REGIONBUSINESSLIVE.NEWS: Top and Breaking News 18:28 2019-10-09

Brazil minister says oil on country's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela'

Oil mysteriously washing up on beaches in Brazil is "very likely from Venezuela," Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday, citing a report by state-owned oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA....

Brazil minister says oil on country's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela'

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Oil contaminating Brazil's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela', minister says Government says foreign ship appears to have caused the spill, in accusation likely to further strain Brazilian-Venezuelan relationsThick crude oil that has stained hundreds of miles of pristine Brazilian beach in recent weeks probably originated in ...
02:28 2019-10-10

Brazil says oil on its beaches 'likely from Venezuela' Thick crude oil that has been mysteriously washing up on beaches in Brazil is "very likely from Venezuela," Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday, citing a report by state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA....
23:42 2019-10-09

Brazil says has not confirmed oil contaminating beaches is from Venezuela Brazil's Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Thursday that the government had not confirmed the origin of oil mysteriously washing up on Brazilian beaches but noted that it has properties similar to Venezuelan petroleum....
17:14 2019-10-10

Venezuela says it is not responsible for oil spills on Brazil beaches Venezuela's government on Thursday said the OPEC-member country was not responsible for oil spills that have contaminated beaches in Brazil, after a Brazilian official on Wednesday said the crude was likely from Venezuela....
21:14 2019-10-10

Venezuela denies responsibility for oil spills on Brazil beaches Venezuela's government on Thursday said the OPEC-member country was not responsible for oil spills that have contaminated beaches in Brazil, after a Brazilian official said the crude was likely from Venezuela....
02:28 2019-10-11

Brazil says oil in spill along northeast beaches not Brazilian Brazil's environmental agency Ibama said on Thursday that an analysis of a vast oil spill along the country's northeastern beaches showed the spilled crude did not originate in the country....
06:28 2019-09-27

Brazil's oil spill 'criminally deposited' on beaches: Bolsonaro President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested a criminal element to the mystery oil slicks polluting Brazil's northeast coast. About 100 oil spills have been detected along the nation's beaches since early September....
21:14 2019-10-08

Brazil police investigate mysterious oil slicks polluting Northeast beaches Brazilian police on Wednesday opened an investigation into possible criminal activity surrounding an apparent oil spill off beaches along the country's Northeast coast, federal prosecutors said....
06:00 2019-10-03

On Normandy beaches, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hails D-Day fighters who died ‘for you and me’ COURSEULLES-SUR-MER, France (AP) — On Normandy beaches, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hails D-Day fighters who died ‘for you and me’ The post On Normandy beaches, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hails D-Day fighters who di...
14:56 2019-06-06

'Viva el VAR,' sing Venezuela after draw with Brazil "The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) rode to Venezuela\u0027s rescue once again at the Copa America on Tuesday, denying hosts Brazil two goals in a surprise 0-0 draw in Group A."...
14:00 2019-06-19

Argentina see off Venezuela to set up titanic Copa clash with Brazil Argentina can look forward to a mouthwatering Copa America semi-final clash with Brazil after delivering a much-improved display to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals in their first game at the Maracana since losing the 2014 World Cup final....
03:28 2019-06-29

Brazil frustrated by VAR in Copa América draw with Venezuela Coutinho’s late goal disallowed after Firmino handballBrazil had three goals disallowed by VARBrazil had three goals disallowed by VAR as they were held by Venezuela to a goalless draw in Group A of the Copa América. The hosts thought Philippe Coutin...
11:42 2019-06-19

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next Nicolas Maduro will close Venezuela's border with Brazil, as tensions over foreign aid deliveries rise. The embattled President also is considering closing the border with Colombia -- a move that would seal off most of Venezuela's inland periphery....
04:56 2019-06-22

Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Copa America semi-final with Brazil • Martínez and Lo Celso score for much-improved Argentina• Argentina to face Brazil in first Copa America clash since 2007Argentina delivered a much-improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarter-finals and set up a mouth-wate...
23:56 2019-06-28

Russian deputy prime minister in Venezuela to support Maduro Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov was in Caracas on Saturday to underline Moscow's support for Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro that has helped him stay in power despite intense Western pressure to quit....
01:28 2019-10-06

Blackouts plunge Venezuela into chaos as minister blames saboteurs Nationwide outages caused by ‘electromagnetic attack’ on hydroelectric system, government claims Venezuela has been hit by a nationwide power outage which the government has blamed on an “electromagnetic attack” on the nation’s hydroelectric system.T...
04:00 2019-07-23

Venezuela to blend domestic, imported oil to keep exports afloat -oil minister Venezuela will stick to its plan of blending domestic and foreign crude to maintain and even increase oil production and exports in the face of sanctions prohibiting U.S. companies from buying the country's oil, oil minister Manuel Quevedo said on Tu...
18:28 2019-07-02

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in accordance with the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence, and will work w...
17:14 2019-05-21

Jailed former Venezuela interior minister begins hunger strike: legislator A former Venezuelan interior minister who was detained last year is on hunger strike in protest over being held incommunicado for 75 days, an opposition legislator and a source close to the case said on Thursday....
03:00 2019-07-12

Brazil's environment minister says G7 aid for Amazon welcome Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told reporters in São Paulo on Monday that financial aid to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest from the group of G7 nations is welcome....
20:00 2019-08-26

Brazil to act on deforestation if concerns confirmed, minister says Brazil will take action if concerns about an increase in deforestation are confirmed, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday as Brazil faces environmental pressure under the terms of the EU-Mercosur free trade deal....
22:56 2019-07-04

Brazil prosecutors file charges against tourism minister Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio for alleged campaign finance fraud, the prosecutors' press office in Minas Gerais state said on Friday....
02:56 2019-10-05

Brazil law group wants justice minister, prosecutors removed RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Bar Association is calling for the suspension of the justice minister after a series of reports alleging that as a crusading anti-corruption judge he coordinated with prosecutors in the case that led to the convict...
01:28 2019-06-11

Brazil justice minister says nothing to hide over leaked messages Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday he has nothing to hide regarding allegedly leaked personal messages with prosecutors from his time as the judge leading the bribery trial that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva....
16:42 2019-06-19

Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are unjustified....
18:42 2019-08-23

Brazil infrastructure projects are environmentally sustainable: minister Brazil's infrastructure projects are environmentally sustainable and several of them can be carried out in harmony with the needs of the Amazon rainforest, Infrastructure Minister Tarcisio Freitas said on Friday....
04:56 2019-09-28

Brazil foreign minister says 'there is no climate change catastrophe' Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian sovereignty....
00:42 2019-09-12

Three more foreign airlines could operate domestic flights in Brazil -minister Three more foreign airlines are in talks with the Brazilian government to start domestic flight operations in the country, Brazil's infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas told reporters on Monday....
01:28 2019-06-11

Brazil's faster agrochemical approvals not harming environment: minister Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Monday that the government's recent accelerated approvals of agrochemicals are not detrimental to food safety and the environment, responding to environmentalist criticisms....
16:42 2019-08-05

Brazil: four arrested over hacking of Bolsonaro justice minister's phone Sérgio Moro hit by scandal after the Intercept published leaked chats suggesting he had conspired to damage ex-president LulaBrazil’s federal police have arrested four people for allegedly hacking the phone of justice minister Sérgio Moro, a key memb...
01:14 2019-07-25

Brazil's President Wins, Justice Minister Loses In Congress Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surmounted a crucial hurdle for his young government on Wednesday by winning approval from disgruntled lower house lawmakers for his move to reorganize the country's......
06:56 2019-05-23

Brazil Justice minister laments hack of prosecutors’ phones Brazil’s justice minister is lamenting the hacking of phones of several prosecutors involved in a sprawling anti-graft probe that has put dozens of top politicians and businessmen in jail...
05:28 2019-06-10

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires government minister Santos Cruz Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday replaced his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, the presidential spokesman said....
01:28 2019-06-14

Brazil markets spooked by minister's complaints on pension reform Brazil's economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness....
01:28 2019-06-15

Brazil's Bolsonaro gives Economy Minister Guedes full backing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday gave his full backing to Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, an apparent effort to quash recent press speculation of a rift between the two....
17:14 2019-10-10

Brazil environment minister to meet US climate denier group before UN summit Ricardo Salles to meet Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)Critics say Bolsonaro lacks commitment to fight climate crisisBrazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, will meet a rightwing US advocacy group that denies climate change, just four da...
10:28 2019-09-13

French First Lady Brigitte Macron "Truly Ugly": Brazil Economy Minister A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was "truly ugly" Thursday, only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance....
05:28 2019-09-06

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum-security federal jails....
04:56 2019-05-29

Exclusive: Senior aide to Brazil farm minister targeted by graft probe A senior adviser to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias is being investigated over his management of a public contract five years ago, according to two people familiar with the matter and documents from an internal ministry probe seen...
22:42 2019-07-12

Brazil justice minister Moro facing heat in wake of leaked messages Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro faced intense pressure on Tuesday after leaked personal messages raised doubts about his impartiality as the judge overseeing landmark corruption cases, with an influential newspaper calling on him to resign....
03:56 2019-06-12

Embattled Brazil justice minister decries leaked texts in corruption probe Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that a criminal organization was responsible for leaks of his private messages as a federal judge, which raised questions about his ethics while overseeing a major corruption probe....
04:14 2019-06-20

Brazil economy minister threatens to quit if pension reform diluted: report Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes threatened to step down in an interview published on Friday if his ambitious plans to overhaul the country's social security system are watered down and diluted into what he called a "little reform."...
22:56 2019-05-24

Brazil Supreme Court minister holds up sale of Petrobras units - document Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Edson Fachin has issued a ruling that calls for the suspension of some major divestments by state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday....
19:14 2019-05-27

UPDATE 1-Brazil Supreme Court minister holds up sale of Petrobras units A Brazilian Supreme Court minister has issued a ruling that calls for the suspension of some major divestments by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday, possibly creating a major headache for the state-run oil firm...
20:14 2019-05-27

UPDATE 3-Embattled Brazil justice minister decries leaked texts in corruption probe Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that a criminal organization was responsible for leaks of his private messages as a federal judge, which raised questions about his ethics while overseeing a major corruption probe....
03:28 2019-06-20

Countries 'overreact' by linking rainforest fires to approval EU-Mercosur pact: Brazil minister Countries like Ireland and France "overreact" when they link the recent fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to the final approval of a trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur bloc, Brazil Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias tol...
20:00 2019-08-26

Beyond Waikiki: 10 must-see beaches on Oahu Visitors who don't venture beyond Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu are missing out on some beach gems. Venture out and you'll find sea turtles and solitude.       ...
07:14 2019-06-19

Best beaches to visit on a cruise Islands and coasts around the world offer clear waters and clean sands. Check out the 12 best beaches to visit on a cruise, according to Cruise Critic.       ...
07:28 2019-08-15

