Venezuelan opposition head seeks 2015 vote gains, and 'Caribbean Norway'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new opposition chief is targeting 2015 parliamentary elections as a springboard to end more than 15 years of socialist rule.

Venezuela opposition names new head to fight Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition parties on Wednesday named a 56-year-old journalist and teacher to head their coalition ahead of 2015 parliamentary elections where they hope to weaken President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. ...

Venezuela's 'busman' president Maduro to make U.N. debut

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said he will travel to New York this week for his debut appearance as president at the United Nations General Assembly despite "racist" editorials against him in...

Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

CARACAS (Reuters) - A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday afternoon, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities and interrupting a televised speech by the president in the...

Venezuela ex-planning minister said to slam Maduro as weak leader

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's former planning minister, who helped the late president Hugo Chavez forge the country's state-driven economic model, has excoriated current president Nicholas Maduro as a weak leader who is straying from...

Venezuela's "very weak" judiciary undermines rules of law: jurists group

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuela's judiciary is persecuting students, dissidents and independent judges while turning a blind eye to most crimes in a country with one of the world's highest murder rates, an international human...

Venezuela protests spawn 'tear gas art' competition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Tear gas canisters fired by the thousands on the streets of Caracas are being transformed into sculptures in a competition seeking to give an artistic twist to this year's anti-government unrest...

Venezuela must play fair and release airlines' money: IATA

DOHA (Reuters) - Venezuela is being "wilfully irresponsible" in its treatment of airlines that have more than $4 billion of revenue trapped in the country, a leading industry body said on Tuesday.

'Chavista' school books stoke passions in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government has published dozens of new textbooks that glorify late president Hugo Chavez and belittle his adversaries, infuriating opposition critics who call them part of a campaign to indoctrinate school...

High-profile Venezuelan prisoner ends hunger strike

CARACAS (Reuters) - An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela's government and opposition ended a hunger strike on Sunday after demands for his release due to...

Venezuela government accuses opposition leader of 'coup' plot

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan officials on Wednesday accused hardline opposition leader Maria Corina Machado of leading plots to topple President Nicolas Maduro in league with U.S. officials.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

CARACAS (Reuters) - An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela's government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to...

Mind your own business, Venezuela foreign minister tells Kerry

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's foreign minister on Monday rebuked his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, for criticizing the handling of street protests and reiterated accusations Washington wants to topple the socialist government.

Wives of jailed opposition mayors win Venezuela ballots

CARACAS (Reuters) - The wives of two opposition mayors jailed over protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won landslide victories in elections on Sunday for their spouses' vacant posts.

Venezuela's Maduro hits Twitter milestone, still lags mentor Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hit a Twitter feed milestone of 2 million followers, though his cyber popularity still lags far behind that of his charismatic predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez. ...

Venezuela protests not over, vows hardline Maduro foe

CARACAS (Reuters) - A wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government in Venezuela will not let up and foreign sanctions could be useful, a hardline opposition leader said on Friday.

Airlines exiting Venezuela because of World Cup, Maduro says

CARACAS (Reuters) - Airlines are halting flights to Venezuela not because of the country's economic problems but to take advantage of the World Cup in neighboring Brazil, the president said on Thursday.

Venezuela's efforts to resolve crisis 'total failure': Kerry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Impatience with the Venezuelan government is growing over its "total failure" to show good faith in talks to resolve the country's political crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said...

Impatience growing over Venezuela's attitude to crisis: Kerry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Impatience with Venezuela's government is growing over its "total failure" to demonstrate good faith in talks over resolving the crisis there, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. ...

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US Threatens to Impose Oil Embargo on Venezuela Unless Democracy Is Restored

All sanctions against Venezuela are on the table for the United States, according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. She said if...

Venezuela’s Economy Has Entered the Eye of the Hurricane and the Aftermath Will Be...

I. On September 21, 2016, just over one year ago, the US dollar-Venezuelan Bolivar exchange rate was at 1,008, according to DolarToday. But the value...

Venezuelan Regime Orders Government Employees to Vote in Favor of “The Revolution”

A top official in Nicolás Maduro’s regime has said all public employees are obliged to support the Venezuelan government. During his television program, Diosdado Cabello...

Mike Pence Slams UN Human Rights Council for Keeping Venezuela, Cuba as Members

The United Nations released a list of countries that attack human rights defenders, and included Venezuela on it for a range of violations including...

Yet Another Airline Says Goodbye to Venezuela

Delta, one of the largest US-based airlines, officially shuttered its operations in Venezuela on Saturday, September 16, after its last Atlanta-Caracas flight. “Liberty is the...

Maduro’s Rabbit Plan Won’t Save Venezuelans from Going Hungry

(FEE.org) President Nicolas Maduro wants Venezuelans to breed rabbits to solve the economic disaster he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created, which has led...

Shunning US Dollar, Venezuela Lists Oil Prices in Chinese Yuan

Venezuela on Friday began listing the price of its oil in the Chinese yuan, following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last week that he would...