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.

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. 

Distraught Colombians flee Venezuela as border dispute intensifies

Hundreds of Colombians waded across a border river with fridges, chickens and mattresses on their backs as goats and children followed under the scorching tropical sun, victims of an escalating dispute with Venezuela`s government.

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.

Colombia urges Venezuela to reopen border

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos urged Venezuela on Saturday to reconsider its decision to close its border in response to an attack by unidentified assailants on a military patrol.

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.

UN Security Council backs new Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a new push for peace talks in Syria adopted by Russia and the other 14 member states, despite reservations from Venezuela.

Eight Venezuelan police prosecuted in videotaped killing

 Eight Venezuelan police officers have been detained and face prosecution after videotape emerged of them apparently executing a suspected criminal as the bodies of three others lay on the ground, officials said Friday.

Venezuela frees second prominent opponent in just over 24 hours

A former Venezuelan defense minister turned staunch government critic has been freed from prison, making him the second prominent opposition leader to be let go in a little more than 24 hours.

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. 

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Guyana over border dispute

 The president of Venezuela said Monday he recalled the country`s ambassador to Guyana for consultations, as the border dispute between the two nations escalates after a significant offshore oil find.

PM Modi greets Venezuela on their Independence Day
PM Modi greets Venezuela on their Independence Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of Venezuela on their Independence Day.

Prez Mukherjee extends greetings to Venezuela on eve of their Independence Day

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the eve of their Independence Day.

Mexico drops out of Miss Universe over Donald Trump tirade

Mexico has dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant over co-owner and US presidential candidate Donald Trump`s "racist" remarks about Mexican migrants, as Latino anger towards the outspoken tycoon boils over.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ends hunger strike

 Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announced Tuesday he has ended a month-long hunger strike, a day after the government set a date for legislative elections.