Venezuela - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Venezuela Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Satu... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:25:00 GMT 2017-05-20T21:25:00Z Venezuelan leader to Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here" CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of U.S. President Donald Trump yet Friday, telling him to stop intervening and "get your pig hands out of here." Speaking before a crowd of supporters, a fired-up Maduro accused Trump of promoting an interventionist policy that infringes on his socialist gov... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:07:00Z US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is moving toward one-party, authoritarian rule. Those blacklisted by the Treasury ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:11:00Z Trump asks Colombia's help to end Venezuela political crisis WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to work closely with his Colombian counterpart to find a solution to spiraling violence in Venezuela. Sitting side by side with President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office, Trump said he will seek Colombia's help in pressuring neighboring Venezuela to address the near-daily protests and violence that ... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:53:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:53:00Z Trump, Santos Pledge Cooperation in Drug Fight President Donald Trump vowed to collaborate with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on drug trafficking and the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:35:00Z Trump: FBI Director To Be Named 'Very Soon' As President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Colombia to the White House, he indicated that a replacement for former FBI Director James Comey would... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:51:00Z 10 Things to Know for Thursday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTED TO LEAD TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE The Justice Department made former FBI Director Robert Mueller a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump ca... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-05-18T01:07:00Z New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — Legions of national guardsmen and military helicopters began descending on a western Venezuela state Wednesday where an outbreak of looting and political violence left at least three people dead in as many days, raising the nationwide death toll in a wave of unrest to at least 43. Fifteen-year-old Jose Guerrero died in San ... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:46:00Z US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called Wednesday's first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Ramirez strongly rejected the U.S. b... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:43:00Z Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government's officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small Jewish community that remains in this troubled South American nation. In a state broadcast Tuesday night, President Nicola... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:30:00Z Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence that resulted in at least four deaths in anti-government protests. An especially grisly 24 hours of turmoil coming after nearly two months of political unrest... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:57:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:57:00Z 2 dead as Venezuela protests turn violent outside capital CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A day that began with largely peaceful protests against Venezuela's socialist government took a violent turn Monday as fierce clashes between state security and demonstrators killed at least two people. Thousands hauled folding chairs, beach umbrellas and protest signs onto main roads for a 12-hour "sit-in against the dictatorshi... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:43:00Z AP Top Stories May 14 P Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 14: Eight candidates have been interviewed for top FBI job; Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France's next president;... Sun, 14 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-05-14T21:29:00Z Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of people were injured and a 27-year-old man killed Wednesday during another day of violent clashes in Venezuela's capital during demonstrations demanding elections. National guardsmen launched tear gas and a group of armed pro-government militiamen harassed protesters as they tried to march to the Supreme Court. One masked militia member fir... Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:00 GMT 2017-05-11T04:09:00Z AP Top Stories May 10 P Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 10th: Trump says Comey wasn't doing his job; Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Venezuela braces for... Wed, 10 May 2017 20:19:00 GMT 2017-05-10T20:19:00Z Protesters march in Venezuela, destroy Chavez statue CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a "women's march against repression." As they marched, local media carried a video showing people toppling a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez the day before in the western state of Zulia. Sun, 07 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-07T03:08:00Z Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela's capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. "We are students, not terrorists!" a mass of students chanted as they marched in Caracas. Soldiers bathed hundreds of protesters in tear... Fri, 05 May 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-05-05T01:02:00Z Maestro Dudamel tells Venezuelan leaders 'Enough is Enough' BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel has spoken out against the Venezuelan government he has long performed for, calling on President Nicolas Maduro to listen to protesters who have taken to the streets by the millions against his socialist government. In an online essay titled "I Raise My Voice," Dudamel urged Maduro to reduce ... Thu, 04 May 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-05-04T21:50:00Z AP Explains: Venezuela's 'anti-capitalist' constitution CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets daily and international pressure mounting, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is doing something that once seemed unthinkable: Tearing up the constitution written by his beloved political godfather, the late President Hugo Chavez. Chavez pushed through what he called ... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:42:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:42:00Z Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumors of health emergency CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas' military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong. "Please, can you inform us if anyone brought Leopoldo here? Did he enter... Thu, 04 May 2017 05:35:00 GMT 2017-05-04T05:35:00Z Clashes in Venezuela as Maduro starts constitutional rewrite CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, just a short distance from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite the polarized nation's constitution. Surrounded by top-ranking socialist officials, a riled-up Maduro told supporters dressed in r... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:58:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:58:00Z More unrest in Venezuela as president seeks new constitution CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis. The barricades came a day after President Nicolas Maduro signed a decree to begin the process of rewriting the ch... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:24:00Z Maduro decrees Venezuelans will write new constitution CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's embattled president issued a decree Monday for writing a new constitution, ratcheting up a political crisis that has drawn hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters into the streets. President Nicolas Maduro gave no details on how members would be chosen for a planned citizen assembly to produce a new charte... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:23:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:23:00Z Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular television show, "Sundays with Maduro," the president ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's minimum wage starting Monday. It was the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:06:00 GMT 2017-04-30T23:06:00Z Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter annou... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:14:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:14:00Z The Latest: Venezuela calls OAS forum for 'coercion' CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's ongoing political crisis. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Samuel Moncada, Venezuela's deputy minister of foreign affairs for North America, said his country is pulling out of the Organization of American States because the group has become a forum for "coercion" instead of cooperation. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:55:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:55:00Z Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States. Yibram Saab said in an online video that he attended an opposition march Wednesday that was pl... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:50:00 GMT 2017-04-27T23:50:00Z Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Argentine President Mauricio Macri to the White House for talks on Thursday and said the two countries will be "great friends, better than ever before." A red carpet and military honor guard awaited Macri as his motorcade pulled up the driveway to the South Lawn entrance of the White House, where Trump and... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:56:00Z Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics of embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The move came on the same day as fierce confrontations in the capital between sec... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:25:00 GMT 2017-04-27T03:25:00Z Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government. Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-04-25T02:06:00Z