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Venezula jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents in Venezuela’s overcrowded jails.

29 Mar 2018 10:56 AM

President Maduro wins ‘closely watched’ regional elections in Venezuela

Maduro's socialist party won governorships of 17 of the 23 states.

16 Oct 2017 1:43 PM

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after US threat

Maduro says the new assembly is Venezuela’s only hope of restoring peace after months of deadly anti-government protests.

27 Aug 2017 10:36 AM

At least 37 killed in gun battle at small Venezuela prison

Prosecutors said 14 officials were wounded in the violence which ran from Tuesday into early Wednesday.

17 Aug 2017 9:27 AM

Here is my hand: Venezuelan leader expresses wish to meet US Prez Trump

The Trump administration has called Maduro a 'dictator' and issued sanctions against him and other former and current officials.

11 Aug 2017 5:00 PM


Venezuela′s new constituent assembly declares itself all-powerful

The judges convicted another mayor Tuesday for failing to move against protesters during four months of political unrest.

09 Aug 2017 4:14 PM

Venezuela launches manhunt for leaders of attack on army base

Defense Min Vladimir Padrino said in a televised address that 2 of the men who attacked the base had been shot dead and eight captured.

08 Aug 2017 3:55 PM

Major hydroelectric dam affected 4,500 families in Venezuela floods

The opposition called on the government to take urgent action with the dam to prevent the flooding from worsening.

08 Aug 2017 9:29 AM

New Venezuela assembly fires dissenting attorney general

Luisa Ortega refused to recognize her sacking, or the assembly's swearing in of Tarek William Saab, the national ombudsman, in her place.

06 Aug 2017 11:38 AM

Venezuela heads for showdown to inaugurate new constituent assembly

The opposition says turnout was closer to 3.5 million, mostly state employees fearful for their jobs.

04 Aug 2017 2:07 PM


Nicolas Maduro denies 'int'l enemy' charge of rigging Venezuela vote

Maduro faces mounting accusations of trampling on democracy in Venezuela with Sunday's controversial election.

03 Aug 2017 10:07 AM

US hits Nicolás Maduro with sanctions after Venezuela's election

The National Electoral Council claimed more than 40 percent of Venezuela's 20 million voters had cast ballots Sunday.

01 Aug 2017 8:02 AM

US vows “strong and swift" actions against response to flawed election in Venezuela

The State Department condemned violence by Venezuelan authorities against protesters and urged governments in the region.

31 Jul 2017 1:47 PM

10 killed as protest against elections turned violent in Venezuela

Prosecutors said 10 people were killed in violence around the vote, bringing the death toll in four months of protests to some 120 people.

31 Jul 2017 12:33 PM

Whats we know: Venezuela votes for Constituent Assembly

The Constituent Assembly will be a 'superagency' with authority above all government branches, including the one-chamber National Assembly.

31 Jul 2017 10:48 AM


Nicolas Maduro snubbed at Venezuela vote: 'person does not exist'

Opposition lawmaker Freddy Guevara joked on Twitter that maybe his side had overestimated the government's capacity for Orwellian control.

31 Jul 2017 9:52 AM

Maduro presses on with Venezuela vote despite protests, condemnation

Maduro has remained determined to see through his plan, however, with backing from a loyal military.

29 Jul 2017 12:53 PM

Over 100 dead in Venezuela political crisis as polarizing vote nears

Most of the dead in anti-government protests that began in early April have been young men killed by gunfire.

28 Jul 2017 9:28 AM

Venezuelan President Maduro lashes out at insolent US sanctions

The US measures came as Venezuela's opposition began a two-day nationwide strike aimed at ousting the president through early elections.

27 Jul 2017 12:34 PM

Angry oppn in Venezuela urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Maduro on Sunday urged the opposition to refrain from violence, respect the voting and let those who wish to cast ballots do so.

24 Jul 2017 2:14 PM