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Pope Francis prays for peace in South America

Pope Francis landed in Colombia on Wednesday to plead for lasting peace in a country moving towards the end of a half-century war, and praying for stability in its crisis-stricken neighbor Venezuela.

Venezuela army hunts rebels behind raid on military base

Venezuela's military was on Monday hunting an ex-officer and a lieutenant who led uniformed rebels on a weekend raid to grab weapons from an army base, fueling fears the country's worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions on Monday over a disputed and deadly weekend vote, calling him a "dictator," while the leader refused to heed what he slammed as "imperial orders." The…

Venezuela opposition hails poll as blow to Maduro

Venezuela's opposition hailed an unofficial "plebiscite" held Sunday as a blow against President Nicolas Maduro and his plan to rewrite the constitution, though deadly violence reared its head again with a deadly attack on voters in…

Venezuela: Gov’t supporters beat opposition lawmakers

Venezuelan pro-government militants wielding sticks and pipes stormed into the opposition-held National Assembly Wednesday and beat lawmakers, leaving seven hurt including three with blood streaming from their heads. Later, a hundred or so…

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela,…

Three killed in Venezuela protests

Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 24, officials said. Several others were seriously injured and…

Venezuela opposition vows fresh protests despite deaths

Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed fresh huge protests on Thursday, upping the ante in their bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a day of deadly clashes in the oil-rich but beleaguered nation. A 17-year-old boy and a…

Venezuela opposition accuses government of ‘coup’

The Venezuelan opposition have accused the government of staging a coup by blocking their drive to hold a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from office. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles called for nationwide protests next…