Venezuela interior minister sacked after clashes

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abruptly replaced his interior minister on Friday, weeks after violent clashes in Caracas which left five people dead.

Venezuelan President links lawmaker's murder to US-backed groups

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that the murder of a young Socialist lawmaker is linked to groups financed by former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and "mafias" backed by US.

Venezuela livid over US TV show depicting Maduro buying chemical arms

Venezuela has opened a probe into a US television drama series that depicts President Nicolas Maduro as buying chemical weapons on the black market to put down anti-government protests.

Venezuelan President shakes up cabinet

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday replaced Rafael Ramirez as head of the country`s state oil giant PDVSA and appointed him as foreign minister.

BRICS summit to change course of 21st century: Venezuelan President

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said the decisions taken at the BRICS summit will change the course of the 21st century, media reported Wednesday.

Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold

One of Venezuela`s oldest and most prestigious newspapers has been sold amid increasing government pressure on the country`s press.

Death toll from Venezuela protests hits 43

At least 43 people have died in opposition protests against President Nicolas Maduro that began in February, a non-government group has said after a student died from a bullet wound.

Venezuela implicates US envoy in opposition plot

The accusation was the latest in a barrage of attacks by Maduro`s socialist government on the US, which Venezuelan leaders contend is behind three months of anti-government protests that have resulted in 42 deaths.

Venezuela accuses US envoy of plotting Maduro murder

Venezuela`s ruling party accused opposition members and the US ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday of plotting a coup and the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.

Clashes flare after Venezuela student camps raided, 1 dead

Venezuelan troops on Thursday rounded up hundreds of youth activists and dismantled camps set up to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, and a policeman was shot dead in the demonstrations and clashes that ensued around Caracas.

Venezuela, Panama to relaunch diplomatic ties

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Panamanian president-elect Juan Carlos Varela have pledged to waste no time in normalising relations and relaunching diplomatic, economic and trade ties cut off two months ago, Venezuela`s foreign ministry said Monday.

Scores of Venezuelans march against government

Scores of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are marching in Caracas, vowing to remain on the streets in defiance of a high court ruling limiting protests.

Venezuela reports progress in new crisis talks

Venezuela`s government and opposition reported progress Tuesday in a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.

No progress in Venezuela meeting to end protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded barbs for six hours on national TV late Thursday over two months of nationwide anti-government protests.

Maduro agrees to negotiations in protest-hit Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro agreed to meet with a Venezuelan opposition delegation on Monday, after a fresh push from top diplomats from across South America.

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.

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.

Thousands hit streets in fresh Venezuela protest

Thousands of demonstrators marched in the Venezuelan capital Caracas against what they see as President Nicolas Maduro`s heavy-handed repression of dissent.

Venezuela says street protests have caused $10 billion in damage

Venezuela`s president said on Friday that street protests for the past month have caused at least $10 billion in damage, accusing hardline foes of carrying out terrorist acts to sabotage public assets.

Air Canada suspends Venezuela flights over unrest

Air Canada says it has suspended its flights to and from Venezuela due to civil unrest.