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Venezuela News

Venezuela's torn PSUV holds first congress post-Chavez

Caracas - The United Socialist Party of Venezuela appears anything but, as it heads into its first congress since the death of founder Hugo Chavez torn by power struggles and economic woes.
In the Media by Patricia Clarembaux (AFP)

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez goes on trial

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela moves to empty Tower of David skyscraper slum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday began moving residents out of the Tower of David, a Caracas skyscraper so notorious as a haven for squatters and gangs it was depicted in the US TV series "Homeland.
In the Media by Patricia Clarembaux (AFP)

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Caracas - A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.The outage started at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) and service began being restored about two hours later.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela's judiciary targeting protestors

Geneva - Venezuela's judiciary is cracking down on students and dissidents while allowing nine out of ten other crimes, including thousands of murders, to go unpunished, an international watchdog said Thursday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Venezuela opposition leader to face trial over demos

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader has been ordered to stand trial on charges of instigating violence at an anti-government demonstration in February, prosecutors said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to face trial over demos

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader has been ordered to stand trial on charges of instigating violence at an anti-government demonstration, prosecutors said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela accuses US envoy of plotting Maduro murder

Caracas - Venezuela's ruling party accused opposition members and the US ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday of plotting a coup and the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela to bring complaint against U.S. at UN

Caracas - Venezuela vowed Sunday to accuse the United States of meddling in its political crisis at the United Nations and other international organizations.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela hopes for opposition talks with foreign help

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he hopes to talk with the opposition after their leaders meet Sunday with visiting South American foreign ministers.
In the Media by Valeria Pacheco (AFP)

Venezuela to send oil to Palestinians

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to send oil and diesel to the Palestinian Authority, as part of agreements signed with its leader Mahmud Abbas during his visit to Caracas.
In the Media by AFP

Palestinian leader Abbas expected in Venezuela

Caracas - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas arrived in Venezuelato seek backing from Caracas for observer status in three Latin American regional organizations.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Caracas - Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela frees most youths arrested in raid

Caracas - Venezuela has set free most of more than 200 people detained when authorities demolished protest camps last week, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. congressional panel backs Venezuela sanctions

Washington - A U.S. congressional panel passed a bill that would impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela.
In the Media by AFP

Policeman shot dead in Venezuela protests

Caracas - A Venezuelan policeman died after he was shot in the neck in clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas angered by pre-dawn raids on their protest camps.
In the Media by Marcelo Daniel Brusa (AFP)

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader in court Thursday

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is to appear Thursday at a hearing that could see him freed after 70 days detention for allegedly inciting deadly violence during anti-government protests.
In the Media by AFP

Caracas to begin four months of water rationing

Caracas - Water use in Caracas will be rationed for at least four months due to drought, authorities said Tuesday, as Venezuela grapples with shortages of basic goods which have spurred massive anti-government protests.
In the Media by AFP

HRW denounces 'pattern of serious abuses' in Venezuela

Washington - Venezuela's security forces have engaged in a "pattern of serious abuses" against anti-government protesters, including the use of torture, with the apparent aim of punishing political dissent, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan students protest new bid to limit demonstrations

Caracas - About 100 Venezuelan students chained themselves Monday to the front gate of a UN agency's Caracas office, calling for an end to a new high court ruling requiring government approval for protests.
In the Media by AFP

Anti-government protests return to Venezuela's streets

Caracas - Several thousand people took to the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to protest education reform plans and restrictions on the right to demonstrate.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela's Maduro promises importers overdue hard currency

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to pay back billions of dollars in government debt to disgruntled importers, after widespread shortages of basic goods helped fuel months of deadly anti-government protests.
In the Media by AFP

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks Thursday

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition coalition and President Nicolas Maduro's government will meet for new talks aimed at ending more than two months of deadly anti-government protests, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

Caracas - Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

Caracas - A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez's legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime.
In the Media by Patricia Clarembaux (AFP)

Venezuela reports progress in new crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition reported progress Tuesday in a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela set for new crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition will sit down Tuesday for a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela probes 97 security troops for torture

Caracas - Venezuela is investigating nearly 100 armed forces and police staff for alleged torture during more than two months of ongoing deadly anti-government protests, authorities said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela protests: 181 reporters beaten, arrested or robbed

Caracas - A total of 181 journalists have been the target of attacks, thefts or arbitrary detentions in Venezuela since the start of anti-government protests two months ago, a reporters' union said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP
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Venezuelan actress Monica Spear.
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Venezuelan actress Monica Spear.
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Mount Roraima, Venezuela
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Venezuelan lawmakers brawl
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Swearing-in: Nicolas Maduro
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Swearing-in: Nicolas Maduro
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View of Downtown Caracas from Mount Avila
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Fidel Castro and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.
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Fidel Castro and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.
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Fire at an oil refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela was caused by a lightning strike (August 11, 2013).
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Ivian Sarcos  Miss Venezuela is the Miss World 2011
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Ivian Sarcos, Miss Venezuela is the Miss World 2011
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US Navy Commander Robert S. Kerno (left) points out some sights to the President of Venezuela  Hugo ...
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US Navy Commander Robert S. Kerno (left) points out some sights to the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
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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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Guatire, Mirandha, Venezuela
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Fire at an oil refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela was caused by a lightning strike (August 11, 2013).
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Peaceful protestors demonstrating in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Access road to Amuay Refinery, Venezuela. Tank picture of Hugo Chávez reads: "Of course we can!"
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Protesters demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014, urging US President Barack Obama to impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela
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President Hugo Chevez of Venezuela in a 2003 visit to Brazil
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President Hugo Chevez of Venezuela in a 2003 visit to Brazil
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Yanomami children.
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Yanomami children.
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