Venezuelan police arrest No. 2 leader of opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was leaving his Democratic Action party’s headquarters when he was surprised […]

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido, Maduro vie for power

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce resistance from forces loyal to socialist Nicolas Maduro. The violent street battles that […]

Weary Venezuelans adapt to more nationwide power cuts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month. The new outages, which began Monday, forced people to follow now-familiar routines: scour neighborhoods for food in the few […]

Chaos spreads in Venezuela after days without power

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans on Monday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as growing chaos took hold in a country whose people have had little power, water and communications for days. A 3-year-old girl with a brain tumor languished in a Caracas […]

US faces tough choices as it weighs next moves on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “all options are on the table” as the U.S. seeks to push Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power. But the reality is much more complicated. The U.S. still has tools to apply pressure on Maduro, even after years of tough rhetoric and increasing sanctions. But further […]

Venezuela leader: Will use new assembly to go after foes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is pledging to go after his political foes with the virtually unlimited powers of a constitutional assembly that his backers will select Sunday as his opponents wage a last-ditch battle to halt what they call the replacement of Venezuelan democracy with a single-party authoritarian system. Faced with spiraling […]