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Venezuela arrests rogue officers after military revolt in Caracas

Some two dozen officers attacked a National Guard outpost in the Caracas neighborhood of Cotiza, a kilometer (0.6 mile) from the presidential Miraflores palace, where they met "firm resistance," the government said.

Jan 22, 2019, 11:22 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

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

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

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

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

UN slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

According to the government, two rebels were killed and eight captured in Sunday`s raid in Valencia, the country`s third largest city.

Aug 08, 2017, 22:05 PM IST

'Terrorists' attack Venezuela military base: Maduro ally

In its first act on Saturday, the body, the Constituent Assembly, ordered the dismissal of the country's attorney general, Luisa Ortega, who became a vociferous critic after breaking ranks with Maduro.

Aug 06, 2017, 23:18 PM IST

Terror attack at military base in Valencia averted: Venezuela Govt

Venezuela is wracked by tension and violence, as the unpopular Maduro government seeks to hold on to power.On Saturday chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega was removed and replaced after her office was surrounded by soldiers.

Aug 06, 2017, 20:00 PM IST

Venezuela attorney general 'under siege' as new assembly sits

On Friday, the body took over an ornate chamber under a golden dome in the Legislative Palace in Caracas -- at the far end of a building shared with the opposition-run legislature, the National Assembly.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Controversial Venezuela assembly begins first session

The United States imposed direct sanctions on Maduro over its election and warned the assembly's members could also be targeted by punitive measures. 

Aug 04, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

Venezuela opposition sets new showdown for assembly's inauguration

Venezuela's opposition is readying a new showdown with President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, rescheduling a massive protest to coincide with his inauguration of a powerful new assembly set to replace congress.

Aug 03, 2017, 21:32 PM IST

Nicolas Maduro snubbed at Venezuela vote: 'Person does not exist'

More than 100 people have died in four months of protests against Nicolas ​Maduro's government.

Jul 31, 2017, 07:44 AM IST

Venezuela vote triggers deadly `war` in the streets

A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela on Sunday as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new Constitution.

Jul 31, 2017, 06:28 AM IST

US orders Venezuela embassy families out, crisis deepens

Adding to Venezuela`s growing international isolation, Colombian airline Avianca suddenly stopped operations in the country on Thursday due to 'operational and security limitations'.

 

 

Jul 28, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

A 61-year-old woman was killed and four people wounded by gunfire that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas.

Jul 17, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests: Documents

Venezuelans view the armed forces as the key power broker in their country. Opposition leaders have repeatedly exhorted military leaders to break with socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Jul 06, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Plane crashes off Venezuelan island with nine people aboard

At least 100 people are participating in a search for the aircraft.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

The socialist president put the military on alert after the attack, a potentially dramatic escalation of the violence gripping the oil-rich South American country.

Jun 29, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Helicopter hurled grenades at Venezuela Supreme Court: President Nicolas Maduro

Earlier on Tuesday, Maduro repeated claims of a US-backed coup attempt and angrily warned President Donald Trump that Venezuela would fight back against such a move.

 

Jun 28, 2017, 08:58 AM IST