British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the soci...

Venezuela calls congressional elections amid political fight

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials announced Wednesday that congressional elections will be held on the first Sunday in December to choose members of the only branch of government not now ...

Gold in London bank sparks battle between Venezuelan rivals

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The political battle over control of Venezuela has turned to a $1 .8 billion stack of gold bars sitting in the Bank of England's vault in London, where a judge is expected to...

Venezuelans take extraordinary steps to beat water shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s economic collapse has left most homes without reliable running water, so Caracas resident Iraima Moscoso saw water pooling inside an abandoned construction site a...

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation. ...

Iranian ship en route to Venezuela signals ongoing alliance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An Iranian cargo ship is expected to dock in Venezuela soon, an arrival that comes shortly after the Middle Eastern nation sent five tankers loaded with gasoline to relieve i...

Top US diplomat finds virtual path into Venezuela amid rift

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A year after shutting down the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Washington’s top diplomat in Venezuela has found a way to slip back inside the South American nation — at least virtua...

Venezuela's opposition sharply rejects new elections board

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court loyal to President Nicolás Maduro seated a new elections commission Friday night in a move that was quickly called unconstitutional by political leader...

Movie night in Venezuela barrio offers respite from troubles

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At nightfall in one corner of Venezuela's largest and most notorious barrio, all eyes turned to the glow of a temporary movie screen set up on a hillside terrace atop stacked...

Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last long

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America. But experts warn that while the virus...

Venezuela celebrates docking of tanker with Iran gasoline

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities celebrated Monday as the first of five Iranian tankers loaded with gasoline docked in the South American country, delivering badly needed fuel to the c...

Iranian ships approach Venezuela with no sign of US threat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran approached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch...

Judge approves sale of Venezuela's prized US-refineries

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday approved moving forward with the sale of Venezuela’s prized U.S.-based CITGO refineries, allowing a Canadian mining company to collect $1.4 billion it ...

Iran pushes burgeoning businesses with Venezuela as a right

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela said Wednesday that the two nations, both under increasing U.S. pressure, are exercising their right to trade freely in a deal that includes sh...

Shipping tycoon defends Venezuela gas delivery amid shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A controversial shipping magnate supplying gasoline to his native Venezuela said he’ll do whatever it takes to prevent worsening fuel shortages from igniting a social explosi...