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2019 winners in journalism and arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enf...

Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela's

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first thing the muscled-up men did was take my cellphone. They had stopped me on the street as I left an interview in the hometown of the late President Hugo Chavez and w...

Associated Press announces 2017 staff awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the demise of Venezuelan society and fighting in Mosul, Iraq, won top honors in the 2017 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for ...

All eyes on Venezuelan military as country teeters

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It was 10 a.m. and the newly promoted lieutenant was already sweating under his plastic face shield and black flak jacket. A few days before, the 28-year-ol...

Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence t...

2 dead as Venezuela protests turn violent outside capital

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A day that began with largely peaceful protests against Venezuela's socialist government took a violent turn Monday as fierce clashes between state security and demonstrators...

AP Explains: Venezuela's 'anti-capitalist' constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets daily and international pressure mounting, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is doing something that once seem...

US warns on sanctions over Venezuela's move on constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro's push to rewrite the constitution amid an escal...

AP News Guide: How did things get so bad in Venezuela?

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After years of steady economic decline, Venezuela is in the grips of the deepest crisis of its recent history. The streets of Caracas are awash almost daily in tear gas, neig...

Besieged Venezuela leader orders writing of new constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist leader has ordered the writing of a new constitution, further angering opponents whose intensifying campaign to oust him has brought hundreds of thousan...

AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the...

Bipartisan US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. lawmakers has sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to step up pressure on Venezuela's government by immediately sanctioning offici...

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by memb...

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's dimini...

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's dimini...