Cash squeeze maims Venezuela's pre-election food imports


PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela In July, President Nicolas Maduro smiled as he sealed a multimillion-dollar food import deal with his Uruguayan counterpart designed to combat shortages ahead of Venezuela's legislative elections.

A lotta hot air: Loquacious leaders make for a long day at climate summit

PARIS Clearly His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco is unaccustomed to being told to stop talking.

World, Environment 30 Nov 2015

Venezuela arrests three for killing of opposition candidate

CARACAS Authorities arrested three people on Monday suspected in the murder of an opposition leader that shook Venezuela and drew international condemnation in the run-up to this weekend's election for a new legislature.

30 Nov 2015

Venezuela lashes U.S., opposition amid blame over activist's slaying

CARACAS Venezuela's government on Friday blasted the United States for linking an activist's murder to upcoming legislative elections and said it would sue an opposition leader who blamed the ruling Socialist Party.

World, United Nations 27 Nov 2015

Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election

SABANETA, Venezuela In 2010, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez knelt down in the backyard of his childhood home in Venezuela's lush plains to plant an orange tree named 'revolution' as red-shirted supporters cheered and cameras flashed. | Video

27 Nov 2015

Opposition activist's murder shakes Venezuela before election

CARACAS Venezuela opened an investigation on Thursday into the murder of a local opposition leader days before a legislative election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the volatile South American OPEC nation.

26 Nov 2015

U.S. condemns killing of opposition member in Venezuela

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela days before the Latin American country's legislative election and called on the government there to protect all political candidates.

26 Nov 2015

Venezuela's No. 2 chides new Argentina leader for 'offense'

CARACAS Venezuela's second most powerful official rebuked Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri on Wednesday for "offending" a brother nation by calling for his country's suspension from a regional trade bloc over rights accusations.

25 Nov 2015

Venezuela opposition activist shot dead, party says

CARACAS A local Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead during a public meeting on Wednesday, his party said, days before a legislative election that is raising tensions around the politically polarized nation.

25 Nov 2015

Venezuela opposition cheer Macri's Argentina presidential win

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition hailed on Monday conservative politician Mauricio Macri's presidential win in Argentina as a blow for leftists in Latin America and a good omen for their own duel with "Chavismo" in next month's parliamentary vote.

Argentina, World 23 Nov 2015