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Venezuela's former spy chief says Maduro could yet fall

Washington - Venezuela's former intelligence chief, Cristopher Figuera, who fled the country after backing a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro in April, has told the Washington Post the regime could still fall.

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

Caracas - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a "serious" humanitarian situation.

UN rights recommendations to be taken 'seriously': Maduro

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he would take "seriously" the recommendations of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet following their meeting in Caracas.

UN rights commissioner arrives to survey Venezuela crisis

Caracas - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in Venezuela Wednesday as part of a visit to review the country's ongoing economic and political crisis.

US hospital ship on mission to aid Venezuela refugees

Miami - US Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort sets out this week to the Caribbean and Latin America as part of a mission to help Venezuelan migrants, Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday.

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Caracas - Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and generators provided by Panama, intended for hospitals to help address the country's acute health crisis.

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

Caracas - Venezuela on Monday freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

UN rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela

Geneva - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will visit Venezuela this month, where she will meet both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, her office said Friday.

US sanctions 'suffocating' ordinary Venezuelans

Caracas - Venezuelan shopkeeper Manuel Saavedra says new US sanctions are strangling him -- and lots of other everyday people.

At least 30 Venezuelan migrants missing after boat sinks: lawmaker

Caracas - At least 30 Venezuelan migrants are missing after the speedboat they were traveling in sank on its way to Curacao, an opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Venezuela says 17 arrested and charged over anti-Maduro 'coup'

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities said Tuesday that 17 people have been charged with attempting a "coup" since a failed April 30 uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.

Cuba's overseas medical brigade a repressive sham, ex-staffers say

Washington - A great source of pride for communist Cuba is a medical corps that has fanned out across the globe for decades to help people in troubled or poor countries.

Venezuela says closing consulates in Canada

Caracas - Venezuela has announced it will close its consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, leaving only its embassy in Ottawa to handle its affairs in Canada.

Thousands of Venezuelans cram border with Colombia

Villa Del Rosario - Several thousand Venezuelans, desperate for food and medicine, packed a border crossing to Colombia on Saturday, hours after President Nicolas Maduro partially reopened it.

UN envoy Jolie meets Colombian president over Venezuelan migrant kids

Apo - Actress and UN special envoy for refugees Angelina Jolie met Saturday with Colombian President Ivan Duque to advocate for the estimated 20,000 children of Venezuelan migrants left with uncertain status after their parents fled their crisis-wracked home...

Mass migration from Venezuela largest in Latin American history

The number of Venezuelans who have fled the country's political and economic chaos has now topped 4 million — more than 12 percent of the population. It is one of the largest mass migrations in Latin American history, according to the United Nations.

Guaido says no new talks planned on Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Friday that Norway's effort to mediate in the standoff with the government of President Nicolas Maduro had stalled and no new talks were planned.

Maduro axes electricity minister amid ongoing Venezuela blackouts

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a new electricity minister on Thursday, replacing one he appointed just two months ago amid persistent prolonged power blackouts.

Putin says West 'crazy' for backing Venezuela's Guaido

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the West was "crazy" for supporting an opposition leader in Venezuela over its president.Putin said Juan Guaido was "likeable" but warned that the world would plunge into chaos if there were no rules.

Pompeo warns of divided Venezuela opposition: report

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned during a closed-door meeting that divisions within Venezuela's opposition were hurting efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, a report said Wednesday.

Venezuela news site ordered to pay $5 million to key regime figure

Caracas - A prominent Venezuelan news website said Tuesday it was ordered by the country's Supreme Court to pay some five million dollars in damages and interest to a powerful politician in the ruling regime.

Tough journey: from Venezuela crisis to Colombia conflict zone

Arauca - Every day, hundreds of Venezuelans cross the Arauca river into Colombia in search of a better life -- but first, they must run a gauntlet of rebels, drug runners and land mines.

Wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Lopez in Spain

Madrid - Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government said Tuesday.

Trump: Russia says has removed 'most' personnel from Venezuela

Washington - Russia has told the United States that it has withdrawn most of its personnel from Venezuela, US President Donald Trump said Monday, two months after telling Moscow to "get out" of the crisis-plagued Latin American nation.

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela

Ottawa - Canada announced Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime.At the same time, Ottawa is reviewing the status of Maduro envoys to Canada.

Guaido renews call for Maduro to step down after Norway talks

Sabaneta - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido renewed calls for President Nicolas Maduro to resign on Friday while campaigning in the birthplace of former leader Hugo Chavez, following inconclusive talks in Norway to end the country's crisis.

Hospital shortages a death sentence for Venezuelan children

Caracas - Gilberto Altuve places his son Erick's toys on a white cloth alongside cards from friends and the mask he used while waiting for a desperately needed bone marrow transplant that never came.

Peace talks in Norway on Venezuela end without agreement

Oslo - Norway claimed some unspecified progress may have been made in negotiations between the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido the self-declared interim president and leader of the US-supported coup attempt.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.
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Protesters demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014, urging US President Barack Obama to impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in 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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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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Peaceful protestors demonstrating in Caracas, Venezuela.
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President Hugo Chevez of Venezuela in a 2003 visit to Brazil
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
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View of Downtown Caracas from Mount Avila
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insists his government will adhere to the rule of law.
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Some of the 1,088 Colombians deported from Venezuela last week in the wake of the border closing.
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Venezuelan actress Monica Spear.
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With inflation rising dramatically, Venezuelans face worsening food shortages.
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Venenzuelan president Hugo Chávez with Perú's new leader Ollanta Humala (right)
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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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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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Euligio Baez, a Warao leader from Venezuela, poses with his family in Boa Vista, Brazil.
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