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'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media

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BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid.

Venezuela opposition parties fear election ban as Socialists dig in

CARACAS Venezuela's government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country's collapsing economy.

Feb 17 2017

Venezuela aims to block CNN Spanish-language service on internet

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist government said on Thursday it would seek to block CNN's Spanish-language service online after pulling it off the airwaves in anger at its coverage of the South American nation.

Feb 16 2017

'I don't want problems' with Trump, says Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he wanted to avoid confrontation with new U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Feb 16 2017

Venezuela Catholic Church feels backlash after chiding Socialists

CARACAS On a recent Sunday morning, several hundred Catholic worshippers were at Mass inside a hillside church of a poor Caracas neighborhood when there was a sudden commotion at the back.

Feb 16 2017

Venezuela pulls Spanish-language CNN from air for 'distorting truth'

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.

Feb 15 2017

Trump calls on Venezuela to release jailed opposition leader Lopez

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Venezuela to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was sentenced last year to nearly 14 years in prison on charges of inciting anti-government protests in 2014.

Feb 15 2017

Argentina's Macri, Trump discuss Venezuela in call: spokesman

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their "concern" over Venezuela in a Wednesday phone call, Macri's spokesman told Reuters.

Feb 15 2017

Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuelan vice president slams U.S. 'aggression'

CARACAS Venezuela's powerful vice president on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on drug charges an "imperialist aggression" in the first flare-up between the two countries under new U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Feb 14 2017

Venezuela prosecutors raid Odebrecht offices in bribe probe

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities raided the Caracas offices of Odebrecht on Tuesday, as prosecutors deepened a probe into the Brazilian construction firm that has admitted paying some $98 million in bribes to obtain government contracts in Venezuela.

Feb 14 2017