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October 25, 2020, 12:57 AM

Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

Activist Leopoldo López has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas.
October 25, 2020, 12:57 AM
1 month ago

Pompeo finishes Latin America tour with focus on Venezuela

The secretary of state has wrapped up a tour of four South American countries.
1 month ago
1 month ago

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 month ago
Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela
2 months ago

Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Venezuelans are desperate to feed their families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming vote

It won’t participate in elections called by officials loyal to President Maduro.
3 months ago
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
Venezuela sanctions set off fight for 'plundered' oil cargo
4 months ago

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

Shipment will launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation.
4 months ago
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Botched Venezuela coup fallout
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Families of Americans detained by Venezuela in failed raid plead for help
6 months 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
6 months ago
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 months ago

Guaido urges unity government backed by loans to fight virus

Venezuelan opposition leader calls a "national emergency government."
7 months ago
7 months ago

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
7 months ago
Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space
7 months 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
7 months ago
US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Federal prosecutors announce drug charges against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro
8 months 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
8 months ago
8 months ago

UN study: 1 of every 3 Venezuelans is facing hunger

The nation's severe economic contraction and political upheaval persist,
8 months ago
8 months ago

Denouncing US, Venezuelan troops, militias stage drills

Armed forces, militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions.
8 months ago
9 months ago

Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

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

US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months

The Trump administration granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling ban.
9 months ago
9 months 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.
9 months ago
US sanctions Venezuelan lawmakers ahead of day of protests
10 months 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
10 months ago
1 year 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 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
EU extends Venezuela sanctions for a year
1 year 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
1 year ago
Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets
1 year ago

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

More than 50 countries call opposition leader Guaidó Venezuela's rightful leader
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses

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

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

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

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

Claims there are paramilitary training camps in Colombia to plot violent attacks
1 year ago
1 year ago

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

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

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

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

Venezuelan authorities arrest 2 Guaidó security guards

They're accused of trying to sell weapons belonging to the state.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados

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

Venezuelan envoy rejects 'biased' report at UN rights body

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

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

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

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

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

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

They went to buy food and medicine after President Maduro reopened the border.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
1 year ago

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis

In an unexpected silver lining, armed assaults and killings are plummeting.
1 year ago