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Venezuela leader's allies examine petition to oust him

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday started verifying nearly two million signatures of voters petitioning for a referendum on getting rid of President Nicolas Maduro, as he launched fresh maneuvers against his opponents.

Venezuela's Maduro okays referendum if signatures validated

Caracas - Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would allow a referendum vote on removing him from power if electoral officials validate the 1.85 million signatures submitted on a petition.

Venezuela opposition presents signatures for Maduro recall

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition presented 1.85 million signatures to election authorities Monday calling for a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, a spokesman said.

Venezuela opposition files 2 mn signatures for recall vote

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition presented reams of signatures to election authorities calling for a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, who they say is to blame for a crushing economic crisis.

Venezuelan president decrees 30 pct minimum wage boost

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro, speaking in a national broadcast on the eve of International Workers' Day, decreed a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage for Venezuelan workers.

Op-Ed: Maduro has 'mismanaged' Venezuela into a country with no future

Venezuelans have been flocking to petition sites all week in the hopes of initiating a recall referendum of President Nicholas Maduro. In recent weeks, things have gotten so bad that the oil-rich country is now teetering on the edge of collapse.

Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power

Caracas - With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans lost half an hour of sleep Sunday as their clocks were set forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's orders.

Hair left half-cut in Venezuela electricity chaos

Maracaibo - Carmela de la Hoz sent a customer away with his hair half cut when the power went off in her salon. The customer will be back -- but so will the blackouts.

Protesting Venezuela opposition leader attacked

Caracas - Supporters of Venezuela's socialist government attacked a senior opposition leader with fists and stones Friday when he was demonstrating against the country's emergency power cuts.

Venezuela opposition claims million signatures against president

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition tried to sack the food minister for shortages in the crisis-hit country and claimed a million people backed its call for a referendum to remove the president.

Sick of crisis, Venezuelans line up to recall Maduro

Caracas - Venezuelans lined up to seek a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro, exasperated with a grinding crisis that has paralyzed government offices five days a week and triggered rolling blackouts.

Venezuela imposes two-day workweek as president faces recall bid

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faced rising pressure Wednesday over his latest measures to deal with severe electricity shortages, including a two-day public sector workweek, as opponents pushed for a referendum to remove him.

Venezuela opposition eyes November vote to dump president

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hope to hold a referendum on removing him from office as early as November, a leading opposition figure said Wednesday.

Venezuela is now down to a two-day work week

In order to save on energy needs, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro announced this week that public sector workers will only report for work two days a week for the next two weeks.

Venezuela enforces public sector leave on three weekdays

Caracas - Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.

Venezuela enforces public sector leave on three weekdays

Caracas - Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.

Venezuela enforces public sector leave on three weekdays

Caracas - Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.

Venezuela opposition authorized to seek referendum against president

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents advanced in their mission to drive him from office when electoral authorities gave them authorization to take initial steps seeking a recall referendum.

Fridges go off as Venezuela power-rationing hits

Caracas - Fridges zapped off in kitchens across Venezuela as the government turned off the electricity supply to help ease a power shortage that is worsening the country's economic crisis.

Venezuela court rejects bill to cut president's term

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the opposition's latest bid to cut short the term of President Nicolas Maduro, whose opponents blame him for a severe economic crisis.

Venezuela to ration power four hours a day for 40 days

Caracas - Recession-hit Venezuela will turn off the electricity supply in its 10 most populous states for four hours a day for 40 days to deal with a severe power shortage, the government said Thursday.

Venezuela to ration electricity in power crisis

Caracas - Recession-wracked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said.

Venezuela opposition seeks president's ouster

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied support against him halfway through his mandate, leaving him prey to legal measures to drive him from office.

Three years of Maduro enough for Venezuelan opposition

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's six-year term reaches midpoint on Tuesday, a date few have been anticipating more eagerly than the country's opposition, which will now be able to initiate a recall referendum.

In Venezuela, no toilet paper and now lousy phone service

Caracas - Things in Venezuela keep finding ways to get worse. Because of acute shortages, people can't find basics like toilet paper. Now, it will be harder to make overseas calls or watch pay TV.

Venezuela moves clocks forward 30 min to save power

Caracas - Venezuela announced Friday it is shifting its time zone forward 30 minutes to save power and alleviate a severe electricity crisis the government blames on the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Venezuela moves clocks forward 30 min to save power

Caracas - Venezuela announced Friday it is shifting its time zone forward 30 minutes to save power and alleviate a severe electricity crisis the government blames on the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Venezuela moves clocks forward 30 min to save power

Caracas - Venezuela announced Friday it is shifting its time zone forward 30 minutes to save power and alleviate a severe electricity crisis the government blames on the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Venezuelan high court scraps opposition amnesty

Caracas - Venezuela's high court struck down an amnesty passed by opposition lawmakers to free those they describe as political prisoners at the urging of President Nicolas Maduro who is fighting a bid to force him from power.

Maduro asks Venezuela high court to scrap opposition amnesty

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he would ask the Supreme Court to strike down an amnesty law passed by opposition lawmakers to free those they describe as political prisoners.
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