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Activists claim Venezuela police 'massacre' killed 23 people

Caracas - At least 23 people were killed in a police operation that took place Friday to Saturday in a poor neighborhood in Venezuela's capital Caracas, a human rights organization and local press said.

Venezuela's new taxi drivers: moonlighting soldiers

San Crist - In crisis-hit Venezuela, even soldiers are struggling to make ends meet on meager salaries rendered practically worthless by the highest inflation in the world and have taken to moonlighting -- as taxi drivers.

Venezuelans risk lives to buy flour, rice from Trinidad and Tobago

Brisas De Londres - It is a short trip by sea from the once-prosperous port town of Guiria in northeast Venezuela to the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago.

New Venezuela parliament sworn in, US-backed Guaido out

Caracas - A new Venezuelan parliament was sworn in Tuesday with President Nicolas Maduro's party in firm control and opposition leader Juan Guaido officially without a job, but with foreign backing to keep up a parallel legislature.

New Venezuela parliament leaves Western-backed Guaido out in cold

Caracas - A new Venezuelan parliament will be sworn in Tuesday with the party of President Nicolas Maduro now in almost complete control and the main thorn in his side, Western-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, out in the political cold.

Venezuela's oil unions accuse government of persecution

Caracas - Venezuela's vital oil industry is failing and the socialist government is feeling the pressure, and now the regime of President Nicolas Maduro is being accused of lashing out at the sector's unions.

Colombia's Duque says won't vaccinate undocumented Venezuelans

Apo - Colombia's government announced on Monday that undocumented Venezuelan migrants would be excluded from its mass vaccination program against the Covid-19 virus.That amounts to around 55 percent of the 1.7 million Venezuelans living in Colombia.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela election firm

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a biometrics company that assisted voting in Venezuela's parliamentary elections, which President Donald Trump's administration says were rigged.Ex-Cle C.A.

Venezuelan migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 28

Caracas - At least 28 Venezuelan migrants died when a boat heading for Trinidad and Tobago sank, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on Thursday.The boat left Guiria in the northeastern state of Sucre on December 6 but never reached its destination.

Venezuelan migrant shipwreck dead rises to 20

Caracas - At least 20 Venezuelan migrants died when a ship heading for Trinidad and Tobago sank, the public prosecutor's office said on Monday.Over the weekend the Venezuelan government said 14 bodies had been recovered either at sea or washed up on a beach.

14 dead in migrant shipwreck between Venezuela and Trinidad

Caracas - The Venezuelan government said Sunday it had found 14 bodies after a ship carrying migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked en route.

Venezuelan opposition wraps up 'popular consultation'

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition wrapped up a "popular consultation" on Saturday, in a symbolic poll hailed as "historic" by organizers but which did not prompt the massive mobilization seen during protests last year.

Venezuela's Maduro says hopeful of dialogue with Biden

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he hopes to open channels of communication and dialogue with the incoming administration of US President-Elect Joe Biden, after years of tension with the Trump White House.

Boycott-tainted poll win gives Maduro total control in Venezuela

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro hailed a "new dawn" in Venezuela on Monday as he celebrated his now total grip on power following a predictable triumph in polls boycotted by the opposition and slammed as a farce by international powers.

Boycott-tainted poll win gives Maduro total control in Venezuela

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro seized total control of Venezuela's political institutions on Sunday with a sweeping victory in legislative elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties.Maduro and his left-wing allies had 67.

Maduro allies set for poll victory with Guaido on the ropes

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro and his allies are set to dominate Sunday's legislative elections in Venezuela, which are being boycotted by the mainstream opposition parties led by his main rival Juan Guaido.

Leading poll boycott, Venezuela's Guaido seeks more sanctions on Maduro

Caracas - Opposition leader Juan Guaido is leading a boycott of Venezuela's legislative elections on Sunday and, despite losing political momentum, has told AFP he is still the person the international community needs to oust Nicolas Maduro's regime.

Biden heralds shift in US strategy toward Venezuela

Washington - President Donald Trump's election defeat marks the end of a hardline pressure policy designed to oust Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro, and the arrival of Joe Biden in the White House in January could pave the way for a political solution t...

Maduro hopes to resume 'decent' dialogue with Biden administration

Caracas - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that he will work to resume "decent, sincere" political dialogue with the United States, a country with which his government maintains tense relations, once Joe Biden assumes the presidency."In time,...

Venezuela rivals congratulate Biden on victory

Caracas - Venezuela's political rivals Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido on Saturday both congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election.

Maduro looks for 'total power' in Venezuela legislative election

Caracas - Campaigning for next month's parliamentary election begins in Venezuela on Tuesday with President Nicolas Maduro looking to take back control of the National Assembly, whose speaker and opposition leader Juan Guaido is demanding a boycott.

Bolivia government says won't invite Maduro to Arce inauguration

La Paz - Bolivia's outgoing interim government will not invite Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to the inauguration of new socialist leader Luis Arce, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Venezuela holds Guaido ally in pre-trial detention for 'terrorism'

Caracas - A Venezuelan judge on Thursday ordered a close ally of opposition leader Juan Guaido held in pre-trial detention on accusations of conspiracy, financing terrorism and trafficking weapons of war.

Venezuela's Maduro claims refinery blast was 'terrorist' attack

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro claimed on Wednesday the country's largest oil refinery had come under armed "terrorist" attack and blamed opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Caracas says Spain envoy helped Venezuela opposition leader flee

Caracas - Venezuela's government accused Madrid's envoy to Caracas on Sunday of being an accomplice in the "escape" of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to Spain.

Venezuela opposition figure Lopez headed to Spain: family

Madrid - Leopoldo Lopez, a Venezuelan opposition figure who has sheltered at the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas for 18 months, has now fled the country, his father told AFP Saturday.

Venezuela opposition figure Lopez en route to Spain after leaving Caracas embassy: family

Madrid - Leopoldo Lopez, a key Venezuelan opposition figure who has been holed up at the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas for the past 18 months, has left the embassy and fled the country, his father told AFP Saturday.

Evo Morales leaves Argentina for Venezuela: report

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, the official Argentine news agency Telam said.

Venezuelans 'dying slowly' in rat- and roach-infested homes

Caracas - Sunlight cannot penetrate, the air is fetid and fellow residents include rats and cockroaches -- but that's how 14 families are "dying slowly" in government accommodation in Venezuela's capital Caracas.

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Caracas - Trinidad and Tobago said Thursday that a damaged oil tanker off the island's coast was "stable" after opposition politicians in neighboring Venezuela warned of a potential "environmental catastrophe.
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