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Venezuela pro-Maduro legislature to assess early congress elections

13 Aug 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress.

Macaws offer feathered 'therapy' to suffering Venezuelans

17 Jul 2019

CARACAS Looking for an escape from the daily realities of crisis-ridden Venezuela, Carmen Borges finds solace receiving visitors on the roof of her Caracas apartment building every morning: groups of blue and gold macaws that arrive at daybreak.

Norway says Venezuela opposition and government talks to continue

12 Jul 2019

CARACAS Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition will continue, the Norwegian and Venezuelan governments said on Thursday, after a Socialist Party leader announced the end of a round of Oslo-backed talks to end a political crisis.

Venezuela charges two intelligence officials over death of detained officer

01 Jul 2019

CARACAS Venezuela has charged two intelligence officials with homicide over the death of a navy captain who had been in military custody, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday, following outrage over alleged torture of the deceased officer.

Venezuela confirms death of detained officer, his wife says he was tortured

30 Jun 2019

CARACAS - Venezuela's defence ministry on Sunday confirmed the death of a military officer who opposition leaders and family members said was tortured in custody after his detention over alleged involvement in a coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela healthcare collapse - Four children die in same hospital this month

01 Jun 2019

CARACAS Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas' largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one of four children who have died this month in Venezuela's main paediatric hospital. | Video

Return of firebrand opposition leader Lopez energizes Venezuelan protests

01 May 2019

CARACAS When Felix Garcia woke up on Tuesday he was fired up by surprising news - Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, under house arrest for the past two years, had appeared in public.

Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising but military loyal to Maduro for now

01 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro but there were no concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership. | Video

Return of firebrand opposition leader Lopez energises Venezuelan protests

01 May 2019

CARACAS When Felix Garcia woke up on Tuesday he was fired up by surprising news - Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, under house arrest for the past two years, had appeared in public.

Venezuelans rally to demand power, water and end to Maduro

07 Apr 2019

CARACAS After weeks of power cuts and limited access to water, tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido and protest against President Nicolas Maduro, who they accuse of wrecking the economy. | Video

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.