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Venezuelan protesters clash with police in new demo

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:01 AM

3rd UPDATE The rally is marked by anger over a ruling from the leftist government banning opposition leader Henrique Capriles from office for 15 years

TEAR GASSED. Riot police fire rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 8, 2017.  Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela bans key opposition leader in tense crisis

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED The ruling says the sanction is due to administrative irregularities by top opposition leader Henrique Capriles in his post as governor of the northern state of Miranda

FURIOUS. In this file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles speaks during a press conference in Caracas on October 21, 2016. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela crisis talks to resume on hostile note

Nov 12, 2016 - 12:22 PM

The day could determine whether the sides maintain their fragile dialogue or whether antagonism and instability resurge in the oil rich South American country

CRISIS TALKS. Venezuelan opposition spokesman Jesus Torrealba arrives for meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on November 11, 2016. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela rivals seek to ease political crisis

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro remain wary while the opposition itself is divided over the strategy with some groups refusing to sit down with the government

General view of the meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on October 30, 2016. Ronald Schemidt/AFP

Venezuela govt, mistrustful rivals in crisis talks

Oct 31, 2016 - 10:38 AM

The landmark gathering aims to defuse an increasingly tense political crisis

This handout picture released by Venezuelan Presidency shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) shaking hands with Venezuelan opposition spokesman Jesus Torrealba, before a meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on October 30, 2016. Venezuelan Presidency/Handout/AFP

Venezuela opposition challenges gov't dialogue plan

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Months of tension that have included riots and looting threatened to boil over after authorities enraged the opposition last week by annulling its drive for a recall referendum

Students clash with riot policemen during a protest in San Cristobal, state of Tachira, Venezuela on October 24, 2016. George Castellanos/AFP

Angry Venezuela opposition vows rallies, alleges coup

Oct 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

The opposition MUD coalition calls for nationwide protests beginning Wednesday October 26 after suffering setbacks in its push for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles speaks next to the president of the National Assembly, Henry Ramos Allup (L), during a press conference in Caracas on October 21, 2016. A furious Venezuelan opposition Friday vowed mass protests, accusing the Socialist government of staging a coup by blocking its drive for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

International concern mounts over Venezuela

May 22, 2016 - 7:40 AM

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his crisis hit country is prepared to win the biggest war that could happen

epa05322289 A handout picture provided by Miraflores Press shows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaking during a visit to a military training camp in the state of Vargas, Venezuela, 21 May 2016. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro warned that he could declare a 'state of internal commotion' if coup incidents occur and reiterated that there are 'serious threats' to peace in the country. The opposition is pushing for a recall referendum amid a crippling economic crisis in the country. EPA/MIRAFLORES PRESS / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Opposition calls on Venezuela to defy emergency decree

May 17, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Venezuela is facing hyperinflation and food and electricity shortages that are sharpening public anger against the unpopular Maduro

FOR VENEZUELA. President of Venezuelan National Assembly (AN), Henry Ramos Allup (C), participates in a protest against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, May 14, 2016. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Venezuela leader gets emergency powers, rivals vow ouster

Feb 13, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Members of the Venezuelan opposition are exploring the use of a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro

OUSTER? Venezuelan opposition are outraged at the Supreme Court's approval of President Nicolas Maduro's decree to place the country in a state of economic emergency. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Dec 09, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Analysts warn a tough political struggle lies ahead after Maduro s rivals break his side s 16 year control of the National Assembly in elections Sunday

OPPOSITION WIN. Executive Secretary of coallition Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (MUD) Jesus Torrealba speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, 08 December 2015. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Opposition wins control of Venezuela congress

Dec 07, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The broad mostly center right MUD coalition wins a majority of 99 out of 167 seats in the state legislature

ELECTION RESULTS. A general view shows people on the outskirts of the Bolivar-Chavez command with few militants and without political representatives after listening to the results of the legislative elections in Caracas, Venezuela, December 6, 2015.Photo by Manaure Quintero/EPA

Opposition hopeful as Venezuela sets legislative vote

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:56 AM

With Venezuela s economy in recession oil revenues plunging and consumers facing chronic shortages of basic goods President Nicolas Maduro s approval rating has sunk to 28