10 gorgeous beaches you’ve probably never heard of If you want a jaw-dropping shoreline without the sunburned tourists and splashing masses, head for one of these lesser-known gems.       ...
23:56 2019-06-11

IBM using AI to help prevent Australia's beaches from washing away IBM is helping to preserve Australia's iconic beaches, implementing artificial intelligence to allow scientists to put their time towards addressing coastal erosion, rather than on mapping it....
04:42 2019-08-01

America's top 10 beaches for 2019 "Dr. Beach" uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, including water cleanliness, safety and management of the beach environment and its facilities.        ...
21:14 2019-06-03

The world's best beaches to visit on a cruise Islands and coasts around the world offer clear waters and clean sands. Check out the 12 best beaches to visit on a cruise, according to Cruise Critic.       ...
17:42 2019-08-13

Why is cocaine washing up on the beaches of Fiji? – podcast A multibillion-dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines is having a major impact on islands in the Pacific. Kate Lyons travelled to Fiji to investigate. Plus: John Harris on Facebook’s cryptocurrencyLast year, 120 bricks of cocaine, ea...
05:28 2019-07-01

Move over, Waikiki and Hanauma Bay. Here are 10 must-see beaches on Oahu Visitors to Honolulu who don't venture out will miss sea turtles in their own habitat, sweet surfing spots and secluded sunrise and sunset spots.       ...
16:28 2019-06-19

All of Mississippi’s beaches have been closed due to toxic algae All of the beaches along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast have been closed due to a toxic algae bloom that causes rashes and vomiting, officials said. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said on Sunday that two additional beaches in Jac...
09:42 2019-07-08

A cycling tour of the Normandy D-day landing beaches Taking in the heroics and horrors of the D-day sites is a moving experience for our writer – and a fitting way to mark today’s 75th anniversaryPrecariously small landing craft lurching about in an unruly sea. Young men’s faces set in a mixture of det...
10:56 2019-06-06

South Florida trying to save beaches from invading seaweed MIAMI BEACH – For the Ayers family, it should have been a picture-perfect day on the beach. But then they smelled it and they saw the mountains of seagrass. “We came from Naples yesterday, and we were shocked when we walked on the beach. We had...
06:28 2019-08-07

The ‘Chocolate tube’: Testing polluted surfing beaches LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Most surfers know it’s best to avoid surfing near pipes that dump storm water into the ocean soon after a storm, due to the increased chance of getting sick from bacteria. But many do it anyway because the periods just ...
16:56 2019-06-09

Hawaii photo tour: 10 Oahu beaches beyond Waikiki Visitors who don't venture beyond Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu are missing out on some beach gems. Venture out and you'll find sea turtles and solitude.       ...
20:28 2019-06-19

Dead whales towed to remote private beaches to rot Scientists say there's a spike in dead gray whales along the U.S. West Coast. So many dead gray whales are washing ashore officials are asking coastal residents to allow the rotting carcasses to be moved to their private beaches. (July 11) ...
12:56 2019-07-11

'It can kill you in seconds': the deadly algae on Brittany's beaches Activists say stinking sludge is linked to nitrates in fertilisers from intensive farmingAndré Ollivro stepped carefully down the grassy banks of an estuary in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, not far from his beachfront cabin. The pungent smell of...
23:28 2019-09-08

Leaders salute 'raw courage' of D-Day veterans on Normandy's beaches The leaders of France and Britain paid tribute to the sacrifice of D-Day veterans on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the largest ever seaborne invasion that opened the way for western Europe's liberation from Nazi Germany....
11:14 2019-06-06

Leaders and veterans recall sacrifice of D-Day on Normandy's beaches A lone piper playing atop the remnants of an artificial harbour on the Normandy coast on Thursday marked the hour the first British soldier landed in France 75 years ago on D-Day, the allied invasion that would turn the tide of World War Two....
10:00 2019-06-06

Hurricane Dorian washes up bricks of cocaine onto Florida beaches MELBOURNE, Fla. (NBC News) – More than a dozen bricks of cocaine washed up on two Florida beaches Tuesday from waves churned up by Hurricane Dorian, police said. At around 8 a.m., a Melbourne police officer on foot patrol at Paradise Beach Park...
11:42 2019-09-05

Hurricane Dorian causes cocaine bricks to wash up on Florida beaches Who knew Hurricane Dorian would bring snow. The storm’s waves churned up more than a dozen bricks of cocaine on two of the Florida’s beaches, according to new reports. Most recently, a beachgoer told a Melbourne police officer on patrol a...
18:42 2019-09-05

Over half of NY’s beaches ‘potentially unsafe’ due to fecal matter: report Roughly 65 percent of the Empire State's swimming spots are “potentially unsafe” due to pooh-particles — with Tanner Park on South Oyster Bay, Woodlawn State Park on Lake Erie, and Shirley Beach in Suffolk County topping the list....
22:14 2019-07-23

Explaining Ancient Patterns and Sculptures on South African Beaches One of the first things many kids – or even adults – may do when they are on a beach or dune is to make patterns in the sand or sculptures in the form of sandcastles. ...
19:00 2019-09-24

Private beaches wanted for rotting 40-tonne whale carcasses The number of dead gray whales washing up on the US west coast has reached record levels, prompting authorities to ask landowners to help dispose of them....
18:00 2019-06-17

Rotting seaweed sours beaches at Mexican tourist hotspots Visitors to some of the most luxurious beaches in Mexico have been faced with stinking mounds of rotting seaweed and muddy-brown waters thanks to an enormous build-up of algae on the shoreline....
03:56 2019-06-28

Webcams follow Hurricane Dorian as it batters the beaches along the NC coast These webcams show what beaches in North Carolina currently look like as Hurricane Dorian inches closer and closer to the coast.        ...
04:14 2019-09-06

Elevated levels of fecal matter found at some Texas beaches HOUSTON (KPRC) – The heat has settled and summer is in full swing. The beach is a popular destination for people looking to enjoy the weekend. However, if you are planning to head down to the Galveston area, you might want to check this list. G...
02:28 2019-07-02

Mexico struggling to deal with seaweed invading some of its Caribbean beaches Mexico has spent $17 million so far to remove over a half-million tons of sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches.       ...
16:42 2019-06-28

Sargassum seaweed on Florida beaches contains arsenic and other health hazards Sargassum, the seaweed with small air-filled "berries" that floats in masses on the ocean, emits hydrogen sulfide after it washes up and rots in the sun.       ...
18:56 2019-07-05

Mysterious oil spill contaminates beaches across swathe of Brazilian coast An oil spill has contaminated beaches and coastline across eight Brazilian states, the country's environment agency said on Friday, although authorities are still stumped as to its origin....
04:56 2019-09-28

Toxic algae bloom closes dozens of Mississippi beaches Blooms of toxic algae, also known as cyanobacteria and caused by weeks of heavy rain, have become so dangerous in Mississippi that the state’s environmental department shut down all mainland beaches. NBC’s Morgan Chesky reports for TODAY. Mississipp...
09:56 2019-07-11

More children are drowning in Senegal as rapid growth pushes them to beaches Excavators, cranes and cars are taking over spaces where children once gathered. At least 50 people drowned last summer in the capital city of Dakar....
22:56 2019-06-22

California bans smoking on public beaches, state parks California has banned smoking on beaches and in state parks. The bill, which was signed by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom Friday, will also forbid the disposal of cigarette and cigar waste on beaches. Californians who do want to light up will have ...
00:42 2019-10-13

Killer slime that can ‘kill you in seconds’ taking over France’s beaches France’s beaches have been inundated by lethal slime with what experts say has the potential to kill sunbathers within seconds. Fears have heightened and six beaches were closed this summer in Brittany as the “killer slime” took ove...
02:00 2019-09-09

Fecal bacteria found at more than half of US beaches last year, report says Beaches were deemed unsafe on at least a quarter of days tested and climate crisis will likely increase the pollutionBefore diving into the waves this summer, beachgoers in the US might like to do some homework on what they will be diving into, accor...
10:14 2019-07-24

Thousands of whales are dying. Scientists have run out of public beaches for the carcasses to rot Authorities are scrambling to find remote stretches of sand that are privately owned, with proprietors who don't mind hosting a rotting creature.        ...
14:56 2019-06-21

U.S. does not back Brazil for OECD membership: Brazil officials The U.S. government said in a letter to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that it was backing Argentina and Romania for full membership, but made no mention of Brazil's bid to join the rich nations club, sources in Bra...
20:28 2019-10-10

Record seaweed blooms cut tourism, hurt beaches in Florida, Caribbean Record amounts of seaweed this summer have caused historic damage to beaches and cut tourism in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, researchers and public officials say....
13:00 2019-08-16

The world's best beaches to visit on a cruise from Grand Cayman to Greece If you're equally obsessed with sun, sand and cruising, you might want to consider taking your next cruise to one of these 12 beaches.       ...
17:42 2019-08-13

America's dirtiest beaches list revised after errors discovered Is your beach safe? List of America's dirtiest beaches was revised after the group found errors in its study. Fewer beaches had unsafe bacteria levels       ...
21:14 2019-08-09

Lebanese brave badly polluted water to swim at public beaches On a beach in northern Lebanon, men and women swim in the Mediterranean's warm blue waters close to a sewage outlet, while children play in sand that is strewn with litter....
16:42 2019-07-17

Seaweed invasion threatens tourism in Mexico's beaches as problem worsens Hotel occupancy rates have dropped as concern grows that the seaweed is threatening key industry in the Mayan RivieraTrying to ignore the rotten-eggs whiff drifting in from the shoreline, a team of municipal workers was scooping up wads of rotting br...
10:42 2019-06-28

French beaches closed due to toxic algae bloom linked to two deaths Six beaches around Saint-Brieuc in the French region of Brittany have been closed to the public due to unmanageable quantities of sea lettuce, which local campaign groups say may be linked to two recent deaths in the area....
20:28 2019-07-16

Sun, sand and vape waste: A new type of litter piles up on American beaches When Mike Castellano patrols the beaches of the New Jersey Shore, he is no longer surprised to find discarded vape pens and spent "e-juice" cartridges scattered in the white sand....
00:56 2019-10-11

Toxic algae that causes rashes, vomiting closes beaches along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast More than a dozen beaches in Mississippi’s Gulf Coast have been closed after the formation of a toxic algae bloom on the shoreline. Officials have also warned people to avoid eating seafood from affected areas....
23:56 2019-07-05

North Carolina beaches see 20 rip current rescues on Memorial Day, 8 fatalities this year, officials say At least 20 people were rescued from rip currents on Memorial Day at two different beaches in North Carolina as the dangerous waters have already claimed eight lives this year....
17:56 2019-05-28

This company turns discarded plastic bottles found on beaches into boardshorts, and they’re really comfy Jay Caboz / Business Insider South Africa Clothing brand GiLo is taking discarded plastic bottles found on beaches and turning them into men's boardshorts. The South African brand makes each pair of shorts from around 20 plastic bottles. The bottles...
12:28 2019-10-06

