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Stories with place: Venezuela
  • The Latest: Paraguay president CONMEBOL immunity lifted story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:08 pm

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  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting loses appeal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:12 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist convicted of offering to help develop nuclear weapons for Venezuela cannot appeal his five-year sentence because he gave up that right, a federal court said.

  • Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests 
    Updated: May-30-15 5:31 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

  • A look at the 7 officials arrested in the FIFA raids 
    Updated: May-27-15 3:50 pm

    Here is a look at the seven soccer officials arrested in Switzerland on warrants issued by the U.S. Justice Department after a corruption probe involving FIFA members. All seven are connected with the regional confederations of North and South America and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Authorities want them extradited to the United States:

  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 2:41 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.

  • Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 11:43 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest next week in a video leaked Saturday.

  • Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 10:14 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.

  • Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:50 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean on Wednesday after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

  • Venezuela's No. 2 denies any involvement in drug trafficking 
    Updated: May-19-15 9:49 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The powerful leader of Venezuela's congress on Tuesday fiercely denied allegations he might be involved in the drug trade.

  • Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.

  • Spain's ex-premier delays Venezuela trip to help politician 
    Updated: May-18-15 12:36 pm

    MADRID - Spain's former prime minister Felipe Gonzalez has postponed his plans to travel to Venezuela to help defend jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez until a date is set for the politician's trial.

  • Behind bars, on the ballot; ex-mayor wins Venezuela primary 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:26 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Daniel Ceballos may be in jail, but he's also on the ballot for Venezuela's legislative elections.

  • Venezuela congress head requests travel ban for journalists 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:09 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The head of Venezuela's congress says he is asking courts to bar news executives from leaving the country while he's suing them for alleged defamation.

  • Correction: Venezuela-US story 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:10 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - In a May 12 story about relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Venezuela ordered the U.S. to shrink its embassy in Caracas after the U.S. imposed sanctions on several Venezuela officials. Venezuela ordered the staff reduction before the U.S. sanctioned Venezuela, not after.

  • Venezuelan officer who killed teen at protest sent to prison 
    Updated: May-08-15 5:16 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - A Venezuelan police officer who killed a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest in February has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

  • Venezuelan military officers sentenced for plotting coup 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:09 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - A group of Venezuelan military officers the government accused of plotting to blow up the presidential palace have been sent to prison, officials said Wednesday.

  • Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 12:14 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.

  • Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 9:49 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.

  • Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014 story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 11:32 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.