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Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

Jul. 16, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela on Tuesday released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government Karen Palacios blasted the government in a message that went viral after...

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

Jul. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House. The Trump administration is facing a July 27 deadline to renew a license...

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

Jul. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House. The Trump administration is facing a July 27 deadline to renew a license...

Venezuelan government, opposition resume talks in Barbados

Jul. 15, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government and the opposition are resuming talks aimed at ending the political crisis in their country, the country's information minister said Monday. Jorge Rodríguez said on Twitter that he and the rest of the government's delegation have arrived for...

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido as interim president

Jul. 12, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government says it is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, saying this would align Greece with the European Union's joint position. The foreign ministry announcement Friday reverses the previous government's position,...

Officials: Progress made in talks on ending Venezuela crisis

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in both Venezuela's government and opposition reported Thursday that advances have been made in negotiations on breaking the country's political standoff and said further talks will be held next week. The upbeat assessment came after a third round of talks between the...

Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests

Jul. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody was buried by authorities Wednesday against the family's wishes after refusing to return his body to loved ones, an attorney for relatives said. Officials quickly interred Capt. Rafael Acosta at a...

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Jul. 10, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn't report any immediate progress, with Venezuela a sticking point. The U.S. State Department said that Under Secretary for Political...

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados

Jul. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway's Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela's political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming week. The Scandinavian nation is acting as a mediator in the talks and it said Sunday that representatives of Venezuela's...

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018

Jul. 4, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Venezuela's government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of "resistance to authority," the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a "shockingly high" number of extrajudicial killings. Michelle Bachelet's report focusing on the...