All Mississippi beaches close as toxic algae bloom blankets state's coast On Sunday the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced the closure of the final two state beaches that had been open for swimming.        ...
21:14 2019-07-07

Paradise lost: 400 million pieces of trash discovered on beaches of remote tropical islands We know trash is everywhere on Earth, all the way from the top of Mount Everest to the very bottom of the ocean. Now, giant mounds of it are even washing up on the shores of otherwise pristine tropical islands in the Indian Ocean.   &#...
15:42 2019-05-21

D-Day landings: archive images show Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy during the Second World War Fascinating archive images show Allied troops storming the beaches of Normandy during the Second World War ahead of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings....
09:14 2019-06-02

Sharks have multiplied off Cape Cod beaches, devouring gray seals and putting swimmers on edge Great white sharks have become a new part of the daily beach life at Cape Cod. Some are now feeding off the resurgent gray seals in the area.        ...
23:00 2019-08-20

British health minister Hancock joins race to replace May as prime minister British health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday he would enter the contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, the fifth candidate to say they would run to replace Theresa May as prime minister....
09:56 2019-05-25

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Meets Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Bhutan's top leadership today, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development......
16:00 2019-06-07

Will Order No-Deal Brexit Budget If Elected Prime Minister: UK Minister British interior minister Sajid Javid said he would order the preparation of a "no-deal budget" to convince the European Union that Britain was serious about leaving on Oct. 31 if he succeeds Theresa......
05:42 2019-06-01

Rajasthan Chief Minister Rejects Resignation Of Minister Lalchand Kataria Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has rejected the resignation of Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria, who had offered to quit following the poor results of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha......
13:14 2019-06-01

UK environment minister Gove joins race to replace May as prime minister: Sky Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported....
14:00 2019-05-26

Quit If You Can't Work With Chief Minister, Navjot Sidhu Told By Minister Strongly criticising his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa hit out at the......
00:28 2019-05-22

UPDATE 1-British health minister Hancock joins race to replace May as prime minister British health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday he would enter the contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, the fifth candidate to say they would run to replace Theresa May as prime minister....
10:14 2019-05-25

South African minister aims to revoke extradition of ex-Mozambique finance minister: document South Africa's new justice minister will apply to have his predecessor's decision to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country set aside, according to a document seen by Reuters....
09:14 2019-07-13

Japan's Abe to pick former vice minister Sugawara as trade minister: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hand former vice trade minister Isshu Sugawara the trade and industry portfolio and select Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura for the post of economy minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday...
11:28 2019-09-10

Two aides to Lebanese minister killed as convoy hit by gunfire: minister Two aides to a Lebanese Druze minister were killed on Sunday when his convoy came under fire as it passed through an area loyal to a rival Druze faction, in what the minister called an assassination attempt....
20:14 2019-06-30

An Ex-U.K. Minister Says Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is Not Trying to Get a Brexit Deal LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson’s insistence...
08:14 2019-09-09

The photo of tiny black skimmer chick with cigarette butt in its beak prompts calls for littering crackdown on Florida beaches 15 (WFLA) Images of a tiny chick holding a cigarette in its beak have Florida residents calling for a crackdown on littering. Karen Mason snapped the photos of a black skimmer feeding a chick last week at St. Pete’s Beach in Pinellas County. ...
14:14 2019-06-28

UK business minister and trade minister go as Johnson becomes PM Britain's business minister Greg Clark and trade minister Liam Fox both said they would no longer be in government after Boris Johnson was formally appointed prime minister on Wednesday....
19:28 2019-07-24

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: A charming alternative to Cape Cod with sandy beaches and fried clams Just under an hour’s drive from Boston, Cape Ann is a smaller version of Cape Cod, with the same sandy beaches, seaside eateries and colonial history.        ...
21:14 2019-06-03

This state is adding free sunscreen dispensers to state beaches & parks all summer long! If you wanna have some fun in the sun this summer and keep your skin safe, looks like Rhode Island might be the ticket.        ...
20:56 2019-05-23

Prince Harry 'honoured' as he meets Chelsea pensioners who landed on Normandy beaches on D-Day The Duke of Sussex said he was "honoured" to be alongside six D-Day veterans as he inspected Chelsea Pensioners at their annual Founder's Day parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea....
06:56 2019-06-07

Sewage is also part of ‘sun, surf, and sand’ at America’s dirtiest beaches, study finds A study looked at the number of days in 2018 that the water had bacteria counts exceeding Environmental Protection Agency standards.        ...
17:56 2019-07-23

'Dr. Beach' ranks America's top 10 beaches for 2019 "Dr. Beach" uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, including water cleanliness, safety and management of the beach environment and its facilities.        ...
17:42 2019-06-03

There's 'poop in the water' at America's dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list? A new report lists beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states prone to bacteria counts that can make you sick.       ...
17:00 2019-07-23

EU imposes new sanctions on Venezuela The EU has said Venezuela must work toward new elections amid the country's political and economic crisis. This comes as seven more people close to President Nicolas Maduro were hit by travel and financial restrictions....
12:00 2019-09-27

Venezuela gives a rare look at its economy Venezuela's economy is in shambles and the country has plunged into political chaos. The dysfunction is so great that basic economic data has been hard to come by....
06:56 2019-05-30

US emergency aid for Venezuela to be distributed in Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid that was earmarked for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will now be distributed in Colombia. Colombia’s government said in a statement Thursday that it had reached the decision with...
04:14 2019-05-31

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanctions....
03:56 2019-06-07

Venezuela talks in Norway end without deal Government and opposition envoys meeting in Norway have failed to reach an agreement in their latest rounds of talks. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to press ahead with street protests....
08:28 2019-05-30

UN says Venezuela exodus surpasses 4 million CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations says the number of Venezuelans who have left their country in recent years has surpassed 4 million. The U.N. refugee agency said Friday the number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants rose by 1 million afte...
16:28 2019-06-07

Canada closes embassy in Venezuela Canada announced Sunday that it has temporarily closed its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for limiting its abilities to function in the destabilized country....
06:00 2019-06-03

The human cost of the US sanctions on Venezuela The US has a total embargo on Venezuela. The EU has imposed new sanctions. The goal is to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But the measures are hitting Venezuelans hard and have already killed 40,000 people....
09:42 2019-10-01

In Maduro's regime, Venezuela sends aid to you Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty in neighboring Colombia -- even as citizens in his country struggle with food shortages at home....
04:56 2019-06-22

U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuela Into an Embargo The new measures mark a significant escalation of pressure against the regime of President Nicolás Maduro and countries including Russia and China that continue to support him....
06:28 2019-08-06

Venezuela Made A Pact With The VAR Devil For most of my lifetime, Venezuela has been chum for the sharks of South America. La Vinotinto have never qualified for a World Cup, have never even made the final of a Copa America, and generally do not put up much of a fight, particularly against t...
17:56 2019-06-19

China condemns U.S. 'interference' in Venezuela Sweeping sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Venezuela constitute "gross interference" and violate the norms of international relations, China said....
10:56 2019-08-08

What Can Be Saved? Preserving science in Venezuela As their country falls apart, a hardy team of scientists in Venezuela is determined to transcend the turmoil to record what happens as the country's last glacier vanishes. This is the second in a 12-part series that asks, "What Can Be Saved?" (Sept. ...
11:28 2019-09-24

Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors ‘terrorists’ A news magazine says leaked intelligence reports indicate that Venezuela’s government is harboring Colombian rebels in its territory — and Colombian officials say that coincides with allegations they will present this month to the United Nations...
16:42 2019-09-09

Inside oil-rich Venezuela's gas shortages For the last two weeks, people from several states in Venezuela have described severe gas shortages, a once unthinkable problem. It's not the first time that the country has suffered gas shortages, but those were blamed on bad distribution and logist...
00:42 2019-05-27

UN: More aid for Venezuela refugee crisis needed The UN has warned that hostility towards Venezuelan refugees in neighboring countries will grow if aid is not increased. Of the more than $700 in aid that had been sought, less than $180 million has been received....
04:56 2019-08-19

Boyd makes US debut, among 5 changes vs Venezuela CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Tyler Boyd made his debut for the United States in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of five lineup changes against Venezuela. The 24-year-old had five appearances for New Zealand before FIFA approved hi...
21:56 2019-06-09

Another blackout plunges Venezuela into darkness Another power blackout has again darkened Venezuela, snarling transportation and phone service -- an event leader Nicolas Maduro blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."...
17:00 2019-07-23

They Survived Colonization and War. But Venezuela’s Collapse Was Too Much. The Wayuu have long lived between Venezuela and Colombia. But as Venezuela collapses, many are seeking refuge with their Colombian kin, straining resources — and relationships....
18:28 2019-07-31

U.S. and Venezuela Hold Secret Talks The Trump administration has been secretly talking with top aides of Nicolás Maduro in an effort to push Venezuela’s authoritarian president from power and clear the way for free elections in the economically devastated country, according to official...
04:56 2019-08-22

Trump says he is considering a blockade or quarantine on Venezuela U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power....
23:28 2019-08-01

Nueva Cádiz and the Pearls of Venezuela South America is famous for many reasons and amongst history lovers, for its many lost and abandoned cities. Since they have been rediscovered, they are among some of the most remarkable archaeological remains in the world. ...
05:14 2019-08-30

Russia Says It Won't Increase Presence in Venezuela Russia said it had rotated a group of weapons specialists in Venezuela and emphasized that it didn’t intend to increase its military presence in the country....
00:28 2019-06-28

Oil and migration: why the U.S. is heavily involved in Venezuela’s crisis Oil, migration and proximity. These are the reasons experts gave when asked why the western world — particularly the United States — is so concerned with Venezuela's political fate....
21:28 2019-05-26

Canada suspends operations at Venezuela embassy Canada has temporarily shut its embassy in Venezuela, saying President Nicolas Maduro's government is refusing to renew visas for Canadian diplomats. Ottawa is also reviewing the status of Venezuelan envoys to Canada....
06:14 2019-06-03

| Venezuela calls on US to reopen diplomatic ties Venezuela's socialist government has called on the United States to restore diplomatic ties with Caracas after it opened talks with fringe opposition parties....
09:42 2019-09-20

Venezuela says Russia debt restructuring not on the agenda - RIA Venezuela's oil minister said on Thursday that the restructuring of his country's debt to Russia was not on the agenda, the RIA news agency reported....
12:14 2019-06-06

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout The lights have gone out across much of Venezuela’s capital and there are reports that much of the country is also being affected by a massive outage...
01:28 2019-07-23

Venezuela Withdraws From Planned Talks With Opposition Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro pulled his government out of this week’s negotiations with the opposition aimed at resolving the country’s political crisis after the Trump administration imposed sweeping sanctions against the Caribbean nation....
06:00 2019-08-08

