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Venezuela’s Guaidó leads thousands in anti-Maduro protest

Nov. 16, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A large crowd rallied around Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a peaceful protest Saturday, answering his call to take to the streets in an attempt to reignite a campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro from power. Guaidó in a speech urged...

Venezuelan opposition party says armed men raid its office

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A leading Venezuelan opposition party said a group of armed men with their faces covered raided its headquarters late Friday, taking cellphones, computers and ID cards from staffers and raising tensions the night before a nationwide protest against President Nicolás Maduro....

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation back into the streets

Nov. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth sailing, expounding his socialist dream in nightly television addresses and attending...

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the captain of the Liberia-flagged vessel headed west. Then, weeks later, as it neared Venezuelan waters, the VL...

The Latest: State Dept. warns against travel to Bolivia

Nov. 12, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The U.S. State Department is warning American citizens against traveling to Bolivia because of the unrest that has gripped the Andean nation since a disputed presidential election last month. Its notice says...

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

Nov. 9, 2019 12:51 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Having decided it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland, Yenika Calderon spreads out her worldly possessions in the middle of a flea market in Venezuela's capital, hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain. Millions of Venezuelans...

The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro celebrates Da Silva's release

Nov. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is celebrating former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail as a step toward rebuilding unity in South America....

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

Nov. 8, 2019 12:03 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Having decided it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland, Yenika Calderon spreads out her worldly possessions in the middle of a flea market in Venezuela's capital, hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain. Millions of Venezuelans...

Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball

Nov. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela's capital, knowing this season's opening game wouldn't measure up to past years. A deepening crisis has left her nation in shambles, and a recent curve...

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...