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Nation Aug 06Trump freezes Venezuelan government assets amid tensions
The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran.
World Jul 25U.S. sanctions Venezuela President Maduro’s stepsons
The U.S. accused them of forming part of a sophisticated scheme that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food import contracts.
World May 01As new protests loom, was Venezuela opposition outplayed?
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó stunned the nation Tuesday when he appeared on a video urging troops to abandon Maduro and join those clamoring for the socialist leader's ouster. But while the call to action spurred protests around the nation, only…
World Jan 25U.S. diplomats leave embassy in Venezuela amid political turmoil
A defiant Maduro called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the U.S. and closed its embassy in Washington on Thursday, a day after ordering all U.S. diplomats out of the country by the weekend.
World Jan 24Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim
Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.
World Jan 23‘Get out Maduro!’: Venezuelan crowds clamor for president to step down
Venezuelans filled the streets Wednesday accusing embattled President Nicolas Maduro of usurping power and joining the nation's re-invigorated opposition movement in demanding he step down as the country reels from a crushing economic crisis forcing millions to flee or go…
World Jan 18At least 21 people dead, 70 more injured after car bombing in Colombia
Thursday's attack recalled some of the bloodiest chapters of Colombia's recent past and has raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels.
World Jun 18Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote
BOGOTA, Colombia — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.
World May 20Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday's election, despite a deepening crisis.
World Mar 21Peru’s president offers resignation amid political turmoil
LIMA, Peru — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to Peru's congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor on corruption charges, according to a presidential aide.