All posts tagged "Venezuela"
Mexico, 5 South American Countries Question Venezuela Rules
MEXICO CITY — Mexico has joined five South American countries in expressing concern over the decision by electoral authorities in Venezuela to effectively delay a presidential recall vote until 2017. The foreign ministers of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil,...
- Posted September 29, 2016
Top US diplomat to visit an increasingly isolated Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro says a top U.S. State Department official will soon visit Venezuela in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations. Maduro’s announcement Tuesday night came a day after he met...
- Posted September 28, 2016
Venezuela Opposition at Crossroads as 2016 Recall Hopes Fade
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela is in terrible shape. Two-thirds of voters say in polls they want President Nicolas Maduro gone amid worsening shortages and inflation. It seems like the job of the opposition would be easy. But...
- Posted September 26, 2016
Venezuela’s Resort Island Devastated by Economic Crisis
MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (AP) — This resort island was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Now, swimming pools are empty, toilets don’t flush and many...
- Posted September 16, 2016
Venezuela opposition marches against President Maduro
CARACAS, Venezuela — Police in riot gear on Friday blocked protesters from rallying in downtown Caracas outside election officials’ headquarters to demand a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. Hundreds of thousands of opposition protesters had poured...
- Posted September 16, 2016
Protesters Reportedly Insult Venezuela Leader During Visit
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reportedly was greeted by angry pot-banging protesters during a visit to Margarita Island. Grainy cellphone videos said to be from the Friday night encounter were picked up by Venezuelan news...
- Posted September 3, 2016
Venezuela accuses U.S. of planning coup
Venezuela's government has frequently accused Washington and the country's opposition of plotting coups
- Posted August 30, 2016
Venezuela-Colombia Border Begins Gradual Reopening
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Thousands of Venezuelans on Saturday crossed into Colombia to buy food and medicine under the first step of a controlled, gradual reopening of the border. Five pedestrian border crossings opened for...
- Posted August 13, 2016
Venezuela officials dash hopes of 2016 presidential recall
CARACAS, Venezuela – Electoral officials on Tuesday set a timetable for a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro that makes it unlikely Venezuela will have an early presidential election that could put the opposition in power. National...
- Posted August 9, 2016
Venezuela Attorney General Says Congress Illegally Formed
CARACAS, Venezuela – The conflict between Venezuela’s socialist government and its opposition-led Congress is growing even sharper. The country’s attorney general says the National Assembly is now illegally constituted because in recent days it swore in three...
- Posted July 31, 2016