Latest Venezuela News

Pay pushes Venezuelan teachers to protest, consider quitting

Aug. 15, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Public school teachers across Venezuela had planned to use their annual vacation bonus to buy uniforms for their children, waterproof leaky roofs, get new prescription glasses or fix the pair barely held together by adhesive tape. Some expected to get...

3 migrants drown entering Panama near Darien Gap

Aug. 09, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Three migrants drowned while crossing into Panama from Colombia, authorities said Tuesday. The dead included a 16-year-old Venezuelan woman, and two men, one from Colombia and one from Venezuela. Panama’s National Immigration Service said the...

Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

Aug. 08, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers and rebel groups. Gustavo Petro, a former member of...

Venezuela, Colombia border areas hopeful as reopening looms

Aug. 06, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN JUAN DE COLON, Venezuela (AP) — The freight company owned by Alfredo Rosales and his brothers was hustling, its 50 or so trucks constantly on the go hauling about 1 million tons of coal, cement, flour and other goods every year in commerce between Venezuela and Colombia. Their...

US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

Aug. 02, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly has ties to terror groups. The...

Ride-sharing apps rise in Venezuela as public transit decays

Jul. 30, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ride-sharing apps like Uber, DiDi and Lyft may have driven across much of the globe, but they haven't yet rolled into Venezuela, where U.S. sanctions and years of hyperinflation and other woes made it difficult to operate. So a handful of local...

Lyles celebrates 25th with cruise through world qualifying

Jul. 19, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles looked to his right and saw no one. He glanced over again, and still seeing nobody there, gave a playful wag of the finger to the six stragglers behind him. All part of the fun — remember that word? — and part of the show delivered by America’s...

Sky's the limit for Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas at track worlds

Jul. 17, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In a country where the economy collapsed years ago, Yulimar Rojas was born in a house with a broken roof. From a hole in that roof, the future Venezuelan triple jumper could see the sky, and perhaps since then, she became used to seeking new heights. As a kid,...

Diesel lacking for Cuba drivers as fuel used for electricity

Jul. 16, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Dany Pérez had spent four days in a line of vehicles waiting to fill his truck with diesel he needs for the 900-kilometers (560-mile) trip from Havana to his home in eastern Cuba. Taxi driver Jhojan Rodríguez had been waiting at another station even longer — it...

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Jul. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s...