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Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

May. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo. Some drivers said they'd had to wait almost 24 hours to fuel up, and people have been grabbing catnaps on the hoods...

Protesters arrested at Venezuelan Embassy face US charges

May. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy were formally charged by U.S. authorities and appeared Friday in federal court in Washington. A federal judge issued arrest warrants earlier this week for the four protesters — Kevin Bruce Zeese,...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

May. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Poor residents of Caracas submerged themselves in the highly polluted waters of the Guaire River scavenging for items to sell as a way to get...

Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

May. 16, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition sent envoys to talks in Norway, though the two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution. The Norwegian attempt to mediate...

Arrests at Venezuelan Embassy might signal end of standoff

May. 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy for weeks were arrested Thursday, signaling a possible resolution to the extended standoff. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early in the morning. A...

The Latest: Cuban, Canadian FMs meet to discuss Venezuela

May. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have met in Havana to discuss issues including the crisis in Venezuela. Rodríguez confirmed the Thursday meeting on...

The Latest: Venezuela gov't, opposition in Norway for talks

May. 16, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country. Members of Venezuela's...

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

May. 15, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after months of street demonstrations and a failed opposition...

Venezuelan government and opposition envoys have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving crisis, officials say

May. 15, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan government and opposition envoys have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving crisis, officials say.