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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

US hits `dictator` Nicolas Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote

The United States branded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator" threatening his country`s democracy on Monday and imposed sanctions targeting any assets he might hold on US territory.

Aug 01, 2017, 07:10 AM IST

Venezuela Maduro's ''Despacito'' political remix backfires quickly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro`s attempt to use Latin hit "Despacito" - which means `slowly` - to inject some cool into his controversial new congress has backfired quickly.

Jul 26, 2017, 06:05 AM IST

Venezuelan opposition marches against President Nicolas Maduro, student killed

Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas as demonstrators staged what they billed as the "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, and a student caught up in a clash died after being shot in the head.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Venezuela's Maduro vows 'revolution' will continue

The Venezuelan opposition needs to understand that "the revolution is going to continue", President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday while urging his political foes to remain part of the dialogue the two sides began earlier this week.

Nov 04, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

Venezuela protests against Nicolas Maduro escalate, dozens injured

Despite sitting on the world`s biggest oil reserves, Venezuela is in the throes of a punishing recession that has many poor families skipping meals amid scarce food.

Oct 27, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

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. 

Dec 07, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2015, 10:17 AM IST

Opposition wins Argentine election, ending 'Kirchner era'

Scioli, who had been expected to win by 10 or more points in last month's six-candidate first round of voting, tried to regain momentum before yesterday's runoff by frequently attacking Macri.

Nov 23, 2015, 07:26 AM IST

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country`s ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

Aug 28, 2015, 05:54 AM IST

Rights board says Venezuela dissidents` lives `in danger`

 A regional rights body urged Venezuela on Monday to implement cautionary measures for jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another detainee, saying their lives are at risk.

Apr 21, 2015, 06:18 AM IST

Venezuela gears up military machine amid economic crunch

Rolling out tanks, missiles and 100,000 men, Venezuela launched 10 days of military exercises Saturday, amid sky-high tensions over US sanctions slapped on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.

Mar 15, 2015, 09:02 AM IST

Venezuela holds military maneuvers amid new US sanctions

Venezuela begins a week and a half of military exercises on Sunday, amid rising tensions with the United States over sanctions imposed on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.

Mar 15, 2015, 00:41 AM IST

Venezuela's Maduro says may go to US to challenge Obama

Ridiculing the US qualification of Venezuela as a security threat, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he may travel to Washington to challenge American counterpart Barack Obama. 

Mar 13, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

Peru first lady denies taking Venezuelan campaign cash

Peru`s first lady Nadine Heredia, who heads the ruling party and is touted as a possible presidential contender, denied Monday that Venezuela`s late president Hugo Chavez funded her husband`s campaigns.

Mar 10, 2015, 07:14 AM IST

Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez, two years on

Fireworks lit up the dawn skies as Venezuela paid tribute to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.

Mar 06, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez 2 years on

Venezuela paid tribute on Thursday to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.

Mar 05, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Venezuela opposition leader fears vote will be scrapped

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he fears President Nicolas Maduro`s crisis-hit government, fearing a humiliating loss, will cancel key Legislative Elections later this year.

Mar 04, 2015, 22:55 PM IST