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  • Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges

    Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges
    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....
  • A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that  he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
  • Venezuela says two mayors face charges of failing to maintain order

    Venezuela says two mayors face charges of failing to maintain order
    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...
  • Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown

    Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown
    The civil unrest that has gripped Venezuela this month has swept up one of the country's key cultural figures -- Gustavo Dudamel, the renowned conductor and music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. There...
  • Venezuela protests rage on; ally criticizes President Nicolas Maduro

    Venezuela protests rage on; ally criticizes President Nicolas Maduro
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Protests continued Monday across Venezuela amid growing reports of police repression and scarcities of basic goods, which provoked rare public criticism of President Nicolas Maduro by a political ally. Jose Vielma Mora,...
  • White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration Tuesday expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of three U.S. officials a week ago. Two first secretaries and a second secretary from the embassy were given 48 hours to depart, the...
  • Venezuela protests turn deadly; Maduro accuses opponents of coup plot

    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...
  • Dudamel defends appearance in Venezuela on day of deadly protests

    Dudamel defends appearance in Venezuela on day of deadly protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Facing criticism in social media for his appearance with President Nicolas Maduro on the day that violent clashes across Venezuela left three dead, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel has defended his appearance,...
  • Gustavo Dudamel drawn into debate over political unrest in Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel drawn into debate over political unrest in Venezuela
    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...
  • Venezuela braces for protest led by fugitive; U.S. diplomats expelled

    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...
  • Rachel Marsden: America shouldn't rescue socialist Venezuela

    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,...