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Venezuela president vows to resist ouster

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro vowed Thursday the opposition's attempts to drive him from power would not prosper "by fair means or foul" in a political crisis gripping the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela opens debate on political prisoner amnesty

Caracas - Venezuelan lawmakers opened debate Thursday on an amnesty bill for political prisoners, a key legislative initiative for the opposition majority that risks unleashing another political crisis with President Nicolas Maduro's administration.

Venezuela low-income housing residents dream of owning

Caracas - Lisbeth Alcala doesn't have a piece of paper to show she owns her home in Caribia Socialist City, a housing project that quite literally bears the sprawling signature of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Venezuelan party launches bill to oust president

Caracas - A small group of Venezuelan opposition lawmakers launched a bill Tuesday proposing to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the latest anti-government offensive in the oil-rich country's tense political standoff.

Maduro's critics want to know: Is he actually Colombian?

Caracas - A high-profile group of Venezuelans has called on the opposition-controlled National Assembly to investigate persistent rumors that President Nicolas Maduro is in fact Colombian, disqualifying him from holding the office.

Venezuela opposition on mission to oust president

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition is ramping up efforts to drive President Nicolas Maduro from office this year, raising pressure on the socialist leader in a tense political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Water crisis increases Zika threat in Venezuela

Caracas - Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

Venezuela opposition vows to oust president this year

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition vowed Friday to drive President Nicolas Maduro from office this year, raising pressure on the socialist leader as he weathers a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

From prison, Carlos the Jackal wins suit against his therapist

Paris - Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most-wanted men for his involvement in international terror in the 1970s and 80s, has won a case against a renowned French psychiatrist for breach of medical confidentiality.

Venezuela opposition leader in fresh call to oust Maduro

Caracas - A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader called Thursday for a referendum or constitutional reform to oust President Nicolas Maduro, hardening the anti-government camp's stance in the oil-rich country's political crisis.

Explosions near Venezuelan legislature trigger panic

Caracas - Four explosions near the Venezuelan legislature triggered panic Tuesday but caused no injuries or damage.

Venezuela lawmakers reject economic crisis plan

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's bid to decree a state of economic emergency, deepening a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela lawmakers to reject economic crisis plan

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers vowed to reject on Friday President Nicolas Maduro's bid to decree a state of economic emergency, deepening a political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela ministers shun hearing on economic crisis

Caracas - Venezuelan government ministers refused Thursday to go before their opposition rivals for a key legislative hearing on economic emergency measures in the crisis-hit nation, officials said.

Gunmen kill prominent ally of Venezuelan president

Caracas - Gunmen killed a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, prosecutors said on Wednesday, a crime the socialist leader suggested was politically motivated.

Venezuela's Maduro admits economic 'catastrophe'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro admitted before a hostile legislature that the oil-rich nation is mired in a "catastrophic" economic crisis, hours after decreeing a two-month state of emergency.

Venezuela president faces rivals in congress crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro comes face to face on Friday with hostile lawmakers threatening to oust him, at a key point in the political crisis rocking the oil-rich nation.

Spain's Podemos urged to explain alleged Iranian funding link

Madrid - Spain's conservative Popular Party on Thursday demanded explanations from far-left party Podemos after the media reported that police had opened an investigation into alleged illegal party financing from Iran.

Venezuela opposition moves to break deadlock in crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition moved Wednesday to break political deadlock in the crisis-hit oil producer by removing from the state legislature three of its deputies rejected by the government.

Venezuela sinks deeper into messy political crisis

Caracas - Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void.

Venezuelan opposition in showdown with high court

Caracas - Venezuela headed into ever murkier political waters Monday as the Supreme Court declared the newly opposition-controlled legislature null and void and the opposition vowed to continue defying the judges.

Players and strategies in Venezuela's political crisis

Caracas - Venezuela plunged into a confusing political deadlock this week, as the opposition took control of the country's legislature but the socialist government vowed to block its reforms.

Military vows Maduro support in deepening Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's military pledged loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, ramping up a high-stakes standoff between his socialist government and a center-right opposition that has vowed to use its new legislative powers to oust him.

Venezuela army vows 'absolute loyalty' to President Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces Thursday vowed their unwavering support for Nicolas Maduro, as the new center-right opposition sought to oust the president, plunging the country deeper into crisis.

Battle lines drawn as Venezuela political crisis grows

Caracas - Venezuela's political crisis deepened Thursday as the government sued to stop the center-right opposition using its new legislative powers to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Marco Rubio calls for sanctions against Venezuela's Maduro

Washington - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday accused Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of "undermining democracy" and called for sanctions against those in his regime who are "suffocating democracy."

Venezuela opposition sets out to oust government

Caracas - Venezuela's emboldened opposition laid claim to a big legislative majority that could empower it to oust President Nicolas Maduro, who came out fighting and reacted by reshuffling his cabinet.

Venezuela opposition launches fight to oust government

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition will launch an offensive Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro at its first full session in control of the legislature, having vowed to oust him within six months.

Venezuela opposition takes congress, defies president

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition broke the government's 17-year grip on the legislature and vowed to force out President Nicolas Maduro despite failing for the time being to clinch its hoped-for "supermajority.

Venezuela leader maneuvers as opponents take Congress

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition takes control of the legislature Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, but President Nicolas Maduro bid to outmaneuver them by seizing control of the central bank.
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