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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban


A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.


Venezuela Maduro warns of repeat elections in states won by opposition 21 Oct 2017

CARACAS Venezuelan state elections may be repeated in the five states won by the opposition if the governors-elect continue to refuse to be sworn in by a controversial pro-government legislative superbody, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Friday.


Leaders of Venezuela's bruised opposition to travel abroad to denounce 'voting fraud' 19 Oct 2017

CARACAS Key members of Venezuela's opposition, divided and dispirited after losing gubernatorial elections over the weekend, will travel abroad to denounce what it says is a "fraudulent" voting system under leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

U.S. condemns Venezuelan requirement for swearing in governors 19 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday condemned as "anti-democratic" a requirement by Venezuela's government that newly elected governors must be sworn in before a pro-government legislative superbody the opposition deems unconstitutional.


Exiled Venezuelan opposition magistrates resurface in Chile 19 Oct 2017

SANTIAGO A group of opposition-appointed Venezuelan judges arrived on Thursday in Chile as exiles after more than two months holed up at the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas to avoid arrest in the crisis-hit country.


Venezuela opposition refuses swearing in, small protest breaks out 18 Oct 2017

CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Venezuela's opposition refused on Wednesday to swear in newly-elected governors before a pro-government legislative superbody it deems unconstitutional, as a small protest broke out in southern Bolivar state over fraud allegations.


Cash-strapped Cuba makes debt payment to major creditors - diplomats 18 Oct 2017

HAVANA Cuba paid the second instalment on a renegotiated $2.6 billion in debt to 14 wealthy creditor nations this week, diplomats from a number of the countries said, as some creditors prepare to swap debt for an equity stake in local development projects.

Spain summons Venezuela Ambassador after Maduro's Catalonia comments 18 Oct 2017

MADRID Spain has summoned the Venezuela ambassador in Madrid to explain comments made by the Latin American country's President Nicolas Maduro on the situation in Catalonia, the Spanish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.


Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States 18 Oct 2017

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week. | Video


U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban 17 Oct 2017

GREENBELT, Md. A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States. | Video

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article