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January 8, 2022, 3:53 PM

Venezuela's revolution divided in the cradle of Chavismo

The internal struggles of the movement started by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez were encapsulated by the apparent defeat _ and its aftermath _ of one of his brothers during the gubernatorial election in November
January 8, 2022, 3:53 PM
Venezuela's revolution divided in the cradle of Chavismo
2 months ago

Spain to extradite Chávez’s ex-security chief to US

Spain’s National Court has decided to extradite the former security chief of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to the United States to face charges of money laundering and belonging to a criminal organization
2 months ago
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International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Venezuela under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule
3 months ago
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Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

Fugitive close to Venezuelan socialist government faces money laundering charges
3 months ago
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Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zeros

A new currency with six fewer zeros is debuting in Venezuela, whose currency has been made nearly worthless by years of the world’s worst inflation
4 months ago
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Hyperinflation, US dollars pricing out Venezuelan consumers

Yosmar Sanguino says she struggles to put food on the table for for her two daughters and three grandchildren in a low-income neighborhood of Venezuela’s capital
5 months ago
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UN agency begins to distribute food rations in Venezuela

The families of Venezuelan school children living in poverty have begunreceiving food rations from a United Nations agency
6 months ago
UN agency begins to distribute food rations in Venezuela
1 year ago

Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions

The Trump administration is issuing a final parting shot to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with a fresh round of sanctions
1 year ago
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Family of jailed oil exec asks for Venezuelan leader's mercy

The family of an oil executive convicted and ordered to prison in Venezuela alongside five others is appealing directly to President Nicolás Maduro for mercy
1 year ago
Family of US jailed oil exec asks for Venezuelan leader's mercy
1 year ago

Families of 6 Americans convicted in Venezuela cry foul

The 6 oil executives have been detained for 3 years.
1 year ago
Families of 6 Americans convicted in Venezuela cry foul
1 year ago

Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

Judge found them guilty of corruption charges and sentenced them to prison.
1 year ago
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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

Activist Leopoldo López has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas.
1 year ago
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Pompeo finishes Latin America tour with focus on Venezuela

The secretary of state has wrapped up a tour of four South American countries.
1 year ago
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Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela

Independent experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body have issued a scathing, in-depth report finding the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responsible for crimes against humanity
1 year ago
Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela
1 year ago

Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Venezuelans are desperate to feed their families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
1 year ago
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Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming vote

It won’t participate in elections called by officials loyal to President Maduro.
1 year ago
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Venezuela sanctions set off fight for 'plundered' oil cargo

U.S. federal marshals are getting ready to auction off Wednesday a cargo of 100,000 barrels of gasoline that have been floating in a tanker off the Gulf Coast of Texas for two months amid a high-stakes legal fight over American sanctions on Venezuela
2 years ago
Venezuela sanctions set off fight for 'plundered' oil cargo
2 years ago

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

Shipment will launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation.
2 years ago
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With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium

President Nicolás Maduro says that starting Monday Venezuelans will be able to buy gasoline at international market prices
2 years ago
With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium
2 years ago

Botched Venezuela coup fallout

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz speaks to the family of two ex-special forces soldiers captured after a failed raid against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
2 years ago
Botched Venezuela coup fallout
2 years ago

Families of Americans detained by Venezuela in failed raid plead for help

The families of Americans detained by Venezuela in a failed raid plead for help from the U.S. government.
2 years ago
Families of Americans detained by Venezuela in failed raid plead for help
2 years ago

Trump denies ties to Venezuelan attack with 2 US men jailed

President Donald Trump says the United States had nothing to do with a suspected incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South American nation
2 years ago
2 years ago

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido
2 years ago
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Guaido urges unity government backed by loans to fight virus

Venezuelan opposition leader calls a "national emergency government."
2 years ago
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Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation
2 years ago
Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space
2 years ago

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido
2 years ago
US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief
2 years ago

Federal prosecutors announce drug charges against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

The State Dept. has also offered a $15M reward for info leading to his arrest.
2 years ago
Federal prosecutors announce drug charges against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro
2 years ago

