NEW YORK (AP) — Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug...
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 extends trade ban with 3 Caribbean islands
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, blaming out of control smuggling, officials said Tuesday.
Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire before trading can resume, officials said of the move, which drew criticism from Venezuela's struggling business community.
Investors leave Venezuela meeting with no clear insight
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foreign investors walked a red carpet at a state palace Monday eager to hear strategies for reorganizing Venezuela's billions in debt, but they left minutes later having learned no concrete plans to address the country's financial crisis.
Vice President Tareck El Aissami, who headed the talks, used much of his time to rail against U.S. President Donald Trump and foreign lenders for leading what the government calls an "economic war" against this oil-rich nation.
Venezuelan fans in no mood to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For years, Venezuela's baseball stadiums served as a sporting sanctuary where fans of all classes and political backgrounds set aside their differences to watch some of the nation's top major league players and forget about their mounting hardships.
But now, as the country's crisis deepens to unprecedented levels, some are beginning to wonder whether it's time to at least temporarily hang up the national pastime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering sanctions against a new list of Venezuelan officials it considers responsible for aggravating the troubled nation's current crisis.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday his office is working with the U.S. Treasury Department on compiling "a very robust list of individuals."
Tillerson did not name any officials or reveal a timeline for the sanctions.
Venezuela VP blasts drug sanctions in full-page NY Times ad
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's vice president took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Wednesday to lash out at Trump administration's decision to sanction him for drug trafficking.
In the public letter, Tareck El Aissami called the accusations against him baseless as well as a violation of his human rights and dignity.