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Venezuela asks pope help, vaunts Russia ties versus US

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Tuesday for Pope Francis's support against a "military threat" from the United States, as international pressure mounts over the deadly political crisis Caracas is facing.

Venezuela seeks cross-border arrest of ex-prosecutor

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would seek international cooperation to arrest a fired chief prosecutor who fled the country after defying him amid a deadly political crisis.

Venezuela parliament convenes, rejects new assembly's powers

Caracas - Venezuela's National Assembly convened Saturday in defiance of a declaration by the new Constituent Assembly that it was seizing full powers from the opposition-led legislature.

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Caracas - Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's grip on the country in defiance of international outrage.

Venezuela pro-govt assembly seizes legislative powers

Caracas - Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority formally declared Friday it was seizing legislative power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's hold on power in defiance of calls for elections.

Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37

Caracas - Venezuelan political rivals traded blame on Thursday for a gun and grenade battle in which 37 people were killed when security forces stormed a jailhouse.

Venezuela protest violinist alleges torture in custody

Caracas - A young violinist who became a symbolic feature of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro alleged Thursday he was tortured while held in army custody.

At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela

Caracas - At least 37 people died in an hours-long prison riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Caracas - Venezuelan intelligence officers on Wednesday raided the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband.

Detained Venezuelan violinist, symbol of protests, released

Caracas - A young Venezuelan violinist who became a beloved fixture at anti-government protests has been released after spending 19 days in police custody.Wuilly Arteaga, 23, was freed overnight Tuesday, attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.

Venezuela becoming pariah for airlines

Caracas - Jeanne Costes was stranded in Caracas for nearly a week, one of thousands of people affected by a withdrawal of foreign airlines balking at Venezuela's unrest and collapsing economy.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro ordered the army to conduct a round of military drills later this month in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action in the crisis-stricken nation.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of possible military action.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump.

Could Venezuela's debt crisis force regime change?

Caracas - Venezuela might look bad right now with protests, scarce food and fraught political tensions. But it could soon get a lot worse, according to analysts, because of a debt emergency raising the specter of default.

Venezuela says it's holding 18, seeking others over raid on base

Caracas - Venezuela is holding 18 people -- soldiers and civilians -- over a raid on an army base a week ago by a renegade group that stole weapons, the country's intelligence chief said on Sunday.

Venezuela opposition rejects 'military threat'

Caracas - The opposition coalition in Venezuela on Sunday rejected "the military threat by any foreign power," two days after US President Donald Trump said he was considering such an option against the crisis-hit South American nation.

Venezuela's discouraged protesters pull back

Caracas - Ame is taking a break. After four months of going into Caracas streets to demonstrate against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, she is frustrated and discouraged by the unending political crisis.

Venezuela says Latin America stability at risk from 'reckless' Trump threat

Caracas - Stability across Latin America is in jeopardy from President Donald Trump's "reckless threat" to consider military action against Venezuela, Caracas said on Saturday, after its military vowed to stand up to the US leader's "craziness.

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Caracas - A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said Thursday.
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