LOSING SUPPORT? A handout picture provided by the Miraflores Palace shows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (L) and Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores (R) during an United Socialist Party of Venezuela meeting, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2015. Miraflores Palace handout/EPA

Venezuela opposition leader fears vote will be scrapped

Mar 05, 2015 - 2:11 AM

If the opposition takes control of the National Assembly it could call a referendum next year to remove Maduro from power

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks Thursday

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Venezuela prepares for a new round of talks that hope to end over two months of deadly anti government protests

Prepare to evacuate, Filipinos in Venezuela told

Mar 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs raises crisis alert level 2 in Venezuela because of anti government protests there

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Maduro wants South America to meet on Venezuela crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 7:40 AM

The move came a day after the Venezuelan leader broke off relations with Panama following its call for a meeting of the rival Washington based Organization of American States

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

Mar 05, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The demonstrators say they want to show that protesters are not just from the middle class and that the capital s poorer places are not all strongholds of the socialist government

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Venezuela pursues second opposition figure

Feb 28, 2014 - 9:01 AM

The Voluntad Popular party says Maduro s under pressure government is now seeking Carlos Vecchio the party s national political coordinator

MORE PROTESTS. Dozens of people take part in a protest of opposition against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, 27 February 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Hundreds on Venezuela streets in support of government

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Pro government demonstrators held Venezuelan flags and pro Maduro banners protesting what they called fascist violence by student opposition

VENEZUELAN FOSSILS. Paleontologists find new fossils in Venezuela

Venezuelans protest en masse in rival rallies

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:09 AM

The protests – which began on February 4 – are seen as the biggest test yet to socialist leader Maduro since he succeeded late leftist icon Hugo Chavez last year

VIOLENCE. A demonstrator holds a stone to throw at riot policemen during an anti-government protest in Caracas on February 22, 2014. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Venezuela deploys paratroopers after more protests

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The demonstrations led by students and the opposition have left at least 4 dead and dozens hurt in the biggest challenge to Maduro s presidency

MADURO AND VENEZUELA. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to people gathered outside Miraflores presidential palace, in Caracas on February 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA

Venezuelans rally in support of jailed opposition leader

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Heavy security surrounded the Palace of Justice in Caracas where the Harvard educated economist had been scheduled to appear after spending the night in jail

SURRENDER. Opposition Venezuelan leader Leopoldo Lopez (C) is surrounded by supporters before surrendering to the Venezuelan National Guard (GNB, military police) at Caracas Plaza, in Caracas, Venezuela, 18 February 2014. Boris Vergara/EPA

Fugitive Venezuela opposition leader surrenders at rally

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Lopez s surrender marked a dramatic inflection point after two tension filled weeks of protests in the oil rich country

SURRENDER. Opposition Venezuelan leader Leopoldo Lopez (C) is surrounded by supporters before surrendering to the Venezuelan National Guard (GNB, military police) at Caracas Plaza, in Caracas, Venezuela, 18 February 2014. Boris Vergara/EPA

Venezuela's government facing more street protests

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The demonstrations have developed into the biggest challenge to the country s socialist rulers since the death of its longtime leader Hugo Chavez

DEFIANCE IN CARACAS. Demonstrators face members of Bolivarian National Police (PNB, as in Spanish) during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas, Venezuela, 15 February 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Two dead, 23 hurt in Venezuela protests

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:02 AM

A pro government demonstrator and a student were killed as demonstrations both for and against Venezuela s government escalated

FIRING LINE. Students clash with National Guards members during an opposition demonstration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on February 12, 2014. Leo Ramirez/AFP

Venezuela municipal elections a test for Maduro

Dec 08, 2013 - 10:50 AM

The municipal elections is seen as a referendum on the performance of President Nicolas Maduro his standing buffeted by high inflation and frequent shortages

CAMPAIGN IN CARACAS. People walk by campaign posters for the upcoming municipal elections from SucreTown candidate for the Socialist Party, Jorge Rodriguez in Caracas, on December 6, 2013 in Caracas. AFP / Leo Ramirez

Venezuela's Capriles calls rally vs Maduro special powers

Nov 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Capriles: Maduro we are going to show you the power that the Venezuelan people have

