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Top Venezuela official calls for early legislative elections

Caracas - A top official of Venezuela's ruling Socialist party on Tuesday proposed holding legislative elections more than two years early to coincide with a presidential vote in April.

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Caracas - Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis.The leftist Caracas government put 38.

Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president's favorite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries.

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite the host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

US ballplayer's kidnapped mother is released

Caracas - The mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz was released Sunday, three days after being kidnapped in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, authorities said.

Venezuela condemns US senator who says world would back a coup

Caracas - The Venezuelan government has sharply condemned the suggestion by US Senator Marco Rubio that "the world would support" an armed coup to remove President Nicolas Maduro, whom the American lawmaker denounced as a "dictator.

Mother of Venezuelan MLB player abducted

Caracas - The mother of a Venezuelan who plays Major League Baseball in the United States has been kidnapped in her country, the player said in remarks published Friday.

Venezuela presidential vote set for April 22

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself.

Worthless currency becomes art, of sorts, in struggling Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela's currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills -- they are virtually worthless anyway.

Venezuela presidential vote set for April 22

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself.

Maduro calls for election date by Monday

Caracas - Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged officials to set a presidential election date in 48 hours' time for a vote that he'd like to see take place within another week.

Venezuela's Maduro gears up for re-election with party backing

Caracas - Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro got the seal of approval from his ruling party Friday to stand for re-election against a weakened opposition barred from fielding a united rival candidate.

Venezuela's Maduro confirmed by party as candidate for re-election

Caracas - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Friday confirmed that President Nicolas Maduro is its official candidate in a snap election due before the end of April."Approved by acclamation.

Venezuela sets initial digital currency value at $60

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday set the initial value of a digital currency it created to overcome a liquidity crisis at $60, but its price will fluctuate based on the oil market, authorities said.

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "went too far" by referring a century-old border dispute with Guyana to the International Court of Justice.

Venezuela rejects 'unacceptable' Macron sanctions comments

Caracas - The Venezuelan government Saturday rejected what it considered "unacceptable statements" by French President Emmanuel Macron indicating support for increased European Union sanctions against Venezuela.

Venezuela opposition out in the cold as Maduro eyes second term

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition scrambled to reset itself Friday after a top court barred the main coalition from contesting the upcoming presidential election, paving the way for a second term for unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.

Top Venezuela court excludes opposition from presidential vote

Caracas - Venezuela's top court on Thursday excluded the opposition from an upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to win another term.

Venezuela declares Spanish ambassador 'persona non grata'

Caracas - Venezuela on Thursday declared Spain's ambassador to Caracas "persona non grata," accusing Madrid of committing "continuous aggressions" against the Socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.
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