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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.