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Five key moments in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Venezuela on Monday marks a month since the start of a wave of deadly protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela opposition rallies for jailed members

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuela's leftist government marched towards jails on Friday demanding the release of opposition leaders they say are being unjustly held as political prisoners in the country's deadly crisis.

'Venezuela is a mess,' says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was saddened by the crisis in Venezuela, where waves of anti-government unrest has claimed the lives of 28 people.

Venezuela defies international powers, Trump weighs in

Caracas - Venezuela defied international pressure over its deadly political crisis as European lawmakers accused its government of "brutal repression" and US President Donald Trump called the country "a mess.

EU parliament slams 'brutal repression' in Venezuela

Brussels - EU lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly condemned "brutal repression" in Venezuela, where anti-government unrest has left 28 people dead this month.

Venezuela to quit OAS regional bloc: government

Caracas - Venezuela said Wednesday it was quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a violent political crisis.

12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash: official

Caracas - An outbreak of violence between rival groups of inmates at a prison in eastern Venezuela has left 12 dead and 11 injured, the government said Wednesday.

Venezuela volunteer medics heal wounded in protests

Caracas - Picking up a broken tile to hurl at riot cops, a young man cuts himself and blood streams from his hand.He is one of hundreds Venezuelans hurt in this month's deadly anti-government protests -- but for him, help is close by.

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

Caracas - Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis.

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new march

Caracas - Venezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis.

Three killed in latest Venezuela protests

Caracas - Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in another day of nationwide protests against leftist president Nicolas Maduro, raising the death toll to 24 in weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Three die in Venezuela protests

Caracas - Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 24, officials said.

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

Caracas - A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunday, an official said, raising the death toll in three weeks of unrest in Venezuela to 21.

Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but not for president

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called Sunday for local elections in Venezuela -- but not at the presidential level, which millions in his strife-torn nation are demanding.

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest.

Venezuelans stage 'silent protest' in wave of unrest

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters marched in silence on Saturday to demand the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro, a show of defiance after three weeks of unrest that left 20 people dead.

Three weeks of violence in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela, mired in a political and economic crisis for months, has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks which has claimed 20 lives.

Three weeks of violence in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela, mired in a political and economic crisis for months, has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks which has claimed 20 lives.

Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests

Caracas - The number of people killed in three weeks of street protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro soared to 20 on Friday after one of the deadliest nights of unrest in Caracas.

Death toll jumps to 20 in Venezuela protests

Caracas - The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.

Two French reporters freed in Venezuela

Paris - Two French journalists who had been held in Venezuela since April 11 on drug charges have been freed, and returned to Paris on Friday, the Capa news agency said.

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Caracas - About 50 children were evacuated from a Caracas hospital Thursday which the Venezuelan government blamed on an attack by armed gangs but the opposition attributed to tear gas used to quell unrest.

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Caracas - About 50 children were evacuated from a Caracas hospital Thursday which the Venezuelan government blamed on an attack by armed gangs but the opposition attributed to tear gas used to quell unrest.

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Caracas - About 50 children were evacuated from a Caracas hospital Thursday which the Venezuelan government blamed on an attack by armed gangs but the opposition attributed to tear gas used to quell unrest.

New Venezuela protest clashes follow deadly unrest

Caracas - New clashes erupted Thursday between Venezuelan riot police and President Nicolas Maduro's opponents, inflaming the tension after a day of deadly unrest in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.

Venezuela opposition vows fresh protests despite deaths

Caracas - Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed fresh huge protests on Thursday, upping the ante in their bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a day of deadly clashes in the oil-rich but beleaguered nation.

Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests

Caracas - A 17-year-old boy and a woman died after being shot Wednesday during massive protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, bringing to seven the number killed this month in a mounting political crisis.

Venezuela braces for 'mother of all protests'

Caracas - Venezuela braced for rival demonstrations Wednesday for and against President Nicolas Maduro, whose push to tighten his grip on power has triggered waves of deadly unrest that have escalated the country's political and economic crisis.

Venezuela army declares loyalty to Maduro, country braces for giant demo

Caracas - Venezuela's defense minister on Monday declared the army's loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him.

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the "mother of all protests" on Wednesday.
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