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Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

Venezuela's attorney general on Thursday said that 19 people have died and 318 have been injured in the protests over the past three weeks, along with 1,103 people who have been arrested. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Rejects International Mediation

Venezuelan President Rejects International Mediation

Venezuela has no need of international mediators to resolve the tensions that have sparked weeks of protests blamed for 19 deaths, President Nicolas Maduro said in an interview broadcast Friday by CNN. continue reading »

Latin American Leaders Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez

Latin American Leaders Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday presided at a tribute to his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez, on the first anniversary of his death, an event attended by Cuba's Raul Castro, Bolivian leader Evo Morales and Suriname head of state Desi Bouterse. continue reading »

Unrest in Venezuela Continues, Death Toll Stands at 19

Unrest in Venezuela Continues, Death Toll Stands at 19

Venezuela experienced on Tuesday another day of protests against President Nicolas Maduro and registered another protest-linked fatality on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of former leader Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Venezuelan Attorney General Says 17 Have Died During Protests

Venezuelan Attorney General Says 17 Have Died During Protests

More than two weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela have left 17 people dead, the country's attorney general said Friday. "Up to now we have 17 fatalities and 261 injured. Today we're summoning 59 people (to court) because there is still a group of Venezuelans who insist on destabilizing the country," Luisa Ortega told reporters at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the popular revolt known as the "Caracazo." continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his concern about the situation in Venezuela and issued a call for an end to the violence in the country and in support of reconciliation via dialogue. continue reading »

U.S. Considers Improving Relations with Venezuela

U.S. Considers Improving Relations with Venezuela

The U.S. government is open to the idea of better relations with Venezuela, the State Department said Tuesday after Caracas proposed sending an ambassador to Washington for the first time since 2010. continue reading »

U.S. Dismisses 3 Venezuelan Diplomats

U.S. Dismisses 3 Venezuelan Diplomats

The United States ordered three Venezuelan diplomats expelled from the country in response to a similar measure last week by Caracas authorities, a State Department official told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Boxing Champ Antonio Cermeño Killed in Botched Kidnapping

Venezuelan Boxing Champ Antonio Cermeño Killed in Botched Kidnapping

Venezuela's Antonio Cermeño, a former World Boxing Association world champion in two different divisions, was found murdered Tuesday on a highway near Caracas, police said. continue reading »

Death Toll from Venezuelan Protests Stands at 13

Death Toll from Venezuelan Protests Stands at 13

Thirteen people have died in nearly two weeks of protests against the leftist regime of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's attorney general said Monday. continue reading »

Thousands Partake in March Demanding Freedom for Venezuela Political Detainees

Thousands Partake in March Demanding Freedom for Venezuela Political Detainees

Leaders of the Venezuelan opposition and students' representatives led a massive opposition demonstration in Caracas and announced a list of demands for the government that includes freedom for political detainees and penalties for those guilty of attacking the marches. continue reading »

Venezuela Revokes CNN’s Press Credentials

Venezuela Revokes CNN’s Press Credentials

CNN reported Friday that the Venezuelan government has revoked the press credentials of seven of its journalists in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Says 8 Die in Protests

Venezuelan Government Says 8 Die in Protests

Eight people have died and 137 injured in incidents related to the anti-government protest marches taking place in Venezuela's streets since Feb. 12, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday. continue reading »

Dangerous Protests in Venezuela Leave 6 Dead

Dangerous Protests in Venezuela Leave 6 Dead

One man was killed when unknown assailants fired shots at government supporters in the southern state of Bolivar, bringing the death toll from a week of political strife to six, Venezuela's interior minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

Caracas, Venezuela on the Brink As Opposition Leader Arrested

Caracas, Venezuela on the Brink As Opposition Leader Arrested

The capital city of Venezuela is on the brink of its own ‘Arab Spring’ as ten of thousands anti-government protesters took to the streets of Caracas demanding the end to the current socialist-leaning government. continue reading »