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After huge Venezuela protest march, government says foils coup

After huge Venezuela protest march, government says foils coup

"We have frustrated the intended coup d`etat," Interior Minister Nestor Reverol told the diplomatic corps.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader appeals sentence

Leopoldo Lopez appealed his 14-year sentence during a marathon hearing.

4th person dies as a result of food riots rocking Venezuela

A fourth person has died as a result of spontaneous food riots rocking Venezuela as security forces increased their presence in a coastal city hit by looting.

Venezuela food crisis triggers mounting protests

Venezuela food crisis triggers mounting protests

Venezuela had the worst inflation in the world last year, 180.9 percent. The figure is on track to hit 700 percent this year, says IMF.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

A Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

'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.

Growing Venezuela lynch mobs burn thieves alive

Josefina can still hear the shrieks two men made when a crowd set them on fire.

Venezuela to ration electricity in 10 states

Recession-wracked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said Wednesday.

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`s embattled President says vote `irregularities` being probed

Venezuela`s embattled President says vote `irregularities` being probed

Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela`s National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said on Tuesday that fraud had marred the vote, which was being investigated.

Grenade blasts in Venezuela injures 10

Two grenade explosions in greater Caracas injured 10 people Sunday, six of them police, an official said.

Fire in Venezuela prison kills 17 people, says prosecutor

A fire at Venezuela`s central Tocuyito prison killed 17 people and injured 11 early on Monday, the state prosecutor said in a statement.

Cancer, transplant patients protest Venezuela's medicine shortages

Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages. 

Fire at Venezuela nursing home kills eight

A major fire ripped through a private nursing home in Venezuela`s capital Caracas on Sunday killing eight elderly people, authorities said, calling it "a miracle" there were not more victims.

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. 

Jailed Venezuelan dissident ends hunger strike

 Venezuelan dissident Daniel Ceballos has ended a prison hunger strike after 20 days, his wife reported on Twitter.

Guyana warns Venezuela over sea boundary `escalation`

Tensions soared in Guyana Saturday, after Venezuela declared its territorial seas re-drawn to include an offshore area where a major oil deposit has been found.

Ten Venezuelans arrested after cocaine found on plane

Ten Venezuelans have been arrested over a shipment of cocaine found in a plane that travelled from Caracas to the Dominican Republic, prosecutors said Thursday.

Gay police OK if they hide their homosexuality: Venezuela official

Gays should be allowed to serve as police officers, so long as they hide their sexual orientation, an official tasked with modernizing Venezuela`s law enforcement agency said in an interview.