Home » Archives by category » Regional » Venezuela

VENEZUELA – Helping hand . . Venezuela offering millions in aid for Harvey victims

VENEZUELA – Helping hand . . Venezuela offering millions in aid for Harvey victims

CARACAS – Venezuela’s cash crunch and the bad blood between that South American country and the United States has not stopped it from offering five million in aid to hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. Less than a month after the US announced its latest round of sanctions against senior officials, and President Donald Trump went […]

Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Maduro

Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Maduro

BUENOS AIRES – With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing criticism from around Latin America and the world amid a deepening political crisis, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said he was willing to fight for the embattled leftist regime. “We are chavistas until death,” Maradona wrote on his official Facebook page on Monday night, using a […]

VENEZUELA: New assembly sacks government critic Luisa Ortega

VENEZUELA: New assembly sacks government critic Luisa Ortega

Venezuela’s new constituent assembly has voted to sack top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, during its first day of work. Ortega, a vocal critic of left-wing President Nicolás Maduro, had opposed the assembly’s inauguration on Friday, citing allegations of voting fraud. Security forces have surrounded her office in the capital Caracas, in what she has called a […]

Venezuela prosecutor Luisa Ortega condemns office ‘siege’

Venezuela prosecutor Luisa Ortega condemns office ‘siege’

Venezuelan security forces have surrounded the office of Chief Prosecutor Louisa Ortega in Caracas, in what she has called a “siege”. It comes a day after the government inaugurated a controversial new constituent assembly. Ortega, an outspoken critic of Nicolás Maduro, had asked a local court to stop the assembly’s installation. She cited allegations that […]

Venezuela defiant

Venezuela defiant

CARACAS – Venezuela’s socialist government on Monday claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as condemnations of the process poured in from governments around the world and the opposition at home. The United States added President Nicolas Maduro to a steadily growing list of high-ranking Venezuelan officials targeted by financial […]

VENEZUELA – Tensions rise as 48-hour strike starts

VENEZUELA – Tensions rise as 48-hour strike starts

CARACAS – Opposition leaders in Venezuela have called on workers to stay at home on Wednesday and Thursday as part of a nationwide strike. It is the latest protest against President Nicolás Maduro’s plans to convene a constituent assembly. Elections to choose the members of the assembly will be held on Sunday despite calls by […]

VENEZUELA – Violence continues

VENEZUELA – Violence continues

CARACAS – National Guard troops riding motorcycles fired tear gas on Saturday to break up an opposition march to the Supreme Court of Justice in an offensive against President Nicolas Maduro and his planned changes to the constitution. As months of frequently deadly anti-government demonstrations continued, the rally was also a show of support for […]

VENEZUELA – Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown

VENEZUELA – Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown

CARACAS – Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. From the Andes to the Amazon, millions joined the 24-hour shutdown, staying at […]

Venezuela opposition turns heat up on Maduro

Venezuela opposition turns heat up on Maduro

CARACAS – Venezuela’s opposition called on Monday for a national strike against President Nicolas Maduro in an escalation of protests after a massive symbolic referendum at the weekend. “Hour zero is starting,” opposition leader Freddy Guevara said on behalf of the Democratic Unity coalition, using army jargon for a decisive operation and accusing the leftist […]

Page 1 of 3123