Colombian President tours tense border city

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating row with neighboring Venezuela that triggered deportations and the exodus of thousands of Colombians back home.

Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border tension

Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors on Thursday for consultations, amid mounting tensions that began nearly a week ago when Caracas closed off their shared border.

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country`s ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

Venezuela declares state of emergency on Colombia border

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency Friday in part of the Colombia border region, ordering a closure until Sunday following an attack in which four people were wounded.

Venezuela opposition figure Machado barred from vote

Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado said Monday officials refused to register her as a candidate for the country`s December legislative elections after she was controversially banned from public office.

One dead in Venezuela looting

One person was killed and over 60 were arrested after hundreds of people looted a supermarket in Venezuela, a media report said on Saturday.

Guyana says Venezuelan claim is threat to its survival

Guyana`s territorial dispute with neighbouring Venezuela represents a threat to its very survival, President David Granger warned Friday in Washington.

Venezuela bans another opposition politician from holding office

 Former Venezuelan state Governor Pablo Perez said on Saturday he had been barred from holding public office for 10 years, the third ban on an opposition politician in the last week. 

Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border
Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border

Colombia`s foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source said on Saturday.

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

 Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24. 

Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`
Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States.

Former Latin presidents press Venezuela on rights

Former leaders from Spain and Latin America called Monday on Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro to free political prisoners, "respect fundamental rights and liberties" and create a climate for political dialogue.

Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests

Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

Venezuela opposition holds primaries before poll date announcement

 Venezuela`s opposition has held primaries even though no date has yet been set for a much- anticipated general election for the 165-mmember National Assembly (AN), Efe news agency reported.

Venezuelan opposition gears up in primary vote

Venezuela`s main opposition coalition held primary elections on Sunday, launching the race for legislative polls in which it hopes to beat embattled President Nicolas Maduro`s ruling party.

Castro, Venezuelan leader at May Day rally in Havana

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro joined President Raul Castro at a huge May Day rally in Havana on Friday in a show of socialist unity at an uncertain time for both countries.

Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale that has gone viral in Venezuela.

Spain recalls ambassador to Venezuela as row deepens

Spain recalled its ambassador to Caracas Wednesday after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Madrid of "terrorism", as a row between the two countries intensified.

Rights board says Venezuela dissidents` lives `in danger`

 A regional rights body urged Venezuela on Monday to implement cautionary measures for jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another detainee, saying their lives are at risk.

Venezuelan newspapers at risk of closure: Press group

Several Venezuelan newspapers are at risk of imminent closure, the Inter-American Press Association warned Thursday, accusing leftist President Nicolas Maduro of impeding access to newsprint and discriminating against publications critical of his government.