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Venezuela launches military exercises, warns Colombia

Venezuelan President Maduro has accused Colombia of plotting his overthrow, while Bogota said Venezuela harbors and backs rogue rebel fighters. The US offered Colombia its "full su...

Venezuela launches military exercises, warns Colombia

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Venezuela's Maduro warns of Colombia attack, orders military exercises Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the armed forces to be on alert for a potential attack by Colombia's government and announced military exercises on the border amid the rearmament of a group of former guerrilla commanders....
05:34, 09/04/2019

Colombia's armed forces on alert over Venezuela military exercises The Colombian military is on alert in response to Venezuelan armed forces exercises along the two nations' border that Colombia considers an open threat, a senior military commander said on Wednesday....
04:00, 09/12/2019

Venezuela military exercises on border a 'threat': Colombia minister Venezuela's planned border military exercises are a direct threat to regional stability, Colombia's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as the neighboring countries renewed their frequent verbal sparring over security....
20:00, 09/04/2019

Venezuela starts military exercises at Colombia border, US promises Bogota 'full support' Disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the start of military exercises on his country's border with Colombia Tuesday, prompting Washington to promise the Bogota government its "full support."...
21:00, 09/11/2019

We need to use persuasion rather than military action in Venezuela, Colombia's president says Daily pressure should be exerted on Venezuela's military regime to defect from the Maduro regime rather than international military intervention, Colombia's president told CNBC on Tuesday....
18:34, 06/18/2019

Maduro asks Colombia's military to 'disobey' orders against Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on Colombia's military to "disobey orders to disrupt Venezuela's peace," in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the neighboring South American countries....
06:00, 07/26/2019

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors to topple the country's embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
01:34, 05/03/2019

China launches exercises on disputed Paracel Islands, report says China continues to engage in exercises in the South China Sea despite recent protest from ASEAN member states, according to a Vietnamese press report....
01:00, 08/07/2019

Eurofighter crash leads to calls to end military exercises Local politicians in northern Germany have called on the Bundeswehr to reassess where low-altitude military exercises take place. Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets collided near a popular holiday region. ...
16:00, 06/25/2019

Trump: Kim's letter complained about U.S.-South Korea military exercises President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's letter was dedicated to "complaining about the ridiculous and expensive" joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea....
01:17, 08/11/2019

Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors ‘terrorists’ A news magazine says leaked intelligence reports indicate that Venezuela’s government is harboring Colombian rebels in its territory — and Colombian officials say that coincides with allegations they will present this month to the United Nations...
06:17, 09/10/2019

Pyongyang Threatens Missile Test in Response to U.S.-South Korea Military Exercises North Korea protested a coming U.S.-South Korean joint military exercise, suggesting it was starting to lose patience with Washington and may reconsider its self-imposed ban on long-range weapons testing....
17:00, 07/16/2019

South Korea will launch new military exercises next week to replace joint U.S. drill South Korea will launch a new civilian-military exercise next week, its defense ministry announced on Friday, an alternative to a joint exercise with the United States that was canceled last year....
20:17, 05/24/2019

Venezuela reopens border crossing with Colombia Thousands are crossing into Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela's embattled president reopened a border that had been shut for almost four months....
22:17, 06/08/2019

Colombia will not allow Venezuela border to be rebel sanctuary: Duque Colombia will not allow its border with Venezuela to become a sanctuary for the leftist ELN rebel group, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, after local media published documents said to show Venezuela has given weapons to the group....
20:17, 05/10/2019

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia after four-month blockade Venezuelans have joined long lines for a chance to cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine. Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the border in February to keep out foreign aid he said was unwanted....
21:17, 06/08/2019

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months...
22:51, 06/08/2019

After 4 Months, Venezuela Reopens Border Crossing With Colombia CÚCUTA, Colombia — Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city ...
00:00, 06/09/2019

Venezuela says it has proof of anti-Maduro plot in Colombia Venezuelan officials say they have proof of paramilitary training camps operating in neighboring Colombia where groups are plotting attacks to undermine President Nicolás Maduro...
21:17, 08/31/2019

Venezuela partially opens border with Colombia that was shut in February Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced a partial opening of the country's border with Colombia, which his government closed in February as opposition leaders prepared an ultimately failed effort to bring aid into the country....
04:00, 06/08/2019

Suspending major military exercises with South Korea was 'prudent,' and pundits 'simply do not know the ground truth,' the top US commander there says Associated Press The Pentagon said earlier this year that it would replace major exercises done with South Korea with smaller, more specific training. Despite pundits decrying this move, the top US commander on the peninsula said it was a prudent decision to support diplomatic efforts. Visit INSIDE...
00:51, 05/24/2019

Venezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia The Lima Group regional bloc on Friday accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting "terrorist groups" in Colombia, keeping up pressure days after an attempted military uprising failed to dislodge Maduro from power....
03:34, 05/04/2019

Venezuela says paramilitary camps are training anti-Maduro forces in Colombia Satellite images and co-ordinates showed the existence of three paramilitary camps training 200 armed men along the border inside Colombia, according to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez....
15:17, 09/01/2019

Venezuela and Colombia border tension fuels fear of armed conflict A large-scale military exercise and the invoking of a regional defense pact have Venezuela and Colombia on edge. How likely is a military confrontation between the South American neighbors?...
01:34, 09/18/2019

Venezuela: Colombia, Chile behind failed Nicolas Maduro assassination plot Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro says former soldiers and police plotted to assassinate him, his wife and another high-ranking official in a failed coup attempt....
13:34, 06/27/2019

North Korea threatens to leave South Korea out of U.S. talks over military exercises A North Korean official threatened Sunday to exclude South Korea from future negotiations with the United States over ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington, D.C....
03:17, 08/13/2019

North Korea says latest missile tests were 'warning' to US, South Korea over military exercises North Korea said Tuesday that dictator Kim Jong Un supervised the latest live-fire demonstration of newly-developed short-range ballistic missiles, which Kim said was meant to send an "adequate warning" to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills....
05:00, 08/07/2019

North Korea fires more projectiles amid preparations for U.S.-South Korea military exercises Monday's launch was North Korea's fourth test in less than two weeks –highlighting the stalled negotiations between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.        ...
03:00, 08/06/2019

China announces South China Sea military training exercises BEIJING (AP) — China has closed off an area of the South China Sea this week for military training. The China Maritime Safety Administration says drills are being held all day Sunday and half a day Tuesday in an area near China’s holdings in the Paracel island group. China claims virtually the...
13:17, 06/02/2019

Journalist finally brings attackers to justice but warns: 'Colombia's sliding backwards' Last year saw 477 attacks and threats against journalists as factions battle over territory once held by FarcNearly two decades after her ordeal, Jineth Bedoya’s voice still cracks when she describes the day she was brutally attacked while carrying out her job as a reporter in Colombia.“It’s difficu...
14:51, 06/16/2019

Thousands forced to flee as rights group warns of 'war' in Colombia border area Three groups are fighting over drug routes and coca plantations as 40,000 have fled their homes, says Human Rights WatchIllegal armed groups have forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes as they fight for control of drug trafficking routes in Colombia’s Catatumbo region bordering Venezuela, ac...
01:00, 08/09/2019

Venezuela's Guaido Says He Has Some Military Support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he has received support from members of the country’s armed forces, as President Nicolás Maduro’s administration said it was moving to put down a coup effort....
13:51, 04/30/2019

US still pondering military options in Venezuela Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he and other senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team have met with the commander of U.S. Southern Command to discuss Venezuela....
23:34, 05/03/2019

U.S. military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela The Pentagon on Wednesday appeared to downplay any active planning to directly intervene in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro, telling Congress it had not been given orders to prepare for war and stressing support for diplomacy....
18:51, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro does not have military's support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Tuesday evening that President Nicolas Maduro did not have the support of the armed forces, and called on members of the military to "keep advancing" in efforts to oust the socialist leader....
03:51, 05/01/2019

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense....
23:51, 05/05/2019

US military prepping for Guaidó takeover in Venezuela The commander of U.S. forces in Latin America told Congress Wednesday that the military is developing plans to be immediately ready for any contingency if Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó ousts dictator Nicolás Maduro from power....
14:17, 05/02/2019

US Military Action In Venezuela Possible, Says Mike Pompeo US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a television interview on Wednesday that the United States was prepared to take military action to stem the ongoing turmoil in Venezuela....
18:51, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Guaido asks for relations with US military Opposition leader Juan Guaido's move marks one of his strongest public pleas yet for greater U.S. involvement in Venezuela's fast-escalating crisis....
14:34, 05/12/2019

Venezuela’s Guaido leads military uprising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers in a military uprising...
13:34, 04/30/2019

Venezuela marks independence day with military parade President Maduro said he would seek peace with the opposition, one day after a UN report accused the military of extrajudicial killings. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for an end to Maduro's "dictatorship."...
23:00, 07/05/2019

U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela ‘Possible’ as Turmoil Continues The U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said military intervention in Venezuela “is possible,” to support opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempts at an uprising against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Clashes between anti-government protestors an...
02:34, 05/02/2019

Venezuela: Guaido seeks talks with US military Self-declared President Juan Guaido is to step up pressure on the US military to help solve the country's political crisis. The opposition leader has spent months trying to oust Nicolas Maduro from the crisis-hit nation....
00:51, 05/12/2019

Military vehicles run over protesters in Venezuela clashes Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition supporters of trying to impose an "illegitimate government" after a day of violence on the country's streets....
06:34, 05/01/2019

Pompeo warns Russia against 'messing around with Venezuela' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had strict words on Sunday for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov regarding Venezuela – a day before the two are scheduled to meet to discuss, among other things, the continuing political crisis in the South American nation....
22:00, 05/05/2019

Russia warns U.S. over 'aggressive' moves in Venezuela Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone that further "aggressive steps" in Venezuela would be fraught with the gravest consequences, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday....
18:51, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called for military unity in an appearance with soldiers, two days after security forces failed to respond to opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call for an uprising....
20:17, 05/02/2019

Venezuela's Military Deserters Face Disappointment Across the Border When Gabriel Pérez fled for this Colombian border city after defecting from Venezuela’s military, he thought he and hundreds of other deserters would soon launch an incursion to topple the autocrat back home. That isn’t how things worked out....
15:17, 05/29/2019