US slams 'intolerable' support for Venezuela's Maduro National Security Adviser John Bolton said Venezuela was now part of an "exclusive club of rogue states," and issued a stark warning to any countries wanting to do business with Caracas....
11:56 2019-08-07

Trump imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order freezing all assets of the Venezuelan government, further tightening restrictions on embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
08:56 2019-08-06

Power Outage Leaves Venezuela in the Dark, Again Most of Venezuela was left in the dark in the latest blackout to hit the beleaguered nation as it suffers from an economic collapse and a crumbling power grid....
07:42 2019-07-23

Pence says Canada should work with U.S. on Cuba and Venezuela U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said the U.S. government and Canada should work together to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable and to expose the influence of Cuba....
23:28 2019-05-30

Norway says it will host Venezuela mediation again next week The diplomatic effort reflects recognition in Venezuela that neither the government or opposition have been able to prevail in their struggle for power....
23:28 2019-05-25

Even criminals are suffering in Venezuela’s failing economy CARACAS, Venezuela — The feared street gangster El Negrito sleeps with a pistol under his pillow and says he’s lost track of his murder count. But despite his hardened demeanor, he’s quick to gripe about how Venezuela’s failing economy is cutting int...
22:14 2019-05-28

Trump Administration Set to Triple Pro-Democracy Aid in Venezuela (NEW YORK) — The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the sociali...
02:14 2019-09-25

In A First, Miss Venezuela Ditches Contestants' Measurements For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants' waist, bust and hip measurements, organisers said....
19:28 2019-08-02

Venezuela’s Capital Is in the Dark Again After a Massive Blackout CARACAS, Venezuela — The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydro...
04:28 2019-07-23

Russia says U.S. asset freeze on Venezuela is illegal: RIA Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that a move by Washington to freeze all Venezuelan government assets in the United States was illegal and amounted to "economic terror", the RIA news agency reported....
18:42 2019-08-06

Venezuela ready to defend itself after US invokes Rio Treaty Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has described the US' decision to invoke a defense pact as "illegal" and "dangerous." Washington has said they were left with little choice due to "bellicose" moves from Venezuela....
12:00 2019-09-14

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Oslo for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country....
03:42 2019-05-26

US sanctions Maduro’s son as it raises pressure on Venezuela The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption...
21:14 2019-06-28

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China’s Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an “absolute disconnection with reality.”...
05:56 2019-05-25

Venezuela Negotiators Agree to New Round of Talks Both sides of Venezuela’s political divide agreed to hold a new round of negotiations, Norway’s foreign ministry said, as Oslo looks to mediate a solution to the South American nation’s political standoff and humanitarian crisis....
09:56 2019-05-26

Canada suspending operations at embassy in Venezuela TORONTO (AP) — Canada is suspending operations at its embassy in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement Sunday that Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s regime “has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign ...
00:28 2019-06-03

Trump says U.S. blockade or quarantine of Venezuela under consideration U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power....
00:28 2019-08-02

Venezuela's government and opposition to reset talks President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido both signaled in the past days a willingness to return to the negotiating table. The two sides have already met twice in talks hosted by Norway....
06:14 2019-06-30

Venezuela shreds sloppy US defense early for 3-0 win CINCINNATI (AP) — Sloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to another disconcerting loss Sunday, 3-0 to Venezuela in the Americans’ final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Another bad start never got much better. Ve...
23:00 2019-06-09

Cuba asks Canada to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez urged Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela in their third meeting since May on the South American country's political and humanitarian crisis....
07:56 2019-08-29

Venezuela: Juan Guaido's bodyguards arrested Two members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's security team have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell guns. There is no indication that the arrest will affect ongoing negotiations with the government....
01:42 2019-07-14

Venezuela says U.S. sanctions hit debt refinancing, oil sales Venezuela charged on Friday that U.S.-led sanctions had stopped foreign debt refinancing, blocked vital food and medicine imports, and cost billions of dollars in lost oil assets....
14:14 2019-07-05

U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela The Department of Homeland Security said the country’s instability created conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew.”...
15:00 2019-05-21

Venezuela frees judge, journalist, 20 students: U.N Venezuela has released 22 prisoners including the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday....
14:14 2019-07-05

Venezuela marks independence day with military parade President Maduro said he would seek peace with the opposition, one day after a UN report accused the military of extrajudicial killings. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for an end to Maduro's "dictatorship."...
02:01 2019-07-06

US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean U.S. authorities say a Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations...
23:28 2019-07-21

| Trump: Russia says has removed 'most' personnel from Venezuela Russia has told the US that it has withdrawn most of its personnel from Venezuela, US President Donald Trump says, two months after telling Moscow to "get out" of the crisis-plagued Latin American nation....
02:28 2019-06-04

German ambassador allowed to return to Venezuela Expelled from Venezuela in March for greeting opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido at the airport, German Ambassador Daniel Kriener has been given permission by Caracas to return....
11:42 2019-07-02

Venezuela’s Maduro says settlement talks could soon resume President Nicolás Maduro says his representatives could return to negotiations with Venezuela’s opposition in talks he abruptly halted earlier this month...
19:28 2019-08-29

Venezuela Gives Colombian Rebels Free Rein The guerrillas of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, have been battling Colombian governments for half a century, but they have a new advantage: Sanctuary in and open support from Venezuela is helping the group thrive as it never has before....
18:42 2019-07-14

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said....
03:28 2019-07-05

Venezuela reopens border crossing with Colombia Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months...
20:00 2019-06-08

Xi says China will play 'constructive role' on Venezuela China will work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the country to get back on a normal development path as soon as possible, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media....
07:56 2019-06-05

Trump said Russia was getting out of Venezuela. The Kremlin says that’s not true. The Kremlin contradicted Trump’s tweet that Russian personnel have departed Venezuela. Moscow is a primary backer of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....
00:42 2019-06-05

Venezuela's Maduro says there has been contact with U.S. officials 'for months' Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he had authorized contact with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump "for months," in an effort to repair relations with Washington....
05:00 2019-08-21

Venezuela chides Peru for 'xenophobia' against migrants Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government accused Peruvian authorities on Sunday of fomenting "xenophobia" against the large Venezuelan exile population after a series of incidents of apparent mistreatment of migrants....
06:28 2019-09-30

Venezuela releasing judge, journalist, 20 students - U.N. Venezuela is releasing 22 people, including judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more releases....
20:42 2019-07-05

Venezuela’s Guaido to name new boards of PDVSA and Citgo Venezuela's President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, will name new director boards at state oil company PDVSA and its United States subsidiary Citgo....
16:28 2019-05-21

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense....
14:38 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thursday....
14:38 2019-05-21

A Fuel Shortage Is Crippling Agriculture in Venezuela Already facing a deep economic crisis, the country is seeing food production shrink drastically as mismanagement and American sanctions make gasoline scarce....
19:00 2019-07-06

JP Morgan to cut Venezuela weight to zero in key indexes over five months JP Morgan will reduce the weight of Venezuela's sovereign and PDVSA bonds to zero in its widely-tracked indexes, the bank said on Tuesday, adding the linear five-month phase out process would start on July 31....
16:42 2019-07-09

U.S. Prepares Charges Over Venezuela's Food-Aid Program The U.S. is preparing measures ranging from criminal charges to sanctions against people involved in Venezuela’s military-run emergency food program, part of an effort to target what U.S. officials describe as a large-scale money laundering operation...
03:14 2019-05-22

Venezuela accused of killing naval officer Security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro arrested naval officer Rafael Acosta Arevalo last month. Twelve countries from across the Americas have called his reported death an "assassination."...
09:56 2019-07-01

German ambassador to Venezuela returns after spat President Maduro's government had removed Daniel Kriener from Caracas in March, accusing him of meddling in domestic affairs. Venezuela is in the center of a political and humanitarian crisis....
17:14 2019-07-22

EU sees sharp rise in asylum applications from Venezuela The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Venezuela....
12:28 2019-06-11

MLB bans playing in Venezuela amid Trump order Major League Baseball has told players they cannot compete in the Venezuela winter league this season, a response intended to comply with President Donald Trump's embargo against the country....
04:00 2019-08-23

Putin says he hopes Venezuela talks will normalize situation Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Norway-brokered talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition would normalize the situation in country and bring an end to political turmoil....
15:14 2019-07-11

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis In something of an unexpected silver lining to Venezuela’s all-consuming crisis, experts say armed assaults and killings in the country are plummeting....
10:14 2019-05-28

AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela’s Guaido track stolen art U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of European and Latin American artwork they believe is being plundered by Venezuelan government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power...
04:00 2019-09-20

Adobe Will Cancel All Subscriptions in Venezuela to Comply With U.S. Sanctions Adobe users in Venezuela received an email yesterday notifying them that the company will soon suspend their subscriptions and delete their accounts. The move is a direct result of the Trump regime’s sanctions against the South American country, acco...
13:14 2019-10-08

U.S. walks out of U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria took the chair....
12:14 2019-05-28

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela’s broken oil industry Venezuela’s crumbling oil industry has turned Lake Maracaibo into a wasteland, threatening fishermen who depend on the water for sustenance while destroying the landscape around them...
19:14 2019-10-11

IMF denies pressuring Venezuela to release economic data The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence, while two sources said the country's surprise data release this week was due to pressure from China....
15:42 2019-05-31

'Rio Treaty' Nations to Cooperate on Sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Western Hemisphere nations voted Monday to employ a regional treaty to impose sanctions against embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, accusing his regime of criminal activity including drug trafficking and money laundering....
05:56 2019-09-24

Venezuela beats Bolivia 3-1 and advances in Copa America BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Venezuela beat Bolivia 3-1 to advance to the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday. Darwin Machis scored in each half for Venezuela at Mineirao Stadium. Leonel Justiniano reduced Bolivia’s deficit in the 82nd minu...
00:42 2019-06-23

Venezuela government, opposition agree to continue talks There will be further talks to end to Venezuela's stalemate, negotiators have said. For years, the president's adversaries had been wary of lengthy dialogue, insisting that he has used talks to stall for time....
07:14 2019-07-12

The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official CARACAS – At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the door. They searched the bedroom of their suspect – Guaido’s chief of staf...
02:00 2019-06-12

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has accused state-aligned groups of targeting Venezuelan civilians fo...
14:38 2019-05-21

Venezuela healthcare collapse: Four children die in same hospital this month Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas' largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one of four children who have died this month in Vene...
20:56 2019-05-31

Diplomatic efforts on Venezuela crisis gain momentum Government and opposition sends envoys to negotiate in Norway, though two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution....
20:01 2019-05-21

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Now is the Time for Action’ At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a hard-line approach and rejected compromises....
17:14 2019-08-07

Venezuela migrants propel billion-dollar delivery app BOGOTA, Colombia — It’s six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage. The 21-year-old Venezuelan migrant turns on his phone and logs on to Rappi, an app through which freelance cyclists get paid to make de...
17:56 2019-07-31

Chevron has been in Venezuela for nearly 100 years. It could finally be forced to leave Chevron's nearly century-long relationship with Venezuela might not survive the Maduro regime's fight with the United States. Not only is Venezuela's infrastructure crumbling, but the OPEC member's national oil company has been sanctioned by the Trum...
16:42 2019-06-19

Martino, Mexico use shuffling roster to beat Venezuela ATLANTA (AP) — For all the players absent from Mexico’s national team, new coach Tata Martino may still have a roster solid enough to make a strong run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Martino returned to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for his first game in Ge...
05:56 2019-06-06

Norway says Venezuela opposition and government talks to continue Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition will continue, Norway's foreign ministry said on Thursday, after a top Socialist Party leader announced the end of this week's round of Oslo-backed talks to end a political crisis....
23:42 2019-07-11

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Any negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis will likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running. Dag Nylander is leading the exploratory talks betwe...
18:14 2019-05-31

Venezuela will use Russian military equipment at drills on July 24: RIA Venezuela will use Russian military equipment during exercises on July 24, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday....
10:14 2019-07-11

Soccer: First-half goals give Venezuela 3-0 friendly win over U.S. Venezuela scored three goals without reply in a whirlwind first half to grab a convincing 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly in Cincinnati on Sunday....
00:00 2019-06-10

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela MADRID (AP) — The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc’s special envoy for Venezuela. Iglesias has been the head of the Inter-American Development Bank and SEG...
14:14 2019-05-28

Airlines see new government in Venezuela as key to repayment of debt -IATA International airlines are pinning their hopes on a change of government in Venezuela before some $4 billion owned to the firms by the state might be repaid, a top executive with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday....
03:28 2019-09-11

Venezuela's Guaido considering attending U.N. general assembly: envoy Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido is considering attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York this month to step up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro but has not yet reached a decision, the opposition's envoy to the ...
21:56 2019-09-16

Maduro says he 'repudiates' Trump statement on possible Venezuela blockade Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's statement about a possible blockade of the South American country, adding that its seas would remain "free and independent."...
00:56 2019-08-03

Venezuela launches military exercises, warns Colombia Venezuelan President Maduro has accused Colombia of plotting his overthrow, while Bogota said Venezuela harbors and backs rogue rebel fighters. The US offered Colombia its "full support" against any attempted aggression....
10:42 2019-09-11

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela’s crisis slows Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition’s demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela’s political crisis...
01:14 2019-06-08

U.S. to outline plans to help Venezuela after Maduro leaves: U.S. official U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will outline Washington's plans to help rebuild Venezuela in the event President Nicolas Maduro leaves - at a conference in Lima next week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday....
00:56 2019-08-03

Venezuela's Military Deserters Face Disappointment Across the Border When Gabriel Pérez fled for this Colombian border city after defecting from Venezuela’s military, he thought he and hundreds of other deserters would soon launch an incursion to topple the autocrat back home. That isn’t how things worked out....
23:56 2019-05-29

Venezuela says new Trump executive order formalizes 'blockade' Venezuela's foreign ministry on Tuesday said a new move by U.S. President Donald Trump to freeze all the country's assets in the United States was an effort to "formalize a criminal economic, financial, and commercial blockade that has already starte...
18:42 2019-08-06

Bolton says time to act against Venezuela's Maduro after U.S. freezes assets U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday called for tougher international action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after Washington froze his government's assets in a sharp escalation of its pressure on the leftist leader....
18:42 2019-08-06

Donald Trump freezes assets held by Venezuela in US The US president's move is his latest gambit to oust counterpart Nicolas Maduro from power. Meanwhile, Colombia says it will grant citizenship to babies born there to Venezuelan parents and thus at risk of statelessness....
12:14 2019-08-06

With Venezuela in collapse, towns slip into primitive isolation At the once-busy beach resort of Patanemo, tourism has evaporated over the last two years as Venezuela's economic crisis has deepened and deteriorating cellphone service left visitors too afraid of robbery to brave the isolated roads....
21:14 2019-06-07

Venezuela was on the brink of an uprising. Now protesters are fighting for survival As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his US ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is moving to enforce a new normal across Venezuela....
14:38 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang Opposition leader plays down images but analysts say they could prove highly damagingJuan Guaidó, the Venezuelan politician fighting to topple Nicolás Maduro, is facing awkward questions about his relationship with organised crime after the publicati...
02:56 2019-09-14

Venezuela's Maduro says he will skip U.N., but envoys will slam U.S. sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he will not travel to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, but that two of his envoys would attend to denounce U.S. sanctions on the OPEC nation....
03:42 2019-09-13

'Worse than a nightmare': These oil executives are still detained in Venezuela nearly 2 years later When Tomeu Vadell, an American oil executive, was summoned to Venezuela for an emergency work meeting the week before Thanksgiving 2017, his wife said she urged him not to go....
06:00 2019-08-05

Venezuela's rule of law has crumbled under Maduro, says legal watchdog International Commission of Jurists called on Venezuelan authorities to reinstate democratic institutionsThe rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of Nicolás Maduro, which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial br...
17:14 2019-07-08

A Split Has Emerged in Venezuela’s Opposition Over Talks With Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro’s government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, er...
05:28 2019-09-17

Airlines see new government in Venezuela as key to repayment of debt: IATA International airlines are pinning their hopes on a change of government in Venezuela before some $4 billion owned to the firms by the state might be repaid, a top executive with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday....
03:28 2019-09-11

U.S. ready to target other countries for supporting Venezuela's Maduro U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said Washington was ready to impose sanctions on any international company doing business with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a sharp escalation of U.S. pressure on the leftist leader....
04:56 2019-08-07

US balks as Venezuela heads up UN-backed disarmament body GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the U.N.’s main disarmament body has walked out of its current session in Geneva to protest that Venezuela has taken the chair. Robert Wood insisted “a rogue state” was taking over, shortly after...
14:14 2019-05-28

U.S. Details Plan to Rebuild Venezuela Under Democratic Rule U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross laid out a plan to provide credit and investment opportunities to help rebuild Venezuela’s economy under democratic rule....
17:42 2019-08-01

U.S. boycotts U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest against Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria took the chair....
15:14 2019-05-28

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU's special envoy for Venezuela The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc's special envoy for Venezuela....
15:42 2019-05-28

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Time for Dialogue Is Over’ At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a hard-line approach and rejected compromises....
08:28 2019-08-07

Putin: No intention to deploy Russian troops in Venezuela ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has told reporters that Moscow has no intention to deploy its troops or set up military bases in Venezuela. He added that Russian experts have been in Venezuela to service Russian-made weapons bo...
14:56 2019-06-06

EU appoints seasoned diplomat as special envoy for Venezuela The European Union has appointed a former international banker and seasoned diplomat as the bloc’s special envoy for Venezuela, in a move that it hopes will increase the chances of a fresh presidential election as a way out of the crisis in the count...
21:56 2019-05-28

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia after four-month blockade Venezuelans have joined long lines to cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine. Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the border in February to keep out foreign aid he said was unneeded....
23:28 2019-06-08

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
15:00 2019-06-22

After 4 Months, Venezuela Reopens Border Crossing With Colombia CÚCUTA, Colombia — Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans...
21:42 2019-06-08

Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala’s president-elect The president-elect of Guatemala says officials have blocked him from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition politician Juan Guaidó, a foe of socialist leader Nicolás Maduro...
00:14 2019-10-13

Venezuela says it has proof of anti-Maduro plot in Colombia The Venezuelan government is presenting evidence of what it calls paramilitary training camps in neighboring Colombia to plot violent attacks to undermine President Nicolás Maduro...
04:56 2019-09-01

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados Norway’s Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela’s political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming week...
03:56 2019-07-08

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is expected to arrive We...
22:00 2019-06-19

Venezuela reopens Tachira border post with Colombia Four months ago Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed the border post during a dispute over humanitarian aid deliveries. It is not clear whether crucial border bridges will be unblocked....
15:01 2019-06-08

Venezuela loses $1.4 bln of gold to banks for guarantees -sources Citibank and Deutsche Bank have taken control of around $1.4 billion of Venezuelan government gold, which they received as guarantees for loans, as a result of U.S. sanctions on the Venezuelan Central Bank, according to five sources....
22:56 2019-06-06

The Latest: Norway mediation effort in Venezuela stalls CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 10:28 a.m. A member of Venezuela’s opposition said that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Nicolás Maduro’s refusal to accept presiden...
16:56 2019-06-07

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump merits 'a thousand impeachments' Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, under fire all year to quit from the United States and its allies, exulted on Monday in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, though he did not expect the White House to let up against him....
22:56 2019-09-30

Diplomatic Gatecrashers? UN Sees Duelling Delegations From Venezuela Virtually all countries sent diplomats to the United Nations for the General Assembly, but Venezuela was a special case -- it had two delegations, each dueling for recognition....
11:14 2019-09-30

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negot...
19:42 2019-06-15

We need to use persuasion rather than military action in Venezuela, Colombia's president says Daily pressure should be exerted on Venezuela's military regime to defect from the Maduro regime rather than international military intervention, Colombia's president told CNBC on Tuesday....
13:42 2019-06-18

Venezuela's opposition gets Trump boost at U.N., keeps pressuring Europe U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told a meeting of Latin American leaders who recognize Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader that they were part of a "historic coalition," trying to oust President Nicola...
20:28 2019-09-25

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. Diplomats and mem...
18:42 2019-06-15

Venezuela reportedly wants its central bank to hold bitcoin Venezuela may not just be using its own cryptocurrency to dodge the consequences of international sanctions. Bloomberg tipsters say the country's central bank is testing the possibility of holding on to cryptocurrencies in order to help the sta...
06:28 2019-09-30

Panama Canal will not block Venezuela vessels despite U.S. sanctions The Panama Canal will continue authorizing vessels coming from Venezuela provided they present the necessary paperwork, the waterway's chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation should not make a di...
23:42 2019-08-14

Venezuela political negotiations to continue next week: sources The sources said the location for the talks will be decided by the government of Norway, which is leading the mediation effort and hosted two previous rounds of exploratory talks in May....
03:42 2019-06-30

US to redirect Central America aid to Venezuela's Juan Guaido In a USAID memo, Donald Trump's administration said that funds would go to paying salaries of Juan Guaido's interim government, local NGO's and the promotion of independent media....
06:56 2019-07-18

Lima Group and EU urge more international involvement in Venezuela The Lima Group regional bloc and EU-led contact group on Venezuela on Monday called on Latin America and the broader international community to play a more active role in restoring democracy to Venezuela....
21:56 2019-06-03

US sanctions Cuba’s Castro for propping up Venezuela’s Maduro President Trump is barring Cuban Communist leader Raúl Castro and his children from entering the United States, citing human rights abuses and his regime’s support for Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro....
12:28 2019-09-27

