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UN slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

UN slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

According to the government, two rebels were killed and eight captured in Sunday`s raid in Valencia, the country`s third largest city.

'Terrorists' attack Venezuela military base: Maduro ally

In its first act on Saturday, the body, the Constituent Assembly, ordered the dismissal of the country's attorney general, Luisa Ortega, who became a vociferous critic after breaking ranks with Maduro.

Terror attack at military base in Valencia averted: Venezuela Govt

Terror attack at military base in Valencia averted: Venezuela Govt

Venezuela is wracked by tension and violence, as the unpopular Maduro government seeks to hold on to power.On Saturday chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega was removed and replaced after her office was surrounded by soldiers.

Venezuela attorney general 'under siege' as new assembly sits

Venezuela attorney general 'under siege' as new assembly sits

On Friday, the body took over an ornate chamber under a golden dome in the Legislative Palace in Caracas -- at the far end of a building shared with the opposition-run legislature, the National Assembly.

Controversial Venezuela assembly begins first session

The United States imposed direct sanctions on Maduro over its election and warned the assembly's members could also be targeted by punitive measures. 

Venezuela opposition sets new showdown for assembly's inauguration

Venezuela's opposition is readying a new showdown with President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, rescheduling a massive protest to coincide with his inauguration of a powerful new assembly set to replace congress.

Nicolas Maduro snubbed at Venezuela vote: 'Person does not exist'

More than 100 people have died in four months of protests against Nicolas ​Maduro's government.

Venezuela vote triggers deadly `war` in the streets

A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela on Sunday as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new Constitution.

US orders Venezuela embassy families out, crisis deepens

Adding to Venezuela`s growing international isolation, Colombian airline Avianca suddenly stopped operations in the country on Thursday due to 'operational and security limitations'.

 

 

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

A 61-year-old woman was killed and four people wounded by gunfire that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas.

At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests: Documents

Venezuelans view the armed forces as the key power broker in their country. Opposition leaders have repeatedly exhorted military leaders to break with socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Plane crashes off Venezuelan island with nine people aboard

At least 100 people are participating in a search for the aircraft.

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

The socialist president put the military on alert after the attack, a potentially dramatic escalation of the violence gripping the oil-rich South American country.

Helicopter hurled grenades at Venezuela Supreme Court: President Nicolas Maduro

Earlier on Tuesday, Maduro repeated claims of a US-backed coup attempt and angrily warned President Donald Trump that Venezuela would fight back against such a move.

 

Third person killed in Venezuela protests: Government

Third person killed in Venezuela protests: Government

A third person, a man, was killed Monday raising the number of people killed in three weeks of massive demonstrations to 24, state television reported.

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.

Venezuelans stage new mass demonstrations after deadly unrest

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents took to the streets Thursday vowing a new day of huge protests, upping the ante after deadly clashes in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.

Venezuelan opposition marches against President Nicolas Maduro, student killed

Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas as demonstrators staged what they billed as the "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, and a student caught up in a clash died after being shot in the head.

Venezuela protests spread to poor areas, two more deaths amid unrest

Venezuelans in poor areas blocked streets and lit fires during scattered protests across the country on Tuesday night, and two people were killed during the growing unrest in the midst of a crippling economic crisis.

Venezuela court drops bid to strip congress of power

Venezuela's Supreme Court today abandoned measures to seize power from the opposition-controlled legislature after the moves drew international condemnation and raised pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.