Venezuela's Guaido in video calls for military uprising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising, in a video shot at a Caracas air base showing him surrounded by soldiers and accompanied by detained activist Leopoldo Lopez....
13:34, 04/30/2019

Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó says he overestimated military support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he overestimated military support for his effort to topple the country’s ruler. “We still need more soldiers to support it, to back the constitution,” Guaidó said, according to reports. He added he would consider an offer of military assistance if the US...
04:51, 05/05/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó makes new bid to rally military support Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó will issue another call for protests today after Tuesday's attempted uprising left several killed and Maduro still in power....
22:00, 05/04/2019

U.S. military action in Venezuela is possibility if 'required': Pompeo U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a television interview on Wednesday that the United States was prepared to take military action to stem the ongoing turmoil in Venezuela....
14:34, 05/01/2019

Venezuela: Guaido urges military to join May 1 protest Thousands of opposition supporters have clashed with police in Venezuela after self-declared president, Juan Guaido, called for a military uprising. Guaido has called for protests to continue on the May Day holiday....
16:17, 05/01/2019

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called for military unity in an appearance with soldiers, two days after security forces failed to respond to opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call for an uprising. Flanked by commanders, Maduro said on national television Thursd...
15:17, 05/02/2019

Venezuela will use Russian military equipment at drills on July 24: RIA Venezuela will use Russian military equipment during exercises on July 24, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday....
10:34, 07/11/2019

Spain says Venezuela needs elections, does not support any military coup Spain said on Tuesday it did not support any military coup in Venezuela, even though it considered opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate leader....
16:00, 04/30/2019

Secret Venezuela Dossier Warns About Maduro Confidant Venezuela’s intelligence agency gathered evidence against one of the country’s most powerful figures, including accusations of drug trafficking and ties to Hezbollah....
11:51, 05/02/2019

US sanctions could 'significantly exacerbate' Venezuela's crisis, UN warns Newly imposed US sanctions on Venezuela could "significantly exacerbate" the crisis that ordinary civilians are facing in the country, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, warned in a statement Thursday....
03:00, 08/09/2019

Russia says military plane in Venezuela to service equipment: Ifax A Russian air force plane that landed in Venezuela is there to service Russian military equipment already in the country, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday, according to the Interfax news agency....
10:51, 06/25/2019

Venezuela's Guaido calls for probe into funds for military defectors Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for an investigation into claims his representatives misappropriated funds intended to help defectors from the Venezuelan military living in Colombia....
01:51, 06/16/2019

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept U.S. military intervention if proposed: paper Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Friday he was open to accept a U.S. military intervention to help manage the political emergency in his country....
11:17, 05/10/2019

Sen. Rick Scott on call for military uprising in Venezuela: ‘We are going to have a Syria if we don't take this seriously’ Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., weighed in on Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call for a military uprising to oust socialist leader President Nicolas Maduro....
21:51, 04/30/2019

Maduro alerts Venezuela military, citing Colombian threat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered his military to hold exercises along the border with Colombia, accusing the president of the neighboring country of plotting an attack as tensions mount between the two South American nations....
06:34, 09/04/2019

Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising but military loyal to Maduro for now Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro but there were no concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership....
03:51, 05/01/2019

Guaido seeks relations with US military in attempt to take power in Venezuela Opposition leader asks aide to meet US Southern CommandTrump administration has not counted out military actionVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said he has instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the US military, in an attempt to put more p...
01:51, 05/12/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Venezuela-Colombia baby breakthrough, Italy piles on rescue boat pressure, States must combat hate, Kashmir rights latest and a musical plea to combat CAR hunger Tuesday’s main stories: Colombia offers nationality to born of Venezuelan parents; ‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats; States must do more to stop hate attacks;  Egypt terror attack condemned by Security Council, UN chief; Kashmir developments risk people’s rights; and striking a chord for 1.8 mill...
11:00, 08/07/2019

Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising but military remains loyal to Maduro for now Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, although there was little sign of defection from the armed forces leadership and isolated clashes fizzled out....
23:51, 04/30/2019

Trump threatens sanctions on Cuba over military support for Venezuela's Maduro President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States would hit Cuba with sanctions and an embargo if it continued its military support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....
23:51, 04/30/2019

Military Vehicle Rams Protesters In Venezuela Clashes, Shows TV Footage Venezuelan security forces used an armored vehicle to ram demonstrators during rioting outside an army base in Caracas on Tuesday in support of what the government called an attempted coup, TV images......
03:34, 05/01/2019

Venezuela political crisis deepens as opposition calls for military uprising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro....
15:34, 04/30/2019

Rep. Mac Thornberry: If Cubans let Venezuela decide its own fate, US military intervention shouldn't be necessary House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Mac Thornberry told "America's Newsroom" hosts on Tuesday morning that he hopes United States military intervention in Venezuela won't be necessary, but that Cuban interference needs to stop before that can be decided....
18:34, 05/07/2019

Venezuela: Maduro thanks military and denounces 'senseless coup-mongers and traitors' After a botched attempt to overthrow him, Maduro holds ‘march to reaffirm the absolute loyalty of the armed forces’Nicolás Maduro has thanked Venezuela’s military for resisting what he branded a treacherous “imperial” plot to topple him this week by sparking a conflict that would justify foreign mil...
22:34, 05/02/2019

Venezuela’s Opposition Leader Guaidó Asks U.S. Military to Put More Pressure on Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he...
07:17, 05/12/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó takes to streets in 'military uprising,' frees López Opposition leader and self-declared president takes to streets, with jailed politician Leopoldo López and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early Tuesday, callingfor the military to rise up and oust Nicolás Maduro....
14:51, 04/30/2019

Venezuela: opposition leader Guaidó asks US military for ‘strategic planning’ help Formal request for a meeting is the closest the Guaidó camp has come to requesting US military intervention to help oust MaduroThe head of Venezuela’s national assembly, Juan Guaidó, has asked for a meeting with the US military for “strategic and operational planning” in the power struggle between t...
19:34, 05/13/2019

Tear gas fired at Venezuela's Guaido while gathered with men in military uniform: witness Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas at Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday, as he gathered with a group of men in military uniform outside a Caracas air force base, a Reuters witness said....
14:00, 04/30/2019

‘We Are With You!’ Trump Administration Backs Venezuela Opposition’s Call for Military Uprising (WASHINGTON) — Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolás Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the South American nation’s political crisis. Vic...
22:00, 04/30/2019

Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela MOSCOW (AP) — Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela ....
15:51, 06/06/2019

Pompeo won’t promise to consult Congress about potential military intervention in Venezuela The secretary of state said he was sure any U.S. military action would be “lawful” but declined to answer a direct question about whether the Trump administration would approach Congress for an authorization....
21:51, 05/05/2019

Exclusive: Pence to offer 'carrots' to Venezuela military, warnings to judges U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela's military to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week, a senior administration official told Reuters....
04:17, 05/07/2019

Helicopter crash kills 7 military officers in Venezuela, authorities investigating Venezuelan authorities are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed seven military officers while they were while heading to a state where President Nicolas Maduro was visiting troops....
22:17, 05/05/2019

SKorean military: NKorea's latest launches were missiles A South Korean military official says the two projectiles North Korea flew across its country toward the sea on Thursday were evaluated as short-range missiles....
06:17, 05/10/2019

SKorean military: NKorea’s latest launches were missiles SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military official says the two projectiles North Korea flew across its country toward the sea on Thursday were evaluated as short-range missiles. The official said Friday that the U.S. and South Korean militaries share the assessment and are jointly analyzing...
07:51, 05/10/2019

Venezuela's Guaido issues call for military uprising amid violent clashes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, and violence broke out at anti-government protests as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos....
22:17, 04/30/2019

‘Need more soldiers’: Venezuela’s Guaidó says opposition overestimated military support before failed uprising In an interview with The Washington Post, Guaidó left open the option of considering possible U.S. military intervention alongside Venezuelan forces....
03:34, 05/05/2019

Venezuela rejoins regional defense treaty but Guaido warns it's no 'magic' solution Venezuela's National Assembly approved a law returning the OPEC nation to a regional defense treaty on Tuesday, but opposition leader Juan Guaido sought to tamp down supporters' hopes it could lead to President Nicolas Maduro's imminent downfall....
01:00, 07/24/2019

Angelina Jolie warns: Venezuela crisis leading to 'statelessness' for thousands of children Venezuela’s political and economic crisis has increased the risk of “statelessness” for thousands of children born abroad, movie star Angelina Jolie warned Saturday during a trip to the region....
00:00, 06/09/2019

Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation could ‘rapidly spiral out of control’ warns UN rights chief UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly violence and uncertainty linked to Wednesday’s declaration by Juan Guaidó that he had become the country’s interim president....
18:17, 04/28/2019

UN warns more Idlib military action will overwhelm aid needs UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The deputy U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that further military operations in northwest Syria’s Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold. Ursula Mueller told the Securi...
20:00, 05/28/2019

Saudi Arabia launches military industrial licensing programme Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had begun accepting license applications for firms in the military industrial sector, a major target under plans to diversify the kingdom's economy away from oil exports....
20:34, 09/08/2019

Venezuela: Lawmakers wary as Trump aides leave open the possibility of sending US military Trump administration plans range of U.S. military options in Venezuela after the country’s U.S.-backed opposition leader failed to oust the president.        ...
16:00, 05/09/2019

House Armed Services lawmaker says US military action in Venezuela would be in supporting, logistical capacity Florida Republican Rep. Mike Waltz weighed in Thursday on the possibility of U.S. military action in Venezuela, saying it would take the form of "a supporting" role and "a logistics effort.”...
21:51, 05/02/2019

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for military uprising while flanked by soldiers at Caracas airbase: ‘The moment is now’ Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising, saying he has begun the “final phase” of his plan to oust embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
13:34, 04/30/2019

Clyburn says he doesn't support military intervention in Venezuela 'at this moment,' Mueller report is a 'roadmap' House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said Tuesday on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that he doesn’t support military intervention in Venezuela “at this moment” as tensions flare....
00:34, 05/01/2019

South Korea Launches Military Exercise for Islets Also Claimed by Japan The exercises are meant to protect South Korea’s claim to a set of islets also claimed by Japan, as ties between the two countries are at their worst in years....
07:00, 08/25/2019

