- Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast Updated: May-20-15 11:50 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean on Wednesday after being pursued by Colombia's air force.
- Venezuela's No. 2 denies any involvement in drug trafficking Updated: May-19-15 9:49 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The powerful leader of Venezuela's congress on Tuesday fiercely denied allegations he might be involved in the drug trade.
- Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.
- Spain's ex-premier delays Venezuela trip to help politician Updated: May-18-15 12:36 pm
MADRID - Spain's former prime minister Felipe Gonzalez has postponed his plans to travel to Venezuela to help defend jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez until a date is set for the politician's trial.
- Behind bars, on the ballot; ex-mayor wins Venezuela primary Updated: May-18-15 11:26 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Daniel Ceballos may be in jail, but he's also on the ballot for Venezuela's legislative elections.
- Venezuela congress head requests travel ban for journalists Updated: May-14-15 2:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The head of Venezuela's congress says he is asking courts to bar news executives from leaving the country while he's suing them for alleged defamation.
- Correction: Venezuela-US story Updated: May-13-15 5:10 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - In a May 12 story about relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Venezuela ordered the U.S. to shrink its embassy in Caracas after the U.S. imposed sanctions on several Venezuela officials. Venezuela ordered the staff reduction before the U.S. sanctioned Venezuela, not after.
- Venezuelan officer who killed teen at protest sent to prison Updated: May-08-15 5:16 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A Venezuelan police officer who killed a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest in February has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
- Venezuelan military officers sentenced for plotting coup Updated: May-06-15 6:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A group of Venezuelan military officers the government accused of plotting to blow up the presidential palace have been sent to prison, officials said Wednesday.
- Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game Updated: May-06-15 12:14 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.
- Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes Updated: May-05-15 9:49 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.
- Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014 Updated: May-04-15 11:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.
- Venezuela raises minimum wage 30 pct amid raging inflation Updated: May-01-15 9:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro raised Venezuela's minimum wage Friday for the second time this year to help workers being battered by the world's highest inflation.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade Updated: Apr-29-15 7:00 pm
EL CLAVO, Venezuela - William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans inside. He's part of a chocolate trade that is one of this South American county's most prized industries, but Machado increasingly fears his hard work may be in vain, squandered by a freeze on exports.
- 2 adolescents get 4 years in slaying of ex-Miss Venezuela Updated: Apr-29-15 4:46 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Two boys ages 15 and 17 have been sentenced to four years each in the killing of actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear along with her ex-husband.
- Jailed Venezuelan mayor transferred from prison to hospital Updated: Apr-25-15 2:16 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital has been taken from prison to a hospital where he will undergo emergency surgery for a groin hernia.
- Spain recalls ambassador to Venezuela for talks Updated: Apr-22-15 10:11 am
MADRID - Spain on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Venezuela for consultations, a day after Venezuela's leader accused Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of backing a conspiracy to overthrow his government.