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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...

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...

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.

Opposition-led congress in Venezuela returns to chambers

May. 15, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has returned to its chambers a day after security forces prevented its members from entering the National Assembly building for a debate. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and other legislators on Wednesday gave speeches denouncing the...

Mexico protecting Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May. 14, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico diplomatic residence in Venezuela's capital took in a member of that country's opposition-controlled congress, the foreign affairs ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said giving protection to National Assembly member Franco Manuel Casella Lovaton did not indicate a change in...

At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

May. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections. With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and...

US calls for 'concrete actions' against Maduro's repression

May. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is calling on all nations "to be prepared to take concrete actions" to respond to repression by President Nicolas Maduro's regime in Venezuela. A statement Tuesday by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations did not elaborate on what actions it is seeking, but said...