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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 »

As Venezuela Uprising Continues President Expels U.S. Diplomats

As Venezuela Uprising Continues President Expels U.S. Diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has once again taken to blaming others for the mounting woes in the country. As the student protesters increase in size and influence, and as the violence from the protesting mounts Maduro has looked to the U.S. to blame for the situation. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Reaches Out to Opposition Leaders

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Reaches Out to Opposition Leaders

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched a new plan to combat violent crime, inviting three opposition governors, including two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, to sign on to the strategy. continue reading »

Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

A court has issued an arrest order for Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for his alleged role in deadly violence that erupted after a march in Caracas, the daily El Universal reported Thursday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

A woman in a wheelchair was arrested on the weekend as she was trying to enter a prison in the western state of Tachira with almost a kilogram of C-4 plastic explosive, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. continue reading »