Kim Jong Un says missile launches a warning to U.S., South Korea over military drill The missile launch, the North's fourth such action in less than two weeks, came amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and U.S.-South Korea military exercises, though the allies played down the tests....
08:34, 08/07/2019

Venezuela uprising turns violent after military armored vehicle plows into crowd of opposition supporters Emboldened supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido brutally clashed with Venezuelan security forces as dramatic footage from Caracas showed a military armored vehicle plowing into the crowd....
20:51, 04/30/2019

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to seven million people are in dire need of aid, and some 5,000 people continue to flee across borders ev...
18:17, 04/28/2019

China's military warns against growing threat from Taiwan 'separatists' China has warned against what it describes as a growing threat from "separatists" in Taiwan, and said it would not rule out using force against the self-governed island Beijing regards as part of its territory....
12:00, 07/24/2019

Venezuela coup latest: Juan Guaido calls for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising and said the end of Nicolas Maduro's rule is near in a video showing him surrounded by soldiers in an apparent coup attempt....
14:51, 05/01/2019

Venezuela court issues warrant for opposition figure Lopez as Maduro seeks to show military loyalty Venezuela's leadership made a show of unity with top military chiefs on Thursday and a court issued an arrest warrant for an opposition figure as the ruling socialists pushed back against U.S.-backed attempts to oust President Nicolas Maduro....
01:00, 05/03/2019

China is stealing tech to rapidly modernize its military, Pentagon warns China is continuing to modernize its armed forces in order to transform its military into a major global power and using espionage to steal cutting edge technology for military purposes, according to a newly released Pentagon report on China's military....
12:34, 05/03/2019

China's Military Warns Hong Kong Protestors With Propaganda Video China's military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, as its commander for the city voiced determination to maintain law and order......
21:17, 08/01/2019

UN warns more military action in Syria’s Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts The U.N. deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in northwest Syria's Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught up in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold....
23:34, 05/28/2019

India launches mass evacuation, warns tourists, as cyclone bears down on east coast India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Friday....
13:17, 05/01/2019

'Vile threats': China’s military warns Hong Kong protesters of 'consequences' China’s attempt to stamp out pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong is taking an ominous turn, with local military officials raising the specter of a brutal crackdown....
07:17, 08/02/2019

China could win military conflict in Indo-Pacific region even 'before America can respond', think tank warns A new study warns the U.S. has lost its military supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region, with China being able to launch and win a military conflict even before American forces are able come up with a response....
11:51, 08/20/2019

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘overwhelming military response’ if Iran attacks American interests Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the US should attack Iran if the Islamic Republic followed through on threats against Americans or America’ s interests. “The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation. If the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests ...
19:51, 05/20/2019

U.S. military risks falling victim to China’s effort to gain technology edge, report warns The former No. 2 official at the Pentagon wrote in a report that China has devised a strategy to exploit the U.S. military’s weaknesses and offset its strengths.  ...
10:17, 06/06/2019

'Military action is possible' in Venezuela, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says "We'd prefer a peaceful transition" from the socialist rule of Nicolas Maduro, the secretary of state says.        ...
05:00, 05/02/2019

'Military action is possible' in Venezuela, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Pompeo's remarks appeared to mark an escalation of the Trump administration's rhetoric on Venezuela.        ...
19:17, 05/01/2019

'We need to know why': Lawmakers wary as Trump aides weigh military options for Venezuela Trump administration plans range of U.S. military options in Venezuela after the country’s U.S.-backed opposition leader failed to oust the president.        ...
20:00, 05/09/2019

North Korea Warns U.S. to Quit Military Drills With South Korea Pyongyang said that troop exercises planned for next month could scuttle efforts to reopen talks and might prompt it to resume nuclear and missile tests....
16:34, 07/16/2019

What are the best exercises for MS? Exercise can help improve physical and mental well-being for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article, we look at the best types of exercise for people with MS and give tips for staying safe....
12:00, 07/02/2019

7 stretches and exercises for scoliosis Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to either side. Exercise and stretches are a vital part of treatment and can help relieve pain. Learn about the best stretches and exercises for scoliosis here....
04:51, 06/06/2019

Exercises and tips for better posture Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture....
02:51, 07/30/2019

The Best Sports and Exercises to Avoid Injury The human body is made to move, and physical activity is a requirement for lifelong health. But exercise-related injuries are a significant concern few people think about until it’s too late. Even a mild sprain can sideline an athlete for weeks, and a sports-related injury can be debilitating ...
17:00, 08/07/2019

Why The Co-Founder of Allbirds Always Exercises Before His Flight Former pro athlete and shoe company co-founder Tim Brown on making a long trip back home, his versatile travel wardrobe and the reading habit his colleagues make fun of...
14:51, 08/19/2019

Challenge Your Balance With These One-Sided Exercises We’ve talked about how to balance on one foot and on your hands, but sometimes it’s nice to do an exercise that’s not just about balance. Plenty of standard strength training moves can be done in a one-sided way, challenging your brain and body and giving you a heck of a core workout....
21:51, 07/26/2019

AP source: Dragic exercises $19.2 million option OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Goran Dragic has told the Miami Heat he is exercising his $19.2 million option for next season. The person says Dragic spent several weeks weighing his decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of ano...
02:34, 06/14/2019

Fitness tips: three sophrology exercises for beginners Learn to focus, release tension and bring awareness back to your body• Fit in my 40s: sophrology – a mind-boggling mix of Zen, yoga and psychologyTretac, for focus Handy before starting anything from meditation to giving a work presentation. Extend one arm before you at eye level and focus on your ...
10:17, 05/18/2019

The Latest: US conducts navy exercises in Arabian Sea DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The U.S. Navy says it has conducted exercises in the Arabian Sea with an aircraft carrier strike group...
17:34, 05/19/2019

Three B-2 stealth bombers arrive in Britain for exercises Three U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bombers arrived at British Royal Air Force Base Fairford for training and integration with partners and allies, including missions with the F-35 to display their ability to work together....
23:17, 08/28/2019

Air Force deploys F-35 squadron to Italy for exercises, training The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, airmen and equipment to an air base in Italy for exercises and to conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft....
22:34, 05/28/2019

Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain Poor posture or tense or tired muscles can often lead to upper back pain or discomfort. Gently stretching the back and shoulders can help both relieve and prevent upper back pain. Here, we describe nine exercises for upper back pain....
03:51, 06/05/2019

Aircraft from Lincoln CSG, B-52H conduct joint exercises in Arabian Sea F/A-18E Super Hornets and E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes of Carrier Air Wing 7 worked with a B-52H Stratofortress from CENTCOM's Bomber Task Force on joint exercises in the Arabian Sea amid tension with Iran....
00:51, 06/04/2019

Pelvic floor exercises with imaginary eels | Brief letters Anti-vaxxers | Adam Kay’s pelvic advice | European parliament | Funeral songs | Black squirrelsGaby Hinsliff’s piece (Anti-vaxxers are taking populism into deadly territory, 27 April) starts with a scenario from Pakistan where two vaccination workers are killed. Anti-vaxxers have caused people to qu...
22:34, 05/07/2019

USS Carter Hall travels to Brazil for UNITAS LX exercises The dock landing ship USS Carter Hall left port in Virginia to travel to UNITAS LX, an annual, multinational exercise in the Atlantic and Pacific waters around Central and South America, hosted this year by Brazil....
07:34, 08/06/2019

Reports: Raptors' Gasol exercises $25.6 million option Center Marc Gasol will pass on free agency and return to the Toronto Raptors in 2019-20 after exercising his $25.6 million player option on Wednesday....
04:34, 06/27/2019

Hong Kong protests: China holds exercises near border The exercises are likely meant to send a message from Beijing to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, although analysts believe the Chinese government is unlikely to send in forces to intervene in the demonstrations....
06:34, 08/16/2019

German troops head for Lithuania NATO exercises, despite air delay Germany's Bundeswehr overcame another potentially embarrassing aircraft glitch by flying tank battalion troops from Leipzig to Kaunas in Lithuania — one day later than planned. The tanks traveled by train....
02:51, 07/29/2019

British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails to U.S. for exercises The British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed for the United States on Friday, leading a four-vessel squadron to an operational testing exercise....
04:51, 08/31/2019

Pyongyang Complains Loudly About Quieter U.S.-South Korean Exercises The U.S. and South Korea have toned down joint military exercises, but North Korea still accuses the two nations of saber rattling, complicating efforts to restart disarmament discussions....
17:00, 08/20/2019

Office Yoga: Simple Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress International Yoga Day: Office Yoga is a great way to shake off the tightness, de-stress and stay active while you're at work. It also leaves you feeling energised and focused. Here's a detailed......
09:51, 06/21/2019

U.S. looks to improve ties with Indonesian special forces, stage exercises Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan met his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday as the United States looks to improve ties with an Indonesian special forces unit that have been limited due to human rights abuses in the 1990s....
09:17, 05/30/2019

2,000 air force personnel from 4 nations join Red Flag-Alaska exercises Red Flag-Alaska, an exercise involving 2,000 personnel, 85 aircraft and the air forces of four Pacific Rim countries, is underway, the U.S. Air Force announced....
03:51, 06/15/2019

Marc Gasol exercises player option to return to NBA champion Raptors Center Marc Gasol, who joined the Toronto Raptors in a February trade, averaged 12 points per game during the NBA Finals.       ...
00:34, 06/27/2019

French Navy Rafales To Dogfight Indian MiGs In Largest-Ever Exercises In the biggest ever Naval war games between India and France, Indian Navy MiG-29K fighters will be going head-to-head against French Navy Rafale fighters for the first time....
13:00, 05/01/2019

India Joins Naval Exercises By US, Philippines, Japan In South China Sea Indian Navy on Thursday participated with the navies of the US, the Philippines and Japan in their first joint naval exercise in the disputed South China Sea, where China is flexing its muscle....
07:51, 05/10/2019

Lincoln carrier group, Romanian forces conclude joint air support exercises The Navy's Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and Romanian forces completed close air support exercises last weekend, ahead of the Lincoln's deployment to the Straight of Hormuz this week....
20:51, 05/08/2019

