Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties between the two nations.
Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the...
Venezuelan vice president visits Moscow to rally support
MOSCOW (AP) — Venezuela's vice president is visiting Russia, voicing hope for stronger ties with Moscow amid the U.S. pressure.
Delcy Rodriguez said after Friday's talks with Russian Foreign...
The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):
Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union banned travel and froze the assets of 11 senior Venezuelan officials on Monday, including new Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, pressing the nation's leaders to hold fresh elections and return to democratic rule.
The people "listed are responsible for human rights violations and for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela," EU headquarters said in a statement.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's all-powerful National Constitutional Assembly has named as its new chief a man deemed by U.S. officials to be an international drug trafficker.
Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello took the oath as the assembly's president Tuesday.
The international community condemned the Constitutional Assembly's formation last year as President Nicolas Maduro's move to rob power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro named a new vice president Thursday in a leadership shuffle that he said sets the stage for a "new start" to his second term overseeing the crisis-rocked country.
The new No. 2, former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, has been serving as head of the government-controlled constitutional assembly. Rodriguez and her brother, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez, are among Maduro's most trusted inner circle.
Venezuela frees 43 prisoners in ‘national dialogue’
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials say they're setting free 43 prisoners in an ongoing campaign to ease tensions in the politically divided country.
It's the third round of prisoner releases in recent weeks.
President Nicolas Maduro announced a national dialogue, including prisoner releases, upon being re-elected May 20 to a second term in office. The election was challenged by his leading rival and was met with broad international rejection.