Venezuela's president urges all women to have 6 children

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro wants women to have many children as a way to boost the country, which has seen millions of people flee in recent years to escape its economic crisis
2 years ago
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UN study: 1 of every 3 Venezuelans is facing hunger

The nation's severe economic contraction and political upheaval persist,
2 years ago
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Denouncing US, Venezuelan troops, militias stage drills

Armed forces, militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions.
2 years ago
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Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

Morales has picked ex-economy minister to be his party's presidential candidate.
2 years ago
2 years ago

US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months

The Trump administration granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling ban.
2 years ago
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US sanctions Venezuelan lawmakers for backing Maduro effort to seize legislature

There are calls for the U.S. to do more in Venezuela, especially to stop Russia's support.
2 years ago
US sanctions Venezuelan lawmakers ahead of day of protests
2 years ago

Guaidó blocked from congress as Venezuelan conflict deepens

Venezuelan security forces have blocked  opposition leader Juan Guaidó from attending a special session of congress where rivals tried to install a substitute leader
2 years ago
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US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on both the former and the current director of Venezuela's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kickbacks involving the sale of passports
2 years ago
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EU extends Venezuela sanctions for a year

The European Union is extending sanctions against Venezuela for a year due to the political and economic crisis blamed on the government of President Nicolás Maduro
2 years ago
EU extends Venezuela sanctions for a year
2 years ago

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

Flea markets are popping up across Venezuela's capital as a steady flow of migrants sells off personal items before following the path of an estimated 4.5 million countrymen who have already left
2 years ago
Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets
2 years ago

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

More than 50 countries call opposition leader Guaidó Venezuela's rightful leader
2 years ago
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Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation

In socialist Venezuela, where residents have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, drivers have started paying to fill up their tank with small gifts as inflation soars
2 years ago
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EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses

Those sanctioned face travel bans and asset freezes.
2 years ago
EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses
2 years ago

Trump meets with opposition Venezuela delegation at UN

President Donald Trump has shown his support for the Venezuelan opposition by meeting with its delegation to the U.N. General Assembly instead of the official government delegation
2 years ago
Trump pledges continued aid, support for Venezuela
2 years ago

Latin America and US consider sanctions against Venezuela

The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries meet to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela
2 years ago
Latin America and US consider sanctions against Venezuela
2 years ago

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

President compares Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic.
2 years ago
Colombia's president says Maduro's 'brutality' must end
2 years ago

Venezuelan opposition calls talks with Maduro dead, causing rift

Venezuela's opposition declared talks with Nicolás Maduro dead, a decision meant to bring renewed international pressure, but that appeared to crack its united front.
2 years ago
Venezuelan opposition calls talks with Maduro dead, causing rift
2 years ago

Venezuela says it has proof of anti-Maduro plot in Colombia

Claims there are paramilitary training camps in Colombia to plot violent attacks
2 years ago
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AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

AP Exclusive: Administration official says U.S. opened up secret communications.
2 years ago
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A glimpse into a Venezuelan psychiatric hospital: Cockroaches, excrement and drug shortages

Deep in a major economic crisis, a Venezuelan psychiatric hospital operates with almost no funding.
2 years ago
Glimpse into a Venezuelan psychiatric hospital: Cockroaches and drug shortages
2 years ago

City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela

The city of Miami and members of Venezuela's opposition are announcing a 5K race to raise funds for medical supplies and medicines destined for the South American nation that is grappling with food and medical shortages
2 years ago
City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela
2 years ago

'Electromagnetic attack' blacks out Venezuela

Citizens on the streets of Venezuela's capital city scrambled to find transportation home as a new blackout surprised the country Tuesday.
2 years ago
'Electromagnetic attack' blacks out Venezuela
2 years ago

New blackout takes Venezuelans by surprise; government alleges 'electromagnetic attack'

Venezuelan cities can be among the most violent in the world.
2 years ago
Venezuelan government alleges 'electromagnetic attack' as blackout hits country