NATO considers extra exercises, surveillance if Russia doesn't destroy missiles Defense ministers from NATO member countries are considering increasing military exercises and boosting intelligence as a response if Russia declines to destroy ground-launched missiles that violate a treaty....
04:00, 06/27/2019

After Trump calls off military strike against Iran, the US struck Iranian military computers U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iran after President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike....
20:34, 06/23/2019

Pentagon: Chinese military growing fast to challenge U.S. military superiority Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched icebreakers and civilian research stations in Iceland and Norway that could be precursors for a fleet of nuclear-armed submarines to the Arctic region, a Pentagon report said....
15:17, 05/03/2019

Nicolas Maduro tells military to 'be ready' for potential US military action Venezuela's president told the army to 'be ready to defend the homeland' and that he sought their 'active loyalty.' Meanwhile, self-declared president Juan Guaido urged supporters to demonstrate at military barracks....
13:17, 05/05/2019

Tulsi Gabbard Pauses 2020 Campaign to Participate in National Guard Training Exercises (HONOLULU) — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is taking two weeks off from her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign to participate in Army National Guard training. Gabbard announced the two-week break in a statement Monday. She will return to the campaign trail on Aug. 25. Gabbard is a m...
03:51, 08/14/2019

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup Sudan’s ruling military council says it has foiled an attempted military coup just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are organized...
02:00, 07/12/2019

Sudan military council says it foiled attempted military coup A top Sudanese general has said the country's ruling military council has foiled a coup attempt. General Jamal Omar in a statement broadcast on state television said 12 officers and four soldiers had been arrested....
10:34, 07/12/2019

Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist exercises $13 million player option for next season: report While several big-name NBA players appear to be ready to opt out of their current contracts, Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist reportedly exercised his player option for next season....
01:17, 06/20/2019

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday....
23:00, 07/16/2019

North Korea fires more missiles as it declares it ‘has nothing to talk’ about while US-South Korea exercises continue IRKED BY EXERCISES: North Korea is complaining that ongoing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises violate a personal promise President Trump made to the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, but it’s directing its ire not at Trump but at South Korean President Moon Jae-in....
03:00, 08/17/2019

Stateless in Colombia Migration crisis in Venezuela leads to rise in babies born in Colombia, lacking citizenship in any country.        ...
21:20, 08/11/2019

The best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena, perched on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is quickly becoming a must-visit, especially for Americans and Canadians enjoying new, convenient flight routes....
17:34, 09/07/2019

Relentless Colombia win again despite sweeping changes "Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay despite fielding a second-string side to make it a clean sweep of victories in their Copa America group stage campaign, leaving Paraguay\u0027s hopes of staying in the tournament hanging by a thread."...
23:34, 06/23/2019

| Neymar set to return for Brazil v Colombia Brazil coach Tite said Neymar will make a long-awaited return from injury when the South American champions take on Colombia in a friendly in Miami this weekend....
22:00, 09/05/2019

Several dead in Colombia plane crash A small plane crashes in southwestern Colombia.It was headed from Popayan to Lopez de Micay when it crashed at 2:11 pm        ...
13:18, 09/16/2019

Colombia Rearrests Ex-Rebel Commander Authorities rearrested Seuxis Hernández, a former commander of the FARC rebel group, just minutes after he was released from jail by a special court order that triggered an institutional crisis....
13:51, 05/18/2019

Colombia's last rebel army – in pictures The National Liberation Army (ELN) is Colombia’s last rebel army and one of the oldest guerrilla groups in Latin America. It has been involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict since 1964 and is classified as a terrorist organisation by several governments, including the EU Continue reading...
10:17, 06/21/2019

Why is Colombia's cocaine production so high? Despite antinarcotics efforts backed by the United States and peace accord with FARC rebels, cocaine production reached record levels in 2017. The phenomenon could upend Colombia's push for lasting peace....
21:00, 06/27/2019

Colombia's Isagen issues $333 mln in bonds Isagen SA, Colombia's third-largest electricity generator, issued 1.1 trillion pesos ($333.6 million) in bonds on Thursday to substitute debt and finance its operations....
01:34, 06/07/2019

EU to give Colombia €30m in aid for Venezuelan migrants The EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has announced millions in financial aid to help Colombia deal with an influx of Venezuelan migrants. More than 4 million Venezuelans have fled in recent years....
08:52, 09/13/2019

Colombia's Hocol says signed four oil contracts for $100 mln investment Hocol, a unit of Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, signed four contracts on Thursday for oil exploration that will require a total investment of some $100 million, the company said....
04:34, 07/12/2019

UN Security Council to visit Colombia in July UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will be heading to Colombia in July for a firsthand look at implementation of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the country’s main rebel group. Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra and Deputy British Ambassador Jonathan Allen...
01:51, 06/27/2019

Here’s how others can join Chile, Colombia in Copa quarters BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Only defending champion Chile and Colombia have qualified for the Copa America knockout stage after two rounds of group matches. The third and last round starts on Saturday. The top two in each group and the two best third-place finishers advance to the quarterfinals. H...
19:17, 06/22/2019

Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 Argentina Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 ArgentinaRoger Martinez and Duvan Zapata see off rivalsBrawl breaks out after Lionel Messi is fouledRoger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa América Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life afte...
07:00, 06/16/2019

Colombia grants oil contracts for 10 blocks, one pending Colombia accepted bids from six companies for 10 oil contracts on Wednesday, after just one block received a counter-offer during a bidding process meant to revitalize its long-stagnant oil sector....
19:17, 06/26/2019

Colombia plane crash kills seven: authorities A small plane crashed near the southwestern Colombian city of Popayan on Sunday, killing seven of the nine passengers aboard, the city's mayor and the country's civil aviation authority said....
05:17, 09/16/2019

App looks to get tips from coffee drinkers to Colombia growers An app that sends money in the form of tips from appreciative caffeine devotees around the world to coffee growers in Colombia could help farmers battered by dismal prices earn more income, the initiative's founder said....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Trump's new ambassador to Colombia was once expelled from Bolivia Philip Goldberg was accused of fomenting dissent in 2008Conservative will oversee vast military aid budgetDonald Trump has nominated a controversial career diplomat who was once expelled from Bolivia as the new US ambassador to Colombia, in a move that is likely to raise eyebrows across Latin Americ...
22:34, 05/02/2019

Colombia ex-rebel, wanted in US, sworn in as congressman A former Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges was sworn into office as a congressman on Tuesday in a case that has riled detractors of the still-fragile peace accord with leftist rebels that ended decades of conflict....
21:00, 06/11/2019

Colombia: Thousands protest against activist slayings Across Colombia, protesters carried photos of murdered activists and signs reading: "No more bloodshed." Over 400 people have been killed in an alarming wave of violence since the 2016 peace deal was signed....
10:34, 07/27/2019

Former Top FARC Guerrilla Calls for Return to War in Colombia Luciano Marín, also known as Iván Márquez, said in a newly released video that FARC would return to fighting because the government had not honored a peace accord....
15:17, 08/29/2019

Colombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings Colombia’s army, which had ordered officers to pledge to double the number of militants they killed, captured or forced to surrender, said it would change the commitment....
00:17, 05/22/2019

Colombia court maintains moratorium on fracking Colombia's top administrative court maintained a temporary moratorium on the use of fracking on Tuesday, stymieing potential pilot projects amid ongoing arguments in a wider case regarding the use of the technique to extract oil and gas....
01:51, 09/11/2019

Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested Friday moments after his release from jail by a special peace tribunal whose protection of him from extradition to the U.S. has triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed conflict....
10:17, 05/18/2019

Colombia plays Paraguay with mind already on Copa last 8 With its mind on the Copa America quarterfinals, Colombia will try to take advantage of the pressure on Paraguay on Sunday       ...
21:51, 06/22/2019

Ex-Rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S....
20:51, 05/18/2019

Colombia’s Former FARC Guerrilla Leader Calls for Return to War The call, made in a video by the ex-commander known as Iván Márquez, could signal the unraveling of a peace agreement that ended a 52-year war that left 220,000 dead....
18:51, 08/29/2019

Colombia could spend $1 billion on new air force planes: sources Colombia is examining proposals from the United States, Spain and Sweden as it look to replace its aging military aircraft, the South American country's air force said on Tuesday....
01:00, 07/24/2019

SoftBank eyeing near US$1-billion investment in Colombia's Rappi Rappi was founded in 2015 by three friends as a restaurant-delivery business in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. It has since spread across Latin America....
19:34, 04/30/2019

Colombia's Egan Bernal wins Tour de France Egan Bernal was crowned as the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest in more than a century after safely negotiating the 21st and final stage into Paris Sunday...
01:51, 07/29/2019

Orchids at Kew Gardens review – celebrating the colour of Colombia As home to an amazing 4200 orchid species, Colombia is the perfect choice to fuel an orchid festival at Kew Gardens in London – and turn it into a carnival...
00:34, 04/29/2019

Colombia can only suspend app drivers' licenses for 3 years, not 25-court Colombia can only suspend the licenses of drivers who provide services via ride-hailing apps for three years, not 25, the president of the Constitutional Court said on Tuesday....
03:51, 09/18/2019

United Airlines Deepens Commitment to Colombia's Avianca United Continental Holdings said it’s prepared to lend money to Avianca Holdings, part of a deal that would sideline the Colombian air carrier’s biggest shareholder and could help solidify the U.S. carrier’s presence in a fast-growing region for air travel....
04:34, 05/25/2019

Bombing halts pumping on Colombia's Transandino pipeline Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Friday it halted pumping on the Transandino pipeline after a bombing in southwestern Narino province....
04:34, 07/27/2019

Colombia's youth fighting for the Amazon — in the courts and on the streets When young Colombian activists won a historic lawsuit against their government, they thought the rainforest was saved. A year later, they're piling on the pressure to see their leaders act on the ruling....
21:17, 07/18/2019

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit Colombia's commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017....
20:35, 08/12/2019

Chile vs Colombia one of highlights of Copa América quarters SÃO PAULO (AP) — One of the most anticipated games of the Copa América won’t feature South American powerhouses Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. It will be Friday’s quarterfinal between Chile and Colombia that could prove the highlight of the South American tournament so far. Two-time defe...
17:51, 06/27/2019

