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Venezuela president vows to resist ouster

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro vowed Thursday the opposition's attempts to drive him from power would not prosper "by fair means or foul" in a political crisis gripping the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela opens debate on political prisoner amnesty

Caracas - Venezuelan lawmakers opened debate Thursday on an amnesty bill for political prisoners, a key legislative initiative for the opposition majority that risks unleashing another political crisis with President Nicolas Maduro's administration.

Venezuela low-income housing residents dream of owning

Caracas - Lisbeth Alcala doesn't have a piece of paper to show she owns her home in Caribia Socialist City, a housing project that quite literally bears the sprawling signature of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Venezuelan party launches bill to oust president

Caracas - A small group of Venezuelan opposition lawmakers launched a bill Tuesday proposing to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the latest anti-government offensive in the oil-rich country's tense political standoff.

Maduro's critics want to know: Is he actually Colombian?

Caracas - A high-profile group of Venezuelans has called on the opposition-controlled National Assembly to investigate persistent rumors that President Nicolas Maduro is in fact Colombian, disqualifying him from holding the office.

Venezuela opposition on mission to oust president

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition is ramping up efforts to drive President Nicolas Maduro from office this year, raising pressure on the socialist leader in a tense political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Water crisis increases Zika threat in Venezuela

Caracas - Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

Venezuela opposition vows to oust president this year

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition vowed Friday to drive President Nicolas Maduro from office this year, raising pressure on the socialist leader as he weathers a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela opposition leader in fresh call to oust Maduro

Caracas - A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader called Thursday for a referendum or constitutional reform to oust President Nicolas Maduro, hardening the anti-government camp's stance in the oil-rich country's political crisis.

Explosions near Venezuelan legislature trigger panic

Caracas - Four explosions near the Venezuelan legislature triggered panic Tuesday but caused no injuries or damage.

Venezuela lawmakers reject economic crisis plan

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's bid to decree a state of economic emergency, deepening a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela lawmakers to reject economic crisis plan

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers vowed to reject on Friday President Nicolas Maduro's bid to decree a state of economic emergency, deepening a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela ministers shun hearing on economic crisis

Caracas - Venezuelan government ministers refused Thursday to go before their opposition rivals for a key legislative hearing on economic emergency measures in the crisis-hit nation, officials said.

Gunmen kill prominent ally of Venezuelan president

Caracas - Gunmen killed a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, prosecutors said on Wednesday, a crime the socialist leader suggested was politically motivated.

Venezuela's Maduro admits economic 'catastrophe'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro admitted before a hostile legislature that the oil-rich nation is mired in a "catastrophic" economic crisis, hours after decreeing a two-month state of emergency.

Venezuela president faces rivals in congress crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro comes face to face on Friday with hostile lawmakers threatening to oust him, at a key point in the political crisis rocking the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela opposition moves to break deadlock in crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition moved Wednesday to break political deadlock in the crisis-hit oil producer by removing from the state legislature three of its deputies rejected by the government.

Venezuela sinks deeper into messy political crisis

Caracas - Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void.

Venezuelan opposition in showdown with high court

Caracas - Venezuela headed into ever murkier political waters Monday as the Supreme Court declared the newly opposition-controlled legislature null and void and the opposition vowed to continue defying the judges.

Players and strategies in Venezuela's political crisis

Caracas - Venezuela plunged into a confusing political deadlock this week, as the opposition took control of the country's legislature but the socialist government vowed to block its reforms.
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