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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag...

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power ...

Venezuela's Guaido urges military defections amid protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country's socialist government following the defection of a high-ranking general, while Pr...

Young Maduro loyalist is new hope for Venezuela's socialists

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid the political turmoil roiling Venezuela it's easy to overlook this milestone: the 20th anniversary on Saturday of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian revolution. ...

Venezuela's Guaido leaps from back-bench to center stage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the U.S-backed, self-declared interim president of Venezuela in just three weeks has been meteoric - and by his own recog...

Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro's rival

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelans rang in the new year, few in the crisis-wracked nation had even heard of Juan Guaido. Two weeks later, the young backbench lawmaker has eme...

Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The fledgling head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress was pulled from his car and briefly detained Sunday. Video circulating on social media show...

Report: Military officers, relatives tortured in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement forces in Venezuela have detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, according to two prominent h...

Disabled Venezuelans reach new heights through dance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic. ...

Apathy high as Venezuela holds weekend local elections

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A handful of anti-government candidates in this weekend's elections for local council seats in Venezuela did their best to campaign on the street one evening under the flash ...

Venezuela's vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up

CARAYACA, Venezuela (AP) — Images of a tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of one's hand appear everywhere in Venezuela — printed on money, labels of craft beer bottles and the cover of children'...

Venezuelan opposition denies jailed politician took own life

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The disputed jailhouse death of an opposition councilman arrested on allegations of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro has triggered alarm among many Venezuelans and s...

Costa Rica beats Cuba 8-0 in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Shirley Cruz Trana, Priscilla Chinchilla and Maria Barrantes Rojas each scored two goals in Costa Rica's 8-0 victory over Cuba on Friday in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tou...

Little damage reported from strong quake in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast and parts of the Caribbean but likely caused little damage besides knocking out power in some places and toppling s...

In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At a small home with a leaking tin roof near Venezuela's capital, Johandrys Colls proudly shows off two metal crowns with plastic gemstones and nine satin sashes won in local...