Guaido arrives at border concert, delivering blow to Maduro

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 11:28 GMT

Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by Maduro's government as he joined thousands over the Colombian border Friday for a charity concert.

Senior EU lawmaker calls on Venezuela's Maduro to go, backs National Assembly

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 - 02:39 GMT

"President Maduro has lost any legitimacy to lead his country. He needs to step aside," David McAllister, a German conservative who chairs the parliament's foreign affairs committee, said in a statement.

Venezuela's Maduro calls on the military to stay united

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 - 10:11 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday called on the country's military to maintain unity and discipline.

Venezuela's last anti-Maduro paper clings on as media intimidation grows

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 10:33 GMT

Venezuelan government closes the country's last independent national newspaper.

Boy killed during protest in southern Venezuela - police

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 10:10 GMT

A youth was killed in the Venezuelan city of San Felix overnight when demonstrators protesting power and water outages partially burned a small police station.

Maduro expels top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela for 'conspiring'

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 06:04 GMT

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he was expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas for allegedly conspiring against his socialist government.

Eleven dead in second prison riot in week in Venezuela

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 10:17 GMT

Nine prisoners and two guards were killed during a riot in a prison in the western Venezuelan state of Lara, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said on Friday.

Venezuela's socialist party confirms Maduro as official candidate

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 09:49 GMT

Venezuela's ruling socialist party has officially tapped President Nicolas Maduro as its candidate for this year's election.

Tillerson raises prospect of Venezuelan military ouster of Maduro

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 - 10:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday raised the prospect that the Venezuelan military could decide to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 11:24 GMT

Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country’s dwindling elite.

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 05:00 GMT

Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma has fled over the border to Colombia, authorities said on Friday.

Venezuela debt meeting set for Monday afternoon

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - 05:30 GMT

Venezuela's foreign debt renegotiation committee will meet with creditors at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Monday at the government's 'White Palace' in Caracas.

Venezuelan opposition pins hopes on elections as protests falter

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - 03:16 GMT

Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following .

Venezuela secret service holding ex-minister: family

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - 07:46 GMT

Raul Isaias Baduel, a government critic whose whereabouts have been unknown for three weeks, is being held by the intelligence service.

Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever -Maduro

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 06:37 GMT

Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech.

Despite Venezuela's growing isolation, key allies hang on

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 - 02:17 GMT

Maduro's government still counts powerful support from countries such as Russia and China that can block or delay punitive action the UN.

Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 - 11:14 GMT

Venezuelan security forces have wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April

Venezuelan chief prosecutor's office blocked by security forces

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 - 12:17 GMT

Venezuelan security forces took up positions outside the office of the country's chief prosecutor on Saturday

Venezuela jails opposition leaders in new crackdown on opponents

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 - 06:25 GMT

Venezuela jailed two leading critics of President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday

Venezuela seizes opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma from homes

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 - 01:06 GMT

Venezuelan security officials seized two opposition leaders from their homes in overnight raids