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US bars some Venezuelan officials accused of rights abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:31

The United States has slapped travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the two countries.

Venezuelan ex-intel chief sought by US freed in Aruba

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:17

A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States` request on drug trafficking charges was freed and returned home to Caracas, authorities have said.

BRICS summit to change course of 21st century: Venezuelan President

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:11

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said the decisions taken at the BRICS summit will change the course of the 21st century, media reported Wednesday.

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 05:45

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Death toll from Venezuela protests hits 43

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 05:13

At least 43 people have died in opposition protests against President Nicolas Maduro that began in February, a non-government group has said after a student died from a bullet wound.

Bus crash kills 20 in Venezuela

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 03:15

A bus crash left at least 20 people dead and 10 people injured in northern Venezuela`s Miranda state Monday, the media reported.

Venezuela implicates US envoy in opposition plot

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:01

The accusation was the latest in a barrage of attacks by Maduro`s socialist government on the US, which Venezuelan leaders contend is behind three months of anti-government protests that have resulted in 42 deaths.

Venezuela accuses US envoy of plotting Maduro murder

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:52

Venezuela`s ruling party accused opposition members and the US ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday of plotting a coup and the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.

US Senate panel approves Venezuela sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 03:18

A US Senate committee on Tuesday greenlighted new sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns against anti-government student protesters that have left 42 people dead.

Venezuela sees protests down to hard core, over by July

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:41

Venezuela`s three-month protest movement has dwindled to a hard core of a few hundred violent troublemakers and the unrest should be snuffed out by July, a top security official said.

UN slams excessive use of force against Venezuela protestors

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:47

The UN has criticised the excessive use of force by the Venezuelan government to break up peaceful protests in Caracas.

Clashes flare after Venezuela student camps raided, 1 dead

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 05:37

Venezuelan troops on Thursday rounded up hundreds of youth activists and dismantled camps set up to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, and a policeman was shot dead in the demonstrations and clashes that ensued around Caracas.