A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation’s political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by “terrorists” seeking a coup.
Opposition protests in Venezuela took a deadly turn again Wednesday when a teenager was killed at a march demanding an end to the government’s push to rewrite the struggling nation’s constitution.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged officials to schedule an election to pick a new constituent assembly for July 30, but an emboldened opposition immediately called for a nationwide sit-in to protest against the move.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro pledged on Thursday to hold a referendum on a new constitution he is proposing in response to two months of protests by opponents who call him a dictator and want an end to socialist rule.
Venezuelan security forces used water cannons and teargas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading for the foreign ministry on Wednesday as the Organization of American States (OAS) held another fruitless meeting on the crisis.
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor further distanced herself from the socialist administration Wednesday, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.
On one hand, red pro-government caps, on the other, the colors of the Venezuelan flag: sympathizers and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro hit the streets Saturday in a tense standoff on the 50th day of violent protests.
Dozens of people were injured and a 27-year-old man killed Wednesday during another day of violent clashes in Venezuela’s capital during demonstrations demanding elections.
Hundreds of women marched in Venezuela’s capital on Saturday to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest.
A student was shot dead at a meeting in Venezuela Thursday, prosecutors said, as anti-government protests raged in the streets.
People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president’s bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis.
Venezuela’s beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for a new constitution, to be written by a “people’s” body circumventing the opposition-held Congress.
May Day protests risk being rough in Venezuela on Monday as it marks one month since deadly clashes erupted in a political crisis with no end in sight.
Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government’s handling of a deadly political crisis.
President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing, deadly unrest across Venezuela. Amid the country’s deepening economic and political crisis, the leftist leader is also increasingly isolated within the region.
Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against left-wing President Nicolas Maduro to 24, officials said.
The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.
A protester was fatally shot in Caracas on Thursday as Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a second straight day of mass demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro.
A 17-year-old boy died after being shot Wednesday during massive protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the sixth person killed this month in a mounting political crisis.
Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police firing tear gas Saturday in Venezuela’s fourth demonstration in a week against President Nicolas Maduro and his government.
President Nicolas Maduro urged Venezuela’s Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, a ruling that set off a storm of criticism from the opposition and foreign governments.
The United Nations, along with leaders from Spain to Peru, on Friday urged Venezuela’s Supreme Court to reverse its decision to take over legislative powers and called on President Nicolas Maduro’s government to uphold rights to peaceful assembly.
Venezuela’s Supreme Court took over legislative powers Thursday, after ruling the opposition-controlled National Assembly was in contempt of court, sparking accusations that the country is increasingly becoming a dictatorship.
President Nicolas Maduro’s government ordered the suspension of CNN’s Spanish-language service from Venezuela’s airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.
Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro named an ex-security minister Wednesday as his vice-president, who would become head of state if Maduro were removed from office this year as the opposition demands.
Venezuela’s political rivals resumed fraught Vatican-backed talks Friday, as they struggle to stabilize a volatile country stricken by food shortages.
Venezuela freed three activists and the opposition postponed a symbolic trial in congress of President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday even as it warned it would quit Vatican-backed talks in a matter of days if tough conditions were not met.
Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders agreed Monday to hold Vatican-sponsored talks to defuse a growing political crisis, but mistrust lingers after an attempt to recall the president was scuttled.
Venezuela’s streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday promised workers a 40 percent rise in the minimum wage, after opponents seeking to drive him from power called for a general strike.
Venezuela’s opposition-majority legislature voted on Tuesday to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting efforts to remove him from power in a volatile political crisis.
Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition coalition publicly argued on Monday as its major factions turned against a surprise plan to hold talks with the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela’s socialist government and the opposition on Monday announced talks for the weekend to deal with a political standoff that has intensified since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.
Clashes broke out Wednesday between supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as opposition protesters sought to show momentum in their push to oust him in a referendum.
Venezuela’s electoral authority on Wednesday ruled out a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro this year, all but dashing opposition hopes to oust him at the ballot box.
Venezuela’s opposition and government supporters returned to the streets for rival demonstrations Wednesday as tension mounted over a push for a vote on driving President Nicolas Maduro from power in the crisis-stricken country.
Dressed in white and chanting “this government will fall,” hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters flooded Venezuela’s capital on Thursday to press for an end to President Nicolas Maduro’s rule.
Venezuela’s opposition gathered enough signatures to proceed with efforts to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, electoral authorities said Monday, without setting a date for the next step.
Critics of President Nicolas Maduro marched through Caracas on Wednesday to demand that the recall process go forward. But Venezuela’s socialist government is digging in its heels as an economic collapse further threatens its hold on power.
Thousands of Venezuelans poured across the border into Colombia on Sunday to buy essential goods during a brief opening of the border that’s been closed for nearly a year.
Opposition leaders in Venezuela said Friday they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.
Veteran US diplomat Tom Shannon spoke for nearly two hours with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday to re-start relations between the ideologically opposed governments amid a punishing economic crisis in the South American nation.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are queuing to get fingerprinted as part of a lengthy process to recall President Nicolas Maduro and trigger new elections in the economically battered South American country.
Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday that no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse.
Venezuela’s opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse.
Latin America’s largest airline, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, said on Monday it would suspend its flights to Venezuela due to the “economic scenario”, following a similar decision by Lufthansa over the weekend.