Two dead as Venezuelans clash at protest barricades

Mar 7, 2014

Two dead as Venezuelans clash at protest barricades

A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday as gangs of government supporters on motorcycles rode into east Caracas neighborhoods to remove street barricades placed by opposition protesters. The pitched battle in a mixed industrial and residential district heightened tensions on the same ...

Venezuelans learn from world demos

Mar 4, 2014

Venezuelans learn from world demos

Venezuelan protesters ripped a dead tree from a vacant lot and dragged it down the street to rebuild a barricade in a Caracas neighborhood that has become an epicenter of unrest. Others in masks grabbed shields made out of aluminum siding or television satellite ...

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Nov 6, 2013

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Venezuela’s leftist regime has created shadow governments in states led by the opposition, establishing special entities with money to spend ahead of next month’s crucial, test-of-strength municipal elections, experts say. Three government-funded corporations have popped up since March in states that elected opposition governors ...

Jul 3, 2013

Diversion of Morales flight adds to intrigue

Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane, ferrying him home from Moscow, was redirected to Vienna late Tuesday after France, Italy, Spain and Portugal refused to allow it to enter their airspace because of the belief that the American fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard, Bolivian authorities ...