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January 20, 2020, 1:27 AM

Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

Morales has picked ex-economy minister to be his party's presidential candidate.
January 20, 2020, 1:27 AM
January 18, 2020, 6:27 PM

US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months

The Trump administration granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling ban.
January 18, 2020, 6:27 PM
January 14, 2020, 12:57 AM

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.
January 14, 2020, 12:57 AM
US sanctions Venezuelan lawmakers ahead of day of protests
January 6, 2020, 3:06 AM

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
January 6, 2020, 3:06 AM
1 month ago

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
1 month ago
2 months ago

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 months ago
EU extends Venezuela sanctions for a year
2 months 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 months ago
Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets
3 months ago

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

More than 50 countries call opposition leader Guaidó Venezuela's rightful leader
3 months ago
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
4 months ago

EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses

Those sanctioned face travel bans and asset freezes.
4 months ago
EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses
4 months 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
4 months ago
Trump pledges continued aid, support for Venezuela
4 months 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
4 months ago
Latin America and US consider sanctions against Venezuela
4 months ago

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

President compares Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic.
4 months ago
Colombia's president says Maduro's 'brutality' must end
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Venezuelan opposition calls talks with Maduro dead, causing rift
5 months ago

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

Claims there are paramilitary training camps in Colombia to plot violent attacks
5 months ago
5 months ago

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

AP Exclusive: Administration official says U.S. opened up secret communications.
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Glimpse into a Venezuelan psychiatric hospital: Cockroaches and drug shortages
6 months 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
6 months ago
City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela
6 months 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.
6 months ago
'Electromagnetic attack' blacks out Venezuela
6 months ago

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

Venezuelan cities can be among the most violent in the world.
6 months ago
Venezuelan government alleges 'electromagnetic attack' as blackout hits country
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Venezuela fighter 'aggressively shadowed' US plane
6 months ago

Venezuelan authorities arrest 2 Guaidó security guards

They're accused of trying to sell weapons belonging to the state.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados

They will meet in Barbados to seek a "constitutional" solution to the crisis.
6 months ago
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Venezuelans take to streets on independence day with dueling rallies
7 months ago

Venezuelan envoy rejects 'biased' report at UN rights body

The report chronicled torture, sexual abuse and extrajudicial killings.
7 months ago
Venezuelan envoy rejects 'biased' report at UN rights body
7 months ago

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

The negotiations are aimed at breaking Venezuela's political standoff.
7 months ago
7 months 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.
7 months ago
US Navy hospital ship begins 5-month deployment to help Venezuela refugees
7 months ago

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Financial, travel restrictions are being mulled by a core group of five nations.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

They went to buy food and medicine after President Maduro reopened the border.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Jailed Citgo executives ordered to stand trial in Venezuela

A judge in Venezuela has ordered up a trial in the case of six American oil executives held for 18 months on corruption charges that have contributed to tensions with the U.S.
7 months ago
8 months ago

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis

In an unexpected silver lining, armed assaults and killings are plummeting.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

Oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold.
8 months ago
8 months 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.
8 months ago
US suspends all flights to Venezuela
8 months ago

Venezuela's Guaidó asks for relations with US military

Bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign.
8 months ago
8 months 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
8 months ago
US lifts sanctions on Venezuela spy chief to spur Maduro defections
8 months 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.
8 months ago
US Navy hospital ship will be deployed to assist Venezuelan refugees
9 months ago

Venezuelan FM: Russian military presence could be expanded

Russia has had deep military cooperation with Venezuela over the years.
9 months ago
Venezuelan FM: Russian military presence could be expanded
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends failed plot to oust Maduro
9 months 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."
9 months ago
Venezuela's Maduro is 'ruling for the moment, but he can't govern': Mike Pompeo
9 months ago

Venezuelan military helicopter crashes, 7 officers killed

Helicopter was heading to a state where President Maduro appeared with troops.
9 months ago
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Juan Guaido says 'we must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela
9 months 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.
9 months ago
The opposition in Venezuela is calling for demonstrators to strike once again
9 months 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."
9 months ago
Trump says Putin trying to help in Venezuela, contradicting aides and even himself
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Venezuela braces for another day of protests
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Juan Guaido: 'We must evaluate all our options' to rescue Venezuela
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Guaido calls for more protests in Venezuela this weekend
9 months 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.
9 months ago
White House weighs in as Venezuela crisis grows
9 months 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
9 months ago
4 dead, hundreds wounded as Venezuela's Maduro makes show of force
9 months ago

US officials continue to weigh options in Venezuela

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

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called for military unity in an appearance with soldiers, two days after security forces failed to respond to opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call for an uprising
9 months ago