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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...

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido as interim president

Jul. 12, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government says it is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, saying this would align Greece with the European Union's joint position. The foreign ministry announcement Friday reverses the previous government's position,...

Officials: Progress made in talks on ending Venezuela crisis

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in both Venezuela's government and opposition reported Thursday that advances have been made in negotiations on breaking the country's political standoff and said further talks will be held next week. The upbeat assessment came after a third round of talks between the...

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...

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Jul. 10, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn't report any immediate progress, with Venezuela a sticking point. The U.S. State Department said that Under Secretary for Political...

Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados

Jul. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway's Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela's political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming week. The Scandinavian nation is acting as a mediator in the talks and it said Sunday that representatives of Venezuela's...

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018

Jul. 4, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Venezuela's government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of "resistance to authority," the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a "shockingly high" number of extrajudicial killings. Michelle Bachelet's report focusing on the...

U.N. human rights chief: Venezuela's government acknowledged nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year

Jul. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights chief: Venezuela's government acknowledged nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year.

Ex-Venezuela spy chief says Maduro ordered illegal arrests

Jul. 4, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cruising around Caracas in a convoy with five cellphones full of valuable contacts, Gen. Manuel Cristopher Figuera displayed trappings that befitted his reputation as a loyal soldier who rose from an upbringing in a dirt-floored hut to become Venezuela's spy chief. But as President...

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...