At least 17 inmates dead of poisoning in Venezuela: Police

At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, died Wednesday of drug poisoning, police sources told AFP.

Venezuela unrest toll rises as soldier is shot in head

A Venezuela National Guard captain died on Monday after being shot in the head during a demonstration, the military said.

Gunman robs doctors mid-surgery in Venezuela

A man robbed a surgeon and his staff at gunpoint during a procedure being performed in the operating theater of a hospital in Maracay.