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Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Exiled critic Luisa Ortega and opposition leader Julio Borges are accused of being involved in an alleged 'drone' assassination attempt, while former oil chief Rafael Ramirez is accused of fraudulent embezzlement

In this file photo, then-Attorney General Luisa Ortega, the most high-profile official to break ranks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaks at during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, on July 3, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela ex-attorney general says contract killers set after her

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Luisa Ortega: I have information that the persecution is continuing against me and that the government has contracted hitmen to end my life

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference at the General Prosecutor's office in San Jose on August 28, 2017. Ezequiel Becerra/AFP

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega accuses Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in a massive corruption scheme at Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, one of President Nicolas Maduro's most vocal critics, invited by Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot, speaks during a conference with representatives from the Latin American regional trading alliance Mercosur, in Brasilia, on August 23, 2017. Ortega promised to use the international forum in Brazil to intensify corruption allegations against Maduro, who called for her arrest. Days after a dramatic escape from Venezuela, Ortega arrived in Brasilia promising to dish dirt on Maduro, who in turn asked Interpol to put out a "red notice" warrant for his critic.  / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

Colombia offers asylum to Venezuela prosecutor

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:15 AM

The move by Colombia s Juan Manuel Santos risks raising tensions with Nicolas Maduro under pressure from regional and international powers who accuse him of repressing his opponents

In this file photo, then-Attorney General Luisa Ortega, the most high-profile official to break ranks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaks at during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, on July 3, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Venezuelan intelligence officers raid the home of the former attorney general who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro

In this file photo, then-Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega (C) speaks to the press during a flash visit to the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas on August 5, 2017. Ronald Schemidt/AFP

New Venezuela assembly fires dissenting attorney general

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:48 PM

UPDATED Venezuela s assembly makes the sacking of Luisa Ortega its first order of business

FIRED. Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega (C), one of President Nicolas Maduro's most vocal critics, speaks to the press during a flash visit to the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas on August 5, 2017 as national guard units are posted at the entries and exits to the building. Ronald Schemidt/AFP

Venezuela attorney general 'under siege' as new assembly sits

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:36 PM

UPDATED The legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly is thrown into question by claims of fraud

DISPUTED ASSEMBLY. Members of the Constituent Assembly attend its installation at the National Congress in Caracas on August 4, 2017. Juan Barreto/AFP

Maduro installs disputed new Venezuela assembly

Aug 04, 2017 - 11:37 AM

3rd UPDATE The inaugural session of its 500 plus members – who include Maduro s wife and son – will take place under high tension

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and members of the military high command seen during a military parade in Caracas on February 1, 2017. Juan Barreto/AFP

U.S. hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:58 AM

UPDATED The US measures are unusual in that they targeted a sitting head of state but their reach was mostly symbolic freezing any US assets Maduro might have and banning people under US jurisdiction from dealing with him

'DICTATOR' In this file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on November 4, 2016. Juan Barreto/AFP

Venezuela prosecutor snubs court, defying government in crisis

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Attorney General Luisa Ortega is the most senior figure to defy President Nicolas Maduro as he fends off opposition efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil exporting nation

TOP OPPONENT. Attorney General Luisa Ortega, the most high-profile official to break ranks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaks at during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, on July 3, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela opposition rallies behind attorney against gov't

Jun 10, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The opposition files a case with prosecutors alleging that the government judges and electoral officials were conspiring to violently change the constitution

PROTESTS CONTINUE. Venezuelan students and other opposition demonstrators protest outside the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) to demand an end to media censorship in the country, in Caracas on June 9, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

May 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The opposition is trying to sway the support of the armed forces a key pillar of the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro who is resisting opposition calls for early elections

Venezuela court retreats from bid to boost president

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:12 PM

UPDATED In a rare climb down by the president s allies the pro Maduro Supreme Court retreats from rulings that had prompted opposition calls for mass protests in a volatile country stricken by economic and political crisis

NO 'TAKEOVER.' View of the Venezuelan National Assembly during a session in Caracas on December 14, 2016. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash

Mar 01, 2014 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED The detained foreigners including two foreign reporters are being held for international terrorism state VTV television said in a brief statement

FACEOFF. Demonstrators confront members of the National Guard during an anti-government protest in Caracas on February 28, 2014. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Split in Maduro's ranks amid Venezuela turmoil

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:17 AM

A Venezuelan ruling party governor calls for the release of all jailed protesters in a rare public split within President Nicolas Maduro s ranks

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