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Venezuelans 'dying slowly' in rat- and roach-infested homes

Caracas - Sunlight cannot penetrate, the air is fetid and fellow residents include rats and cockroaches -- but that's how 14 families are "dying slowly" in government accommodation in Venezuela's capital Caracas.

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Caracas - Trinidad and Tobago said Thursday that a damaged oil tanker off the island's coast was "stable" after opposition politicians in neighboring Venezuela warned of a potential "environmental catastrophe.

With iffy wifi, Venezuelan schoolkids struggle to join classes

Caracas - Thumbing his mobile phone, Jonathan Figueroa sits on his doorstep in a desperate daily quest for a Wifi signal to download his homework.

One of three Iranian tankers with fuel reaches Venezuelan waters

Three Iranian tanker ships loaded with hundreds of thousands of barrels of fuel have now entered Venezuelan territorial waters. Within the next few days they will make deliveries.

US 'spy' to be charged with terrorism: Venezuela 

Caracas - An "American spy" arrested near Venezuelan oil installations last week will be charged with "terrorism," Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Monday.

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that an "American spy" had been arrested near two Venezuelan refineries, after authorities foiled a plot to "cause an explosion" at another oil complex."Yesterday we captured...

Maduro opponent exits Chilean embassy in Caracas

Caracas - A political opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro left the Chilean embassy in Caracas for the first time in three years Wednesday after being pardoned by the leftist leader.

Venezuela election candidates should get Russian vaccine: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has proposed giving the first batch of a Russian coronavirus vaccine to candidates in upcoming legislative elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition parties.

Guaido urges Venezuela military to back poll boycott

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called Monday on the armed forces to back a boycott of December's contested legislative polls and help escalate international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

Op-Ed: US demands Venezuelan opposition boycott Venezuela election

The US is criticizing an upcoming December election in Venezuela even before it starts. It is condemning the vote and demanding that the opposition boycott it.

Op-Ed: Owners of oil tankers seized by the US file lawsuits

The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US.

Venezuela opposition figure calls for high election turnout

Caracas - Former Venezuela presidential candidate and high-profile figure Henrique Capriles broke opposition ranks on Thursday and called for a high turnout in December's elections.

Maduro invites UN, EU observers to Venezuela election

Caracas - The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday it had invited the leaders of the United Nations and European Union to send observers to monitor parliamentary elections in December.

Analysts call Maduro opposition pardons 'political calculation'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's decision to pardon 110 opposition figures this week is a political calculation aimed at "whitewashing" his image and regaining control of the country's legislature, analysts said.

Venezuela's Maduro pardons opposition lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pardoned more than 100 lawmakers and associates of opposition leader Juan Guaido "in the interests of promoting national reconciliation," the government said.

Venezuela's Maduro pardons opposition lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pardoned more than 100 lawmakers and associates of opposition leader Juan Guaido "in the interests of promoting national reconciliation," the government said.

Op-Ed: US likely to maintain support for Guaido if Biden wins presidency

Ever since the Trump Administration has announced support for regime change in Venezuela and recognized the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim leader they have heavily backed him as a means to regime change.

Venezuela's Guaido banking on US support even if Trump loses

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Friday he is counting on the United States to maintain pressure on President Nicolas Maduro no matter who wins the US' November presidential election.

Op-Ed: No outrage and little coverage of US piracy

The US Department of Justice has confirmed that it has seized four oil tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela. President Trump said the tankers carrying 1.116 million barrels of fuel are now headed to Houston.

DirecTV restarts services in Venezuela

Caracas - Satellite television network DirecTV has begun to restore services to its subscribers in Venezuela nearly three months after it shut operations due to US sanctions against the South American country, the telecoms authority said Friday.
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