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. 

Venezuela opposition anticipates election win

Venezuela opposition anticipates election win

Senior figures in the broad opposition coalition MUD started effectively claiming victory.

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

Ecuador`s Congress voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift presidential term limits from 2021, triggering violent demonstrations that saw police attacked with spears, clubs and home-made rockets.

Unrest warnings as oil giant Venezuela set to vote

Unrest warnings as oil giant Venezuela set to vote

Venezuela's opposition will fight to seize control of the legislature from the socialist government in elections on Sunday that leaders warn risk sparking violence in the crisis-hit major oil producer.

Venezuela`s harried opposition eyes landmark win

Its leaders have been thrown in jail, banned from politics and remain deeply divided, but Venezuela`s opposition nonetheless looks set to bruise President Nicolas Maduro by winning control of the National Assembly.

Venezuela arrests three for killing of opposition candidate

Authorities arrested three people on Monday suspected in the murder of an opposition leader that shook Venezuela and drew international condemnation in the run-up to this weekend`s election for a new legislature.

Venezuela opposition party says regional official killed

A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally for next week's congressional elections, his party said.

Hijackers try to force aircraft to fly to Venezuela

The case is currently under investigation by Colombian authorities.

Several hurt as plane catches fire at Florida airport

Several people were injured when an airliner caught fire while taxiing to a runway at Fort Lauderdale in Florida today, authorities said.