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US court gives $153 million to Miami man jailed in Venezuela

Jan. 23, 2023 17:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami has awarded $153 million in damages to the family of an exiled Venezuelan lawyer lured back home by his father’s kidnapping only to end up imprisoned for two years on trumped up charges of working as a “financial terrorist” undermining President...

Maduro's newest foe: an in-home caregiver who fled Venezuela

Jan. 13, 2023 10:20 AM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Like many of the 7 million Venezuelans who have abandoned their homeland in recent years, when Dinorah Figuera left behind her family and medical career in 2018 she was forced to accept meals from local charities and hop from one low-cost shared apartment to another upon...

Pelicans dying as bird flu outbreak spreads to Venezuela

Dec. 05, 2022 14:40 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An outbreak of bird flu in pelicans has authorities in Venezuela taking emergency efforts to protect poultry producers. Numerous pelicans were found dead over the weekend along Venezuela’s coast as the species arrived amid their annual winter migration....

Colombian government, guerrilla group resume peace talks

Nov. 21, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Colombian government and the South American country’s largest remaining guerrilla group resumed peace talks Monday, breaking a roughly four-year hiatus during which the rebels have expanded the territory where they operate. Neighboring Venezuela,...