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Chile will ask Venezuela to extradite citizens suspected of killing an anti-Maduro dissident

Apr. 12, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors in Chile said Friday they plan to formally request that Venezuela extradite two of its citizens to stand trial for charges related to the abduction and killing of a Venezuelan dissident in Chile earlier this year, a case that has strained relations between the...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

Olympic triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas tears Achilles tendon and will miss Paris Games

Apr. 12, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Olympic triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas tore her left Achilles tendon and said Friday she will miss this year's Paris Games. The 28-year-old Venezuelan said on her Instagram account that she was injured while training in Spain. She said she had surgery...

How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession

Apr. 12, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, gas up her car — and send money home to her parents. Reaching the United States was a harrowing...

Former Venezuelan oil minister is arrested in connection with corruption probe, authorities say

Apr. 09, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s once-powerful oil minister, who resigned unexpectedly last year during a corruption probe at the top ranks of the state-run crude industry, has been arrested, the government said Tuesday. The former oil czar is being investigated over an alleged scheme...

Retired Venezuelan general who defied Maduro gets over 21 years in US prison

Apr. 08, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired three-star Venezuelan army general who twice tried to mount coups against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sentenced Monday to over 21 years in prison after he admitted providing weapons to drug-funded rebels. Cliver Alcalá, 62, of Caracas,...

Guyana condemns Venezuela for signing into law a referendum approving annexation of disputed region

Apr. 04, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's move to sign into law the results of a recent referendum laying claim to two-thirds of Guyana triggered fierce condemnation Thursday from the neighboring South American country's government. The text of the law was...

Venezuelans are increasingly stuck in Mexico, explaining drop in illegal crossings to US

Mar. 28, 2024 07:52 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuelan migrants often have a quick answer when asked to name the most difficult stretch of their eight-country journey to the U.S. border, and it's not the dayslong jungle trek through Colombia and Panama with its venomous vipers, giant spiders and scorpions. It's Mexico. ...

Venezuelan opposition coalition able to register provisional candidate after electoral outcry

Mar. 26, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's main opposition coalition said Tuesday afternoon that the country's government allowed them to register a provisional candidate for the upcoming presidential election, amid a wave of criticisms after opposition leaders said they were blocked from registering...

Venezuela's Maduro makes his candidacy official while a would-be rival struggles to register

Mar. 25, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s a tale of two dramatically different political campaigns. On Monday, throngs of supporters of President Nicolás Maduro rallied at a giant stage draped in the red, yellow and blue colors of Venezuela's flag outside the electoral council headquarters...