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Capriles expects Venezuela vote ruling 'within hours'

May 16, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said the Supreme Court will decide very soon whether a new presidential vote should be held

Capriles still defiant on eve of Venezuela vote recount

Apr 29, 2013 - 7:44 AM

Capriles alleged via his Twitter account that election authorities rejected his appeal for a full recount at the order of the Socialist Party

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela's Capriles says presidential election 'stolen'

Apr 25, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles accused Nicolas Maduro s government of stealing the April 14 presidential election

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela rules out recount after vote, deadly demos

Apr 18, 2013 - 8:10 AM

Venezuela s Supreme Court on Wednesday April 17 ruled out a recount of a disputed presidential vote won by the late Hugo Chavez s political heir Nicolas Maduro

7 dead in Venezuela post-election violence

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:48 AM

The political crisis in the oil rich country deepened as protests swept parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities for a second day following a weekend election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote, opposition requests recount

Apr 15, 2013 - 11:53 AM

UPDATE Venezuela s Maduro wins presidency with 50 66 of vote compared to 49 1 for opposition rival Henrique Capriles a difference of less than 300 000 votes

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:25 AM

UPDATE Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday April 14 to pick late leader Hugo Chavez s successor

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Capriles faces Chavez's ghost in Venezuela vote

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Campaigning officially begins on April 2 but the candidates have already started courting votes in a highly confrontational pre campaign

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Chavez successor leads opponent in Venezuela vote

Mar 20, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The private Venezuelan pollster Hinterlaces said 53 percent of Venezuelans would vote for Maduro while 35 percent would vote for Capriles

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela election fight to succeed Chavez begins

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:50 AM

UPDATE Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela sets first post-Chavez election for April 14

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:02 AM

A recent survey by pollsters Hinterlaces gave Maduro a 14 point advantage over Capriles

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves upon alighting from the plane upon landing at the airport in Tachira, Venezuela, on October 20, 2011. Chavez passed away on March 5, 2013 in Caracas after a long fight with cancer, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. AFP PHOTO/ Leo RAMIREZ

Chavistas out in force, Venezuela VP back to Cuba

Jan 24, 2013 - 9:13 AM

Vice President Nicolas Maduro told the pro government rally he would return to Havana to visit Chavez who has been convalescing in Cuba since his latest surgery last month but whose condition is improving according to Caracas

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez show a portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in a rally to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the end of the dictatorship (1952-1958) of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO

Venezuela top court upholds delay of Chavez swearing-in

Jan 10, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Venezuela s top court cleared cancer stricken President Hugo Chavez Wednesday January 9 to indefinitely postpone his re inauguration but the opposition said it did not resolve the uncertainties facing the country

The President of the Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice Luisa Estella Morales (C) speaks during a press conference in Caracas on January 09, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ

Chavez wins another six-year term in Venezuela

Oct 08, 2012 - 1:22 PM

UPDATED Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re elected to another six year term Sunday October 7 Monday October 8 in Manila after seeing off a stiff challenge from youthful opposition leader Henrique Capriles

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures while speaking to supporters after receiving news of his reelection in Caracas on October 7, 2012. According to the National Electoral Council, Chavez was reelected with 54.42% of the votes, beating opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, who obtained 44.47%. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO

Chavez revolution on the line as Venezuelans vote

Oct 08, 2012 - 7:56 AM

Venezuelans voted Sunday October 7 Monday October 8 in Manila with President Hugo Chavez s 14 year socialist revolution on the line as the leftist leader faced youthful rival Henrique Capriles in his toughest electoral challenge yet

VENEZUELA DECIDES. A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Caracas on election day on October 7, 2012. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/GERALDO CASO

Venezuelans to vote in Chavez's toughest election yet

Oct 07, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Venezuelans vote Sunday October 7 in the toughest election President Hugo Chavez has faced in almost 14 years in power after fresh faced rival Henrique Capriles electrified the country s opposition

Chavez, rival appeal for high election turnout

Oct 04, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on his followers Wednesday October 3 to give him a crushing victory in weekend elections while rival Henrique Capriles was confident of pulling an upset