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Street protests continue in Venezuela

Scattered protest barricades continue to block streets in some Caracas neighborhoods and several hundred people gathered at a human rights demonstration as protests against the government persisted on the second day of national holidays.

Protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela Seek the Rule of Law

What motivates people to demonstrate in central squares, day after day and week after week, against repressive regimes at the risk of life and limb? It's a question raised most recently by events in...

Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro's talks

CARACAS (Reuters) - Imprisoned Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and violence that have killed...

Kerry urges Venezuela mediation

John Kerry says he is trying to form a strategy for mediation in Venezuela, where anti-government protests have left 17 people dead.

Venezuela crisis seen as The Iraq next door

Internet images of recent Venezuelan unrest which have gone viral feature the death of Venezuelan student with Trini roots.

Venezuelan protesters take to streets on first day of long holiday weekend set by...

The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently...

Rights Trampled in Venezuelan Protests

Relatives and students march with a banner naming people killed in the protests, in a mass opposition demonstration in Caracas on Saturday Feb. 22. Credit: Estrella Gutiérrez/IPSBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Feb 27 2014 (IPS) Fifteen...

Sen. Rubio calls Clinton 'muddled' on Venezuela democracy

In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

5 from domestic spy agency arrested in Venezuela

Venezuela's chief prosecutor says five more members of a national intelligence agency have been arrested on murder charges related to the shooting deaths of two people in anti-government street demonstrations.

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday as some protests still simmered but President Nicolas Maduro's government was hoping the break will take the heat out of the nation's worst...

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It is hard to find toilet paper or flour in oil-rich Venezuela these days and the country is plagued by some of the highest inflation, murder and kidnapping rates in...

Venezuela protest ends in clashes

Security forces in Venezuela use tear gas to break up a student demonstration that ended in clashes in the capital, Caracas.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government.

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

Clashes between protesters and security forces loyal to the president have left 16 dead, and a telegenic opposition leader has been thrown in jail.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government. Now, though, an...

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It is hard to find toilet paper or flour in oil-rich Venezuela these days and the country is plagued by some of the highest inflation, murder and kidnapping rates in...

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro's government hoping the break will take the heat out of the nation's worst unrest...

Disorder in Venezuela: Towards the brink

THE sound of banging pots began well before dawn. Out on the streets on February 24th the barricades were going up across the south and east of Caracas, the capital city.

Venezuela unrest shakes up opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - One month ago, Henrique Capriles was Venezuela's undisputed opposition leader, espousing a vision of dialogue and measured dissent towards the socialist government.

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Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of...

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare against possible military intervention

Each day, it becomes increasingly common to hear about a military intervention in Venezuela with the aim of deposing the dictatorial regime of Nicolás...

Little-known Evangelical Pastor Launches Venezuela Presidential Bid

(Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence...

Venezuelan dictator Maduro takes advantage of the same “feminism” that condemns Trump

The two most controversial presidents in the Americas decided to speak out on feminism last weekend. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared himself a feminist,...

Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Not Welcome At Summit of Americas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry supports the decision of the Peruvian government not to invite Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to the Lima-hosted Summit of the...

Venezuela Seeks Oil Equipment Supply Deals With Russian Companies

Caracas seeks to secure deals for supplies of oil equipment with Russian companies Rosneft and Gazprombank, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa...

Opposition Wants ‘National Front’ to Protect Venezuelans’ Rights

enezuela’s opposition will present a nationwide front to protect people’s rights, its negotiator Julio Borges said Thursday after talks with the government collapsed. "We are...