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Maduro denounces 'hate campaign' aimed at Donald Trump

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced a "hate campaign" aimed at Donald Trump, saying the US president-elect's administration would not be "worse" than Barack Obama's."Big international media have speculated a lot," he told reporters.

Venezuela releases new banknotes in cash crisis

Caracas - Inflation-stricken Venezuela released new bigger denomination banknotes Monday to stop citizens struggling with unwieldy wads of cash in an economic crisis.

Venezuela president renews crisis controls, snubs foes

Caracas - Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro angered his opponents Sunday by refusing to face them for his annual presidential address, fanning tensions as he renewed his emergency powers in a volatile crisis.

Venezuela tension rises as government arrests rivals

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities Thursday said they arrested four opponents of President Nicolas Maduro for plotting an armed revolt, while the opposition accused him of using intimidation to cling to power.

Opponents arrested in Venezuela government crackdown

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have detained several opponents of President Nicolas Maduro this week as he hits back at renewed bids to drive him from office due to a desperate economic crisis.

Venezuela opposition rules out more crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition Wednesday ruled out a return to talks with the government aimed at easing the economic crisis in the volatile oil-producing country.

Venezuela president threatens opposition over 'coup'

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro threatened his opponents would face "consequences" for their latest efforts to oust him, reviving his claim that he was the victim of a "coup" attempt.

Venezuela opposition renews assault against president

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers sought to trigger early elections by passing a key censure motion against President Nicolas Maduro, who is ruling over a national economic crisis and consequent food shortages.

Venezuela opposition sets up new showdown with Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition will seek Monday to trigger early elections by declaring that President Nicolas Maduro has "abandoned his post," launching a fresh political battle in a country fighting off economic collapse.

Venezuela boosts minimum wage by 50 percent

Caracas - Embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday raised the minimum wage by 50 percent in Venezuela, a country with astronomical inflation.

Venezuela opposition sets up new showdown with Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said Thursday it will seek to trigger early elections by declaring President Nicolas Maduro has "abandoned his post," launching a new year of political battles in a country fighting off economic collapse.

Venezuela's rudderless opposition regroups in crisis

Caracas - Crisis-hit Venezuela's divided opposition relaunches fraught efforts on Thursday to oust Socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela president names new potential successor

Caracas - Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro named an ex-security minister Wednesday as his vice-president, who would become head of state if Maduro were removed from office this year as the opposition demands.

Venezuela frees ex-presidential candidate, five other dissidents

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday released six dissidents, among them former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, opposition leaders said.

Venezuelans get new coins, still waiting on bills

Caracas - New Venezuelan coins began circulating Wednesday in the capital Caracas, but long-awaited new bills had yet to arrive, prolonging the chaos unleashed by a botched currency reform.

Venezuela receives more new banknotes, but scarcity persists

Caracas - Venezuela took delivery Tuesday of its third load of new, bigger denomination banknotes, its central bank said, but there was no sign of them in circulation yet despite official promises and mounting public anxiety.

Venezuela opposition says won't resume talks in January

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said Saturday it would not resume stalled talks with the government next month over their country's grave crisis because a number of demands had not been met.

Venezuela reopens Colombia, Brazil border crossings

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Colombia to buy food and medicine after their government partially reopened the border following a messy crackdown on what it called currency hoarders.

Three dead in Venezuela cash unrest

Caracas - A weekend of looting and clashes left at least three people dead in Venezuela, authorities said, as anger roiled over a chaotic currency reform that left many without cash.

Venezuela delays removing currency bills amid protests

Caracas - With protests rocking his unpopular government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro delayed until January 2 taking Venezuela's highest denomination bill out of circulation.
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