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Ex-boss of Venezuela president mourns son killed in unrest

Caracas - Among many people mourning the death of a child in street protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is his former boss, from back when the president was a bus driver.

Venezuela prosecutor hit with asset freeze, travel ban

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court slapped an asset freeze and travel ban Wednesday on Attorney General Luisa Ortega, a top critic of President Nicolas Maduro, after she accused him of creating a climate of terror.

Oscar Perez: Venezuela action man in chopper 'coup'

Caracas - An elite cop-turned-film star became the man of the hour Wednesday in the disaster movie that is Venezuela's political crisis.

Looting grips Venezuelan city

Maracay - For a bracing look at the grassroots anger that has overtaken oil-rich but food-poor Venezuela over the past three months, consider the bedlam that descended on this city.

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Wednesday to fend off what he called a coup attempt after a rogue cop allegedly dropped grenades from a helicopter in an attack the opposition and analysts said could be a hoax.

Helicopter hurled grenades at Venezuela Supreme Court: Maduro

Caracas - A helicopter dropped two grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court building in a "terror attack" against the government, President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech on Tuesday.

Venezuela president claims coup, harangues Trump

Caracas - Venezuela's embattled president Tuesday repeated claims of a US-backed coup attempt against him and angrily warned President Donald Trump that Venezuela would fight back against such a move.

Caracas protests flare as Maduro alleges 'coup' plot

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday in a new flare-up of protests against Nicolas Maduro, as the embattled president claimed several people had been detained over an alleged "coup" plot aimed at triggering a US military intervention.

Venezuelans rally in anger at death of young protestor

Caracas - Venezuelan demonstrators blocked streets Friday in protests over the death of a young man shot by police during an anti-government rally the night before.

Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

Caracas - A 22-year-old man was shot dead on Thursday during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

Washington's UN envoy urges action on Venezuela crisis

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday called for international action to address the crisis in Venezuela, after a US-backed proposal for regional mediation failed to win support at the Organization of American States.

Luisa Ortega: Venezuelan prosecutor defying president

Caracas - Her enemies have branded her insane, but those close to Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega say her defiance of the government over the country's deadly political crisis is pure courage.

Divided region fails to adopt resolution on Venezuela

Canc - The Organization of American States failed to advance a plan to deal with Venezuela on Wednesday as it wrapped up a meeting where the country's raging crisis took center stage.

Venezuela dares US to 'send in the Marines'

Canc - Venezuela scoffed at the US Tuesday for trying to forge a regional plan to address its raging crisis, saying the only way to make it comply was to "send in the Marines.

Venezuela attorney faces charges after defying govt

Caracas - Venezuela's high court ruled Tuesday that the country's attorney general could face charges after she challenged the government's handling of a deadly political crisis.

Venezuela president fires military brass amid unrest

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fired four top military commanders Tuesday including the head of a police force that is accused of attacking anti-government protesters during months of deadly unrest.

As Venezuela burns, a divided region proves short on solutions

Canc - Ministers from the Organization of American States met Monday to seek elusive solutions to the crisis in Venezuela, as the death toll from weeks of clashes at anti-government protests rose to 74.

Discussing crisis in Venezuela not 'intervention': OAS

Canc - Ministers from the Organization of American States huddled Monday on the crisis in Venezuela, a meeting that infuriated Caracas but which the regional group's chief insisted was not an "intervention.

Rich Venezuelans eat sushi, guzzle cocktails amid chaos

Caracas - While most Venezuelans struggle to buy food and make ends meet, a small group still manages to eat sushi and sip cocktails in exclusive discos and country clubs.

Venezuela court resists case against pro-govt judges

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to put on trial several senior judges accused of favoring embattled President Nicolas Maduro as he clings to power in the face of deadly unrest.

Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic

Caracas - Swearing in fury, the crowd strips the man naked and stomps on his head as he sprawls on the ground."You want things that come easy? Then take this, you bastard."In Venezuela, this is what robbers get when they are caught by passers-by.

Venezuela protest deaths rise to 72 after two killed

Caracas - Two protesters, both aged 20, died Thursday during anti-government demonstrations in separate regions of Venezuela, bringing the total deaths in more than two months of protests to 72, officials said.

Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms

Caracas - A Venezuelan retired general said Wednesday he had resigned from a top defense advisory body over the government's contested constitutional reforms, the latest sign of division in the ruling camp.

Venezuela renegade attorney goes after pro-govt judges

Caracas - Venezuela's attorney general raised the stakes in her standoff with the government on Tuesday by demanding eight Supreme Court judges loyal to President Nicolas Maduro be put on trial.

Venezuelans watch news bulletins acted live on bus

Caracas - Short of newspapers, Venezuelans are getting updates about their country's deadly political crisis live -- acted out by reporters on the bus to work.Maria Gabriela Fernandez and Dereck Blanco stand on board inside a black frame.

Venezuela attorney general says officials threatened her family

Caracas - Venezuela's attorney general on Monday said intelligence officials had threatened and harassed her family after she openly challenged President Nicolas Maduro over the country's political crisis.

Venezuela anti-govt legal challenge rejected: court

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a legal challenge by the attorney general against the government's constitutional reform bid in a deadly political crisis.

Peru's leader warns Venezuela heading for 'blood bath'

Madrid - The deadly unrest in Venezuela could lead to "a blood bath" and spark a major refugee crisis, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski warned on Monday.

Peru's leader calls for arbitration in Venezuela crisis

Madrid - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called for international arbitration in the Venezuelan crisis but only once political prisoners have been freed, according to an interview published Sunday in a Spanish newspaper.

Venezuelan opposition rallies broken up by tear gas

Caracas - Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators marched against the Venezuelan president's planned constitutional reforms on Saturday, with some protests being broken up with tear gas in the country's latest bout of unrest.
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