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Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro plan, unrest worsens


CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51.

Man set on fire during Venezuela protests

CARACAS Photographer Marco Bello has covered many violent scenes during seven weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but he witnessed a particularly shocking incident at the weekend when a crowd set a man on fire.

May 22 2017

Exclusive: Venezuela holds stock of 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles

CARACAS Venezuela possesses a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents reviewed by Reuters, the largest known cache of the weapons in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil.

May 22 2017

Venezuela's Maduro attacks 'fascist' protesters for setting man alight

CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro excoriated opposition protesters on Sunday for setting a man on fire during a demonstration, accusing them of targeting him for being pro-government.

May 22 2017

Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to mark 50 days of protests against the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro, with unrest gaining momentum despite a rising death toll and chaotic scenes of nighttime looting. | Video

May 21 2017

Honduras withdraws top diplomat in Venezuela over political crisis

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras on Friday announced it was indefinitely withdrawing its top diplomat to Venezuela over the political crisis enveloping the South American nation.

May 19 2017

Maduro to Trump: 'Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!'

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted Donald Trump on Friday after a fresh round of U.S. sanctions and strong condemnation of his socialist government from the U.S. leader.

May 19 2017

Highland Venezuelan town blitzed by looting and protests

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Like many Portuguese immigrants to Venezuela after World War Two, Manuel Fernandes spent a lifetime building a small business: his bread and cake shop in a highland town.

May 19 2017

Brazil preparing for possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees

(This May 17 story has been refiled to correct paragraph 7 number of refugees and attribution of data to Brazilian authorities instead of UNHCR.)

May 18 2017

Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by looting, protests

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela said it was sending 2,000 soldiers on Wednesday to a border state that is a hotspot of anti-government radicalism after looting that killed a 15-year-old in the latest unrest roiling the nation. | Video

May 18 2017