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Thousands of Venezuelans stream over border to Colombia

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans streamed across bridges into Colombia over the weekend after Venezuela briefly lifted a year-old border closure to allow people to buy food and medicine.

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to block recall vote

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies have asked the Supreme Court to block a bid to call a referendum on sacking him.

Maduro vows no recall referendum before next year

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has vowed that no referendum on ending his administration would be held until next year.

'We want food!', Venezuelans cry at protest near presidency

Despite the country having the world`s biggest oil reserves, Venezuelans are suffering severe shortages of consumer goods.

Irregularities in petition to oust Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Irregularities in petition to oust Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday reported irregularities in signatures handed over by the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) in a petition to hold a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan legislature rejects state of exception as 'unconstitutional'

Borges said the decree is not intended to handle the insecurity, shortages and other problems affecting the country and will actually make those things worse.

Nicolas Maduro in crackdown under Venezuela emergency decree

Nicolas Maduro in crackdown under Venezuela emergency decree

The embattled South American president is struggling to contain a paralysing recession that has led to food shortages, soaring prices, riots, looting and vigilante justice.

Venezuela recalls Brazil ambassador following Rousseff's suspension

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled his country`s ambassador in Brazil after his counterpart Dilma Rousseff was suspended over an impeachment trial.

Venezuela tense as cops block anti-president march

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) blames Maduro for an economic crisis in which Venezuelans are having to queue for hours for rations of basic food and other goods.

Venezuela leader threatens to cut opposition legislature's term

Pro-government constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra proposed that Maduro seek a constitutional amendment to reduce the assembly`s term from five years to 60 days.
 

Venezuelans get Fridays off for two months to save energy

Venezuelan workers will get Fridays off for the next two months as part of an emergency plan to save electricity, the president said.

To save electricity, Venezuelans get Fridays off for two months

Venezuelan workers will get Fridays off for the next two months as part of an emergency plan to save electricity, the president said.

Venezuela extends economic emergency for another 60 days

Venezuela has declared a two-month extension for the current state of economic emergency , the media reported on Tuesday.

Venezuela president extends economic emergency

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has decreed a two-month extension on emergency powers meant to help shore up the country's crippled economy.

Guyana appeals to Ban Ki-moon to settle dispute with Venezuela

Guyana appeals to Ban Ki-moon to settle dispute with Venezuela

President David Granger of Guyana has appealed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to resolve his country's dispute with Venezuela, which claims two-thirds of its land and a large area of oil-rich territorial waters.

Venezuela hikes gasoline price for first time in 20 years

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday ramped up gasoline prices for the first time in two decades, from $0.01 to $0.60 per liter, and devalued the bolivar currency in a bid to salvage the economy from crisis.

Venezuela imposes gasoline hike, currency devaluation

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he would raise the price of gasoline and devalue the bolivar currency, as he faced growing pressure to ease an economic crisis.

Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro

On January 28, Venezuelan Health Minister Luisana Melo said the country had recorded 4,700 suspected cases.

Venezuela president decrees economic emergency in showdown

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro decreed a two-month state of "economic emergency" today, seizing the initiative ahead of a key showdown in his standoff with the opposition in the oil-rich nation.

Battle lines drawn as Venezuela political crisis grows

The opposition laid claim to a big majority in the National Assembly state legislature which could empower it to force out Nicolas Maduro.