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Greece OKs Venezuelan Embassy assets seizure in legal case

Apr. 09, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Justice Ministry has authorized a court order to seize assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in Athens following a court case linked to sexual misconduct and wrongful dismissal allegations made by former female staff members. The court...

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...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It's a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El Salvador's...

Today in History

Mar. 26, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 26, the 85th day of 2021. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 26, 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam...

NGOs: Venezuela military, Colombia rebels continue fighting

Mar. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARAUQUITA, Colombia (AP) — Clashes that began over the weekend between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations’ shared border have continued, prompting more Venezuelans to seek refuge in a nearby Colombian community, international monitoring...

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...

Thousands flee to Colombia after clashes on Venezuela border

Mar. 24, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans are seeking shelter in Colombia this week following clashes between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations' shared border. The Colombian government on Wednesday said 3,100...

Democrat adds pressure on Biden to review Venezuela sanction

Mar. 23, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. senator urged the Biden administration Tuesday to lift a ban on diesel fuel swaps with Venezuela, adding to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue sanctions are worsening the South American country's dire humanitarian crisis. The...

Prosecutors throw the book at money launderer for Venezuela

Mar. 20, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami are seeking a stiff prison sentence against a U.S.-based money manager they claim is hindering their efforts to seize a $2.7 million home and other assets he agreed to forfeit when he pleaded guilty to laundering bribe payments for a corrupt...