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Venezuelans fume as Maduro filmed munching on meat in Turkey

Caracas - Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef went viral.

Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe

Caracas - Two Venezuelan firefighters risk 20 years of prison for publishing a video in which they jokingly referred to a donkey as President Nicolas Maduro, a human rights organization said on Monday.

Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies.

Fireman arrested over Maduro donkey jibe: rights organization

Caracas - A Venezuelan fireman has been arrested after publishing a video in which he greets a donkey as President Nicolas Maduro, a human rights organization said on Friday.

Venezuela calls march against US after reported coup bid

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced it would hold a massive march Tuesday against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Caracas plunges into massive blackout

Caracas - Huge parts of sprawling metropolitan Caracas plunged into dark on Sunday for about 45 minutes, in the fourth such blackout in just over a month.The loss of power hit nearby towns such as La Guaira.

Venezuela breaks monthly inflation record, opposition says

Caracas - Inflation in Venezuela broke the 200 percent barrier for a single month in August, bringing it to 200,000 percent over the last year, the sidelined opposition-controlled parliament said on Wednesday.

Venezuela accuses UN or trying to orchestrate 'intervention'

Caracas - Venezuela's government on Monday accused the United Nations of exaggerating its migration crisis to justify "international intervention.

Venezuela arrests 131 accused of economic sabotage

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have arrested 131 people accused of attempting to sabotage reforms implemented by President Nicolas Maduro to alleviate a crippling economic crisis, the attorney general said on Thursday.

Venezuela claims 'thousands' of migrants want to come home

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans are clamoring to return home to recession, hyperinflation and a collapsing economy, President Nicolas Maduro's government claimed on Wednesday as Brazil sends troops to the border with its crisis-ridden neighbor.

Maduro's economic reforms fail to convince Venezuelans

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro has launched a raft of economic reforms aimed at injecting life into his country's dying economy, but Venezuelans aren't convinced and continue to flee in the thousands.

Venezuela orders banks to adopt cryptocurrency

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered banks to adopt the petro cryptocurrency as a unit of account Monday, as the country struggles to emerge from a severe political and economic crisis.

Venezuela denies Colombia's claims of armed forces incursion

Caracas - Venezuela hit back at Colombia on Wednesday branding as fake news claims from its neighbor that helicopters and troops had violated its sovereignty in an illegal incursion.

Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

Caracas - Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway and people to run into the street in panic but there were no reports of fatalities or injuries.

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Venezuela devalues bolivar by 96 percent under new rate: central bank

Caracas - Venezuela's government devalued the bolivar by 96 percent on Tuesday under a new exchange rate announced by the central bank as it desperately tried to steer a way out of its economic crisis.

Venezuela devalues bolivar by 96 percent under new rate: central bank

Caracas - Venezuela has devalued the bolivar by 96 percent under a new exchange rate announced by the central bank on Tuesday.

Venezuelan business leaders lambast Maduro's new banknotes

Caracas - New banknotes stripped of five zeros entered circulation in Venezuela on Monday as part of President Nicolas Maduro's radical plan to curb hyperinflation, but business leaders branded the move as counterproductive.The country appeared paralyzed.

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Caracas - Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.

Venezuela relaunches currency, analysts warn of worsened crisis

Caracas - Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to stop a worsening economic crisis.
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