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Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

Jul. 16, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela on Tuesday released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government Karen Palacios blasted the government in a message that went viral after...

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...

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...

Venezuelan envoy rejects 'biased' report at UN rights body

Jul. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A top Venezuelan diplomat on Friday blasted what he called the "biased vision" of a report by the U.N. human rights chief chronicling torture, sexual abuse and extrajudicial killings in the country, and demanded it be "corrected." Deputy Foreign Minister William Castillo insisted the report...

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...

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...

US sanctions Maduro's son as it raises pressure on Venezuela

Jun. 28, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced sanctions on the son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a move to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption. The action by the U.S. Treasury Department freezes any...

Trump administration sanctions Nicolas Maduro's son as it increases pressure on relatives of top Venezuelan officials

Jun. 28, 2019 12:01 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Trump administration sanctions Nicolas Maduro's son as it increases pressure on relatives of top Venezuelan officials.