Maduro threatens punishment as Venezuelans stage national strike

/ Jul 21, 2017

Maduro threatens punishment as Venezuelans stage national strike

Large swaths of Venezuela’s capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called the first major national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez.A public transport strike appeared to have halted nearly all bus ...

Venezuela anti-Maduro prosecutor's offices raided like a 'riot'

/ Jul 4, 2017

Venezuela anti-Maduro prosecutor's offices raided like a 'riot'

Venezuelan authorities searched prosecutors’ offices Monday for evidence of financial wrongdoing, officials said, the latest maneuver in a fight between the attorney general and government over a deadly political crisis.State comptroller Manuel Galindo said in a public address that he had launched a “fiscal ...

Maduro says chopper fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

Jun 28, 2017

Maduro says chopper fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

President Nicolas Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government.An Associated Press reporter heard gunfire as a blue helicopter buzzed through downtown but was unable to ...