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A member of the Bolivarian National Militia brandishes a rifle during an invasion drill in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered two days of nationwide military exercises, including participation of civilian militias. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Denouncing US, Venezuelan troops, militias stage drills

Feb. 15, 2020 3:44 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas. Despite the maneuvers, there are no indications that the U.S. plans...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up a copy of his country's case taken to the International Criminal Court regarding U.S. sanctions during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Venezuela is demanding that Washington stop piling on punishing financial sanctions aimed at forcing a regime change in Venezuela. The international court must next decide whether it will open an investigation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó "will come"

Feb. 14, 2020 6:02 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that Venezuelan authorities haven't detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press...

Opposition leader Juan Guaido waves to supporters during a rally at Bolivar Plaza in Chacao, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Energized Guaidó returns to Venezuela, vowing move forward

Feb. 12, 2020 8:29 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is gearing up for the next stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro following his return home from a tour abroad that included a meeting with his most important foreign ally — U.S. President Donald Trump. An...

Surrounded by supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and members of the media, opposition leader Juan Guaido boards a vehicle after arriving at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in La Guaira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó returns home after tour

Feb. 11, 2020 6:24 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned home Tuesday, arriving on a commercial flight to the nation's main airport near Caracas without any major incidents after a risky international tour that included a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Inside the...

President Donald Trump welcomes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Opposition backers in Venezuela ask what's next for Guaidó

Feb. 11, 2020 6:09 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-government sentiment at the heart of the crisis-torn nation's capital, Caracas. Students say their...

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center, arrives to meet with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela, bolstering Maduro

Feb. 7, 2020 3:52 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia's foreign minister visited Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as U.S. vows of more pressure threaten to cut off the socialist leader from a key financial ally in Moscow. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's stop in Caracas follows a trip...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019 file photo, Dennysse Vadell sits between her daughters Veronica, right, and Cristina holding a digital photograph of father and husband Tomeu who is currently jailed in Venezuela with five other  executives from Houston-based Citgo, in Katy, Texas, Friday. According to a family member of one of the other arrested men, they were rounded up while under house arrest in Venezuela on Feb. 5, 2020 by SEBIN intelligence police hours after President Donald Trump met Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's chief opponent at the White House. (AP Photo/John L Mone, File, File)

Venezuela rounds up US oil executives as Guaidó visits DC

Feb. 6, 2020 3:17 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Six American oil executives under house arrest in Venezuela were rounded up by police hours after President Donald Trump met Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's chief opponent at the White House, according to family members of the men. Alirio Zambrano said early Thursday that the...

Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaido speaks to the media after a rally in Miami, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Guaido told a large crowd of cheering expatriates in Miami on Saturday that he will soon make his return to Caracas from an international tour with the “world's backing” to oust President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Guaidó rallies Venezuelan expats in Miami at end of tour

Feb. 1, 2020 7:53 PM EST

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Venezuela's Juan Guaidó told a large crowd of cheering expatriates in Miami on Saturday that he will soon make his return to Caracas from an international tour, bringing with him the “world's backing” to oust President Nicolás Maduro. “We have a plan. We...

Plastic bottle caps form the face of a macaw within a large mosaic by Venezuelan artist Oscar Olivares in El Hatillo on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Olivares, 23, is using thousands of plastic bottle caps to create this mural. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Mosaic of discarded bottlecaps transforms Venezuelan plaza

Jan. 31, 2020 11:52 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young Venezuelan artist has transformed a once-abandoned plaza in the country's capital with a huge, vibrant mosaic made of bottlecaps. Four huge macaws, bright sunflowers and images of El Avila national park burst from the 43-meter (141-foot) long wall in the El Hatillo...

The leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido waves during a visit to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Juan Guaido, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, arrived Saturday in Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Venezuela's Guaidó angles for Trump meeting at end of trip

Jan. 30, 2020 6:30 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó wraps up an international tour with a rally in Miami on Super Bowl weekend with the looming question whether the opposition leader can score an important meeting with President Donald Trump. Guaidó's ability to win face time with...