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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election 'unjustifiable'

Bejing - China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy", after the South American country won a seat despite criticism from advocacy groups.

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

New York - Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its rights record is appalling.

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

New York - Venezuela won a seat Thursday on the UN Human Rights Council despite criticism from advocacy groups and fellow Latin American countries that its own rights record is appalling.

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Quito - Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity program.

Children of Venezuelan exodus trade one ordeal for another in Colombia

Apo - Stateless baby Wilbelys officially "doesn't exist," Arianna is a six-year-old who's moved home seven times, Jazmin is missing school -- the children of the Venezuelan exodus are trading one ordeal for another in neighboring Colombia.

Venezuela rejects Brazil accusations over beach oil spills

Caracas - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Thursday denied accusations by Brazil that it was responsible for a massive oil spill that has polluted beaches on its northeastern Atlantic coast.

Minister says oil on Brazil beaches 'probably' Venezuelan

Rio De Janeiro - Large blots of oil that have turned up on more than 130 Brazilian beaches are "very probably" of Venezuelan origin, Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday.

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine amid shortages

Caracas - The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer "Brother Guayanes" in Caracas' rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients -- business has never been better.

Lake Maracaibo: polluted by a permanent black tide

Cabimas - Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.

Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US President Donald Trump's bidding.

Diplomatic gatecrashers? UN sees dueling delegations from Venezuela

New York - Virtually all countries sent diplomats to the United Nations for the General Assembly, but Venezuela was a special case -- it had two delegations, each dueling for recognition.

Bogota in photos row over Venezuela at UN

Apo - Colombian President Ivan Duque said he handed the UN photographic evidence this week proving Venezuela was sheltering ELN rebels, but the images were duds.

UN launches probe into Venezuela rights abuses

Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday voted to send a team of investigators to probe alleged violations, including extrajudicial executions and torture, in crisis-wracked Venezuela.

Top Venezuelan govt. official in N.Korea: state media

Seoul - The right-hand man of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in North Korea leading a "high-level delegation", state media in the North said Thursday, as both nations grapple with economic pressures from international sanctions.

Trump says Venezuelans will end up 'free'

New York - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Venezuela was suffering "a tragedy of historic proportions" as he pledged to do everything in his power to isolate Nicolas Maduro's regime.

Putin urges dialogue between Venezuela's Maduro, opposition

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Wednesday he supported talks between the embattled leader and the opposition, warning that refusing dialogue could further threaten the crisis-wracked country.

Pro-Maduro lawmakers return to Venezuela assembly

Caracas - Lawmakers from President Nicolas Maduro's socialist party made a noisy return to the opposition-controlled National Assembly on Tuesday, ending a three-year boycott.

Venezuelans accused of smuggling $5 mn in gold into US

Miami - Two Venezuelans have been charged in US federal court with allegedly smuggling $5 million worth of gold bars into the United States in a private airplane.

Trump says US watching situation in Venezuela 'very closely'

New York - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United States was watching the situation in Venezuela "very closely," as it unleashed new sanctions targeting the crisis-wracked country's ties with Cuba.

Western hemisphere countries activate treaty on Venezuela

New York - Countries in the Americas voted Monday to activate a regional defense treaty against Venezuela, responding to a request by the United States, which is seeking to topple leftist president Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela calls on US to reopen diplomatic ties

Caracas - Venezuela's socialist government on Wednesday called on the United States to restore diplomatic ties with Caracas after it opened talks with fringe opposition parties.

UN chief rules out meeting Venezuela's Guaido in New York

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out meeting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido if he attends next week's General Assembly, despite the support he has among most Western and Latin American nations.

Venezuela releases key opposition figure from jail

Caracas - Venezuela has released key opposition figure Edgar Zambrano from jail, where he had been held since a failed uprising in May, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday.

Venezuela parliament ratifies Guaido as interim president

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly on Tuesday ratified Juan Guaido as the country's interim president until new elections can be held.

DEA agent accuses Chavez of easing drug trafficking to US: Spain court

Madrid - A US Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez of cooperating with Colombian rebel group FARC to ease the shipment of cocaine into the United States, a Spanish court ruling published Tuesday showed.

Venezuela's govt says its lawmakers will return to opposition-led legislature

Caracas - Venezuela's government said Monday its deputies will return to the opposition-controlled legislature, which they walked out of three years ago."In the interests of deepening and extending the dialogue...

Spain rejects US bid to extradite Venezuela ex-intel chief

Madrid - A top Spanish court on Monday said it had denied a US request to extradite Venezuela's former military intelligence chief on drug trafficking charges, instead ordering his release.

Venezuela 'ready' to defend itself after US invokes defence pact: foreign minister

Geneva - Venezuela is "ready" to defend itself, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday, after Washington invoked a regional defence pact that might justify such a move.

Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

Havana - Havana awoke Thursday to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Diaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.

Trump says national security advisor restrained him on Venezuela

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that the exit of his hawkish national security advisor won't bring a softening of the US position on Venezuela.
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) talks to supporters during a meeting at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas December 8, 2013
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Yanomami children.
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
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Experts are preparing a report on the condition of the Venezuelan structure following a fire which destroyed an electricity transformer
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Venezuelan actress Monica Spear.
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Mount Roraima, Venezuela
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
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Venezuelan lawmakers brawl
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Caracas, Venezuela in 2013
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Moises statue at the entrance of Agricultural Resort Waters of Moses, located in Rio Azul sector, Pantoño rural settlement, Ribero municipality, Sucre state, Venezuela
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Fire at an oil refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela was caused by a lightning strike (August 11, 2013).
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Access road to Amuay Refinery, Venezuela. Tank picture of Hugo Chávez reads: "Of course we can!"
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Flooding in Colombia
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US Navy Commander Robert S. Kerno (left) points out some sights to the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
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Some of the 1 088 Colombians deported from Venezuela last week in the wake of the border closing.
Some of the 1,088 Colombians deported from Venezuela last week in the wake of the border closing.
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Ivian Sarcos, Miss Venezuela is the Miss World 2011
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insists his government will adhere to the rule of law.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insists his government will adhere to the rule of law.
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Venezuela has announced power cuts from next week – plunging people into darkness for four hours e...
Venezuela has announced power cuts from next week – plunging people into darkness for four hours each day as the crisis-hit country grapples with a drought that has limited energy production.
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President Maduro gave a rousing speech to his military before they were deployed across the country ...
President Maduro gave a rousing speech to his military before they were deployed across the country on Saturday to begin a "military exercise."
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Empty stores shelves in Venezuela are now a fact of life as economic collapse seems right around the...
Empty stores shelves in Venezuela are now a fact of life as economic collapse seems right around the corner.
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