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Venezuela's go-to test for fighting virus raising questions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials have taken to state TV in recent weeks to crow that the socialist government is conducting more coronavirus tests than any other country in Latin America...

The faces of Venezuela's wide political divide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some Venezuelans care little about the calls from political leaders, others say they are ready to give their lives to defend their starkly opposed political positions. ...

Fence-scaling Venezuela opposition leader rekindles his mojo

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a crisp black suit with a bright blue tie, Juan Guaidó pushed and shoved his way through rows of helmet-clad national guardsmen, cursing and scolding them like schoolchild...

Maduro tightens noose around Venezuela's opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolás Maduro's government moved aggressively to wipe out what remains of resistance to his socialist rule, attempting to install a pliant leadership in congress in a move o...

Venezuela's decline takes toll on late artist's legacy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The death of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez elicited international praise for a man who boldly experimented with color, but the muted reaction from Venezuela's government...

Venezuela says passengers missing after Caribbean sinking

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official says a small boat carrying at least 20 people sank in Caribbean coastal waters and that most of those on board are missing. The offici...

Venezuelan government, opposition head to talks in Norway

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country's crisis, though their mutual mistrust and di...

US lifts sanctions for Venezuelan general who defied Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a govern...

Cries of panic as boat with Venezuelan migrants sank

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperat...

Officials: Dozens missing after Venezuelan boat sinks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say a boat with an estimated 35 passengers has sunk in the Caribbean Sea and most of those aboard are missing. An official from the c...

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. ...

Venezuela opposition leader ducks roadblocks in Maduro fight

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Obstacles have met Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro's ...

Mountain park becomes public bath amid Venezuela crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After generations of breathing life into Venezuela's crowded capital, the tree-covered slopes of El Avila mountain looming above Caracas are being transformed into a public b...

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing p...

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents ...