US warship's secret Africa mission aims to help punish Venezuela, deter attempts to jailbreak Maduro aide before extradition
US cruiser San Jacinto recently sailed across the Atlantic to keep a close eye on Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, widely believed to be the architect of the economic deals that are keeping the Maduro government afloat, who was arrested in June in Cape Verde
The Donald Trump administration said it was imposing sanctions on 27 individuals and entities, including Iran's defence ministry, under a UN resolution
The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses
Eight assailants killed as Venezuela foils bid by ‘terrorist mercenaries from Colombia’ to conduct marine incursion at La Guaira
Venezuela’s government said it foiled a marine incursion on Sunday by terrorist mercenaries who attempted to enter the country on speedboats from neighboring Colombia, adding security forces killed eight of the assailants
Venezuelan teen sent back to Mexico alone as US accepts father’s immigration claims; girl in ‘vulnerable situation’ as daughter of political activist, says attorney
A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by US government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father
Venezuela blocks human rights investigators from boarding flight to Caracas; commission member calls it govt’s ‘attempt to hide abuses’
An international human rights commission criticised the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday for blocking its members from boarding a plane for Venezuela, where they planned to investigate alleged abuses
Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State
Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common
Venezuela wins seat on United Nations Human Rights Council amid criticism of record under Nicolas Maduro’s regime
Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organisations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record
World Athletics Championships 2019: Sifan Hassan leads round of golden doubles, calls herself 'clean athlete'
Sifan Hassan made light of the doping ban handed to her coach Alberto Salazar to complete a historic 1,500/10,000 metres double at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Nicolas Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions against Venezuela, accuses Brussels of doing Donald Trump's bidding
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US president Donald Trump's bidding.
Donald Trump says John Bolton a ‘disaster’ on N Korea policy, ‘out of line’ on Venezuela, did not get along with administration officials
Trump announced he had fired Bolton a day after North Korea signalled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearisation talks
UN rights body criticises US sanctions against Venezuela govt, says 'deeply worried' about impact on human rights
The UN rights chief intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as 'extremely broad' with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.
Venezuela president Nicholas Maduro says ‘brutal aggression’ by Donald Trump administration to blame for cancelling talks with Opposition
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro blamed Washington on Wednesday in cancelling scheduled talks with the political opposition, as his embattle regime struggles under the weight of US sanctions.
In latest move against President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in United States
President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.
Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela after Maduro regime refuses to accredit diplomats critical of president
Canada announced on Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime.
Oil prices under pressure from Sino-US trade dispute; sanctions against Iran, Venezuela keep market on edge
The US sanctions halved Iranian crude oil exports over the past year to below 1 million bpd, and shipments to customers are expected to drop as low as 500,000 bpd in May as sanctions tighten.
Mike Pence to offer 'carrots' to Venezuela military to oust Maduro; refugee assistance, bailout package among offers on table
US Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela's military to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week
Venezuela crisis: Top diplomats of Russia, US likely to meet on 6 May amid mounting civil unrest in South American country
The development holds prominence as Russia and the US have taken diametrically opposed stands in Venezuela's political crisis that was heightened after country's opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday.
Venezuela unrest: Daily life resumes after two days of violent clashes as locals continue struggle amid ‘deepest’ economic crisis
In Venezuela's Caracas' biggest open air market, Naira Garcia had no trouble tuning out the messy political struggle that plunged the country into two days of deadly violence this week.
Venezuela protests: 27-year-old woman dies in rioting; 24 injured in May Day clashes between Juan Guaido supporters and military forces
Tensions in Venezuela have soared since Guaido, who heads the National Assembly legislature, invoked the constitution to declare himself acting president on 23 January, claiming Maduro's re-election last year was illegitimate.