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Venezuela accuses U.S. of 'interventionist obsession'

Caracas - Venezuela's government on Thursday rejected what it called the United States' "interventionist obsession" after US President Barack Obama backed steps for a referendum on removing his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro from power.

Venezuela government mulls move to dissolve congress

Caracas - Venezuela's government is considering asking the high court to dissolve the legislature controlled by President Nicolas Maduro's opponents who are seeking to remove him from office, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Venezuela government in fresh challenge against recall

Caracas - Venezuela's government on Monday launched its latest counter-maneuver against efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, announcing fresh legal challenges against a petition for a referendum on removing him.

Venezuela opposition say enough signatures for Maduro recall vote

Caracas - Opposition leaders in Venezuela said they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.

Frustrated Venezuelans finish fingerprinting for referendum

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities Friday to wrap up a key stage in their drive for a referendum to remove him.

Venezuela referendum drive: Quick guide

Caracas - Venezuelans seeking to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power launched a crucial phase Monday in their drive to hold a referendum on his rule in an economic and political crisis.

Venezuelans fingerprinted in bid to drive out president

Caracas - Venezuelans queued to get fingerprinted Monday in a crucial phase of efforts to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, after food shortages sparked deadly protests and looting.

Cheering on Vinotinto, Venezuelans escape their problems

Caracas - Their national team's triumphs at the Copa America Centenario offer Venezuelans a welcome escape from their problems, though even in celebration they feel the pinch of a worsening economic crisis.

Shops shut after deadly looting in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Residents barricaded their shops Friday in a Venezuelan city hit by violence after the country's food crisis erupted into deadly looting.

Police arrest 400 in Venezuela looting outbreak

Caracas - Venezuelan police arrested 400 people after the country's food crisis erupted into looting this week, a pro-government official said Thursday, blaming the rioting on the political opposition.

Venezuela ends two-day workweek crisis measure

Caracas - Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said he was scrapping an emergency measure that had public sector employees working only two days a week.

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to block recall vote

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a bid to call a referendum on sacking him, accusing the opposition of "fraud.

Maduro allies ask Venezuela high court to block recall for 'fraud'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block the opposition's effort to organize a recall vote against him, alleging fraud in the collection of signatures.

Maduro vows no recall referendum before next year

Caracas - Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse.

Venezuela lets Maduro recall advance, with threats

Caracas - Facing mounting pressure from food shortages, looting and increasingly violent protests, Venezuelan authorities on Friday announced the next stage of a recall referendum against embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured Thursday when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela OKs first step in recall vote drive: Opposition

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral authorities have accepted 1.3 million signatures as valid on a petition for a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition said Tuesday, a first step toward ousting the embattled leftist.

Venezuela opposition claims first win in recall drive

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse.

Venezuela opposition in new protests for recall vote

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition held new protests Monday, seeking to convert widespread anger over food shortages and economic havoc into pressure for a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
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