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Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot
Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot

Three Venezuelan air force generals accused of plotting a coup against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro were arrested, amid a widening crackdown on the opposition.

Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot
Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'
Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'

Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched Sunday against Cuban meddling in Venezuela's domestic affairs.

Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters while holds a poster depicting Panama's former president Omar Torrijos. ©Reuters/Miraflores Palace
Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others

The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours.

Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat

Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.

Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash
Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash

At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela's leftist government.

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is readying crisis talks to try to defuse a deadly wave of protests that have brought the biggest challenge yet to his government.

Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Maduro says no chance of coup after deadly Venezuela demos
Maduro says no chance of coup after deadly Venezuela demos

President Nicolas Maduro vowed Wednesday to tighten security in cities across Venezuela after protests against his government turned deadly, killing three people and injuring 26 others.

Maduro says no chance of coup after deadly Venezuela demos
Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir
Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced a big test Sunday as municipal polls, seen as a referendum on his performance amid soaring crime, high inflation and household shortages, closed.

Venezuela municipal elections a test for Chavez heir
Venezuela debates special powers for Maduro
Venezuela debates special powers for Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pressed lawmakers Tuesday for special powers to fight corruption, in a move his rivals fear will lead to them being persecuted for political purposes.

Venezuela debates special powers for Maduro
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was investigating whether US drug enforcement agents were involved in a huge cocaine drug bust as part of a plot to brand Venezuela a "narco state."

Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the United States anew Wednesday, warning after he expelled three US diplomats in Caracas that the rest could be next.

Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, accusing them of plotting acts of sabotage with the opposition.

Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "protect my life" after purported threats on it.

Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'
Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro
Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro

Venezuela said Monday it derailed a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hitmen it said wanted to execute the leftist leader on orders from a Colombian ex-president.

Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro
Venezuela's opposition to appeal election internationally
Venezuela's opposition to appeal election internationally

Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Tuesday he would go "before international bodies" to contest the April presidential vote that brought Nicolas Maduro to power.

Venezuela's opposition to appeal election internationally
Venezuela celebrates birthday of late leader Chavez
Venezuela celebrates birthday of late leader Chavez

Hugo Chavez died five months ago, but that hasn't stopped his hand-picked successor from holding week-long festivities honoring the late Venezuelan leader's birthday.

Venezuela celebrates birthday of late leader Chavez
Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden
Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would consider an asylum request from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden if the country receives one.

Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden
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Chavez relatives rise in power, keeping myth alive

Relatives of Hugo Chavez have taken powerful posts since he died three months ago, helping keep the late Venezuelan leader's mythical image alive.

Chavez relatives rise in power, keeping myth alive
Venezuela threatens to end support for Colombia peace
Venezuela threatens to end support for Colombia peace

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Thursday denounced as "blackmail" a threat by Caracas to end support for Colombia's peace process with leftist rebels.

Venezuela threatens to end support for Colombia peace
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. ©REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Venezuela accuses CNN of seeking to foment coup

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused US-based news network CNN en Espanol of working to promote a coup d'etat as part of a wider media war against his socialist government.

Venezuela accuses CNN of seeking to foment coup