Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe
Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe

Asian champions Japan have been awarded a 3-0 win over Venezuela after the South Americans were found to have fielded an ineligible player during their friendly in September.

Political standoff in Guyana after Parliament suspended

A political standoff is brewing in Guyana, where President Donald Ramotar has suspended parliament to ward off a no-confidence vote against him -- with his opponents calling him a dictator.

''Pregnant'' schoolgirl display shocks Venezuelans

A display showing mannequins of pregnant schoolgirls at a Caracas mall is shocking shoppers and stirring debate over sex education in Venezuela.

11 People killed in clash between gangs in Venezuela

 At least 11 people were killed in a clash between armed gangs in the central Venezuelan town of Altagracia de Orituco, the Attorney General`s Office said Tuesday in a statement.

Venezuela minister rules out currency devaluation

Venezuela`s economic minister has ruled out a devaluation of the nation`s currency, as the country struggles with soaring debt and inflation.

Venezuela vows police `purge` after lawmaker`s murder

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to conduct a "major purge" of the police force following the brutal murder of a top lawmaker earlier this month. 

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.

Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand elected to Security Council

The UN General Assembly Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand as new non-permanent members to the Security Council.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world's "top table."

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.

Protesters torch cars at Colombia-Venezuela border

Demonstrators in Colombia set several vehicles ablaze at a Venezuela border crossing Tuesday in protest over the Venezuelan-ordered night-time shutdown of the vast frontier, an official said.

Ramkumar Ramanathan wins Antalya ITF Futures singles title
Ramkumar Ramanathan wins Antalya ITF Futures singles title

Rising Indian tennis star Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched his second ITF Future title in as many weeks with a resounding 6-3 6-0 win over Venezuela's Ricardo Rodriguez in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.

Three sentenced in Venezuela over ex-beauty queen killing

Three men were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison in Venezuela over the killing of an ex-beauty queen and her partner.

Venezuela court gives long sentences to beauty queen's killers

Three men convicted of murdering a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband this year were sentenced to at least 24 years in jail in a case that shook the crime-ridden South American nation, authorities said.

Venezuelan cartoonist fired after sketch slamming health care

A top Venezuelan newspaper cartoonist said Wednesday he was fired over a sketch depicting Hugo Chavez`s signature melting into a flat-line electrocardiography in a jab at the decrepit national health care system.

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Careless Japan held 2-2 by Venezuela
Careless Japan held 2-2 by Venezuela

Asian champions Japan twice squandered the lead in a 2-2 home draw with Venezuela on Tuesday after another calamitous display of defending.

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.

Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

A member of Venezuela`s Socialist Party has rolled out a variation of the classic Christian "Lord`s Prayer" to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism.