Nicolas Maduro - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Nicolas Maduro 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 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 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 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHITE HOUSE, TOP LAWMAKERS ENDORSE $1.1T SPENDING BILL The agreement erases the threat of a disruptive government shutdown and underscores the clout Democrats retain in Donald Trump's turbulent presidency. 2. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-05-02T01:14:00Z 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 Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white marched in the capital Saturday to pay homage to the at least 20 people killed in anti-government unrest in recent weeks. Protests have been roiling Venezuela on an almost daily basis since the pro-government Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers three weeks ago, a decision later reversed amid a... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-22T22:11:00Z The Latest: Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2 p.m. For the first time in three weeks of protest, demonstrators in Venezuela have crossed from the wealthier eastern side of the nation's capital to the west without encountering resistance from state security. Opposition l... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-04-22T22:08:00Z Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. Amid anti-Maduro protests roiling Venezuela, leading to 20 deaths and dozens of arrests the past three weeks, the opposition is trying to rally international opinion against his s... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-04-22T15:15:00Z The Latest: Peru's leader criticizes turmoil in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is criticizing the turmoil in Venezuela, where three weeks of anti-government protests have produced at least 20 deaths and dozens of arrests. In a message broadcast on Peru's... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-04-21T23:22:00Z Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while tr... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:24:00Z The Latest: Latin America nations condemn Venezuela violence CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the protests and counter demonstrations in Venezuela (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are "energetically condemning" the violence in Venezuela and lamenting that international calls for the ongoing demonstrations to be peaceful have been i... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:16:00 GMT 2017-04-21T01:16:00Z GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. The plant in the industrial city of Valencia was con... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:44:00 GMT 2017-04-21T00:44:00Z GM faces hard road getting compensated for Venezuela factory DETROIT (AP) — General Motors became the latest corporation to have a factory or other asset seized by the government of Venezuela, and the Detroit automaker faces an uphill battle to recover any damages. GM said Thursday that its only factory in Venezuela was confiscated a day earlier, as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country t... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-04-20T22:44:00Z AP Explains: Why are protests rocking Venezuela now? CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is in the midst of a violent protest movement that has left eight dead this month as the country's deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition calls for immediate presidential elections. The protests began three weeks ago after the Supreme Court issued a decision... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-04-20T17:33:00Z 2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two people were shot dead as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities Wednesday, battling security forces in what's been dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist leader. Tens of thousands of protesters made an unsuccessful attempt to march to downto... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:31:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:31:00Z Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural WASHINGTON (AP) — It was huge. Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump's inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts — to pull off an event that was considerably lower-key than previous inaugural celebrations. That leaves a bit of a mystery: What the $107 million was spent for a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:17:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:17:00Z