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Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:56

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Venezuela death toll rises to 39 amid new protests

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 03:29

The death toll from several weeks of protests that have paralysed Venezuela rose to 39 on Saturday after two more people died in separate incidents, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said.

Fidel, Chavez moment after failed 2002 coup captured

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 02:21

Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez shared their amazement and joy upon the triumphal return to power of the late Venezuelan leader after a brief coup in 2002, an exchange vividly captured in a transcript released on Friday.

Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:46

Venezuela`s state prosecutor said the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation`s top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.

Venezuela`s Chavez remembered with pomp and protests

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 01:21

Followers of Venezuela`s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez flooded the streets on Wednesday for the anniversary of his death, an emotional but welcome distraction for his successor from violent protests that have been raging for a month.

Venezuela marks year without Chavez amid protests

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:16

Venezuela marks Wednesday one year since Hugo Chavez died, with his successor leading ceremonies for the "eternal comandante" whose socialist revolution is now facing persistent opposition protests.

Pope appeals for reconciliation in Venezuela

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:11

Pope Francis appealed for reconciliation in Venezuela to end three weeks of deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich but deeply divided country.

Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 09:49

Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week`s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours.

Venezuelan president promotes military rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 14:26

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting several military officers who participated in a failed 1992 rebellion led by the late leader Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela blacked out by huge power cut

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 14:52

Caracas and other cities in Venezuela plunged into darkness as a power cut hit just as the President was speaking on TV and radio, with local elections five days away.

Venezuela to have ‘ministry of happiness’: President

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 21:10

It may sound bizarre to many, but Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday announced to create Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness in the country.

Venezuela`s Maduro to seek decree powers in graft

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:24

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday he will ask for decree powers last used by his predecessor Hugo Chavez to ramp up a fight against corruption that has begun to cost him politically with supporters.