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'You won't get rid of me!' Venezuela's Maduro tells foes

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro insisted on Thursday his opponents would fail in a new push to oust him this year and end 17 years of socialist rule in the OPEC nation.

Venezuela decrees Fridays a holiday to ease energy crisis

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has decreed that all Fridays for the next two months will be holidays, in a bid to save energy in the blackout-hit OPEC country.

Venezuela indicts businessman implicated in Panama Papers

Venezuelan prosecutors have indicted local businessman Josmel Velasquez on charges of money laundering and criminal association as part of an investigation that followed local media reports on the leaked Panama Papers.
April 21, 2016 | 08:34 am GMT+7

Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy

Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American OPEC country.
April 27, 2016 | 09:16 am GMT+7

Caracas resident struggling to put food on the table

An economic crisis in Venezuela is forcing some to slash meals, while the government imposes a shorter work week.
April 28, 2016 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Days of looting in Venezuela

Venezuela struggles with days of looting, following widespread shortages in energy and basic goods.
April 29, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Venezuela buys time as it reaches new oil deal with China

Venezuela says a better deal over oil loans was reached with China, but authorities warn the economy is likely to remain in recession until the end of 2017.
May 17, 2016 | 08:18 am GMT+7

A rush for food amid Venezuelan shortages

Scuffles break out just outside a supermarket in Caracas where locals desperate for basic goods rush the doors.
June 11, 2016 | 10:15 am GMT+7

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

Seeking to keep up pressure, Venezuela opposition plans more protests.
April 21, 2017 | 09:22 am GMT+7

Venezuela Maduro's ' Despacito' political remix backfires quickly

Nicolas Maduro has faced criticism in Venezuela after his attempt to use popular music hit 'Depacito' in his political campaign backfired.
July 26, 2017 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Clashes kill five as Venezuela crisis deepens ahead of vote

The controversial Constituent Assembly election is scheduled for July 30.
July 28, 2017 | 09:01 am GMT+7

Venezuelan protesting violinist arrested, beaten: rights group

A violinist who was arrested during anti-government unrest this week was beaten with his instrument by officials, leaving him hard of hearing, according to a rights campaigner.
July 29, 2017 | 08:33 am GMT+7

Venezuelan woman busted in Cambodia for smuggling 1kg of cocaine in her stomach

She swallowed 104 pellets of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drugs from Brazil to Southeast Asia.
September 15, 2017 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Venezuela in 'selective default': S&P

Venezuela's debt crunch comes as no surprise, as the government cuts back on imports to service its debt, leaving the population struggling with shortages of food and medicine.
November 14, 2017 | 09:57 pm GMT+7

Venezuela wins Russia and China backing as it says it is honoring debt

Venezuela has borrowed billions of dollars from Russia and China over the years, primarily through oil-for-loan deals.
November 16, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7
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