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  • 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...

  • Venezuela unveils new currency market for dollars

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro's cash-strapped government unveiled a new currency market Monday that allows Venezuelans to buy and sell dollars legally for the first time since 2010. The move has been called a giant devaluation by the opposition, with two-time presidential...

  • Venezuela says opposition lawmaker has lost seat

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's congress says leading opposition politician Maria Corina Machado has lost her seat in the legislature and is no longer immune from prosecution for her alleged role fomenting violence in anti-government protests. Diosdado Cabello said Monday...

  • US partially suspends visa issuances in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela is partially suspending the issuance of tourist visas because President Nicolas Maduro's recent expulsion of American diplomats has left it understaffed. The embassy says last month's expulsion of three consular officials and delays by...

  • Venezuela cites some 'excesses' against protesters

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's attorney general says some security force members have committed "excesses" in dealing with anti-government protesters, but insists most officers are following the law. Attorney General Luisa Ortega says prosecutors are pursuing 60 investigations into...



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