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.

Venezuela tells U.S. embassy in Caracas - Cut staff by 80 percent

Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst diplomatic flare-up between the two ideological foes since socialist President Nicolas Maduro was elected in 2013.

Venezuela's ruling Socialists target another opposition leader

Socialist Party legislators called on Monday for a probe of another Venezuelan opposition leader accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, just days after the mayor of Caracas was arrested on similar charges.

Venezuelan mayor charged with plotting against government

 Venezuela`s attorney general`s office said Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, a prominent opposition leader, has been formally charged with conspiracy in connection with an alleged plot against President Nicolas Maduro`s leftist government.

Venezuelan opposition mayor arrested for coup attempt, conspiracy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that Caracas metropolitan mayor has been arrested for involvement in a thwarted coup attempt and of conspiring against the government.

Venezuelan soldiers, students face off at anti-Maduro rallies

Venezuelan troops blocked students during marches against President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday as pro-government supporters also rallied on the anniversary of 2014 protests that led to 43 deaths.

Venezuela unveils new rules on use of deadly force at demos

Venezuelan soldiers overseeing demonstrations can open fire if they feel their lives are at risk, says a new regulation published a year after anti-government riots left 43 people dead.

Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Venezuela, which has accused a pair of Latin American ex-presidents of trying to spark a coup, on Sunday denied them permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Thousands march in Venezuela over economic crisis, shortages

Demonstrators against Venezuela`s economic crisis -- facing sky-high inflation and shortages of food and consumer goods -- took to the streets in their thousands Saturday, banging pots and demanding an end to President Nicolas Maduro`s term.

Venezuela blasts `interventionist` EU resolution

Venezuela has reacted angrily to a European Parliament resolution accusing the Latin American nation of persecuting the opposition, saying Europe is trying to divert attention from its own financial woes.

Venezuela bus crash kills at least 8, injures 13

A water truck collided with a bus on a busy provincial Venezuelan highway, killing at least eight people and injuring 13, according to the country's fire chief.