Bernal claims Colombia's first Tour de France title Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France when he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after Sunday's 21st and final stage won by Caleb Ewan of Australia....
01:17, 07/29/2019

Colombia slams former FARC commander's call to arms The Colombian government has accused Venezuela of harboring the former rebels as they launch a new campaign against "the oligarchy." The rebels said the government had turned their back on their promises for peace....
23:51, 08/29/2019

A Fascinating Look into the Lives and Deaths of the Tierradentro People of Colombia One of the greatest Pre-Columbian civilizations of Colombia were the Tierradentro who flourished for centuries.  ...
16:34, 08/08/2019

More than one-quarter of the gasoline sold in Colombia is used to make cocaine Colombia is investigating 33 gas stations — many in rural areas where criminal activity and cocaine production is present — for having suspiciously high demand for gasoline. As much as 70 million gallons, or 28%, of the 250 gallons of gas sold in Colombia in 2018 were used for cocaine pr...
10:34, 06/04/2019

Six companies made initial best offers for Colombia oil contracts Six oil companies have made the initial best offers on 11 oil exploration contracts in Colombia, the government said on Friday, as a bidding process meant to revitalize its long-stagnant oil sector moved forward....
01:17, 06/15/2019

EU to give Colombia 30 million euros in aid for Venezuelan migrants The European Union will give 30 million euros ($33 million) in aid to Colombia to help the Andean country grapple with an influx of Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic and political strife at home, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday....
22:00, 09/12/2019

Pablo Escobar wanted to be president of Colombia: report Colombia’s infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar wasn’t content with just being the “king of cocaine” — he wanted to be president, his widow says in a new memoir. “Honey, get ready to be the first lady . . . the doors of the presidential palace are going to open to us,” Escobar boasted to his......
08:51, 08/11/2019

Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have sought refuge in Colombia. Children born there were undocumented. This decision lets them access education and health care....
04:00, 08/06/2019

Rocky start in Colombia’s congress for ex-rebel wanted in US BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former top Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges has gotten off to a rocky start as a newly sworn-in lawmaker. Seuxis Hernández arrived late to a House of Representatives committee meeting Wednesday at which lawmakers were discussing youth employment and...
00:00, 06/13/2019

Colombia wants to become player in copper in next few years -government official Colombia is looking to become a notable producer of copper within the next few years, the head of the national mining agency said, in a bid to diversify its mining output without neglecting production of coal and gold....
16:00, 07/19/2019

Colombia tribunal begins hearing evidence on use of fracking Colombia's top administrative court on Friday began hearings that could be long and contentious about proposals to drill for oil using the technique known as fracking, hailed for sharply boosting supplies but criticized for causing environmental damage....
23:00, 06/07/2019

Cabal and Farah create men's doubles history for Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title when they beat France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-3 in a near five-hour epic at Wimbledon on Saturday....
02:34, 07/14/2019

Caño Cristales: Colombia's spectacular 'liquid rainbow' Visit Caño Cristales at the right time (roughly June to November), and you'll be delighted by Colombia's spectacular "liquid rainbow." Find out about this amazing river and how to get there....
18:34, 05/03/2019

Peru and Colombia call for more aid to help with Venezuelan migratory crisis Colombia and Peru on Monday called on the international community to commit more aid to help them cope with an influx of around 2 million Venezuelans who have migrated to the two countries in recent years....
04:00, 05/28/2019

Copa America: Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America on Saturday, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in the teams’ debut in the South American tournament. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez’s opening goal in the second half with a superb long pa...
02:34, 06/16/2019

Colombia-Chile game delayed because of traffic in Sao Paulo SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America quarterfinal between Colombia and Chile has been delayed after the Chilean squad couldn’t arrive in time because of heavy traffic in Sao Paulo. The match at the Arena Corinthians started 20 minutes after originally scheduled to give Chile time to warm up. Colo...
02:00, 06/29/2019

Martinez cracker helps Colombia past Argentina "Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start."...
14:34, 06/16/2019

‘I wish it’s not true’ – Vidal saddened by death threats to Colombia’s Tesillo "William Tesillo missed a penalty as Colombia lost to Chile 5-4 in a shootout at the Copa America, with his wife saying he and his family have received death threats."...
16:00, 07/02/2019

Big cats and exotic birds: Colombia's rescued animals – in pictures Most of the animals at the Santa Cruz Foundation in San Antonio, Colombia, have been rescued from traffickers and circuses. The multimillion-dollar illegal wildlife trade is the fourth-largest in the country after drugs, guns and human trafficking Continue reading......
23:34, 08/05/2019

Colombia's FARC political party accuses far right of attacks on members The political party formed by Colombia's former Marxist FARC rebels on Wednesday accused the far right of assassinating its members, but pledged to continue the process of reintegration....
19:51, 05/15/2019

Copa America: Chile beat Colombia in penalty shootout Alexis Sanchez scores the decisive penalty of a tense shootout to send defending champions Chile into the semi-finals of the Copa America after a 0-0 draw with Colombia....
16:51, 06/29/2019

Colombia's ex-Davis Cup captain suspended for taking payoffs Colombia's former Davis Cup captain Miguel Tobon has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild card entries in 2017        ...
21:17, 05/18/2019

Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on Monday....
04:17, 07/02/2019

Two overnight bombings damage Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline Two overnight bombings have damaged Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Thursday, one spilling "highly volatile" oil into a river in the eastern province of Norte de Santander....
19:00, 09/12/2019

| Chile beat Colombia on penalties to reach Copa semis Champions Chile maintained their hopes of a third straight Copa America victory after beating Colombia on penalties on Friday to reach the semi-finals....
09:00, 06/29/2019

Banana industry on alert after disease hits crops in Colombia LA GUAJIRA, Colombia — It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus. A disease that ravages banana crops has made its long-dreaded arrival in Latin America, the biggest exporter of the crop....
03:34, 08/27/2019

Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia after Maduro reopens border With the reopening, a flood of people seized on the opportunity to enter into the neighbouring country and secure items that are all but unattainable in Venezuela....
23:34, 06/08/2019

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France and all of Colombia celebrates From the jubilant crowds in the cyclist’s home village up to the president, emotions run high Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de FranceAlvaro Bernal, a Colombian corn farmer, traversed the pouring rain to reach the cobbled square in Zipaquirá, a quaint town in the Andes. His gran...
04:17, 07/29/2019

Amazon Nations Meet In Indigenous Hut At Colombia Over Forest Protection Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world's biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation....
05:51, 09/08/2019

Ecopetrol's plan for fracking project hits new snag in Colombia Colombia's environmental authority said on Friday that it was suspending its evaluation of Ecopetrol's request to start a fracking pilot project until an administrative court reinstates rules for tapping unconventional crude deposits....
22:17, 07/12/2019

Colombia-led multinational operation seizes 94.2 tonnes of cocaine in 105-day period A multinational anti-narcotics operation led by Colombia has seized up to 94.2 tonnes of cocaine in the past 105 days worth some $3.2 billion, President Ivan Duque said on Monday...
07:17, 04/30/2019

Colombia: Mayoral, city council candidates killed in ambush Bogota has blamed FARC dissidents for the deaths of two local politicians in the Cauca region. The killing comes just days after some prominent members of the dissolved FARC rebel army announced a return to arms....
08:34, 09/03/2019

Colombia puts some banana crops in quarantine on fungus concern Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on suspicion they are infested with a fungus that is seen as potentially devastating to the country's banana exports, the agriculture minister said on Sunday....
07:34, 07/15/2019

Colombia scores late to edge Qatar 1-0 in Copa America SAO PAULO (AP) — Duvan Zapata scored with an 86th-minute header off a perfect cross by James Rodriguez to give Colombia a 1-0 win over guest Qatar and a spot in the knockout stage of the Copa America on Wednesday. After squandering many scoring opportunities and being held by a great performance by ...
02:17, 06/20/2019

Colombia beats Paraguay at Copa America to stay perfect SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0 on Sunday to stay perfect at the Copa America with three wins, and also helped Argentina to advance in second. The only goal of the Group B match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador was scored at 31 minutes by midfielder Gustavo Cuellar. Argentina b...
01:51, 06/24/2019

In push to raise coffee output, Colombia's south may hold key Colombia's isolated south could be crucial to the country's push to expand coffee production by nearly 30 percent despite low global prices, its growers federation says, as farmers seek to ramp up productivity amid security improvements....
19:17, 05/22/2019

Australia to play in 2020 Copa America in Colombia-Argentina Australia will be one of the two guest nations at the 2020 Copa America, the head of South America's soccer body says       ...
19:51, 06/13/2019

Man Traveling From Colombia Ingested 246 Bags Of Cocaine, Died Midflight The man, identified only as Udo N., 42, began suffering seizures Friday on the flight, prompting an emergency landing in Hermosillo, a city in Sonora, Mexico, authorities said....
06:34, 05/29/2019

Country risk: Analysts refuse to panic over Colombia’s risks Mounting fiscal challenges are pushing the government to soften the fiscal rule and consider privatization, which risk fuelling a leftist surge, but Colombia still rates investment grade....
21:51, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Colombia's Cabal, Farah win Wimbledon doubles Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title, beating France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a Wimbledon final that lasted nearly 5 hours        ...
22:34, 07/13/2019

Colombia's Supreme Court orders release of ex-FARC leader Colombia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of a former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group, the latest development in a legal saga concerning his detention and possible extradition to the United States....
00:17, 05/30/2019

Colombia's Supreme Court orders ex-FARC leader's release Colombia's Supreme Court has ordered that the former leader of the FARC rebel group be released from prison. The move is likely to anger the US, which wants to extradite him on suspicion of drug trafficking....
10:00, 05/30/2019

Lens: A Photographer Confronts His Family’s Tragic Past in Colombia’s War Colombia’s bloody conflict left Andres Cardona an orphan. After years of covering how political violence devastated others, he now looks at how it changed his life forever....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Study details links between coca, conflict, deforestation in Colombia Sometimes, trees fall down on their own, but deforestation is fueled by human activities. In Colombia, those activities sometimes involve coca, the crop from which cocaine is derived....
06:17, 08/14/2019

UN Security Council visits Colombia as peace worries mount The United Nations Security Council is getting a firsthand look at the challenges of peace nearly three years into Colombia’s historic accord with leftist rebels...
23:17, 07/12/2019

Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Evidence Links Colombia Army Chief to Civilian Slayings Documents provided to The Associated Press appear to tie the embattled head of Colombia’s army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings a decade ago....
22:17, 05/25/2019

Loss to Colombia highlights scale of Messi's task to win Copa "There is nothing Lionel Messi craves more than winning a trophy with Argentina but his side\u0027s haphazard performance in the 2-0 Copa America defeat by Colombia on Saturday laid bare the difficulty of the task he faces."...
17:17, 06/16/2019

Colombia high court orders ex-rebel wanted in US freed BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s Supreme Court has ordered a top rebel peace negotiator freed from jail after he was newly detained in a highly politicized drug case. Seuxis Hernandez was jailed last year on a U.S. drug warrant but Colombia’s special peace tribunal ordered him released...
22:17, 05/29/2019

New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia’s army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago. Documents from Colombia’s prosecutor’s office show that Gen. Nicacio Martínez Espinel in 2005 signed off on at least s...
17:17, 05/25/2019

German Foreign Minister pledges support for Venezuelan opposition while in Colombia Heiko Maas has promised support for Colombia and the Venezuelan opposition during a Latin America trip. On a three-state visit he has met with Brazilian leaders to talk about co-operation between the two countries....
21:17, 05/01/2019

Narco-trafficking and petrol: a quarter of Colombia's fuel goes to make cocaine The country’s drug industry thrives despite a 2016 Farc deal which helped farmers substitute coca crops for legal alternativesThe Colombian jungle town of Riosucio sits on the banks of the Atrato river, not far from the border with Panama. With a population of some 20,000 people, the settlement is i...
12:00, 06/14/2019

Where it all begins: Colombia's peasant farmers fuel Pacific drug trade The wave of drugs arriving in countries like Fiji starts in the jungles of South America where ‘coca is everything’The cocaine market is booming in Australia and New Zealand, causing ripples throughout the Pacific region. But long before it is snorted in cities such as Sydney or Auckland, the drug i...
04:51, 06/26/2019

Lone midwife delivers amid chaos of Colombia jungle river Marciana Caycedo is the only midwife on Isla Mono, a small island marooned in the middle of the wide brown San Juan river, on Colombia's remote and rainy Pacific coast. She delivers babies into a world where families are big but food, medicine and even water are in short supply....
20:17, 05/17/2019

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which burned thousands of square miles of the world's largest tropical forest....
20:34, 09/06/2019

Colombia has waited a long time – but finally it has its Tour hero Colombia's Egan Bernal is just 22 and will later become the youngest winner of the Tour de France for more than a century - and also a national hero....
19:51, 07/28/2019

James and Falcao head Colombia's Copa America squad With James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao as main leaders, Colombia's coach Carlos Queiroz announced Thursday his squad for Copa America in Brazil        ...
14:51, 05/31/2019

Colombia plans temporary work permit for undocumented Venezuelans: official Colombia is preparing a temporary work permit for undocumented Venezuelans, part of an effort to reduce off-the-books jobs that often pay less than the minimum wage while depriving state programs of revenues, a government official said on Monday....
07:17, 07/09/2019

Colombia leader hits out at 'hypocrisy' of middle-class cocaine users Iván Duque decries social acceptability of drug that inflicts environmental and social damage on producersMiddle-class cocaine users are inconsistent hypocrites if they fail to recognise the environmental and social damage their drug use is inflicting on producer countries, the Colombian president h...
14:17, 06/18/2019

Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia denounce decision on Amazon domain The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision by the organization that manages internet protocol to grant global retailer Amazon Inc the rights to the .amazon domain....
03:00, 05/27/2019

Chile beats Colombia in shootout to reach Copa América semis SAO PAULO (AP) — Chile stayed on track to defend its Copa América title by defeating Colombia 5-4 on penalties in the quarterfinals of the South American competition on Friday. Alexis Sánchez scored the decisive penalty kick to send the two-time defending champions to the semifinals. It was 0-0 afte...
05:17, 06/29/2019

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Slam Ruling on .amazon Domain The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision by the organisation that manages Internet protocol to grant global retailer Amazon the rights to the .amazon domain....
15:34, 05/27/2019

Colombia court upholds conditions for restarting aerial coca fumigation Colombia's constitutional court on Thursday upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, but said its use could be reinstated if the government meets certain conditions....
02:51, 07/19/2019

Colombia, Peru seek additional aid to assist with influx of Venezuelan migrants Colombia and Peru have so far received the majority of the estimated over 3 million Venezuelan migrants who have fled their homeland since 2015 as the country's economy has imploded....
05:34, 05/28/2019

Colombia orders Uber to improve data security after 2016 breach Colombia has given ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc four months to improve its data security, the commerce regulator said on Tuesday, after a 2016 data breach affected more than 260,000 of the South American country's residents....
20:51, 07/23/2019

Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Peace is war as armed groups roil Colombia's lawless border region A peace deal with Farc guerrillas was meant to end decades of conflict but in Catatumbo violence is worse than everCamilo Pérez lost two brothers to Colombia’s long war. One was murdered by state-aligned militias, who falsely accused him of collaborating with leftwing guerrillas. The other was riddl...
15:34, 07/20/2019

Colombia player’s wife cites death threats after Copa exit BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The wife of the Colombia defender who missed a penalty kick that led to the team’s elimination in the Copa América says he and his family have received death threats. Daniela Mejía, wife of William Tesillo, says some of the threats alluded to former Colombian defender A...
01:17, 07/01/2019

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious human rights violations. The nation’s Senate voted Wednesday to make Gen. Nicacio Martínez a four-star general. The move comes as human rights grou...
04:34, 06/06/2019

Poetic justice: Colombia's verse rebels vindicated but defiant after 60 years The Nadaistas, an iconoclastic group of young poets in Medellín, once sparked outrage but now their influence is felt from the metro to the corridors of powerIn a small plaza in Medellín, the teenage poets threw the canon of Colombian literature on the bonfire. Their leader, a thin 27-year-old named...
13:51, 07/12/2019

Jesse Williams and Girlfriend Taylour Paige Turn Up the Heat in Colombia Jesse Williams spent Memorial Day weekend enjoying some fun in the sun with his leading lady Taylour Paige. The Grey's Anatomy actor took to Instagram on Monday to post a picture of......
18:34, 05/28/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia’s environment Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a way to combat the effects of climate change....
00:00, 05/01/2019

Colombia's Cano Limon, Bicentenario pipeline pumping halted after bombings Pumping on Colombia's Bicentenario and Cano Limon oil pipelines has been halted following bomb attacks in recent days, sources from operators Bicentenario and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday....
01:00, 05/23/2019

Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday....
18:51, 04/29/2019

Colombia: Maduro regime, propped up by transnational criminals and terrorists, won't make deals with US President Trump’s administration can't drive out Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro by cutting deals with his cronies, according to a top regional leader, who says transnational criminal and terrorist organizations help keep the regime afloat....
03:00, 05/08/2019

Reforms to Colombia capital market may face rough road in Congress -experts Colombia's capital market requires a long list of reforms to attract new investors and boost the local market, but may face a thorny path to change as the government wrestles with limited congressional pull, experts and executives said this week....
22:34, 08/21/2019

China's Didi Chuxing starts ride-hailing services in Chile, Colombia Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Thursday that it had launched services in Chile and Colombia, as part of its push into Latin America....
05:34, 06/06/2019

'Viva Colombia!': Brailsford praises Egan Bernal after Tour de France win – video Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford chose a very specific shade of yellow to celebrate his team's latest Tour de France victory as he sported a Colombia football shirt in honour of Egan Bernal's win. Brailsford has become accustomed to toasting victory on the Champs-Élysées but his team's sev...
15:17, 07/29/2019

Colombia’s Congress Debates Censuring Defense Minister Over Army Kill Orders Orders to “double the results” of missions against guerrilla and criminal groups sent a chill down the Colombian military’s ranks, and prompted debate in Congress over the defense minister’s future....
07:00, 06/11/2019

Olympian soccer player found dead in Colombia days after being reported missing An Olympian soccer player, who represented Colombia in the 2016 Rio Games, was found dead Wednesday several days after she had been reported missing, police said....
19:17, 05/24/2019

Former FARC leader in Colombia fails to show up in court in drug-trafficking case A missing former FARC rebel commander-turned-lawmaker who helped negotiate Colombia's 2016 peace deal failed to show up in court on Tuesday to face questioning over U.S. drug-trafficking charges, a fresh blow to the landmark agreement....
03:17, 07/10/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-defense armed group; and referenda asking for the ...
22:00, 05/10/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX subdued, Colombia stocks gain after Saudi attacks A surge in crude prices in the wake of attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities drew muted reaction from Latin American currencies on Monday, while gains in oil producers supported Colombia's stock markets. Oil prices surged nearly 20% at one point on Monday after the attack in Saudi Arabia, the...
23:17, 09/16/2019

US banana imports on alert after disease makes long-dreaded arrival in Colombia The arrival of the disease is bringing back worries about the world's dependence on a single type of banana, the Cavendish.       ...
03:00, 08/27/2019

Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’ The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia’s decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border....
19:34, 08/06/2019

Player dribbles past seven opponents to score stunning solo goal in Colombia – video The final stage of Colombia's Under-21 national championship produced a magical solo goal. In the 55th minute, with the scores level at 1-1, Norte de Santander's Anderson Díaz took on five players, rounded the goalkeeper, faked past another defender before smashing the ball into the empty net. The s...
10:34, 08/15/2019

Venezuelans risk death trying to cross into Colombia escaping violence, hunger, Fox News finds Fox News correspondent Ellison Barber reported from the Venezuela-Colombia border Monday about the flight of migrants, what the United Nations has called the largest exodus of people in South America’s modern history....
08:51, 05/07/2019

As Colombia peace accord unravels, ex-FARC leaders take up arms, announce return to conflict President Iván Duque dismissed the former senior leaders of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group as “delinquents” and “criminals” and announced a reward for their capture....
02:51, 08/30/2019

No country to call home? Some babies born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents lack birthright citizenship Migration crisis in Venezuela leads to rise in babies born in Colombia, lacking citizenship in any country.        ...
21:20, 08/11/2019

