GM exits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

/ Apr 21, 2017

GM exits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. The plant ...

Two more die as Venezuela riots spread to poor areas

/ Apr 13, 2017

Two more die as Venezuela riots spread to poor areas

Venezuelans in poor areas blocked streets and lit fires during scattered protests across the country on Tuesday night, and two people were killed during the growing unrest in the midst of a crippling economic crisis. In a worrying sign for leftist President Nicolas Maduro, ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking calls for protests. Governments across Latin America on Thursday condemned the power ...

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Oct 8, 2016

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement came on the same day that the Nobel Committee awarded its ...

Apr 21, 2016

Venezuela to ration electricity in power crisis

Recession-racked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said Wednesday. It is the latest drastic measure to alleviate a severe electricity crisis that President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on ...