its first black leader, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday.
World News | Associated Press | Friday October 3, 2014
In the world of beauty pageants, Venezuela is queen.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday September 6, 2014
A rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer to commemorate the late Hugo Chavez is causing controversy in Venezuela.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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...