AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and ...

US blacklists 6 Venezuelan oil tankers over Cuba trips

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is blacklisting six vessels that belong to the state-run oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. for transporting oil to Cuba. The U.S. Depa...

Venezuela students blocked in protest march to military base

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — University students in Venezuela have staged a protest calling for an end to President Nicolás Maduro’s rule. A few hundred students on Thursday marched sev...

Many in Venezuela’s 2nd city turn to prayer, not politics

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of neighbors, Hayde Chacin and husband Jose Caldera are surviving their elderly years on the outskirts of Venezuela’s second largest city of Maraca...

Venezuelan opposition struggling for momentum against Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolás Maduro from power...

Crowds gather in Venezuelan’s capital for rival protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Crowds carrying flags and blowing whistles have begun gathering in Venezuela’s capital for demonstrations led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó, who’s urging masses into t...

Venezuelan opposition party says armed men raid its office

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s leading opposition party says a group of armed men with their faces covered raided its headquarters, taking cellphones, computers and ID cards from staffers and r...

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation to back into the streets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of rel...

Students offer Venezuelan police roses, then turn to rocks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minor clash has broken out in Venezuela’s capital between university students and national police wearing riot gear following a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaidó at t...

Venezuela embassy in Brazil occupied by Guaidó supporters

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A group of people backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó have occupied the nation's embassy in Brazil's capital, Brasilia. An official from Presiden...

Venezuelan leader puts militias on patrol ahead of protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is beefing up patrols by civilian militias across the nation as political rivals call for mass demonstrations against him. ...

EU extends Venezuela sanctions for a year

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is extending sanctions against Venezuela for a year due to the political and economic crisis that it blames on the government of President Nicolás Maduro. ...

Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela's capital, knowing this season's opening game...

US sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on five Venezuelan officials who had been previously identified by the European Union or Canada. The Treasury Departm...

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador has ordered the expulsion of Venezuelan government diplomats, joining the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that have said opposition leader Juan Guaid...