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body’s continued commitment as the country works to overcome secure lasting peace. ...
04:00, 07/20/2019

No country to call home: Some babies born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents lack birthright citizenship Migration crisis in Venezuela leads to rise in babies born in Colombia, lacking citizenship in any country.        ...
01:18, 08/13/2019

Sanchez scores winning penalty as Chile beat Colombia in shootout to reach semi-final "Reigning champions Chile advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America on Friday after beating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw at the Corinthians arena."...
10:34, 06/29/2019

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in the country on Friday, called on authorities to “make a significant effort” to “tackle the endemic impunity” surrounding these cases....
20:00, 05/10/2019

Colombia: Rights experts condemn killing of reintegrated former rebel fighter, call for respect of peace process Against a backdrop of challenges in implementing the peace process in Colombia, six independent UN human rights experts condemned on Tuesday the killing of a former member of the FARC-EP guerilla movement, which they said constitutes a “violation” of the guarantees made by the Government in the 2016...
22:00, 06/04/2019

| Colombia plane crash | UK Lib Dems blame Cameron for Brexit: WATCH the top world news videos for today Colombia plane crash kills seven | Jo Swinson: David Cameron cannot be forgiven for calling Brexit referendum; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
08:51, 09/16/2019

CORRECTED-Colombia coal, gold and nickel output down year-on-year in 2nd quarter Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 18.9 million tonnes of the fuel in the second quarter, down 4.5% from the same period in 2018, the government said on Friday....
04:00, 09/07/2019

Colombia's Avianca says bankruptcy of Avianca Brasil causing 'reputational harm' Colombia's Avianca Holdings SA said on Monday it is experiencing "reputational harm" from its association with Avianca Brasil, an air carrier that licenses its name and has canceled over 1,000 flights amid a bankruptcy restructuring....
22:34, 04/29/2019

Venezuela in crisis: What you need to know Venezuela is in crisis after an attempt overthrow corrupt dictator Nicolas Maduro. But is this just another proxy war between the U.S. and Russia?        ...
20:00, 05/09/2019

Boyd set for US debut, among 5 changes vs Venezuela CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Tyler Boyd was set to make his debut for the United States in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of five lineup changes against Venezuela. The 24-year-old attacker made five appearances for New Zealand before FIFA approved his switch to the U.S. last mon...
19:51, 06/09/2019

What Is Happening in Venezuela and Why It Matters A basic guide to what has been happening in Venezuela, once one of Latin America's most prosperous countries, where a political and economic crisis has reached new heights....
20:00, 04/30/2019

Venezuela government takes CNN and BBC off the air CNN was taken off the air by the Venezuelan government on Tuesday moments after the network broadcast a feed that showed military vehicles running over protestors in Caracas....
08:51, 05/01/2019

Venezuela, from a child's perspective In the whole of March, children in Venezuela went to school fewer than 10 days. Blackouts left 70% of the country without electricity, affecting at least 15 of the country's 23 states and forcing the government to close schools and work....
01:51, 04/30/2019

Venezuela gives a rare look at its economy Venezuela's economy is in shambles and the country has plunged into political chaos. The dysfunction is so great that basic economic data has been hard to come by....
05:34, 05/30/2019

Venezuela Made A Pact With The VAR Devil For most of my lifetime, Venezuela has been chum for the sharks of South America. La Vinotinto have never qualified for a World Cup, have never even made the final of a Copa America, and generally do not put up much of a fight, particularly against the top teams on the continent, and even more so wh...
00:34, 06/20/2019

Another blackout plunges Venezuela into darkness Another power blackout has again darkened Venezuela, snarling transportation and phone service -- an event leader Nicolas Maduro blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."...
22:00, 07/23/2019

U.S. orders suspension of all flights to Venezuela All flights between the United States and Venezuela were suspended indefinitely, the Department of Homeland Security's secretary announced Wednesday....
10:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanctions....
06:17, 06/07/2019

Canada closes embassy in Venezuela Canada announced Sunday that it has temporarily closed its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for limiting its abilities to function in the destabilized country....
12:17, 06/03/2019

UN: More aid for Venezuela refugee crisis needed The UN has warned that hostility towards Venezuelan refugees in neighboring countries will grow if aid is not increased. Of the more than $700 in aid that had been sought, less than $180 million has been received....
03:51, 08/19/2019

Bolton says time to act against Venezuela's Maduro is now U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday called for tougher international action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after Washington froze his government's assets in a sharp escalation of its pressure on the leftist leader....
17:34, 08/06/2019

| One dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro....
08:17, 05/03/2019

Nueva Cádiz and the Pearls of Venezuela South America is famous for many reasons and amongst history lovers, for its many lost and abandoned cities. Since they have been rediscovered, they are among some of the most remarkable archaeological remains in the world. ...
05:51, 08/30/2019

How many Cuban troops are there in Venezuela? The U.S. says more than 20,000. Cuba says zero. The ambiguity notwithstanding, President Trump has threatened to impose a full embargo and high-level sanctions on Cuba over the alleged Cuban troop presence....
03:00, 05/03/2019

China condemns U.S. 'interference' in Venezuela Sweeping sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Venezuela constitute "gross interference" and violate the norms of international relations, China said....
13:34, 08/08/2019

The Venezuela uprising: the story so far – podcast Nicolás Maduro appeared on the brink of being forced from power in an uprising plotted by the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó. But key figures stayed loyal, allowing the president to begin reprisals. Tom Phillips in Caracas has watched it play out. Plus: Owen Jones on public schools and who gets to g...
04:17, 05/14/2019

Russia Says It Won't Increase Presence in Venezuela Russia said it had rotated a group of weapons specialists in Venezuela and emphasized that it didn’t intend to increase its military presence in the country....
00:17, 06/28/2019

Inside oil-rich Venezuela's gas shortages For the last two weeks, people from several states in Venezuela have described severe gas shortages, a once unthinkable problem. It's not the first time that the country has suffered gas shortages, but those were blamed on bad distribution and logistical inefficiency. This time, as citizens find the...
03:51, 05/27/2019

US Orders Suspension Of Flights Between US And Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence......
07:00, 05/16/2019

Cracks appear in U.S. bipartisan unity on Venezuela President Donald Trump's tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show signs of strain as the crisis in the OPEC nation drags on....
01:00, 05/03/2019

Venezuela Braces For More Protests After a Day of Turmoil CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overpass with the same small cadre of soldiers with whom he launched a bold effort to spark ...
15:00, 05/01/2019

U.S. and Venezuela Hold Secret Talks The Trump administration has been secretly talking with top aides of Nicolás Maduro in an effort to push Venezuela’s authoritarian president from power and clear the way for free elections in the economically devastated country, according to officials in Caracas and Washington familiar with the disc...
05:00, 08/22/2019

Tensions between Venezuela and the US keep rising. Here's how they got to this point Trump-backed Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January, said he was "beginning the final phase of Operation Freedom" and promised to bring an end to Maduro's government....
22:51, 04/30/2019

Trump says he is monitoring Venezuela situation U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely and reiterated U.S. support for its people as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido moved further to oust President Nicolas Maduro....
22:51, 04/30/2019

Key events leading toward uprising in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, accompanied by civilian protesters and a small contingent of heavily armed troops, called Tuesday for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolás Maduro....
20:51, 04/30/2019

In Maduro's regime, Venezuela sends aid to you Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty in neighboring Colombia -- even as citizens in his country struggle with food shortages at home....
02:00, 06/22/2019

Attempted coup underway in Venezuela Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has announced the beginning of the final phase of "Operation Freedom" to topple President Nicolas Maduro. Get the latest updates here....
17:17, 04/30/2019

Guaido vs Maduro: Who is backing whom in Venezuela? Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is attempting to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. In January he invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing that Maduro's re-election in 2018 was illegitimate....
22:17, 04/30/2019

Guaidó's uprising seems to have flatlined. What's next for Venezuela? Nicolás Maduro retains power and support from country’s military top brass but the opposition challenge is not deadWhen Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó appeared outside one of the most important military installations in Caracas on Tuesday flanked by defecting soldiers toting assault rifles, many supporters...
00:51, 05/02/2019

U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuela Into an Embargo The new measures mark a significant escalation of pressure against the regime of President Nicolás Maduro and countries including Russia and China that continue to support him....
10:00, 08/06/2019

In Venezuela, Uncle Sam Roots From the Sidelines In the predawn hours of April 30, the contest for control of Venezuela once again appeared to be coming to a head. Juan Guaidó, the young reformer who claims the mantle of President, announced from inside a military base in the capital, Caracas, that he was taking charge. And nearby stood evi...
13:17, 05/02/2019

Without Venezuela’s oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital. Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as...
06:34, 05/17/2019

| Venezuela's former spy chief says Maduro could yet fall Venezuela's former intelligence chief, Cristopher Figuera, is in the United States, "a free man," a senior US official confirmed Tuesday, holding him out as an example for others prepared to turn against President Nicolas Maduro....
10:17, 06/26/2019

They Survived Colonization and War. But Venezuela’s Collapse Was Too Much. The Wayuu have long lived between Venezuela and Colombia. But as Venezuela collapses, many are seeking refuge with their Colombian kin, straining resources — and relationships....
16:17, 07/30/2019

Red Cross to begin aid to Venezuela by mid-April The president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, has claimed victory after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced Friday it would have unhindered access to bring aid into the struggling country....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Venezuela talks in Norway end without deal Government and opposition envoys meeting in Norway have failed to reach an agreement in their latest rounds of talks. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to press ahead with street protests....
10:00, 05/30/2019

Trump says he is considering a blockade or quarantine on Venezuela US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power....
05:17, 08/02/2019

US sanctions Maduro’s son as it raises pressure on Venezuela BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption. Friday’s action by the U.S. Treasury Department freezes any U.S. assets belong...
18:34, 06/28/2019

Venezuela’s Capital Is in the Dark Again After a Massive Blackout CARACAS, Venezuela — The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital we...
10:51, 07/23/2019

U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela The Department of Homeland Security said the country’s instability created conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew.”...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Maduro says missing FARC leaders are 'welcome in Venezuela' Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said two former FARC commanders from neighboring Colombia whose whereabouts are unknown were "welcome in Venezuela," a statement likely to fuel criticism that he is providing a safe haven for armed groups....
06:51, 07/29/2019

