Venezuela

Guaido faces test with call for 'largest march' in Venezuela history

Opposition leader Juan Guaido faces a key test of support after calling for the "largest march" in Venezuela's history to try to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro, even as the military has so far resisted calls to help remove him.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

US military action in Venezuela 'possible': Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the administration of President Donald Trump is prepared to take military action to stem the crisis in Venezuela.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Guaido faces test with call for 'largest march' in Venezuela history

Opposition leader Juan Guaido faces a key test of support after calling for the "largest march" in Venezuela's history to try to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro, even as the military has so far resisted calls to help remove him.

March 23, 2019
March 23, 2019

Venezuela's Dutch disease syndrome

The political and economic situation of Venezuela has been dominating world media for quite some time now. What happened to this petro-state with the largest oil reserve in the world?

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Venezuela buckles under massive power outage

Venezuela’s worst power and communications outage deepens a sense of isolation and decay, endangering hospital patients, forcing schools and businesses to close and cutting people off from their families, friends and the outside world.

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential US military involvement.

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Maduro defies self-named 'president'

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself interim president, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to break relations with the United States.

January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019

Venezuela’s Guaido declares himself president amid protests

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of anti-government demonstrators who took to the streets Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation.

January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019

Ex-Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to US, denounces Maduro

Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa has fled to the United States to protest President Nicolas Maduro's second term that will begin with his inauguration this week, the onetime Maduro backer told a Miami broadcaster on Sunday.

May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018
USA

US sanctions on Venezuela 'to stay'

Despite the recent release of a US prisoner and his wife on Saturday, sanctions will continue to exist on Venezuela, US Vice President Mike Pence says.

September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017

NKorea, Venezuela among 8 countries on new US travel ban

US President Donald Trump issues a new open-ended travel ban that includes North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities.