| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:18 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela – In signs of a crackdown on protests that have paralyzed parts of Venezuela for three weeks, President Nicolas Maduro’s government said Thursday that two mayors faced charges of neglecting their duties, and it issued an...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display for Rio de Janeiro's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards. In the Big Easy, revelers throw beads...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:58 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — One month after the arrest of a key opposition leader, Venezuelan government officials have moved to prosecute another: national assembly member Maria Corina Machado.
The Venezuelan National Assembly has ordered Atty. Gen....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:10 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — A marathon meeting between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders that ended early Friday kept alive the possibility of a compromise between the two sides to halt Venezuela's slide toward anarchy.
Maduro hosted 11...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the "occupation" of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers.
Troops went to the Daka chain's five stores and ordered the company to...
| Oct 8, 2013
In the months immediately following Nicolas Maduro's election as president of Venezuela, he seemed to want to prove the naysayers wrong. I had been one of them, calling Hugo Chavez's designated heir-apparent "viscerally anti-American" in an opinion...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:35 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the wake of civil unrest that left three dead and scores injured in the Venezuelan capital and other cities on Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro said he would order the arrest of opposition leaders who he claimed were plotting...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:17 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — An opposition leader being hunted by authorities on homicide charges announced plans to lead a protest march Tuesday and then turn himself in to police.
Leopoldo Lopez, a former Caracas borough mayor, denies the criminal...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Here we go again. Yet another country full of voters who foolishly bought into the socialist pipe dream of endless nanny-state freebies is noticing the check coming due. Facing hyperinflation and shortages of necessities like toilet paper,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Gustavo Dudamel has found himself in the midst of a political debate in his native Venezuela over a recent concert he conducted that was attended by the country's controversial leader, President Nicolas Maduro.
The Times' World Now blog reported...