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Venezuela releases video of its Sukhoi Su-30 tracking US EP-3E spy plane

The Venezuelan Defence Ministry claimed that its air force sent several military aircraft including its Sukhoi Su-30 to intercept the EP-3E which left its airspace soon after the combat jets arrived. But the US Southern Command refuted Venezuela's charges and instead accused the South American country of sending its Su-30 to aggressively shadow the EP-3E aircraft.

Jul 24, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Venezuelan Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 fighter intercepts US EP-3E signals reconnaissance aircraft

The US Southern Command, responsible for military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, claimed the Venezuelan Sukhoi Su-30 "aggressively shadowed" the EP-3E aircraft. The US Southern Command also tweeted photos and videos of the Su-30.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Moscow ready to send more military specialists to Venezuela if needed: Reports

Another state news agency, TASS, quoted the ministry as saying Russia did not rule out increasing the number of its military personnel in Venezuela.

Jun 07, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

29 detainees killed in Venezuela police station cellblock riot

The incident took place in the town of Acarigua in a municipal police cellblock in the central state of Portuguesa. 

May 25, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to display military loyalty in political crisis

Maduro said in a national address that armed forces were "united and subordinate to their constitutional mandate," just two days after opposition leader Guaido urged military to join him to oust Maduro. 

May 02, 2019, 21:39 PM IST

Guaido faces test with call for 'largest march' in Venezuela history

Maduro, a socialist, calls Guaido a puppet of the United States who is seeking to orchestrate a coup against him. 

May 01, 2019, 21:54 PM IST

Venezuelans rally to demand power, water and end to Maduro

Venezuelans, already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, say the crisis has worsened over the past month. 

Apr 07, 2019, 09:16 AM IST

Venezuelans plan protests over power and water as rationing looms

Police fired gunshots in parts of Caracas on Sunday night, according to Reuters witnesses.

Apr 01, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation`s economic and social crisis.

Mar 31, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Venezuela's Juan Guaido says intelligence agents seize his chief of staff

Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the OPEC nation`s economy, has called Guaido a puppet of the United States.

Mar 21, 2019, 17:32 PM IST

Lionel Messi returns but Angel Di Maria ruled out of Argentina friendlies

The 31-year-old had been called up to represent his country for the first time since the Albiceleste`s 4-3 defeat to France in the last 16 of last year`s World Cup in Russia, reports Efe news.

Mar 21, 2019, 12:07 PM IST

China opposes foreign interference in Venezuela's affairs: Envoy

The Security Council held the open meeting on the latest events in Venezuela at the request of the US.

Feb 27, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

Guaido's return to Venezuela to mark brazen defiance of Maduro

First he declared a rival presidency. Then he made a play for Citgo. Last weekend he flouted a court travel ban. Now, Juan Guaido says he is headed back home to Venezuela in another challenge to President Nicolas Maduro. 

Feb 27, 2019, 09:41 AM IST

Canada asking other nations to expand Venezuela sanctions

The United States targeted Venezuela`s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA.

Feb 26, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

US warns Venezuela not to threaten Colombia

Mike Pence used his speech to announce new and tougher economic and diplomatic sanctions on Venezuela.

Feb 26, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

US to announce 'concrete steps' for Venezuela crisis on Monday: official

US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders have recognized Guaido, the head of Venezuela`s national assembly, as the country`s interim president.

Feb 25, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces 'diplomatic siege'

Juan Guaido, recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela`s legitimate leader, urged foreign powers to consider "all options" in ousting Maduro.

Feb 25, 2019, 09:02 AM IST

Maduro's troops block Venezuela aid convoy with tear gas, bullets

Trucks laden with U.S. food and medicine for Venezuela returned to warehouses in Colombia after opposition supporters failed to break through lines of troops.

Feb 24, 2019, 08:56 AM IST

Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro`s socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:47 PM IST

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid.

Feb 22, 2019, 08:42 AM IST