Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Venezuela, which has accused a pair of Latin American ex-presidents of trying to spark a coup, on Sunday denied them permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Venezuela's Maduro would free Lopez if US freed Puerto Rican

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he would only seek the release of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a US prison. 

Venezuela charges opposition leader, sparking protests

Protests broke out in Caracas Friday after Venezuela`s attorney general charged jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with responsibility for anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the country for two months.

Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathisers to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country`s foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General.

Venezuela pursues second opposition figure

Venezuela issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure, his party said, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro since he came to power.

Venezuela Opposition demands freedom of political detainees

Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition and students` representatives led a massive demonstration here and announced a list of demands for the government that includes freedom for political detainees.

Venezuela opposition leader surrenders, protesters flood streets

Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of his angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas.

Venezuelan opposition leader to surrender in Caracas

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, has said that he will surrender himself after staging one more demonstration.

Venezuela seeks protest leader`s arrest after unrest kills 3

A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest on Thursday of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths of three people the day before.

Chavez foe to face corruption charges in Venezuela

Prosecutors plan to bring corruption charges against a prominent opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, claiming he misspent public funds.