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.

FARC rebels kill four and rupture Colombian pipeline

Colombia`s FARC rebels killed four soldiers and wounded six others in an attack in the northeast of the country on Monday, officials said, as the Marxist group steps up attacks amid unraveling peace talks.

Brazil into Copa America quarters as Venezuela beaten
Brazil into Copa America quarters as Venezuela beaten

Brazil shrugged off the absence of suspended captain Neymar to reach the Copa America quarter-finals here Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.

Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border
Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border

Colombia`s foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source said on Saturday.

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

 Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24. 

Copa America: Claudio Pizarro strikes as Peru sink Venezuela
Copa America: Claudio Pizarro strikes as Peru sink Venezuela

A second-half goal by Bayern Munich star Claudio Pizarro fired Peru to a 1-0 victory over 10-man Venezuela on Thursday as "The Incas" bounced back from their agonizing opening defeat to Brazil.

Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`
Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States.

Copa America: Dunga expects attacking Colombia
Copa America: Dunga expects attacking Colombia

Brazil coach Dunga does not expect Colombia to alter their attacking style as the two teams prepare for a rematch of last year`s physical World Cup battle at the Copa America on Wednesday.

US official, Venezuelan National Assembly leader meet in Haiti

A top US diplomat met with the president of Venezuela`s National Assembly in Haiti this weekend to discuss diplomatic relations amid high tension between the two countries, the assembly said.

Jailed Venezuelan dissident ends hunger strike

 Venezuelan dissident Daniel Ceballos has ended a prison hunger strike after 20 days, his wife reported on Twitter.

Venezuelan wanted for journalist's murder nabbed in Colombia

 The Interpol office in Colombia has apprehended a Venezuelan man wanted for killing a journalist during anti-government protests here in early 2014, Venezuela`s justice minister said on Thursday.

Venezuelan official says Brazil will help end shortages

Venezuela has received pledges of support from the Brazilian government and businessmen to help end the country`s food and medicine shortages, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly said Wednesday.

Guyana to urge UN chief to settle Venezuela border row

Less than a month after Venezuela unilaterally redrew its maritime boundary, neighboring Guyana announced Wednesday it will ask the United Nations to legally settle Latin America`s biggest territorial dispute.

FIFA scandal: Venezuela probes federation chief`s assets
FIFA scandal: Venezuela probes federation chief`s assets

Venezuelan prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether money from the corruption scandal shaking FIFA paid for properties owned by the jailed ex-chief of the country`s football federation, Rafael Esquivel.