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Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

Apr. 08, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order in hand, and a child’s voice echoing from the next room, the former Swiss banker...

Venezuelan COVID patients increasingly seeking in-home care

Mar. 25, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chef Carlos Páez has a long and tough road ahead after a serious case of COVID-19 that required a constant supply of oxygen. He is showing improvement, but his health is still fragile. Páez, however, didn’t receive treatment at one of...

Venezuelan children pick through garbage for food, valuables

Mar. 10, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — For some children in Venezuela, garbage is the main source of their livelihood. This has been the case for several generations of garbage collectors in Venezuela, among them Ronaikel Brito, 16, who, like his mother when she was a child,...

3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot

Mar. 05, 2021 20:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men acknowledged their role alongside Jordan Goudreau, a former American...

Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

Mar. 05, 2021 18:06 PM EST

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Orchestra music envelops the streets of a Venezuelan city every time a truck carrying musicians has made its way through traffic for the past year, capturing the attention of drivers and passers-by who take photos and stare at the vehicle. The live performance...

Chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela leaves country

Mar. 04, 2021 11:15 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela left the country on Tuesday, a week after the government of Nicolás Maduro ordered her expulsion following the EU's decision to impose sanctions on several Venezuelan officials accused of undermining democracy or...

Maduro lodges new allegation of US spying on Venezuela firm

Feb. 17, 2021 18:45 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuerla (AP) — Venezuela’s president said Wednesday he is open to dialogue with the new U.S. administration on calming tensions between the two governments and easing his nation's economic crisis, even while doubling down with fresh accusations that six American oil executives...

Jailed suspect in anti-Maduro plot blames Colombia, Guaido

Feb. 17, 2021 15:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — From a windowless cell in a maximum-security prison in Colombia, Yacsy Álvarez awaits trial on charges she helped organize an armed invasion of neighboring Venezuela. Álvarez was a translator for Jordan Goudreau, the former American Green Beret whose...

Jailed suspect in anti-Maduro plot blames Colombia, Guaido

Feb. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — From a windowless cell in a maximum-security prison in Colombia, Yacsy Álvarez awaits trial on charges she helped organize an attempted armed invasion to overthrow the government in neighboring Venezuela. Álvarez was a translator and business partner of...

Volunteer paramedics patrol streets of Venezuela's capital

Feb. 16, 2021 11:01 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's deepening crisis has gutted emergency ambulance services, so a group of volunteer paramedics has stepped into the void to offer life-saving help on the tough streets of Caracas. Calling themselves Angels of the Road, the volunteer...