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Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia.

Venezuela’s Maduro lashes out at Gustavo Dudamel

19 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has attacked the conductor Gustavo Dudamel for urging his government to bring peace to the country. Appearing on television, Maduro told Dudamel: ‘I hope God forgives you.’ ‘Welcome to politics, Gustavo Dudamel. But act with ethics, and don’t let yourself be deceived into attacking the architects of this beautiful movement […]

Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative agenda and denouncing the move against it as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. “This is a parliament in resistance against an armed military dictatorship,”...

Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.

Venezuelan president blasts maestro Dudamel for speaking out

President Nicolas Maduro has angrily blasted Venezuela's classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel, accusing his one-time supporter of being duped into criticizing the government that has for years been one of … Click to Continue »

Sacked Venezuelan attorney general arrives in Colombia

Venezuela's sacked attorney general Luisa Ortega, a strident critic of President Nicolas Maduro, arrived Friday in Colombia, immigration officials said. Ortega was sacked by a new all-powerful assembly that has overtaken the opposition-controlled National Assembly and is packed with Maduro loyalists. Show More Summary

Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.

Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

Venezuela protest violinist alleges torture in custody

A young violinist who became a symbolic feature of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro alleged Thursday he was tortured while held in army custody. Wuilly Arteaga, 23, made the claims after spending 19 days detained by Venezuela's National Guard following his arrest on July 27 on charges of instigating violence and carrying an incendiary device.

Emblematic violinist banned from Venezuela anti-govt protests

A young violinist who became a symbolic feature of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro has been banned from taking part in any more demonstrations following his release from custody, a rights group said Thursday. Wuilly...Show More Summary

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Venezuelan intelligence officers on Wednesday raided the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband. Show More Summary

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro ordered the army to conduct a round of military drills later this month in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action in the crisis-stricken nation. Maduro's embattled government...Show More Summary

When We Told Trump To Be A Uniter And Not A Divider, We Didn’t Mean This

Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his role as The Great Unifier... in a way. Namely, he has unified Latin America against him, at a time when we need their support against the incipient dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. Trump recently said: “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military […]

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of possible military action. "I have given the order to the armed forces'...Show More Summary

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump. "I have given the order to the...Show More Summary

Rubio May Have Been Target of Assassination Plot: Memo

Marco Rubio has been an especially vocal critic of Nicolas Maduro, and the Florida senator's public lambasting of the Venezuelan president, as well as other Rubio remarks, apparently ticked off one powerful politician in that country enough that he wanted Rubio killed for it. The Miami Herald reports on a...

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to capitalize on Trump's military threat

CARACAS (Reuters) - While U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Latin America tamping down concern over his boss's threat of possible military action in Venezuela, the country's leader Nicolas Maduro sought to capitalize on local outrage by holding an "anti-imperialist" protest on Monday.

Venezuela says Latin America stability at risk from 'reckless' Trump threat

6 days agoNews : The Lookout

The warning from Trump on Friday that his administration was mulling many options, "including a possible military option if necessary," struck the government of Venezuela's beleaguered leftist president, Nicolas Maduro, like a thunderbolt. Show More Summary

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

By Brian Ellsworth and Mitra Taj CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) - After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. Show More Summary

Trump says he won't rule out military response to Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn't rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country's descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro's power grab.

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