Caracas poor find haven in 'skyscraper slum'

Apr 4, 2014

Caracas poor find haven in 'skyscraper slum'

It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues. Yet this 45-story skyscraper in the center of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, is no five-star hotel or swanky apartment block. It is a slum, probably ...

3 shot dead during unrest in central Venezuela

Mar 13, 2014

3 shot dead during unrest in central Venezuela

A university student, a National Guard captain and a third man were shot to death in separate incidents Wednesday as antigovernment protests roiled the central Venezuelan city of Valencia. Three National Guardsmen and several protesters were wounded. Two of the deaths came in the ...

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 ...

Chavez still going strong a year after his death

Mar 6, 2014

Chavez still going strong a year after his death

Though he died a year ago, Hugo Chavez still presents a weekly show on Venezuelan state television. In the last episode, he showed off poverty reduction data, railed at the “bourgeoisie” for looting the nation’s oil wealth and accused the opposition of fomenting instability ...

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 ...

Venezuela issues arrest warrant for second opposition figure

Feb 28, 2014

Venezuela issues arrest warrant for second opposition figure

Venezuelan authorities issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure Thursday, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest threat to President Nicolas Maduro since he came to power. Near-daily demonstrations have seen dueling pro- and anti-government ...