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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...

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...

Former US Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts has died at age 82

Mar. 31, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

Longtime U.S. Rep. William D. Delahunt of Massachusetts, a Democratic stalwart who postponed his own retirement from Washington to help pass former President Barack Obama's legislative agenda, has died following a long-term illness, his family announced. Delahunt died Saturday at his...

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...

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate María Machado names substitute while she fights ban

Mar. 22, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition powerhouse María Corina Machado on Friday named a substitute to her presidential bid while she fights a government ban on her running for office. The announcement comes as Machado faces increasing political repression from the...

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Maria Corina Machado names substitute, vows to keep fighting government ban

Mar. 22, 2024 17:39 PM EDT
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Maria Corina Machado names substitute, vows to keep fighting government ban.

As election nears, Venezuelan government keeps arresting opponents allegedly tied to criminal plots

Mar. 21, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Venezuela’s government would have it, President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle have been the target of several conspiracies since last year that could have left them injured or worse. Few details have been released about the alleged plots....