Venezuela

Venezuela may ban main opposition parties from presidential vote

Venezuela may ban main opposition parties from presidential vote

Venezuela`s pro-government legislative superbody ruled on Wednesday that parties who boycotted this month`s local elections had lost legitimacy, potentially eliminating the main opposition groups from the 2018 presidential race.

Dec 21, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
Venezuela arrests cousin of ex-oil czar in corruption probe

Venezuela arrests cousin of ex-oil czar in corruption probe

A cousin of former Venezuelan oil czar Rafael Ramirez was arrested in an investigation into a series of accounts in an Andorran bank suspected of being used to launder about USD 1.6 billion in corrupt funds, the chief prosecutor has announced.

Dec 02, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to seek re-election in 2018

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to seek re-election in 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will seek another term in next year`s election, Vice President Tareck El Aissami has said.

Nov 30, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

Venezuelan opposition leader seeks political asylum in Spain

Venezuelan opposition leader and former metropolitan Mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, has submitted a request for political asylum in Spain.

Nov 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Hugo Chavez's cousin to lead Citgo, PDVSA`s arm in US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez -- a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez -- to lead Citgo, the state oil company`s US affiliate.

Nov 23, 2017, 08:23 AM IST

Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children

Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family`s kitchen window in early July.

Oct 05, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

Sudan, one of six majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, was removed from the list, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States.

 

Sep 25, 2017, 06:17 AM IST
Donald Trump's UN General Assembly address: Highlights

Donald Trump's UN General Assembly address: Highlights

Donald Trump laid out his vision of a world order based on strong 'sovereign nations' rather than multilateral alliances in his first address to the UNGA.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
Venezuela's Maduro upbeat on talks, opposition fear ''show''

Venezuela's Maduro upbeat on talks, opposition fear ''show''

They want a date for the next presidential election, due by the end of 2018, with guarantees it will be free and fair, plus freedom for hundreds of jailed activists, a foreign humanitarian aid corridor, and respect for the opposition-led congress. 

Sep 17, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

Around 50,000 families in total were in need of new housing.

Sep 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

Venezuela Pres Maduro urges starving citizens to eat rabbits

Voracious inflation -- which the IMF said will climb to 720 percent this year -- means Venezuelans earning the minimum wage have to spend 10 percent of their income to buy a kilo of meat.

Sep 14, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

11 killed in clash with Venezuelan soldiers: Authorities

Caracas, Sep 13 (AP) Venezuelan authorities say gunmen assaulted an army patrol in an eastern area where illegal mining has become increasingly common, and 11 of the attackers were killed and one s

Sep 13, 2017, 09:36 AM IST

Authorities says 11 killed in clash with Venezuelan soldiers

Caracas, Sep 13 (AP) Venezuelan authorities say gunmen assaulted an army patrol in an eastern area where illegal mining has become increasingly common, and 11 of the attackers were killed and one s

Sep 13, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Syria and Iraq, two countries that have been longtime staples of concern from UN human rights chiefs, received only passing mention in his address - a testament to the broad concerns about today's world.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
UN rights boss sees possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

UN rights boss sees possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

Last month, Zeid`s office said that Venezuela`s security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests and that democracy was "barely alive".

Sep 11, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
Hurricane Irma: MEA issues helpline numbers, says in touch with Indians

Hurricane Irma: MEA issues helpline numbers, says in touch with Indians

The ministry's spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the Indian missions in the four countries were in touch with local government officials to provide assistance to the affected Indians.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Venezuela to prosecute those supporting US sanctions

Venezuela to prosecute those supporting US sanctions

Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis, with millions suffering food and medicine shortages as well as triple-digit inflation.

Aug 30, 2017, 15:28 PM IST

New Venezuelan assembly to try opposition leaders for treason

Venezuela`s all-powerful new constituent assembly said Tuesday it will hold treason trials for opposition leaders it said are promoting economic sanctions imposed by the United States.

Aug 30, 2017, 07:03 AM IST

Moscow says US Venezuela sanctions aim to 'fuel tensions'

Moscow on Monday slammed new US sanctions on Venezuela, saying they were aimed at damaging the Latin American nation`s economy and aggravating tensions.

Aug 28, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Donald Trump moves to squeeze Venezuela's access to finance

Donald Trump moves to squeeze Venezuela's access to finance

Clashes in Venezuela between anti-government protesters and police this year have left 125 people dead, according to prosecutors.

Aug 26, 2017, 06:36 AM IST