Latest Venezuela government News

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

Nov. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia, where Evo Morales resigned the presidency Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed...

Spain court grants US extradition of Venezuela's ex-spy boss

Nov. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — After a surprising court reversal on Friday, a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs is one step closer to being extradited from Spain, The Associated Press has learned. The fate of Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who was for over a decade the eyes...

Venezuelan baseball league starts amid sanctions

Nov. 4, 2019 5:10 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan baseball league will start on Tuesday amid uncertainty because of Washington's sanctions against the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. Players affiliated to Major League Baseball are forbidden to join in. Venezuela's economic crisis forced the coming...

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

Nov. 3, 2019 6:24 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador has ordered the expulsion of Venezuelan government diplomats, joining the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that have said opposition leader Juan Guaidó is Venezuela's rightful president. The Salvadoran government said late Saturday in a statement that...

Teachers who don't flee Venezuela get side gigs to survive

Oct. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Daixy Aguero holds her chin up when students wander by and are surprised to find their teacher selling makeup at a weekend Caracas street market. Aguero says it's the only way she can make ends meet on a teacher's pay in Venezuela. Some 40 percent of Venezuela's teachers have left...

Venezuelan lawmaker stripped of protection in power struggle

Oct. 22, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Lawmakers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro have stripped the legal protections of an opposition politician, exposing him to potential criminal prosecution amid a struggle for control of the crisis-torn nation. Juan Pablo Guanipa was accused Tuesday of taking part...

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Oct. 17, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its...

The Latest: US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

Oct. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Venezuela's election to the Human Rights Council "is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela." Kelly Craft said...

US hopes to keep Venezuela off UN Human Rights Council

Oct. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is hoping to keep Venezuela from winning a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. A State Department official said Friday that members of the U.N. General Assembly should vote against Venezuela next week because of severe human rights abuses under President Nicolás...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo. The once prized source of vast wealth has turned into a polluted wasteland, with crude...