| Oct 6, 2014
Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, took out a full page in the Sept. 28 edition of the New York Times, proposing to build a new United Nations Organization to achieve "all together the total peace" by "strengthening the General Secretariat, ending...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The firing of a longtime editorial cartoonist at El Universal newspaper for drawings critical of Venezuela’s government caused a protest Friday by former colleagues concerned about censorship of opposition viewpoints.
Cartoonist Rayma Suprani's...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban medical personnel working there to immigrate to the United States under a special program that expedites their applications, according to Colombian officials who help process many...
| 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 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
| 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...
| 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 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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,...
| 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...
| 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,...