Venezuela

Drug plane crashes off the coast of Colombia

BOGOTA - A plane en route from Venezuela and loaded with cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea while being pursued by the Colombian air force, officials said on Wednesday.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off the coast of Colombia

BOGOTA - A plane en route from Venezuela and loaded with cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea while being pursued by the Colombian air force, officials said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations 20 May 2015

Venezuelan officials accused by U.S. sue opposition leader

CARACAS - Venezuelan officials targeted by United States sanctions are suing opposition leader Henrique Capriles for labeling them corrupt in the latest knock-on effect of Washington's moves against the OPEC member's rulers, a minister said.

20 May 2015

Venezuela parliament head Cabello denies drug accusations

CARACAS - The Venezuelan government's second most powerful figure, Diosdado Cabello, denied on Tuesday any involvement in the drug trade after U.S. media reports that he and other officials were under investigation for trafficking and money laundering.

19 May 2015

Venezuela's parliament boss blasts report of drug trafficking

CARACAS - Venezuela's powerful parliamentary chief, Diosdado Cabello, on Tuesday slammed a Wall Street Journal report that U.S. authorities are investigating him and other senior officials for possible cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

19 May 2015

U.S. probing Venezuelan officials for possible drug trafficking: WSJ

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities are investigating Venezuela's powerful parliamentary chief, Diosdado Cabello, and other senior officials for possible cocaine trafficking and money laundering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

18 May 2015

Venezuela opposition holds primaries for high-stakes parliament vote

CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition coalition held primaries on Sunday for this year's high-stakes parliamentary election, its best shot in over a decade at recouping the National Assembly at one of the ruling Socialist Party's lowest ebbs.

17 May 2015

Venezuela opposition holds primaries for high-stakes parliament vote

CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition coalition held primaries on Sunday for this year's high-stakes parliamentary election, its best shot in over a decade at recouping the National Assembly at one of the ruling Socialist Party's lowest ebbs.

17 May 2015

Venezuela charges former counter-narcotics boss with money laundering

CARACAS - Venezuela has indicted a former head of counter-narcotics at the CICPC investigative police on money laundering charges, part of a bigger scandal linking the South American OPEC nation and tax haven Andorra.

15 May 2015

Venezuela parliament leader squeezes media bosses over drugs story

CARACAS - Venezuela's powerful parliament head Diosdado Cabello has sought a travel ban on some media bosses he is suing for slander over reproducing a story from a Spanish newspaper accusing him of running a drug ring.

World, Spain 14 May 2015