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Venezuelan opposition to file complaint for attack on leader

Jun. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition group backed by the United States will file a complaint with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the physical attack its leader suffered over the weekend during a visit to a rural community as part of a tour meant to unite his party and...

Venezuelan opposition leader attacked during national tour

Jun. 11, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela was physically attacked Saturday during a visit to a rural community, according to members of his parallel government, who accused a group of ruling party associates of carrying out the assault. A photo...

Venezuelan leader, Iranian president sign 20-year agreement

Jun. 11, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran's hard-line president signed a 20-year cooperation agreement Saturday, a day after Maduro praised the Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to his nation despite U.S. sanctions. In an interview with President...

Biden sidelines Venezuela's pro-democracy leader from summit

Jun. 08, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A little more than two years ago, Juan Guaidó was showered with bipartisan applause when President Donald Trump during his State of the Union speech praised the Venezuelan opposition leader as a “very brave man" who carries on his shoulders the democratic hopes of an entire...

Biden renews sanctions license for Chevron in Venezuela

May. 27, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has renewed a license partially exempting Chevron from sanctions on Venezuela so it can keep operating in the oil-rich, socialist-run nation. The license issued Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department allows the California-based Chevron and...

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

May. 21, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A 1983 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is the workhorse of Argenis Ron’s party equipment rental business. He uses it to haul chairs, tents and tables to gatherings all across Venezuela's sprawling capital. The once-white paint is slightly yellowish and the body...

US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

May. 17, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The limited changes will allow...

Venezuela opposition faction to hold presidential primaries

May. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition faction backed by the United States announced plans Monday to hold a primary contest next year to choose a presidential candidate for the planned 2024 election. The Unitary Platform said in a statement that it has reshaped into a...

Venezuela plans stock sale in break from socialist model

May. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from...

Appeals court thwarts Maduro ally's claim of diplomat status

May. 02, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals panel has thwarted an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempts to be recognized as a foreign diplomat, leaving it to a lower court to decide for now whether he is immune from prosecution. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel did...