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November 28, 2022, 1:25 PM

US gears up for World Cup match against Iran

The United States tied England 0-0 on Friday. To advance to the next round, the U.S. will need to win its match against Iran on Tuesday.
November 28, 2022, 1:25 PM
US gears up for World Cup match against Iran
November 28, 2022, 12:52 PM

US eases some Venezuela oil sanctions

The move now allows U.S.-based oil giant Chevron to resume limited operations in Venezuela for the first time in nearly three years.
November 28, 2022, 12:52 PM
US eases some Venezuela oil sanctions
November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM

The latest move to repair political relations with Venezuela

The Biden administration said Chevron Corp. could resume "limited" operations in Venezuela, as President Nicolás Maduro's government resumes talks with its opposition.
November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM
The latest move to repair political relations with Venezuela
November 26, 2022, 8:06 PM

Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

The Biden administration is easing some oil sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to support newly restarted negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opposition
November 26, 2022, 8:06 PM
November 26, 2022, 7:27 PM

Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

It's an effort to support negotiations between the government and the opposition
November 26, 2022, 7:27 PM
2 months ago

Americans released from Venezuela prison in swap

The South American country freed seven Americans in exchange for two jailed relatives of Venezuela’s first lady.
2 months ago
Americans released from Venezuela prison in swap
2 months ago

7 Americans released from detention in Venezuela

New details on the prisoner swap that brought seven Americans home, in exchange for two Venezuelans with ties to President Nicolas Maduro's wife.
2 months ago
7 Americans released from detention in Venezuela
2 months ago

7 Americans released from detention in Venezuela, Biden says

"Today, we celebrate that seven families will be whole once more," President Joe Biden said in a statement.
2 months ago
7 Americans released from detention in prisoner swap
2 months ago

Detained Americans released in Venezuela

The White House made a deal to release two Venezuelan men that were in U.S. custody for smuggling cocaine in exchange for the seven Americans to come back home.
2 months ago
Detained Americans released in Venezuela
9 months ago

Is US considering diplomatic thaw with Venezuela over need for oil?

ABC News’ Mireya Villarreal reports on renewed dialogue between the U.S. and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro following the ban on Russian oil imports to the U.S.
9 months ago
Is US considering diplomatic thaw with Venezuela over need for oil?
9 months ago

Venezuela releases 2 detained American

The Venezuelan government has freed two American men as the country seeks to improve its relationship with the United States amid Russia's war with Ukraine.
9 months ago
Venezuela releases 2 detained American
9 months ago

Military helicopter crashes in Venezuela

Two people were killed and two others were injured after a military helicopter crashed in Venezuela.
9 months ago
Military helicopter crashes in Venezuela
3 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.
3 years ago
Botched Venezuela coup fallout
3 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.
3 years ago
Families of Americans detained by Venezuela in failed raid plead for help
3 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.
3 years ago
Federal prosecutors announce drug charges against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
US sanctions Venezuelan lawmakers ahead of day of protests
3 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.
3 years ago
Venezuelan opposition calls talks with Maduro dead, causing rift
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
Glimpse into a Venezuelan psychiatric hospital: Cockroaches and drug shortages
3 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.
3 years ago
'Electromagnetic attack' blacks out Venezuela
3 years ago

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

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

Venezuela fighter 'aggressively shadowed' US plane

A Venezuelan Su-30 fighter "aggressively shadowed" a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Caribbean Sea on Friday, SOUTHCOM said.
3 years ago
Venezuela fighter 'aggressively shadowed' US plane
3 years ago

Venezuelans take to streets on independence day with dueling rallies, military out in force

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido both rallied support.
3 years ago
Venezuelans take to streets on independence day with dueling rallies
3 years ago

US Navy hospital ship begins 5-month deployment to help Venezuela refugees

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is beginning a five-month humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America.
3 years ago
US Navy hospital ship begins 5-month deployment to help Venezuela refugees
4 years ago

US suspends all flights to Venezuela citing safety and security

U.S. flights to Venezuela are being suspended due to safety and security concerns, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.
4 years ago
US suspends all flights to Venezuela
4 years ago

US lifts sanctions on Venezuela spy chief who defected as incentive for others still loyal to Maduro

Vice President Pence announced that the US lifted sanctions on Venezuela's spy chief after he defected from Nicolas Maduro who maintains power despite US-backed protests
4 years ago
US lifts sanctions on Venezuela spy chief to spur Maduro defections
4 years ago

US Navy hospital ship will be deployed to assist Venezuelan refugees

A U.S. Navy hospital ship -- the USNS Comfort -- will soon be headed to the Caribbean, Central America and South America to assist Venezuelan refugees.
4 years ago
US Navy hospital ship will be deployed to assist Venezuelan refugees
4 years ago

Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends apparently failed plot to oust Maduro

Guaido told ABC News change takes time and cautioned critics to be patient.
4 years ago
Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends failed plot to oust Maduro
4 years ago

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is 'ruling for the moment, but he can't govern': Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses the administration's support for new leadership in Venezuela on ABC's "This Week."
4 years ago
Venezuela's Maduro is 'ruling for the moment, but he can't govern': Mike Pompeo
4 years ago

Interim President Juan Guaido says 'we must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela

Juan Guaido said "we must evaluate all our options" to rescue Venezuela and hold free elections.
4 years ago
Juan Guaido says 'we must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela
4 years ago

The opposition in Venezuela is calling for demonstrators to strike once again

The growing unrest in the South American country continues as the opposition renews its efforts and calls for people to take to the streets against the regime in power.
4 years ago
The opposition in Venezuela is calling for demonstrators to strike once again
4 years ago

Trump says Putin trying to help in Venezuela, contradicting aides and even himself

The U.S. had called on Russia to stop backing Nicolas Maduro and exit Venezuela, but Trump contradicted that Friday, saying Putin wasn't "looking at all to get involved."
4 years ago
Trump says Putin trying to help in Venezuela, contradicting aides and even himself
4 years ago

Venezuela braces for another day of protests

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido spoke to ABC News in a rare face-to-face interview after calling for the overthrow of the government earlier in the week.
4 years ago
Venezuela braces for another day of protests
4 years ago

Juan Guaido: 'We must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela

The opposition leader, who is backed by the Trump administration and other regional allies, said the Maduro regime is receiving foreign military assistance.
4 years ago
Juan Guaido: 'We must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela
4 years ago

Guaido calls for more protests in Venezuela this weekend

Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido, rallied supporters in the streets, calling for the military to topple the Maduro regime.
4 years ago
Guaido calls for more protests in Venezuela this weekend
4 years ago

White House weighs in as Venezuela crisis grows

The Trump administration said all options are on the table, including military force, as President Nicolas Maduro calls for arresting his opponents.
4 years ago
White House weighs in as Venezuela crisis grows
4 years ago

Venezuela's Maduro makes show of force with military as US-backed opposition uprising hits a wall

Venezuela's embattled socialist president Maduro makes a show of force with military officials after two days of opposition protests that the US said signaled his end
4 years ago
4 dead, hundreds wounded as Venezuela's Maduro makes show of force
4 years ago

US officials continue to weigh options in Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro rallies thousands of military members amid protests from the opposition.
4 years ago
US officials continue to weigh options in Venezuela
4 years ago

FAA issues flight restrictions amid Venezuela chaos

FAA officials ordered all U.S. carriers to cease operations in Venezuela and imposed a minimum altitude for overflights, citing political instability.
4 years ago
FAA flight restrictions amid Venezuela chaos
4 years ago

Venezuelan opposition leader continues daring call to action amid clashes

He urged his countrymen to keep flooding the streets until they achieve a change of President Nicholas Maduro's government.
4 years ago
Venezuelan opposition leader continues daring call to action amid clashes
4 years ago

US officials still weighing military options for Venezuela amidst another day of protest

Maduro said claims that Russia stopped him from fleeing "lacked seriousness."
4 years ago
US still weighing military options for Venezuela amidst another day of protest
4 years ago

Maduro says military defeated 'attempted coup'

Venezuela's "Operation Freedom" continues as unrest and protests wage on.
4 years ago
Maduro says military defeated 'attempted coup'
4 years ago

Chaos in Venezuela grows as leaders call for protests

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro called for supporters to protest a day after violent clashes.
4 years ago
Chaos in Venezuela grows as leaders call for protests
4 years ago

Venezuela rocked by clashes as US backs uprising, threatens Cuba

As Venezuela was rocked by violent clashes, the U.S. was threatening Cuba with a full embargo if it does not withdraw support for Nicolas Maduro.
4 years ago
Venezuela rocked by clashes as US backs uprising, threatens Cuba
4 years ago

Tensions escalate in Venezuela amid Guaido's call for military to rise up

Military and civilians clash in the streets of Caracas after Juan Guaido calls for an uprising; Democratic leaders and Trump meet about infrastructure; actresses push for the Equal Rights Amendment.
4 years ago
Tensions escalate in Venezuela amid Guaido's call for military to rise up
4 years ago

The battle for Venezuela

Venezuela was rocked by violent clashes between opposition protesters siding with Juan Guaido and security forces still loyal to Nicolas Maduro.
4 years ago
The battle for Venezuela
4 years ago

Venezuelans clash with military amid Guaido's calls for uprising

Armed tanks plow into a crowd of protesting civilians after opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for an uprising to challenge President Maduro.
4 years ago
Venezuelans clash with military amid Guaido's calls for uprising
4 years ago

Economist breaks down what Venezuela's unrest means for US

Venezuelan economist Danny Bahar explains how the country's fight for democracy affects the U.S.
4 years ago
Economist breaks down what Venezuela's unrest means for US
4 years ago

Trump says 'all options are on the table' in Venezuela: Bolton

National Security Adviser John Bolton addressed the unrest in Venezuela.
4 years ago
Trump says 'all options are on the table' in Venezuela: Bolton
4 years ago

Venezuelan opposition leads new uprising against Maduro

Opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets with activists in a call for the military to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.
4 years ago
Venezuelan opposition leads new uprising against Maduro
4 years ago

American released from prison in Venezuela after 5 years

Todd Leininger of Indiana had been held on what the U.S. said were trumped up charges by the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro, but he was freed Wednesday.
4 years ago
American released from prison in Venezuela after 5 years