| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro held massive demonstrations Saturday in central Caracas and other Venezuelan cities as the unofficial death toll rose to 11 in more than a week of unrest.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:16 AM
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.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:20 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition politicians called on President Nicolas Maduro's government to investigate the slaying of a Baralt City Council candidate and an attack on a former presidential candidate's caravan, events that have added to tension...