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Security forces, back, leave a facility in the Macuto area in La Guiara, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Nestor Reverol said on state television that Venezuelan forces overcame an armed maritime incursion by boats through the port city of La Guaira from neighboring Colombia before dawn Sunday, in which several attackers were killed and others detained. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

UN urges Venezuela's rival political leaders to resume talks

May. 20, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations called on Venezuela’s feuding political leaders Wednesday to urgently resume serious negotiations, while Russia and its Caracas government ally traded barbs with the United States and Colombia over a failed armed raid on the Venezuelan coast. U.N. political...

FILE - In this  Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, a DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. AT&T, one of the last major American companies still operating in Venezuela, said Tuesday, May 19, 2020 it will immediately abandon Venezuela’s pay TV market, as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the Venezuelan government, making it impossible to comply with the legal requirements of both countries. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

May. 19, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The Dallas-based company's closing of its Venezuela unit is...

Miami ex-congressman sued over work with Venezuela's Maduro

May. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A consulting firm owned by a former Miami congressman who was roommates with Sen. Marco Rubio and shared his anti-communist politics has been sued over allegedly breaking a $50 million consulting contract with Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. The lawsuit against David Rivera's...

In this April 15, 2020, photo, AP photojournalist Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi approaches a police roadblock in his car in Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

VIRUS DIARY: Staving off the virus while our water runs out

May. 5, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — I know we're meant to be washing our hands frequently. We're trying. But we're running out of water again and I don't know when the water truck is going to be back. Queuing and crowding for food was a daily chore even before the coronavirus. It's worse now. Social distancing is a...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, security guards surround Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with protective gear as an unidentified drone interrupts his speech in Caracas, Venezuela. An exiled Venezuelan national guardsman accused of partaking in this drone attack on Maduro is among voluntary combatants in three safe houses of  former soldiers plotting a military incursion from neighboring Colombia, according to an Associated Press investigation. (Xinhua via AP, File)

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

May. 1, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro’s...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, an anti-government protester sits by ammunition being used by rebel troops rising up against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as they all take cover on an overpass outside La Carlota military air base where the rebel soldiers confront loyalist troops inside the base in Caracas, Venezuela. Contrary to what the Trump administration was promised at the time, key Maduro aides never joined with the opposition and the uprising was quickly quashed. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara, File)

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

May. 1, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers planned to sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolas Maduro’s arrest. Instead, the ringleader of the plot is now jailed in the U.S. on...

FILE - In this May 19, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and Vice President Tareck El Aissami tour La Rinconada baseball stadium that is under construction on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department made public it has charged in several indictments against Maduro and his inner circle, including El Aissami, that the leader has effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

Maduro taps US fugitive to revamp Venezuela oil industry

Apr. 27, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro on Monday named a powerful ally sanctioned by the U.S. as a drug kingpin, along with a cousin of the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez, to revamp Venezuela's oil industry amid massive gasoline shortages. Tareck El Aissami was appointed oil...

US: Naval buildup in Caribbean not aimed at ousting Maduro

Apr. 17, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for Latin America said Friday that the Trump administration isn’t looking to use military force to remove Nicolas Maduro even as it expands counternarcotics operations in the Caribbean. Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, said in an...

In this March 13, 2020 photo, a worker fills orders for prescriptions in front of a cabinet of drawers containing ingredients for traditional Chinese medicine preparations at the Bo Ai Tang traditional Chinese medicine clinic in Beijing. With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Some people turn to herbal medicine for virus without proof

Apr. 17, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them. This is most evident in India and China, densely populated countries with a deep history and tradition of touting such treatments, and where there's...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...