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Colombians protest Venezuela`s decision to close border

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:03

Colombian protestors blocked two border crossings into Venezuela to protest the latter`s decision to close its border with Colombia in its fight against smuggling.

Venezuela seals border with Colombia to fight smuggling

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:20

Venezuela closed its border with Colombia Monday night to crack down on smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products and stanch huge losses for the Caracas government.

New dog-sized dinosaur species discovered in Venezuela

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:27

Scientists have identified a new dog-sized dinosaur species from South America that roamed the Earth in small groups and lived on a diet of ferns and insects.

US bars some Venezuelan officials accused of rights abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:31

The United States has slapped travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the two countries.

Venezuelan ex-intel chief sought by US freed in Aruba

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:17

A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States` request on drug trafficking charges was freed and returned home to Caracas, authorities have said.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:11

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

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 05:45

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Death toll from Venezuela protests hits 43

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 05:13

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.

Bus crash kills 20 in Venezuela

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 03:15

A bus crash left at least 20 people dead and 10 people injured in northern Venezuela`s Miranda state Monday, the media reported.

Venezuela implicates US envoy in opposition plot

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:01

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:52

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.

US Senate panel approves Venezuela sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 03:18

A US Senate committee on Tuesday greenlighted new sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns against anti-government student protesters that have left 42 people dead.