UN launches Venezuela human rights abuse probe The UN Human Rights Council has voted to send a team to Venezuela to investigate alleged rights violations. Representatives from a dozen countries around the world made the decision despite half abstaining....
14:00 2019-09-27

OAS meeting ends in disagreement over Venezuela opposition delegation Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a majority vote to recognize a representative from the co...
07:28 2019-06-29

Venezuela’s misery doesn’t even spare the dead in Maracaibo MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren’t safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery since late last year, stealing ornaments and sometime...
08:00 2019-06-18

Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN announced on Friday....
18:28 2019-06-07

Feds slap sanctions on son of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro The US on Friday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro’s son to ratchet up pressure on relatives of top officials backing the socialist leader. The Treasury Department froze any assets in the US belonging to Nicolás Maduro Jr. and ...
10:14 2019-06-29

Trump: Russia told U.S. 'most of their people' have left Venezuela President Donald Trump said on Monday that Russia told the United States it had removed "most of their people" from Venezuela, where Moscow has maintained military and economic ties with socialist President Nicolas Maduro....
23:42 2019-06-03

Canada closing Venezuela embassy effective immediately Canada's foreign affairs minister says the Maduro regime has taken action to prevent foreign embassies from functioning, "particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy."...
00:56 2019-06-03

Venezuela’s Guaidó grapples with case of alleged corruption CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition is coming under scrutiny for a case in which two activists allegedly misappropriated funds designated to help Venezuelan security forces who deserted and crossed into Colombia. Opposition leader ...
03:42 2019-06-18

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their bottom line....
07:01 2019-06-18

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume The Associated Press has learned that negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela’s political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados...
21:42 2019-06-29

Venezuela's Maduro did not discuss new loans with Putin: Kremlin The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro did not discuss new loans for Caracas at talks in Moscow, but that they had touched on military technical cooperation....
11:42 2019-09-26

Venezuela deports 59 Colombians arrested 'arbitrarily' three years ago: U.N. Venezuela's government on Saturday deported 59 Colombian citizens who had been "arbitrarily" detained there almost three years ago, the United Nations human rights office said, applauding it as a "positive sign."...
00:28 2019-06-30

International groups focused on Venezuela crisis meet at UN Two international groups trying to foster a solution to the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela want to get buy-in from countries supporting embattled President Nicolás Maduro....
22:14 2019-06-03

Venezuela's Guaidó grapples with case of alleged corruption Venezuela's opposition is coming under scrutiny for a case in which two activists allegedly misappropriated funds designated to help Venezuelan security forces who deserted and crossed into Colombia....
08:00 2019-06-18

Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power It was the fourth major blackout to hit Venezuelans in less than five months. The government blamed Monday’s outage on “an electromagnetic attack,” without providing any evidence....
03:14 2019-07-23

US sanctions could 'significantly exacerbate' Venezuela's crisis, UN warns Newly imposed US sanctions on Venezuela could "significantly exacerbate" the crisis that ordinary civilians are facing in the country, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, warned in a statement Thursday....
13:28 2019-08-09

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government Authorities in Venezuela have released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolas Maduro’s government...
03:28 2019-07-17

Lender CAF proposes $400-million Venezuela credit: Guaido Latin American development bank CAF has proposed a $400-million credit line to Venezuela, but it will not be administered by President Nicolas Maduro's government, the opposition leader said on Tuesday....
03:42 2019-10-09

Venezuela steers away from politics before Copa América game RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel almost left his job for political reasons after his team beat Argentina 3-1 in March in a friendly game in Madrid. One day before he faces Lionel Messi again — this time in the quarterfinals of the...
04:14 2019-06-28

Venezuela draw 0-0 with Peru in their Copa America opener "Venezuela and Peru began their Copa America with a nervous 0-0 draw on Saturday in a match marked by two Peruvian goals chalked off after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR)."...
23:42 2019-06-15

5 reasons Trump's Venezuela embargo won't end the Maduro regime The US has upped its pressure of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by imposing new sanctions. The new measures aren't quite a full trade embargo like the US has on Cuba, but they won't be enough to force Maduro out, according to M...
04:56 2019-08-08

The Latest: Venezuela condemns countries that shunned Maduro Venezuela’s vice president is condemning the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s rightful president, calling it the “worst mistake in the diplomatic history of these countries.”...
01:42 2019-09-28

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, the most vulnerable are joining the exodus After years of largely middle-class migration, aid officials see an uptick in the poor, the elderly and the disabled leaving the South American nation....
02:00 2019-08-08

Venezuela: hyperinflation leads to new banknotes for second time in a year Banknotes of 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 bolívar denominations will begin circulating on Thursday, the central bank saidVenezuela is releasing new banknotes for the second time in less than a year, the central bank said on Wednesday, after hyperinflati...
00:14 2019-06-13

Venezuela: widespread blackouts could be new normal, experts warn Country struggled to restore power after massive blackout on Monday left millions without powerWidespread electricity outages could become the new normal in Venezuela, experts have warned, as the country struggled to restore power after a massive bla...
20:56 2019-07-23

| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
14:56 2019-06-18

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela....
23:56 2019-06-27

A trail of 'bloody gold' leads to Venezuela's government The crash of steel pounding rock echoes through the dark gallery, as Darwin Rojas, 43, hammers away in a small corner. He's muddy, sweaty and breathing heavily, crushing stone after stone around him....
06:14 2019-08-21

Plans for Tower Fifth in Midtown include Venezuela consulate The current Venezuelan consulate on East 51st Street is supposed to be incorporated into Harry Macklowe’s proposed Tower Fifth skyscraper, and any sale seems to have escaped complications from US sanctions. Looking out, the lobby will frame the side ...
05:42 2019-06-19

Venezuela's Maduro says lawmakers will return to congress on Tuesday Venezuelan pro-government lawmakers will return on Tuesday to the opposition-controlled congress after a two-year absence, President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, while maintaining that the institution was still illegal....
02:42 2019-09-24

Diplomatic Gatecrashers? UN Sees Dueling Delegations From Venezuela Virtually all countries sent diplomats to the United Nations for the General Assembly, but Venezuela was a special case -- it had two delegations, each dueling for recognition....
00:14 2019-09-30

Venezuela opposition says Norway talks must focus on elections Norway-backed talks between Venezuela's opposition and the government of President Nicolas Maduro must focus on elections, an opposition negotiator said on Monday, as the dialogue proceedings remain stalled after the government walked out....
01:14 2019-09-03

Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday....
23:56 2019-05-22

Washington Is Holding Secret Talks With One of Venezuela’s Top Officials BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede t...
09:42 2019-08-19

How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela's Gold Landed in Africa---and Vanished A Russian airliner’s secretive deliveries to a refinery in Uganda expose one link in a global underground economy many suspect is helping Nicolás Maduro cling to power. “It’s a fire sale.”...
18:56 2019-06-18

The Latest: Diplomats meet in Sweden to discuss Venezuela BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the political turmoil in Venezuela (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Officials say that Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with interests in Venezuela amid stalled mediation efforts in neighboring Norway. A...
19:28 2019-06-13

Venezuela: Representatives of Maduro and Guaido to meet in Norway Norway's foreign ministry said in a statement that the government and opposition delegates will hold talks in Oslo next week to carry forward the negotiation process. It will be their first face-to-face meeting....
12:56 2019-05-26

Venezuela's army death squads kill thousands — UN A UN report has detailed the extrajudicial executions of thousands of young men by special forces. The report says that the death squads are carrying out President Maduro's strategy for neutralizing political opponents....
00:14 2019-07-05

Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’ Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital armed with one of the nation’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy...
07:28 2019-08-21

U.S.' Pompeo to discuss Venezuela, Iran with Dutch counterpart U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Dutch counterpart will discuss Iran and Venezuela during talks in The Hague on Monday, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said....
14:28 2019-06-03

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets "with the people" Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mold of the country's conservative Catholic church....
16:56 2019-06-13

Venezuela's 'staggering' exodus reaches 4 million, UN refugee agency says Social and political crisis drives tide of migrantsColombia and Peru host half of fleeing Venezuelans Related: Venezuela at the crossroads: the who, what and why of the crisis More than 4 million Venezuelans have now fled economic and humanitarian ch...
20:00 2019-06-07

Trump: John Bolton ‘was holding me back!’ on Cuba, Venezuela President Trump on Thursday pushed back on the idea that former national security adviser John Bolton was too much of a hawk — asserting that it was Bolton who was constraining him. “In fact, my views on Venezuela, and especially Cuba, were far stron...
01:28 2019-09-13

IMF suspended work with Venezuela on economic data after political upheaval The International Monetary Fund suspended work with Venezuela on its economic data in January because of questions about the legitimacy of the government, the IMF said on Thursday, two days after the central bank reported its first data in nearly fou...
18:56 2019-05-30

Jailed Citgo executives ordered to stand trial in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A judge in Venezuela has ordered a trial in the case of six American oil executives held for 18 months on corruption charges that have contributed to tensions with the U.S. During a hearing Friday, judge Rosvelin Gil dismiss...
05:42 2019-06-08

UN human rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations....
09:56 2019-06-20

Venezuela's Guaido calls for probe into funds for military defectors Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for an investigation into claims his representatives misappropriated funds intended to help defectors from the Venezuelan military living in Colombia....
03:14 2019-06-16

Colombia's armed forces on alert over Venezuela military exercises The Colombian military is on alert in response to Venezuelan armed forces exercises along the two nations' border that Colombia considers an open threat, a senior military commander said on Wednesday....
06:14 2019-09-12

Trump says Bolton a 'disaster' on North Korea, 'out of line' on Venezuela U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that John Bolton, dismissed a day earlier as national security adviser, had been a "disaster" on North Korea policy, "out of line" on Venezuela, and did not get along with important administration officia...
00:14 2019-09-12

Pence in Canada to talk to Trudeau about trade, China and Venezuela U.S. Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Ottawa on Thursday to talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about ratification of the new North American trade agreement and the two countries' dispute with China....
17:42 2019-05-30

Venezuela’s socialist govt happy over removal of John Bolton A senior official in Venezuela’s embattled socialist government has expressed delight over the firing of U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, whose hawkish views and tough rhetoric were constant irritants for the region’s leftist leaders...
06:14 2019-09-11

| Wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Lopez in Spain Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government says....
21:56 2019-06-04

Special Report: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished A taxi dropped Maroly Bastardo and her two small children by a cemetery not far from the shore in northeast Venezuela. She still had time to change her mind....
14:14 2019-06-14

Venezuela's trees suffer as firewood replaces scarce cooking gas Endy Perez for years started her day by turning on the stove of her small house in the Venezuelan city of Maracay. These days, her breakfast routine begins with a search for firewood in a national park just behind her home....
00:00 2019-08-30

Venezuela should spend money on food, not missiles: Colombia president Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro should spend his country's money on food, not on missiles, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, amid renewed verbal sparring between the neighboring countries....
22:14 2019-09-05

Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro halts talks with opposition over US sanctions Venezuela responded to President Donald Trump's move to freeze assets in the US by skipping talks with Juan Guaido's team in Barbados. The government accused Guaido of 'celebrating and promoting' so-called US aggression....
10:28 2019-08-08

Venezuela picks only 2 home-based players for Copa America Venezuela's Copa America squad features 21 out of 23 players in foreign teams, highlighting how soccer is evolving in the baseball-loving nation        ...
18:00 2019-05-31

Colombia laments lack of aid for growing Venezuela migration crisis International donors have been significantly less generous in their support of Venezuelan migrants than other global refugee crises, Colombia's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as he repeated a request for more aid money....
23:28 2019-08-20

Pompeo: Hezbollah using Venezuela drug trafficking to ‘make payroll’ A major Iranian-backed terrorist group is using drug trafficking operations in Venezuela to fund operations in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday....
00:28 2019-06-12

Heritage Action, Norquist, FreedomWorks challenge Trump over Venezuela President Trump is facing substantial push back from several influential conservative groups for his move this week to aid Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó....
18:00 2019-08-07

Venezuela’s Guaidó names shadow cabinet to help oust Maduro Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó named a new shadow cabinet on Wednesday, launching the latest phase of his campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro from power...
22:42 2019-08-28

How Venezuela’s Political Crisis Is Pushing Women Into ‘Forced Motherhood’ (CARACAS, Venezuela) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where...
11:42 2019-08-22

U.S. hopeful EU will impose sanctions on Venezuela in coming months: U.S. envoy Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas "in the coming months" amid stalled talks to resolve the country's political crisis....
01:42 2019-08-30

Venezuela's Guaido says government plans to dissolve opposition-run legislature Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Sunday President Nicolas Maduro's government is preparing to dissolve the opposition-run legislature and call new legislative elections, potentially escalating Venezuela's political crisis....
06:42 2019-08-12

Venezuela pro-Maduro legislature to assess early congress elections Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress....
05:14 2019-08-13

Venezuela partially opens border with Colombia that was shut in February Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced a partial opening of the country's border with Colombia, which his government closed in February as opposition leaders prepared an ultimately failed effort to bring aid into the country....
08:14 2019-06-08

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro The top U.N. human rights official has met separately in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the crisis-wracked country...
05:01 2019-06-22

Venezuela’s gold fever fuels gangs and insecurity: 'There will be anarchy' Puerto Ordaz has been swept up in a gold rush that powers the city as the armed groups running the mines flourishPuerto Ordaz was once Venezuela’s industrial hub, a modernist dream of broad boulevards and ranks of factories and gateway to a belt of r...
14:56 2019-06-08

Venezuela's mining arc: a legal veneer for armed groups to plunder Their methods and origins differ, but their hunger for gold drives violence – and any foreign incursion could trigger escalationLate 2016, Nicolás Maduro tweeted a photograph of himself with a smile on his face and a gleaming ingot in his hands – but...
14:56 2019-06-08

In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela Russia has withdrawn key defense advisers from Venezuela, an embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro as Moscow weighs the leader’s political and economic resilience against growing U.S. pressure....
20:28 2019-06-02

Uruguay and Venezuela Issue Warnings About Travel to the U.S. After Mass Shootings (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Uruguay issued a warning to its citizens early this week about traveling to the U.S. after two mass shootings killed more than 30 people. The Latin American country also cited three cities citizens should avoid: Albuquerqu...
06:28 2019-08-07

Maduro alerts Venezuela military, citing Colombian threat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered his military to hold exercises along the border with Colombia, accusing the president of the neighboring country of plotting an attack as tensions mount between the two South American nations....
05:00 2019-09-04

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week The United Nations' top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, among others....
17:28 2019-06-14

UN rights chief decries latest US sanctions targeting Venezuela ‘Extremely broad’ measures could increase suffering in the country, says Michelle BacheletThe UN rights chief has intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as “extremely broad” with the potential to exa...
18:00 2019-08-09

Norwegian delegation in Venezuela to restart dialogue: sources, Guaido A delegation from the Norwegian government has come to Venezuela to restart talks between the government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition that were halted last week after Maduro's allies pulled out, according to four sources and opposit...
23:42 2019-08-14

Trump, Maduro confirm 'secret' contact over Venezuela crisis The US and Venezuelan leaders have confirmed for the first time that their governments are talking behind the scenes. No mention of the opposition was made....
11:00 2019-08-21

Venezuela government says it foiled plot to assassinate president Maduro Venezuelan officials said that they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolás Maduro and his closest political allies.Maduro spokesman Jorge Rodríguez said on state television that a network of mostl...
20:01 2019-06-27

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by U.S. sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday....
19:42 2019-05-22

Navy captain’s death in custody sparks outrage in Venezuela Venezuela’s opposition is denouncing what it calls the murder of a navy captain who died in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro...
06:28 2019-06-30

BRICS considers ways to help resolve Venezuela's crisis: Russia The BRICS bloc, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has discussed how it might help to broker a resolution to the political crisis in Venezuela, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Saturday....
16:14 2019-06-29

Russia to help beef up Venezuela's armed forces: RIA cites official Russia plans to take steps to strengthen Venezuela's armed forces, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday....
14:14 2019-07-05

Regional group to discuss Venezuela crisis next week, says Canada The Lima Group regional bloc, which supports the opposition in crisis-hit Venezuela, will meet in Guatemala on June 6, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday....
22:01 2019-05-28

Spain Frees Ex-Venezuela Spy Chief Wanted by U.S. on Drug Charges Spain’s National Court ordered Venezuela’s former top spy released from jail, rejecting a U.S. extradition request seeking the former official on longstanding charges that he had conspired to flood the U.S. with cocaine....
21:00 2019-09-16

Bolton cancels Asia trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela' US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
04:56 2019-06-22

OHCHR report: Venezuela regime has killed, threatened opponents A new United Nations investigative report said Friday the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has attacked and killed opponents and taken steps to limit the freedoms of its citizens....
17:56 2019-07-05

U.S. readies sanctions, charges over Venezuela food program: sources The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid program to launder money for President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to people familiar with the...
04:28 2019-05-22

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
01:56 2019-05-22

Venezuela seeks extradition of suspect accused of burning man to death Enzo Franchini Oliveros accused over death of Orlando José Figuera, 21, who was set alight during anti-government protestsVenezuela is seeking the extradition from Spain of a man accused of burning another man to death during anti-government protests...
01:42 2019-07-12

Venezuela designers turn to piracy after Adobe announces it will cut service Venezuelans on Tuesday desperately explored piracy workarounds to continue using Adobe programs after the software developer said it will cut access to its products for the country's users, citing U.S. sanctions, in a move critics said demonstrated t...
22:00 2019-10-08

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that protects him....
21:56 2019-07-11

Venezuela: UN report accuses Maduro of ‘gross violations’ against dissenters In withering report, human rights chief details how Maduro’s security forces allegedly torture members of the oppositionThe UN has issued a withering appraisal of the human rights situation in Venezuela, as horrific details emerged of the injuries in...
00:28 2019-07-05

Trump administration plans to divert $40 million in aid to Venezuela's opposition U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid for Central America to support the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday....
05:28 2019-07-17

Venezuela opposition pledges equal treatment for creditors in possible restructuring Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's economic advisors have proposed treating most creditors equally in a possible debt restructuring should the coalition oust President Nicolas Maduro from power, according to a document published on Wednesday....
01:14 2019-07-04

Venezuela confirms death of detained officer, his wife says he was tortured CARACAS - Venezuela's defense ministry on Sunday confirmed the death of a military officer who opposition leaders and family members said was tortured in custody after his detention over alleged involvement in a coup plot against President Nicolas Ma...
05:28 2019-07-01

Russia says world should foster Venezuela talks, not impose agenda The international community should continue fostering dialogue between the government in Venezuela and the opposition, but not in order to impose its own agenda, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters during a visit to Havana....
19:28 2019-07-24

Shippers raise rates for cargo from U.S. to Venezuela: documents, sources Two major shipping lines this month have raised their rates for transporting goods from the United States to Venezuela, according to three industry sources and two documents, as U.S. sanctions limit transit between the two nations....
03:14 2019-05-28

Venezuela: widow of 'tortured' navy captain demands UN investigation Captain Rafael Acosta died in military hospital in CaracasWaleswka Pérez: ‘They tortured him so much they killed him’The wife of a Venezuelan navy captain who was allegedly tortured to death after being detained for conspiring to overthrow the strong...
19:42 2019-07-01

Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, first major outage since March At least 14 Venezuelan states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, the first nationwide blackout to include the capital Caracas since March....
01:28 2019-07-23

Trump administration split on renewing Chevron's Venezuela license The Trump administration is split over whether to renew a license this week for energy company Chevron Corp's operations in Venezuela, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supporting a renewal and others opposing it, three sources with knowledge of t...
22:56 2019-07-23

'Flee as Fast as You Can.' A Young Couple Joins Venezuela's Exodus. Jonathan Morales and Daliana Loyo planned for years to follow the flood of family members out of their country, amid political turmoil and a disintegrating economy. They found how hard it is to leave....
21:14 2019-10-02

Talks between Venezuela government and opposition continuing, says mediator Norway Talks between the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing in Barbados, the foreign ministry from mediator Norway said late on Thursday in a rare statement about the progress of the discussions....
08:42 2019-07-19

Venezuela’s decline takes toll on late artist’s legacy Death of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez elicited international praise for the man, but muted reaction from Venezuela’s government and the decay of some of his Caracas art works reflects a nation in conflict and decline...
22:42 2019-07-31

UPDATE 1-Venezuela opposition leaves U.N. with 'gestures of support' but no breakthrough During their week representing Venezuelan congress chief Juan Guaido at the U.N. General Assembly, an opposition delegation received words of support from U.S. President Donald Trump, funding from the United States, and pledges of stronger action fro...
02:56 2019-09-28

Machis strikes power Venezuela into Copa quarter-finals An impressive double from striker Darwin Machis helped Venezuela book their place in the Copa America quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-1 win over Bolivia on Saturday, qualifying as runners-up in Group A behind Brazil....
00:28 2019-06-23

Venezuela confirms death of detained officer who opposition says was tortured CARACAS - Venezuelan authorities late on Saturday confirmed the death of a military officer who opposition leaders and family members said was tortured in custody after his detention over alleged involvement in a coup plot against President Nicolas M...
17:42 2019-06-30

Peru to host international talks on Venezuela in Lima next month Peru has invited China, Russia, Cuba, the United States and dozens of other countries to Lima on Aug. 6 to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, Peru's foreign minister said on Wednesday....
01:14 2019-07-04

Venezuela’s war on children at a 'breaking point' over lack of medical care The cries of millions of children still languishing inside Venezuela all too often go unanswered as the deteriorating conditions and the iron-grip of the Maduro regime has set the stage for once eradicated diseases to run rampant, trauma medicine to ...
20:14 2019-07-11

