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.

Venezuela leader threatens to cut opposition legislature's term

Pro-government constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra proposed that Maduro seek a constitutional amendment to reduce the assembly`s term from five years to 60 days.
 

Venezuelans get Fridays off for two months to save energy

Venezuelan workers will get Fridays off for the next two months as part of an emergency plan to save electricity, the president said.

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 extends economic emergency for another 60 days

Venezuela has declared a two-month extension for the current state of economic emergency , the media reported on Tuesday.

Guyana appeals to Ban Ki-moon to settle dispute with Venezuela

Guyana appeals to Ban Ki-moon to settle dispute with Venezuela

President David Granger of Guyana has appealed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to resolve his country's dispute with Venezuela, which claims two-thirds of its land and a large area of oil-rich territorial waters.

Venezuela hikes gasoline price for first time in 20 years

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday ramped up gasoline prices for the first time in two decades, from $0.01 to $0.60 per liter, and devalued the bolivar currency in a bid to salvage the economy from crisis.

Venezuela imposes gasoline hike, currency devaluation

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he would raise the price of gasoline and devalue the bolivar currency, as he faced growing pressure to ease an economic crisis.

Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro

On January 28, Venezuelan Health Minister Luisana Melo said the country had recorded 4,700 suspected cases.

Football team survive huge crash

Football team survive huge crash

Huracan were returning to the international airport in the state of Vargas after winning their Copa Libertadores qualifier at capital Caracas, when the brakes on the bus failed.

In Pics: Football team survive huge crash

Huracan were returning to the international airport in the state of Vargas after winning their Copa Libertadores qualifier at capital Caracas, when the brakes on the bus failed.

In Pics: Football team survive huge crash

Huracan were returning to the international airport in the state of Vargas after winning their Copa Libertadores qualifier at capital Caracas, when the brakes on the bus failed.

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

United Nations; The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York over North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, diplomats said.

Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela

Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela

Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

Battle lines drawn as Venezuela political crisis grows

The opposition laid claim to a big majority in the National Assembly state legislature which could empower it to force out Nicolas Maduro. 

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.

Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Venezuelan opposition leaders said Tuesday they won a two-thirds majority in the legislature.

Venezuela opposition claims super-majority in vote

The broad MUD coalition obtained a qualified majority, according to all the voting registers and necessary checks.

Struggle looms as Venezuela opposition vows to fix crisis

Struggle looms as Venezuela opposition vows to fix crisis

The MUD, a broad coalition of dozens of parties, must stay united if it wants to press its advantage against Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela opposition thrashes "Chavismo" to win legislature

Venezuela opposition thrashes "Chavismo" to win legislature

Venezuela`s opposition trounced the ruling Socialists on Sunday to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro`s rule of the OPEC nation.