More Venezuela Articles

  • American arrested in Venezuela on murder charges

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been arrested in Venezuela on attempted murder and weapons charges after he allegedly shot another man, authorities said Wednesday. Venezuela's Supreme Court said Todd Michael Leininger was arrested after a raid on his house in the Western border...

  • Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline. Since its inauguration in 1999, Caracas' biggest mall has...

  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela. Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, who is one...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has come to...

  • Venezuela opposition resumes talks with government

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition resumed negotiations with the government Tuesday amid rising doubts that the talks will produce a long-sought political opening. The closed-door meeting hosted by Vice President Jorge Arreaza was aimed at setting an agenda and framework for...

  • Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan journalist was freed Monday, eight days after she was kidnapped by masked men in front of her house. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres told a news conference that 3,000 people had been hunting for Nairobi Pinto, chief correspondent for the...

  • Pope Francis urges on Venezuelan crisis talks

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans on both sides to put aside their political differences and demonstrate the necessary courage to reach an agreement that avoids more bloodshed after weeks of violent protests. Francis' written message was delivered by a Vatican envoy...

  • GM to take $400m charge for Venezuelan currency

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. says it will take a charge of $400 million pretax in the first quarter because of a change in the way it values Venezuela's currency. GM will no longer use the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the U.S. dollar. It is shifting to a rate of 10.7...

  • Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests

    VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out...

  • Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Vatican says it's willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela's government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country. President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said he was willing to sit down with the...

  • Airline lobby says Venezuela will repay debt

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's airline lobby says the government will allow foreign carriers to repatriate the $3.8 billion in revenue that has been stuck inside the country due to currency controls. The Venezuelan Airlines Association announced on Friday that the administration of...

  • Venezuelan institutions unite against opposition

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's military, congress and Supreme Court are rallying behind President Nicolas Maduro and joining forces in an increasingly blunt response to the country's opposition as protests continue. The Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced the opposition mayor of a...

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World. The U.S. Embassy announced Sunday it will no longer issue...



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