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At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela

Caracas - At least 37 people died in an hours-long prison riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Caracas - Venezuelan intelligence officers on Wednesday raided the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband.

UN chief urges political solution on Venezuela

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the Venezuelan government and opposition on Wednesday to re-start negotiations, calling for a brokered solution to the country's economic and political crisis.

Venezuela's Maduro makes surprise visit to Cuba

Havana - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid tribute to the late leftist icon Fidel Castro during a surprise visit to Cuba, state media reported Wednesday.The daily Granma said Maduro traveled Tuesday to Castro's tomb in Santiago de Cuba.

Detained Venezuelan violinist, symbol of protests, released

Caracas - A young Venezuelan violinist who became a beloved fixture at anti-government protests has been released after spending 19 days in police custody.Wuilly Arteaga, 23, was freed overnight Tuesday, attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.

Venezuela becoming pariah for airlines

Caracas - Jeanne Costes was stranded in Caracas for nearly a week, one of thousands of people affected by a withdrawal of foreign airlines balking at Venezuela's unrest and collapsing economy.

Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela

Buenos Aires - US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump's warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro ordered the army to conduct a round of military drills later this month in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action in the crisis-stricken nation.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of possible military action.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump.

US rallies LatAm on Venezuela after Trump military warning

Bogota - The United States vowed Monday to stop Venezuela from becoming a "failed state," as it rallied Latin American allies after President Donald Trump warned of possible military action.

Could Venezuela's debt crisis force regime change?

Caracas - Venezuela might look bad right now with protests, scarce food and fraught political tensions. But it could soon get a lot worse, according to analysts, because of a debt emergency raising the specter of default.

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Bedminster - The White House on Sunday struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump's initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest Saturday in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation include...

Venezuela says it's holding 18, seeking others over raid on base

Caracas - Venezuela is holding 18 people -- soldiers and civilians -- over a raid on an army base a week ago by a renegade group that stole weapons, the country's intelligence chief said on Sunday.

Venezuela opposition rejects 'military threat'

Caracas - The opposition coalition in Venezuela on Sunday rejected "the military threat by any foreign power," two days after US President Donald Trump said he was considering such an option against the crisis-hit South American nation.

Venezuela's discouraged protesters pull back

Caracas - Ame is taking a break. After four months of going into Caracas streets to demonstrate against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, she is frustrated and discouraged by the unending political crisis.

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Bedminster - The White House on Sunday struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump's initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest Saturday in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation include...

US VP Pence stresses 'peaceable' solution sought for Venezuela

Bogota - The United States "will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles," Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday, but he emphasized a peaceful path even as he stood by President Donald Trump's startling warning that US military action remained a possibility.

Venezuela says Latin America stability at risk from 'reckless' Trump threat

Caracas - Stability across Latin America is in jeopardy from President Donald Trump's "reckless threat" to consider military action against Venezuela, Caracas said on Saturday, after its military vowed to stand up to the US leader's "craziness.

Trump mulling 'military option' on Venezuela

Bedminster - US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering military options as a response to the escalating crisis in Venezuela, a move the South American country quickly shot down as "craziness.

Trump says mulling 'military option' on Venezuela

Bedminster - US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering military options as a response to the escalating crisis in Venezuela, describing the situation there as a "very dangerous mess.

Credit Suisse bars trades on some Venezuelan bonds

New York - Credit Suisse barred its traders from transacting some Venezuelan government bonds and required other Venezuela-connected transactions to undergo a special review for reputational risk, a bank spokesman said Thursday.

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Caracas - A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said Thursday.

Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump

Caracas - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against "imperialist aggression.

US slaps more sanctions on Venezuela politicians including Chavez brother

Washington - The United States slapped economic sanctions Wednesday on eight Venezuelan politicians linked to the creation of a controversial new assembly loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, including a brother of former president Hugo Chavez.

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

Caracas - The United States imposed new sanctions on crisis-hit Venezuela on Wednesday, targeting members of a controversial, all-powerful, loyalist assembly installed last week to bolster what Washington calls the "dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro.

Despite Venezuela's growing isolation, key allies hang on

Madrid - Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela is increasingly isolated but it still counts powerful support from countries such as Russia and China that can block or delay punitive action from the likes of the United Nations, analysts say.

Venezuela government fights growing isolation

Caracas - Venezuela's government battled growing international isolation on Tuesday, after the UN slammed it for using "excessive force" against protesters and Latin American nations condemned it for breaking "democratic rule.

UN slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

Caracas - The United Nations on Tuesday slammed Venezuela's use of "excessive force" against protesters, amid worsening tensions and fresh moves against the opposition.

UN slams 'systematic use of excessive force' in Venezuela

Geneva - The UN decried Tuesday "widespread and systematic use of excessive force" against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for at least 73 protester deaths.
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba where he received chemo treatments.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insists his government will adhere to the rule of law.
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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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