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Angry Venezuela opposition vows rallies, alleges coup

Caracas - A furious Venezuelan opposition vowed mass street protests next week, accusing the Socialist government Friday of staging a coup by blocking efforts for a recall referendum against unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.

Nine months in Venezuela: timeline of crisis

Caracas - In nine months, Venezuela has steadily plunged into a deep economic and political crisis linked to plummeting oil prices and constant clashes between the government and opposition.

Venezuela opposition resists as recall vote nixed

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition Friday urged "resistance" after the government blocked its efforts to force a recall vote on President Nicolas Maduro, but vowed peaceful action to keep a political crisis from erupting into violence.

Venezuelan courts move to block recall referendum

Caracas - Courts ruled against the Venezuelan opposition's efforts to remove the crisis-stricken country's president Nicolas Maduro, officials said, in a move that could block the recall drive for good.

Venezuela postpones gubernatorial elections to 2017

Caracas - Venezuela on Tuesday postponed gubernatorial elections due in December until mid-2017 after deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro said the country needs to focus on reviving its economy instead of elections.

Venezuela court raises new obstacle to recall vote

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court has raised another obstacle to an opposition drive for a referendum on recalling leftist President Nicolas Maduro, who is blamed for a deepening economic and political crisis.

Bypassing congress, Maduro decrees Venezuela budget

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro issued the government's 2017 budget by decree Friday, bypassing the opposition-held legislature in a move that could deepen Venezuela's economic crisis."Here is the 2017 budget and debt law. May it be fulfilled.

Maduro bypasses Venezuelan legislature on budget

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro can pass his 2017 budget without the approval of the opposition-majority legislature, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, triggering an outcry from the leftist leader's opponents.

Clashes as Venezuela protesters seek Maduro recall

Caracas - Clashes broke out Wednesday between supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as opposition protesters sought to show momentum in their push to oust him in a referendum.

Colombia to launch peace talks with ELN rebels

Caracas - The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN, announced they would launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador's capital, with President Juan Manuel Santos predicting "total peace".

Colombia voters nix peace deal, shock govt: results

Bogota - Colombian voters appeared to have shocked their government by blasting away its hopes for a historic peace deal with communist FARC rebels Sunday, near-complete referendum results showed.

Colombians vote on deal to end decades of bloodshed

Bogota - Colombians voted Sunday on whether to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them by ratifying a peace accord between the state and communist FARC rebels.

100-day countdown ticks in Venezuela political crisis

Caracas - The next 100 days in Venezuela could mark a turning point in the South American country's seething political crisis, deciding whether the socialist president and his party stay in power.

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Jorge Linares outpoints Crolla

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares followed his plan not to rush things out when he comes face-to-face with WBA lightweight titlist Anthony Crolla on Saturday at the Manchester Arena in the U.K. and by doing so he beat Crolla via a unanimous decision.

Jorge Linares gears up for 12-round fight with Anthony Crolla

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares won't be rushing things out when he comes face-to-face with WBA lightweight titlist Anthony Crolla this Saturday at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Venezuela opposition vows 'massive' protests for recall

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition vowed Thursday to stage "overwhelming, forceful" protests after authorities quashed its hopes of ousting President Nicolas Maduro's government in a recall referendum.

Venezuela election authority: No 2016 recall vote for Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral authority ruled out a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro this year, all but dashing opposition hopes to oust him at the ballot box.

Venezuela bus strike causes traffic chaos in Caracas

Caracas - Venezuelan bus drivers protesting their country's economic crisis parked their buses in the street on Wednesday, causing traffic chaos in Caracas and embarrassing President Nicolas Maduro, a former colleague.

Venezuela accuses US of spying on Non-Aligned summit

Caracas - Venezuela accused the United States on Tuesday of spying on a Non-Aligned Movement summit it recently hosted, saying Venezuelan fighter jets had intercepted a US surveillance plane and forced it to turn back.

Venezuelan football team robbed at gunpoint

Caracas - Robbers hijacked the bus of a Venezuelan first-division football team and held the squad for more than two terrifying hours at gunpoint, even taking their clothes and footwear, the club said Monday.
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