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Internet a lifeline for Venezuela's embattled independent media

Caracas - Starved of advertising revenue and battling a stranglehold on the newspaper industry by the government, Venezuela's independent media have been decimated by the country's years-long crisis -- with many migrating online to survive.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have arrived in Barbados to continue talks to resolve the country's political crisis.

Venezuela government, opposition agree to pursue crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition have agreed to set up a platform for ongoing negotiations to resolve the country's simmering political crisis after three days of talks in Barbados, mediator nation Norway said Thursday.

Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados

Caracas - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Monday he was "optimistic" after dialogue between his government and the opposition resumed in Barbados.

Guaido says talks with Venezuela govt to resume, move to Barbados

Caracas - Dialogue between Venezuela's opposition and President Nicolas Maduro's government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said on Sunday, after previous negotiations in Norway petered out.

Power outage hits Venezuela's largest refinery complex: lawmaker

Caracas - Venezuela's largest refinery complex has been hit by a power outage, at a time of acute fuel shortages in parts of the crisis-torn oil producer, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday.

Malaria surges back in crisis-hit Venezuela

Machiques - The sweltering heat of the Venezuelan forest makes no difference to Jose Gregorio, who trembles with a cold chill. "I have pain everywhere, fever," he stammers.

Venezuela Independence Day marked by rival rallies, UN rebuke

Caracas - Venezuela's Independence Day was marked by rival rallies Friday, led by opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicholas Maduro, who waged a war of words even as the UN warned of eroded rule of law in the country.

Venezuelan deputy faces trial for drone 'hit' attempt on Maduro

Caracas - A Venezuelan politician accused of an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro using explosing drones will face trial after a court on Monday accepted charges against him, his lawyer said.

Two to face justice over Venezuelan navy officer's death: official

Caracas - Two suspects are to face justice over the death in custody of a navy officer accused of plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's attorney general announced Monday.

Condemnations pour in over death of detained Venezuela navy officer

Caracas - The United States and Venezuela's opposition on Sunday condemned the death under "torture" of a naval officer detained for alleged trying to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela says it thwarted 'coup' bid

Caracas - Venezuela's socialist government says it has derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela government says it thwarted 'coup' plot

Caracas - Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his plac...

Venezuela government says thwarted attempted 'coup'

Caracas - Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it has derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot by officers to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general in his place, a minister said...

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

Caracas - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a "serious" humanitarian situation.

UN rights recommendations to be taken 'seriously': Maduro

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he would take "seriously" the recommendations of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet following their meeting in Caracas.

UN rights commissioner arrives to survey Venezuela crisis

Caracas - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in Venezuela Wednesday as part of a visit to review the country's ongoing economic and political crisis.

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Caracas - Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and generators provided by Panama, intended for hospitals to help address the country's acute health crisis.

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

Caracas - Venezuela on Monday freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

US sanctions 'suffocating' ordinary Venezuelans

Caracas - Venezuelan shopkeeper Manuel Saavedra says new US sanctions are strangling him -- and lots of other everyday people.
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