US silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declined to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Spain's king befriended New World despite Chavez spat

King Juan Carlos championed strong ties between Spain and its former empire in Latin America, except for the time the departing monarch told Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to "shut up." The famous clash took...

Mind your own business, Venezuela foreign minister tells Kerry

By Alexandra Ulmer 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....

US adviser helps candidate win Panama presidency

PANAMA CITY (AP) — It was billed as a battle royal between Latin America's top two spin doctors. In one corner, the campaign guru to such towering leftist leaders as Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula...

Venezuela protests heat up amid opposition rift

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan security forces arrested scores of people on Wednesday during a sweep of a busy Caracas avenue as protests against the government stepped up even as a rift opened within...

Sanctions against Venezuela advance in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to punish Venezuela's government for human rights abuses is advancing in Congress over objections from the Obama administration.

Venezuelans ask what now after protest camp raids

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the bubbling cauldron that is politically riven Venezuela, divining the government's motives is a favorite pastime. So as soon security forces stormed a handful of ramshackle camps that had...

Who was Cesar Chavez? Most Mexicans don't know

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Cesar Chavez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader is in Mexico.

Venezuelan students protest new bid to limit demonstrations

Caracas (AFP) - 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...

Venezuela's Maduro promises importers overdue hard currency

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. "We are going to...

Protesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded the "resurrection" of democracy on a volatile Easter Sunday in...

Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

By Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest...

Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

By Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest...

Students give Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter....

Venezuela reaches out to Vatican No. 2 to mediate crisis

By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government formally invited Vatican No. 2 Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Wednesday to mediate talks with the opposition in hopes of stemming violence that has...

Venezuelan TV journalist kidnapped by armed men

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The father of a Venezuelan TV journalist says his daughter has been kidnapped by armed, masked men in the western section of the capital of Caracas.

Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Vatican says it's willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela's government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country.

Vatican says it's willing, wants to help Venezuela

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis after weeks of deadly unrest but says it must study expectations and options about what...

Venezuelan president accepts facilitator for talks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to enter talks with his country's opposition with the help of an outside facilitator.

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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...