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Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction

Nov. 26, 2022 15:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks...

Venezuela's government, opposition to resume negotiations

Nov. 24, 2022 18:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Venezuela and its opposition announced Thursday the resumption over the weekend of long-stalled negotiations meant to find a common path out of their country’s complex crisis. The announcement of the upcoming discussions in Mexico City comes...

Colombian government, guerrilla group resume peace talks

Nov. 21, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Colombian government and the South American country’s largest remaining guerrilla group resumed peace talks Monday, breaking a roughly four-year hiatus during which the rebels have expanded the territory where they operate. Neighboring Venezuela,...

Venezuelan baseball league condemns violence after 2 brawls

Nov. 20, 2022 22:03 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League on Sunday condemned violence and unsportsmanlike conduct on the field after two incidents the day before, including one in which former two-time MLB all-star Asdrúbal Cabrera attacked a rival player as he celebrated a home...

US-owned firms appear to help Venezuela avoid US sanctions

Nov. 16, 2022 15:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A company with an office in Houston and another owned by two American citizens appear to be helping Venezuela bypass U.S. sanctions and quietly transport millions in petroleum products aboard an Iranian-built tanker, The Associated Press has learned. The sanctions...

Live updates | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 08, 2022 16:45 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — ___ KEY DEVELOPMENTS: — Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit — UN experts urge stringent rules to stop net zero greenwash — Clock ticking for jailed Egypt activist...

Venezuela's bid to save 'diplomat' from US charges takes hit

Nov. 08, 2022 16:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For two years, Venezuela's socialist government has fought to extricate from the U.S. criminal justice system an insider businessman it claims was on an ultra-secret mission to ally Iran when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant during a routine fuel stop in Africa. But...

Airline flights resume between Colombia and Venezuela

Nov. 07, 2022 19:44 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Commercial flights between Colombia and Venezuela resumed Monday as relations improve between the South American neighbors following the election of Colombia’s first leftist president. The first flight to connect both countries was operated by Turpial, an...

Venezuela, opposition reported preparing to resume talks

Nov. 04, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Venezuelan government and the political opposition are preparing to resume talks stalled for more than a year, people familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Friday. Three people — someone close to opposition leader Juan Guaidó and two...

Colombia's President promises to deepen ties with Venezuela

Nov. 01, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela met on Tuesday and said they would improve trade and security cooperation, as both countries seek to normalize relations following the election of Colombia’s first leftist leader. After the meeting in Venezuela’s...