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Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuela's government and opposition representatives met for the first time behind closed doors to continue their dialogue aimed at resolving the political conflict behind two months of protests that have left 41 people dead and hundreds more injured. continue reading »

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

The first meeting for a dialogue between Chavists and the opposition this week in Venezuela was followed by a day of reflection that included cheers, criticism and skepticism about its effects on the country's political crisis. continue reading »

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the kidnappers of Globovision television journalist Nairobi Pinto, abducted last Sunday in Caracas, are keeping quiet, which makes the investigation more difficult. continue reading »

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

A private jet that took off from Brazil and entered Venezuelan airspace with its transponder deactivated was intercepted by the Andean nation's air force, the Brazilian military said Friday. continue reading »

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

An officer of Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service and seven other members of the security forces have been indicted for the Feb. 12 death of an anti-government protester, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday. continue reading »

Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

A senior news executive with Venezuela's Globovision television was kidnapped outside her home in Caracas, the network said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Agrees to Meet with Opposition

Venezuelan President Agrees to Meet with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that he had accepted the proposal of the foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations to meet with representatives of the opposition. continue reading »

Venezuelan Narcotics Agency Seizes Over 3 Tons of Cocaine

Venezuelan Narcotics Agency Seizes Over 3 Tons of Cocaine

Venezuela's ONA counternarcotics agency said Friday that it seized 3,175 kilos (6,993 lbs.) of cocaine last week in the western state of Zulia, bordering on Colombia. continue reading »

39 Protesters Have Died in Venezuela Since February

39 Protesters Have Died in Venezuela Since February

Venezuela's attorney general said that 39 people have now been killed in protests against the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro since Feb. 12. "We have 39 fatalites from acts of violence...31 were civilians and eight were police and military personnel," Luisa Ortega told a press conference. continue reading »

Former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez brings awareness of Venezuela’s Frail Condition

Former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez brings awareness of Venezuela’s Frail Condition

Former Miss Universe (Venezuela 2009), Stefanía Fernández, was photographed crying bloody tears, bruised up, covered in dirt, bound, and gagged with a grief-stricken look in her eyes while wearing her crown to illustrate the raw pain the people of her country of Venezuela are currently undergoing. continue reading »

Police Block Opposition March on Congress in Venezuela

Police Block Opposition March on Congress in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition leader recently expelled from the National Assembly led a march Tuesday toward congress, where she was denied access after police drove away her supporters with tear gas and pellets. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres confirmed the deaths of two opposition activists protesting against President Nicolas Maduro on barricades in the cities of San Cristobal and Maracaibo, raising to 39 the number of victims in anti-government demonstrations that began last Feb. 12. continue reading »

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

A court in Caracas ruled Thursday that 13 people - including five Trinidadian nationals - arrested last week will be held pending trial on charges of terrorism and criminal conspiracy, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Military Stands by President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Military Stands by President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's military on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for President Nicolas Maduro following the arrest of three air force generals accused of plotting a coup amid ongoing anti-government protests. continue reading »

Protest-Related Deaths Roll Rises in Venezuela

Protest-Related Deaths Roll Rises in Venezuela

Two more citizens have been gunned down in Venezuela over the past few hours in acts of violence related to protests that have gone on here for over a month, a number of sources said. continue reading »