Photo of the day: Hugo Chavez's brother signs marriage equality petition

Courts in other regions of Mexico and in Colombia have also granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Venezuela protests spawn 'tear gas art' competition

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 in Venezuela.

Venezuela, capitalism & climate change

Caleb Maupin is a political analyst who lives in New York City, and is an activist with the International Action Center and Workers World Party.

Venezuela protest leader 'denied jail visits'

The wife of Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is being held alone in a small cell at a military jail, says her husband had not been allowed visitation rights for three weeks.

Drinking Water Shortage in Venezuela

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage - drinking water.

Latin Americans are embracing globalization and their former colonial masters

Venezuelan public health workers face riot police during a protest in Caracas on March 10. At least 20 people have died and 300 others have been wounded since protests first erupted, giving President Nicolas...

5 Trinidadians still detained in Venezuela

It has been more than two months since five Trinidad and Tobago nationals were held by Venezuelan authorities.

High-profile Venezuelan prisoner ends hunger strike

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 frail health were...

High-profile Venezuelan prisoner ends hunger strike

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 frail health were...

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Notes from Caracas

So much fun to go back to Caracas. You are excited when you arrive, but somewhat relieved when you leave.

Venezuela: Activists, gov't push for 'communal state'

A representative from the India Caribay commune in Merida state holds up the commune's new land title during a commune assembly at the town of Mesa Bolivar held on May 24 and 25. Three...

Nao introduces new Venezuelan menu

The Celebration of Cuisines program continues at Nao with a Venezuelan-inspired menu that launched on Tuesday May 27 and will run for six weeks until Tuesday July 7. In an effort to explore new...

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Zombieland

According to NicolA s Maduro , an assasination attempt against him has been thwarted.

Venezuelan Government Forced to Ration Water

Long lines at grocery stores and ration cards that prevent citizens from buying more than the allotted amount of basic needs, such as flour, milk, vegetable oil, and toilet paper, have become the norm...

So, ALBA Medical School

"To be sure, Venezuela isn't retreating into a hole. Maduro last month ordered the creation of a medical university in Venezuela to turn out doctors from around Latin America.

Venezuela leader praises US rejection of sanctions

In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands outside the Miraflores Presidential Palace where he received Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Caracas Residents Go Thirsty as Taps Run Dry, Bottles Vanish

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage -- drinking water.

U.S. dismisses allegations of role in coup plots against Venezuelan gov't

"These allegations are absolutely false and baseless," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said at a daily news briefing, adding "We've seen many times the Venezuelan government try to distract from its own actions by...

Venezuela meets with airlines to negotiate debt

Venezuelan authorities met with international airlines to which the oil-rich country owes more than US$4 billion, after many cut back or halted service.

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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...