US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety. ...

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cooperation in the fight against corruption and organized crime was high on the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay. ...

US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on both the former and the current director of the Venezuelan government's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kick...

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the...

Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two deca...

Venezuelan baseball league starts amid sanctions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan baseball league will start on Tuesday amid uncertainty because of Washington's sanctions against the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. ...

Bolivia's Morales stands at threshold needed for victory

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales edged early Thursday to the threshold he needs for an outright victory in his re-election bid after accusing his opponents of trying to stage a co...

Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have p...

US hopes to keep Venezuela off UN human rights panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is hoping to keep Venezuela from winning a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. A State Department official said Friday that members of the U.N...

Venezuela asks UN to say US can’t invoke treaty to use force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela is asking the U.N. Security Council to affirm that the United States and 10 other countries have no authority to use force against the South American nation by invoking...

At UN, Venezuela's rival delegations circle each other

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — They came from the same country. They were in town for the same reason — as diplomatic representatives of their government. And they took pains to make sure their paths never, ev...

US hits Cuba's Raul Castro, family with travel ban

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a travel ban on former Cuban President Raul Castro and his immediate family for human rights abuses. Secretary of State Mike Pomp...

Trump pledges continued aid, support for Venezuela

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will stand with the Venezuelan people until they are freed from the "horrible and brutal oppression" of Nicolas Maduro's "vicious" government. ...

Russia's Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting Venezuela's leader in Moscow amid the ongoing political crisis in the South American nation. Venezuelan President Nicolas Ma...

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...