Venezuela's Central Bank Releases Data on Dire Economy Venezuela’s economy contracted 19.2% in the first nine months of 2018 from the year-earlier period, as private consumption fell sharply and inflation soared in the crisis-racked nation, Venezuela’s central bank said....
06:56 2019-05-29

Norway says Venezuela government, opposition to hold new round of talks Norway said on Saturday that representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition will return to Oslo next week following an initial round of preliminary talks about how to address the country's political crisis....
23:14 2019-05-25

Venezuela investigates Guaido over photo with suspected Colombian criminals Venezuela's state prosecutor's office said on Friday it would open an investigation into Juan Guaido after the interior minister presented photos on state television showing the opposition leader in the company of two suspected members of a Colombian...
06:56 2019-09-14

Venezuela government, opposition will return to Norway for talks, Oslo says Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition will return to Norway for a second round of talks to help resolve their months-long conflict, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday....
23:14 2019-05-25

Rubio, Cruz ask Trump to keep Citgo in Venezuela opposition's hands U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week requesting that he take executive action to prevent holders of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's bonds from seizing U.S. refiner Citgo....
22:56 2019-10-11

Families Demand Answers After 29 Inmates Die In Venezuela Jail Riot Wracked with pain and anger, dozens of families gathered in front of a morgue in the Venezuelan town of Acarigua on Saturday after 29 inmates died in rioting at a police station jail....
05:56 2019-05-26

Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests A lawyer for relatives of a Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody says he was buried by authorities against the family’s wishes...
02:56 2019-07-11

Mini-Maduro targeted as US turns screws on Venezuela leader's son The US has imposed sanctions on Nicolasito, 29, who claims to be an economist and a flautist and has faced claims of nepotismThe Trump administration has slapped sanctions on the son of Nicolás Maduro, in the latest attempt to tighten the screws on V...
22:00 2019-06-28

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel...
16:42 2019-06-21

U.S. Seeks More Sanctions on Venezuela’s Leaders and Faults Europe’s Inertia Latin American nations and the United States cleared the way for more sanctions against loyalists to President Nicolás Maduro. But Europe has yet to follow....
05:28 2019-09-24

Venezuela in crisis as Guaido calls for May Day protests: Live updates More protests are planned in Venezuela on Wednesday following an attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido to spark an uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
14:38 2019-05-21

Latin American countries sanction cronies of Venezuela’s Maduro U.S. officials are using the big annual United Nations gathering to pressure President Nicolás Maduro, aiming to further isolate his socialist government and oust him from power....
11:00 2019-09-24

Latin countries sanction Venezuela government with rarely used treaty With the backing of the United States, more than 15 Latin American countries voted to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, in a renewed push to force President Nicolas Maduro from the country's helm....
11:00 2019-09-24

Venezuela's Guaido announces fresh talks with Maduro regime The Norway-brokered talks aim "to establish a negotiation on the end of the dictatorship," the opposition leader said. Backed by Russia and China, socialist President Nicolas Maduro has refused to step down....
08:14 2019-07-08

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez Worked to Flood U.S. With Cocaine, U.S. Prosecutors Say Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the mid-2000s ordered his top lieutenants to work with Colombian Marxist guerrillas to flood the U.S. with cocaine in his government’s efforts to combat the Bush administration....
03:00 2019-09-16

Venezuela's opposition says Norway-mediated dialogue with Maduro 'is finished' Venezuela's opposition said on Sunday a dialogue mediated by Norway's Foreign Ministry to try to resolve the country's political crisis had ended, six weeks after President Nicolas Maduro's government suspended participation....
04:14 2019-09-16

Crude oil prices rise amid renewed Venezuela concerns Oil prices were higher early Tuesday amid renewed concern about Venezuelan supplies but market worries about China-U.S. trade issues prevented higher gains....
16:28 2019-05-21

Venezuela confirms major contraction in rare data release CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government has made a rare acknowledgement of the severity of the country’s economic crisis by publishing the first economic data in nearly four years showing a severe contraction and soaring hyperinf...
07:14 2019-05-29

Venezuela’s Maduro Trains Sights on Opposition’s Last Bastion: Congress President Maduro’s Socialist Party legislators are retaking their seats in Congress, threatening the power base of Juan Guaidó, the congressional leader who has also claimed the presidency....
11:42 2019-09-17

Spain rejects US request to extradite Venezuela's former intelligence chief Top criminal court instead orders release of Gen Hugo Armando Carvajal, who was sought on drug trafficking chargesA top Spanish court has denied a US request to extradite Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief on drug trafficking charges, ins...
04:00 2019-09-17

The radical radio host leading an armed 'colectivo' in Venezuela Before socialist Hugo Chavez swept to power in 1999, the colectivos were leftist activists working in some of Venezuela's poorest slums. Himself a one-time leader of an uprising, Chavez was suspicious of the military, especially following a failed co...
00:28 2019-05-25

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, who reports to the Human Rights Council, issued the warning against the backgroun...
17:14 2019-05-21

U.N. rights chief Bachelet urges Venezuela to release prisoners U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged Venezuela's government to release prisoners who were arrested for peacefully protesting, and confirmed that a delegation would remain in the country to monitor the human rights situation....
11:42 2019-06-22

U.N. rights chief Bachelet to leave monitors in Venezuela after visit U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who was wrapping up an official visit to Venezuela on Friday, will leave two delegates behind to monitor the country's deepening humanitarian crisis, opposition leader Juan Guaido said....
21:28 2019-06-21

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have...
17:14 2019-05-21

Meeting between envoys for Venezuela's government, opposition ends with no deal A mediation meeting between Venezuela's government and the opposition has ended without an agreement as Norway holds talks aimed at resolving both sides' long-running conflict, opposition leader Juan Guaido's office said on Wednesday....
23:42 2019-05-29

Maduro, Guaido envoys meet in Norway to work out Venezuela conflict The Venezuelan opposition has said President Nicolas Maduro used past negotiations to play for time and was not sincere about making concessions.        ...
15:42 2019-05-21

Venezuela jail inmates killed in clash with police special forces Venezuela's special police forces (FAES) killed 29 inmates in what the authorities described as a failed escape attempt from a detention center. Activists reject the official version of events....
03:56 2019-05-25

Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack' More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."...
03:56 2019-07-23

Russian military specialists arrive in Venezuela to service equipment: Interfax A group of Russian military specialists has arrived in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meets with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to improve cooperatio...
21:56 2019-09-25

United States commits $36 million to Venezuela humanitarian aid: USAID chief The United States will be committing $36 million in aid to Venezuela, as part of a United Nations program to provide relief to the country, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Mark Green said on Wednesday....
20:28 2019-09-25

Twenty-nine detainees killed in Venezuela police station cellblock riot Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre....
09:56 2019-05-25

Venezuela says paramilitary camps are training anti-Maduro forces in Colombia Satellite images and co-ordinates showed the existence of three paramilitary camps training 200 armed men along the border inside Colombia, according to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez....
07:42 2019-09-01

Maduro says U.S. seeks to destroy Venezuela state-backed food program Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to destroy a food aid program that the government of the crisis-stricken OPEC nation says feeds some 6 million families....
04:28 2019-05-24

Canada suspends Venezuela embassy operations, reviewing Maduro envoys Canada will suspend operations at its embassy in Venezuela immediately because its diplomats will no longer be able to obtain visas, the Canadian foreign minister said on Sunday....
03:28 2019-06-03

Venezuela's ambassador to Italy resigns, blaming government's lack of money Isaías Rodríguez says US sanctions against Caracas means he cannot afford to carry out his dutiesThe Venezuelan ambassador to Italy has resigned, saying his government’s financial difficulties have made his job impossible.In a letter addressed direct...
16:28 2019-05-21

Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela MOSCOW (AP) — Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela . The post Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:56 2019-06-06

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in ...
15:56 2019-05-21

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet....
15:56 2019-05-21

Nurse Hitchhikes to Help Girl Whose Photo Drew Attention to Hunger in Venezuela Many who saw the picture of Anailin Nava, a 2-year-old girl suffering from malnutrition, wanted to help. One nurse packed some food and hitchhiked to her home....
15:00 2019-05-21

White House discussing renewing license for Chevron to operate in Venezuela The Trump administration is discussing the renewal of a license allowing Chevron Corp to continue operating in Venezuela despite U.S. sanctions on the country's oil sector, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday....
01:14 2019-07-10

REFILE-Venezuela court orders trial for detained Citgo executives A Venezuelan court on Friday ordered that six executives from U.S. refiner Citgo should stand trial on charges of corruption, defying pressure from U.S. authorities to release for the group that includes naturalized U.S. citizens....
04:00 2019-06-08

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors to topple the country's embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
14:38 2019-05-21

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela stalls over opposition demands for elections CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway mediation effort in Venezuela stalls over opposition demands for elections. The post Norway mediation effort in Venezuela stalls over opposition demands for elections appeared first on LEX18.com....
16:56 2019-06-07

Hospital ship USNS Comfort sails Friday to help refugees from Venezuela The hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy next week on a medical mission to South America and the Caribbean, the U.S. Southern Command announced on Monday....
22:28 2019-06-10

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions produced by the United States and by Russia were presented. Neither text was adopted as the US draft w...
17:14 2019-05-21

Venezuela pro-government legislature holds session, may disband opposition congress Venezuela's pro-government legislature holds a session on Monday amid accusations it is planning to disband the opposition-run parliament and convene early legislative elections, potentially escalating the country's political crisis....
00:56 2019-08-13

Colombia spy chief quits over faulty dossier linking Venezuela to rebels Gen Oswaldo Peña stresses ‘need to take responsibility’President Iván Duque brandished file during UN addressColombia’s intelligence chief has resigned over a discredited dossier which supposedly proved that Venezuelan authorities were sheltering Col...
20:28 2019-10-01

Venezuela's Maduro accuses former Colombian president Uribe of plotting to kill him Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday accused former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him in cohorts with Colombia's U.S. ambassador Francisco Santos, and exiled Venezuelan opposition leader Lester Toledo....
06:14 2019-08-15

Venezuela's Maduro promotes dialogue with opposition after Guaido dismisses talks Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he was committed to talks with the opposition to resolve a political crisis, hours after opposition leader Juan Guaido said there would "never" be a good time to negotiate with a "dictatorship."...
02:28 2019-07-03

Reports of secret US-Venezuela talks to oust Maduro draw skepticism Claims that Nicolás Maduro’s number two official is working with the US are an attempt to ‘stoke paranoia’, experts sayHe is one of the most influential and infamous figures in Venezuelan politics – a hardcore Chavista who uses his weekly talkshow to...
06:14 2019-08-20

Guaido security guards detained during break in Venezuela political talks Two members of Venezuelan National Assembly chief Juan Guaido's security detail were detained on Friday, both the opposition leader and government officials said on Saturday, during a pause in negotiations between the two divided political factions....
07:28 2019-07-14