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Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to study

Jul. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest said Friday that he wants to continue studying. Wearing reflective sunglasses, 16-year-old Rufo Chacón also spoke about difficult living conditions in his home state of...

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...

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...

Venezuelan authorities arrest 2 Guaidó security guards

Jul. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have detained two members of opposition leader Juan Guaidó's security team, keeping pressure on their U.S.-backed adversary even as the two sides hold talks aimed at finding a solution to the country's political standoff. The two men planned to sell...

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...

Amid fuel shortage, Venezuelan farmers worry about crops

Jul. 9, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LA GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Growing potatoes and carrots high in the wind-swept mountains of western Venezuela had always proven a challenge for Luis Villamizar. But as oil production in the South American country has collapsed under years of mismanagement and U.S. sanctions, many in the industry are...

Maduro shows military might in Independence Day celebration

Jul. 5, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark the country's independence day Friday, reveling in his might as commander in chief as the embattled socialist leader comes under mounting criticism for using brutal tactics to crush his opponents....

Death of Venezuelan navy captain draws eye of UN watchdog

Jul. 1, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Venezuelan authorities Monday to quickly launch an independent investigation into the death of a navy captain who died in custody after being arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro. Guterres...

Death of Venezuelan navy captain draws US condemnation

Jun. 30, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration joined Venezuelan opposition leaders on Sunday in blasting the death of a Venezuelan navy captain hours after he had appeared in court on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro, bearing what his attorney says were signs of...

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume

Jun. 29, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela's political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados, according to three people familiar with the talks between representatives of President Nicolas Maduro and the U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan...