Rights board says Venezuela dissidents` lives `in danger`

 A regional rights body urged Venezuela on Monday to implement cautionary measures for jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another detainee, saying their lives are at risk.

Venezuela gears up military machine amid economic crunch

Rolling out tanks, missiles and 100,000 men, Venezuela launched 10 days of military exercises Saturday, amid sky-high tensions over US sanctions slapped on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.

Venezuela holds military maneuvers amid new US sanctions

Venezuela begins a week and a half of military exercises on Sunday, amid rising tensions with the United States over sanctions imposed on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.

Venezuela's Maduro says may go to US to challenge Obama

Ridiculing the US qualification of Venezuela as a security threat, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he may travel to Washington to challenge American counterpart Barack Obama. 

Peru first lady denies taking Venezuelan campaign cash

Peru`s first lady Nadine Heredia, who heads the ruling party and is touted as a possible presidential contender, denied Monday that Venezuela`s late president Hugo Chavez funded her husband`s campaigns.

Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez, two years on

Fireworks lit up the dawn skies as Venezuela paid tribute to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.

Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez 2 years on

Venezuela paid tribute on Thursday to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.

Venezuela opposition leader fears vote will be scrapped

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he fears President Nicolas Maduro`s crisis-hit government, fearing a humiliating loss, will cancel key Legislative Elections later this year.

Venezuela tells U.S. embassy in Caracas - Cut staff by 80 percent

Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst diplomatic flare-up between the two ideological foes since socialist President Nicolas Maduro was elected in 2013.

Venezuela officials say ex-general, 13 others in coup plot

Venezuelan officials today cheered the thwarting of what they said was a planned coup that involved a plot to blow up the presidential palace.

Venezuela President receives parade amid looming crisis

President Nicolas Maduro was greeted by the Venezuelan equivalent of a ticker tape parade as he returned to an increasingly stricken economy from a two-week fundraising trip.

US Congress approves fresh sanctions on Venezuela

The US Congress gave its final approval Wednesday to new sanctions against Venezuelan officials accused of violating the human rights of anti-government protestors this year.

Cuba outraged over 'Ernesto,' 'Hugo' perfumes

Cuba today denounced a state-run company for using the "sacred" names of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and legendary Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara for new fragrances.

Venezuelan cartoonist fired after sketch slamming health care

A top Venezuelan newspaper cartoonist said Wednesday he was fired over a sketch depicting Hugo Chavez`s signature melting into a flat-line electrocardiography in a jab at the decrepit national health care system.

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

A member of Venezuela`s Socialist Party has rolled out a variation of the classic Christian "Lord`s Prayer" to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism. 

Maradona says could be next coach of Venezuela

Argentine great Diego Maradona has said he could be the next coach of Venezuela, the only South American country that has never made it to the World Cup.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

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

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

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.