Trump administration to triple democracy aid to Venezuela

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time will give funds to opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts t...

AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela's Guaido track stolen art

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan government inside...

A new face at the reins of US diplomacy toward Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The new acting head of U.S. diplomacy toward Latin America is a seasoned envoy who once floated the idea of going into Chile unilaterally to snatch a politically powerful gener...

The rise and fall of former Venezuelan spymaster 'El Pollo'

MADRID (AP) — The two intelligence agents scoured the sun-kissed faces of holidaymakers at Madrid's airport until they spotted the 5½-foot bald man. Traveling under a disguised identity, Hugo Chávez's...

Venezuela's socialist govt happy over removal of John Bolton

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A senior official in Venezuela's embattled socialist government expressed delight Tuesday over the firing of U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, whose hawkish views and...

Colombian cycling 'beetles' chase Tour leader Bernal's dream

ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever cycling...

US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. is sanctioning two businessman and three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for allegedly forming part of a network that stole hundreds of millions in dol...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) — Karen Palacios' Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in...

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an...

World Bank unit implicated in Latin America graft scandal

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — María Victoria Guarín was a key adviser on Colombia's biggest-ever transportation project: a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) highway across mountainous terrain connecting the capita...

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela's political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados. ...

US sanctions Maduro's son as it raises pressure on Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected...

AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earl...

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commission...

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — If there*s a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it*ll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondnes...