- Venezuela beats Cuba 3-1, reaches Caribbean Series semis Updated: Feb-05-16 9:59 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers over Cuba's Ciego de Avila 3-1 Thursday and advance to the Caribbean Series semifinals.
- Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas Updated: Feb-03-16 2:33 am
DALLAS - Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
- Venezuela's UN envoy: Not concerned about US investigations Updated: Feb-01-16 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country's state-run oil company while he was in charge.
- Venezuela announces anti-Zika campaign after long silence Updated: Jan-28-16 6:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela authorities have broken their silence on the outbreak of Zika in the South American country and are pledging to mount a public health campaign to slow the virus' spread.
- Abbott's stock tumbles as outlook weighed by Venezuela Updated: Jan-28-16 2:40 pm
ABBOTT PARK, Illinois - Abbott Laboratories' stock tumbled Thursday after the maker of infant formula, medical devices and drugs gave a disappointing earnings forecast, citing weakness in its Venezuelan business.
- 15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote Updated: Jan-22-16 11:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Venezuela congress nixes Maduro request for emergency powers Updated: Jan-22-16 5:57 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent.
- Spain summons Venezuelan ambassador over president's remarks Updated: Jan-22-16 12:53 pm
MADRID - The Spanish Foreign Ministry has summoned the Venezuelan ambassador to again protest comments by Venezuela's president against acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
- Italy, Serbia, Philippines to host Olympic qualifying Updated: Jan-19-16 11:05 am
MIES, Switzerland - Italy, Serbia and the Philippines will host the three Olympic men's basketball qualifying tournaments in July.
- Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism Updated: Jan-15-16 10:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - In a stunning display of Venezuela's tense new political order, President Nicolas Maduro suffered through a long scolding from the head of the country's new opposition Congress Friday after presenting his state of the nation address.
- Venezuela opposition congress tries to start legislating Updated: Jan-14-16 12:20 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's new opposition congress is finally getting down to the business of writing laws, but it's unclear whether the socialist-controlled courts and other institutions will enforce them.
- Head of Venezuela's new opposition congress ready to fight Updated: Jan-13-16 6:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Leaning back in the mahogany chair that belonged to his imposing socialist predecessor, new congress boss Henry Ramos doesn't seem worried about being branded an out-of-touch conservative intent on burying the memory of late President Hugo Chavez and ousting his successor.
- Venezuela's first lady says DEA kidnapped her nephews Updated: Jan-12-16 9:58 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's first lady on Tuesday broke her silence on the arrest of her two nephews on drug trafficking charges, saying they were kidnapped by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
- Venezuelan high court declares opposition congress null Updated: Jan-11-16 7:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday declared that the new opposition-dominated congress' decisions are void until it unseats three barred lawmakers, bringing the country closer to a showdown over power in the legislature.
- Rolling Stone faces criticism over 'El Chapo' interview Updated: Jan-10-16 9:40 pm
NEW YORK - It was a big scoop, and one Rolling Stone may well regret.
- Timeline of events in the life of actor Sean Penn Updated: Jan-10-16 4:56 pm
A timeline of events highlighting the screen career, personal life and political activism of Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn:
- Venezuelan socialists protest new congress' ban on Chavez Updated: Jan-08-16 8:23 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Although the face of Hugo Chavez is already plastered on walls throughout much of the Venezuelan capital, the late leader's supporters are now vowing to put up images of the "eternal commander" on every street corner.