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Venezuela's socialists take control of once-defiant congress

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolás Maduro was set to extend his grip on power Tuesday as the ruling socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela’s congress, the last institution in th...

Maduro moves to restructure Venezuela's $120B foreign debt

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president says his socialist government will begin restructuring a foreign debt estimated at more than $120 billion, saying U.S. financial sanctions are crippling...

Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fra...

Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fra...

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez back under house arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned home to serve his sentence under house arrest, days after being hauled back to prison in the middle of the night in a...

Head of Venezuela's super assembly vows to target opponents

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's newly installed constitutional assembly pledged to move quickly against President Nicolas Maduro's political opponents, beginning as early as the all-...

Venezuela leader urges court to review ruling on congress

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro urged Venezuela's Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, a ruling that set off a storm of criticism...

Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widesp...