More Venezuela Articles

  • Gunmen wreak havoc in Caracas emergency rooms

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to leave as another fought to save the gunshot patient unconscious on the table. The anesthesiologist was the first to see the man's gun. He dove to...

  • Venezuelan hero Bolivar gets blockbuster treatment

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America's greatest hero is finally getting a big-budget, Hollywood-style epic befitting his towering stature. Simon Bolivar, who led the liberation of much of South America from the Spanish in the early 19th century, is the subject of "The Liberator," a two-hour...

  • US imposes travel ban on some Venezuelan officials

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on opposition protests. In imposing the sanctions, the strongest...

  • Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges. But Chief...

  • US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges. "We are disturbed by credible reports that have come to us indicating the...

  • Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Aruban...

  • Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court. Opposition firebrand Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday charged with inciting violence at early demonstrations. A defense lawyer, Juan Carlos...

  • Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. His first thought was, "Not again." The 26-year-old student leader had already been accused by the ruling socialist party...

  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. Police in riot gear and soldiers with Kalashnikov...



From the Weekly Standard

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