- Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela Updated: May-29-16 4:57 am
BERLIN - German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.
- Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela government, oppo Updated: May-28-16 7:54 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and government opponents in an attempt to mediate the South American nation's political standoff.
- Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis Updated: May-27-16 6:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.
- Venezuela breaks up drug ring, seized 3.4 tons of cocaine Updated: May-25-16 5:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Authorities in Venezuela say they dismantled a drug-trafficking ring with links to a Mexican cartel after seizing more than 3.4 metric tons of cocaine.
- Argentina and Brazil agree to mediate in Venezuela crisis Updated: May-23-16 7:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday.
- Bridgestone abandons crisis-wracked Venezuela after 62 years Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Tire maker Bridgestone is selling its business in Venezuela after six decades in the country, the latest blue chip company to abandon the country as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls.
- Sugar shortage leads Coca-Cola to halt Venezuela production Updated: May-20-16 8:23 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Coca-Cola is halting production in Venezuela of its namesake beverage due to a sugar shortage brought on by the country's grinding economic crisis.
- Spain gives nationality to 6 opposition-linked Venezuelans Updated: May-20-16 8:03 am
MADRID - The government says it has granted Spanish nationality to six Venezuelans linked to the opposition, including two family members of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
- Uruguay's Mujica: Venezuela's Maduro is 'crazy as a goat' Updated: May-19-16 7:36 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is "crazy as a goat."
- Vatican envoy's visit to Venezuela canceled amid tensions Updated: May-19-16 4:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A planned visit to Venezuela by the Vatican's foreign minister was called off Thursday amid mounting tensions between the country's government and the political opposition.
- Mob burns Venezuelan man alive over $5 as justice fails Updated: May-19-16 2:06 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The mob didn't know at first what Roberto Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough.
- US Embassy suspends visas in Venezuela over staff shortages Updated: May-18-16 3:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The U.S. Embassy in Caracas is suspending appointments for Venezuelans seeking first-time tourist and business visas due to staff shortages it blames on President Nicolas Maduro's government.
- Ex-Latin American leaders express concern over Venezuela Updated: May-18-16 10:40 am
MADRID - Ex-Spanish premier Jose Maria Aznar and 23 former Latin American leaders have a signed a declaration expressing concern over the perceived collapse of constitutional order in Venezuela and protesting alleged "political persecution" of opposition parties there.
- Venezuela opposition rejects Maduro's state of emergency Updated: May-17-16 7:06 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan opposition leaders are rejecting a 60-day state of emergency declared by President Nicolas Maduro.
- Italian, Venezuelan lawmakers in shouting match at EU event Updated: May-17-16 10:39 am
LISBON, Portugal - Two delegates from Italy and Venezuela got involved in a shouting match at a meeting in Portugal aimed at developing closer ties between lawmakers from the European Parliament and legislative bodies in Latin America.
- Telemundo outline plans to continue growth Updated: May-15-16 4:02 pm
NEW YORK - The Spanish-language network Telemundo says it hopes to continue its growth with a non-traditional programming strategy that will include projects based on the story of drug lord El Chapo, the life of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and the late singer Jenni Rivera.
- Maduro threatens to seize idle Venezuela plants, jail owners Updated: May-15-16 1:04 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro threatened Saturday to take over idle factories and jail their owners following a decree granting him expanded powers to act in the face of a deep economic crisis.
- Aruba, Citgo negotiate deal to reopen shuttered oil refinery Updated: May-14-16 8:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Aruban government and Venezuela's Citgo Petroleum Corp. are finalizing an agreement to reopen an oil refinery that has been shuttered since 2009.
- Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails Updated: May-14-16 8:48 am
ZARAZA, Venezuela - It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America's first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse - and a strategic relationship gone adrift.
- US officials: Venezuelan president's hold on power weakening Updated: May-13-16 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence analysts are increasingly convinced that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is likely to be pushed aside by members of his own socialist movement before finishing his term.
- Sony making series about life of Venezuela's Hugo Updated: May-12-16 9:08 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The life of late President Hugo Chavez is coming to the small screen, much to the displeasure of Venezuela's socialist leaders who consider themselves guardians of the charismatic leader's image and of the revolution he initiated.
- Venezuelans clash with police in march to demand recall Updated: May-11-16 5:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan protesters clashed Wednesday with police who fired tear gas on marchers demanding that election officials start counting signatures for a vote to recall President Nicolas Maduro.
- Venezuela politician accuses Wall Street Journal of libel Updated: May-05-16 4:46 pm
NEW YORK - A powerful Venezuelan legislator has sued Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp., saying he was libeled in a drug investigation article in The Wall Street Journal.
- Venezuela govt says police killed most wanted gang leader Updated: May-03-16 5:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan officials say the country's most wanted gang leader has been killed in a shootout with police.
- Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president Updated: May-02-16 6:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.