EU to sanction more Venezuelan officials, call for new vote

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 25 : The European Union is considering imposing economic sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials in June following President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election which the bloc said was not free or fair, EU diplomats said on Friday. The travel bans and asset freezes would be on top of the seven senior Venezuela […]

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

By Andrew Cawthorne and Anggy Polanco CARACAS, Jul 24 : Venezuela’s opposition plastered election centers with slogans and planned to rally in honor of dead protesters today in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress. The unpopular leftist leader is pressing ahead with the vote for a Constitutional […]

Venezuela congress going ahead despite “imperial” threat -Maduro

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Jul 23 : Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said today that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship. “The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give […]

Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro’s new congress plan

By Alexandra Ulmer and Maria Ramirez CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, May 22 : V enezuela’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 two months of massive protests show no sign of abating. Chief State Prosecutor Luisa Ortega stunned the […]

Venezuela protests rage, jailed Lopez supporters stage vigil

By Alexandra Ulmer and Diego Or? CARACAS, May 4 : Supporters of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez held a vigil outside his prison demanding to see him today after rumors about his health rattled the protest-hit country where the death toll from anti-government unrest rose to 36. Lopez’s wife and mother rushed to a […]