Venezuela's Guaido says no plans for further talks in Norway Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Friday that the opposition does not currently plan to join a new round of talks in Norway with representatives of President Nicolas Maduro, after mediation efforts collapsed last month without a deal....
02:17, 06/08/2019

Venezuela’s top court targets opposition lawmakers Venezuela’s pro-government Supreme Court opens criminal investigation against six opposition lawmakers following a failed attempt to spark a military uprising...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thursday....
16:00, 05/03/2019

'Viva el VAR,' sing Venezuela after draw with Brazil "The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) rode to Venezuela\u0027s rescue once again at the Copa America on Tuesday, denying hosts Brazil two goals in a surprise 0-0 draw in Group A."...
12:34, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 3-U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country....
00:34, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Venezuela gov't, opposition reported in talks The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country....
03:51, 05/16/2019

Peru held by 10-man Venezuela in Copa America PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in the teams’ Copa America opener on Saturday. Venezuela defender Luis del Pino received his second yellow card for a bad tackle in the 75th minute. Peru had most of the scoring chances but couldn’t capitalize on...
02:34, 06/16/2019

Venezuela’s Maduro tightens pressure on opposition Venezuelan authorities intensify pressure on opposition after its failed call for a military rebellion, but the crackdown has fueled speculation about government factionalism...
04:51, 05/10/2019

| Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down Venezuela has braced for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest....
13:51, 05/11/2019

Pompeo: Omar's Venezuela comments 'disgusting' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't hold back Thursday when reacting to Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar's comments insinuating the U.S. was to blame for the political crisis in Venezuela, calling her comments "ignorant" and "disgusting."...
09:34, 05/03/2019

Pompeo: Trump ‘very clear’ that he wants Russia out of Venezuela WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump has been “very clear” about wanting the Russians out of Venezuela, despite Trump downplaying Moscow’s role in the crisis on the heels of his Friday phone call with President Vladimir Putin. “The president has been very clear on t...
18:51, 05/05/2019

Citing unrest, US suspends air traffic with Venezuela The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela, saying the political unrest and tensions there pose a risk to flights....
23:34, 05/15/2019

The Quick Read About… Venezuela’s Faltering Revolution What Happened This Week: Self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido gambled this week to try to force the ouster of de facto Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, calling on the Venezuelan people to join him in mass protests and military officials to defect to his side. People showed...
01:00, 05/04/2019

Flights between U.S. and Venezuela suspended as unrest continues In a letter to the Transportation Department requesting the halt, the Department of Homeland Security said "conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew travelling to or from that country."...
21:34, 05/15/2019

As Maduro cracks down, Venezuela legislators see intimidation A Venezuelan opposition legislator on Friday fled to Colombia while others said threatening messages had been spraypainted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following them, amid a broad crackdown by the government of President Nicolas Maduro against congress....
23:34, 05/10/2019

Trump says he and Putin discussed getting humanitarian aid to Venezuela U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he focused on humanitarian aid for Venezuelans during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, backing away from his administration's recent harsh rhetoric about Russian involvement in the crisis....
23:34, 05/03/2019

AP Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals Around May 2017, an unusual request from a prominent Venezuelan general made its way to the White House: Gen. Ivan Hernández, head of both the presidential guard and military counterintelligence, wanted to send his 3-year-old son to Boston for brain surgery and needed visas for his family....
23:34, 05/03/2019

Trump says call with Putin focused on Venezuela aid U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he focused on humanitarian aid for Venezuelans during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, backing away from recent harsh rhetoric about Russian involvement in the crisis....
22:00, 05/03/2019

US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean U.S. authorities say a Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations...
19:00, 07/21/2019

Venezuela shreds sloppy US defense early for 3-0 win Sloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to another disconcerting loss, 3-0 to Venezuela in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup       ...
22:34, 06/09/2019

Shanahan, Pompeo and Bolton meet on Venezuela Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he and other senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team have met with the commander of U.S. Southern Command to discuss Venezuela....
19:51, 05/03/2019

Trump imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order freezing all assets of the Venezuelan government, further tightening restrictions on embattled President Nicolas Maduro....
11:34, 08/06/2019

U.S. Extends Chevron's License to Operate in Venezuela The Trump administration extended a license to let Chevron remain in Venezuela until October, siding with officials who argued its absence would put U.S. companies at a disadvantage....
21:00, 07/26/2019

Opposition-led congress in Venezuela returns to chambers CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress has returned to its chambers a day after security forces prevented its members from entering the National Assembly building for a debate. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and other legislators on Wednesday gave speeches denounci...
21:51, 05/15/2019

US: Trump won't trade Putin Ukraine for Venezuela President Trump won't cut support for Ukraine in exchange for Russia doing the same with Venezuela, U.S. officials said as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepared to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin....
22:17, 05/14/2019

Russia, Venezuela seek strategy to sideline US Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his Venezuelan counterpart for talks in Moscow. Russia has doubled down on its support for Venezuela's President Nicola Maduro, who the US says should stand down....
13:17, 05/05/2019

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout The lights have gone out across much of Venezuela’s capital and there are reports that much of the country is also being affected by a massive outage...
05:34, 07/23/2019

Venezuela announces end to exchange controls after 16 years Venezuela has announced the lifting of foreign exchange controls on banks for the first time in 16 years, but some observers are skeptical the measure will do much to lift the shrinking economy....
23:34, 05/13/2019

In A First, Miss Venezuela Ditches Contestants' Measurements For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants' waist, bust and hip measurements, organisers said....
12:17, 08/02/2019

The plot that failed: how Venezuela's 'uprising' fizzled When the coup was hurriedly launched a day early, defections from the regime failed to materialise, Maduro remained in power and the US government looked like it had badly miscalculated The video that appeared on Tuesday morning had the appearance of history in the making. In the purple light of daw...
02:34, 05/04/2019

German ambassador to Venezuela returns after spat President Maduro's government had removed Daniel Kriener from Caracas in March, accusing him of meddling in domestic affairs. Venezuela is in the center of a political and humanitarian crisis....
19:34, 07/22/2019

U.S. sanctions Cuban state-run oil firm over Venezuela The United States has targeted Cuba's state-run company Cubametales as part of its Venezuela-related sanctions, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Treasury Department's website on Wednesday....
16:51, 07/03/2019

Trump said Russia was getting out of Venezuela. The Kremlin says that’s not true. The Kremlin contradicted Trump’s tweet that Russian personnel have departed Venezuela. Moscow is a primary backer of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....
17:51, 06/04/2019

The Latest: More clashes in Venezuela’s political crisis Venezuelans have heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill the nation’s streets but security forces are showing no sign of answering his cry for a military uprising...
09:17, 05/02/2019

Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And US and other regional officials say it's Venezuela's own military and political elite who are facilitating the passage of drugs in and out of the country on hundreds of tiny, unmarked planes....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Pence says Canada should work with U.S. on Cuba and Venezuela U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said the U.S. government and Canada should work together to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable and to expose the influence of Cuba....
00:00, 05/31/2019

Venezuela says Russia debt restructuring not on the agenda - RIA Venezuela's oil minister said on Thursday that the restructuring of his country's debt to Russia was not on the agenda, the RIA news agency reported....
12:51, 06/06/2019

Despite upheaval, Venezuela’s Maduro touts an anniversary Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is celebrating the first anniversary of his disputed re-election amid a growing humanitarian crisis and political upheaval...
01:51, 05/21/2019

Rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela: jurists' group The rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of President Nicolas Maduro which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said on Monday....
15:17, 07/08/2019

Venezuela accused of killing naval officer Security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro arrested naval officer Rafael Acosta Arevalo last month. Twelve countries from across the Americas have called his reported death an "assassination."...
11:34, 07/01/2019

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido, in line with EU Greece will follow the European Union's line and recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in an about-face after the new conservative government took power....
13:00, 07/12/2019

Despite upheaval, Venezuela's Maduro touts an anniversary Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday celebrated the anniversary of his disputed re-election amid a growing humanitarian crisis and political upheaval....
02:34, 05/21/2019

Trump says Russia has pulled ‘most of their people’ from Venezuela ​President Trump said in a tweet that Russia has pulled “most of their people from Venezuela,” where President Nicolas Maduro continues to cling to power despite an ongoing humanitarian crisis and turmoil. ​Russia, which has energy investments in Venezuela, has backed Maduro since Januar...
23:17, 06/03/2019

Venezuela releasing judge, journalist, 20 students - U.N. Venezuela is releasing 22 people, including judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more releases....
03:51, 07/06/2019

U.S. targets three people, 16 groups in new Venezuela sanctions The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on three people and 16 groups it says helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government profit from food aid in the economically struggling country, the Treasury Department said....
21:34, 09/17/2019

Xi says China will play 'constructive role' on Venezuela China will work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the country to get back on a normal development path as soon as possible, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media....
05:34, 06/05/2019

Ilhan Omar blames US for Venezuela crisis Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed the US for the political turmoil in Venezuela, saying we “helped lead the devastation” through the use of sanctions. “A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are.....
16:00, 05/02/2019

Venezuela frees judge, journalist, 20 students: U.N Venezuela has released 22 prisoners including the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday....
14:51, 07/05/2019

Venezuela’s Guaido to name new boards of PDVSA and Citgo Venezuela's President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, will name new director boards at state oil company PDVSA and its United States subsidiary Citgo....
21:51, 04/28/2019

Venezuela oil minister says economy, oil industry under U.S. siege Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday his country's economy and oil industry was under economic and financial siege by the U.S. government....
22:17, 05/19/2019

Venezuela on Edge on Day of Rival Maduro Protests “Today we continue,” vowed the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has called on Venezuelans to rise up against their president. Government supporters planned their own demonstrations....
18:51, 05/01/2019

GOP congressman claims Russia has nukes in Venezuela Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says if the Maduro regime survives, it could be an open door for the Russians and Chinese to affect U.S. national security.        ...
19:17, 05/01/2019

Venezuela opposition: Coup to oust Maduro is under way Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido says he has started the "final phase" of his plan to oust President Nicolas Maduro, as the government says it is confronting a small group of "military traitors" seeking to promote a coup....
17:17, 04/30/2019

A Fuel Shortage Is Crippling Agriculture in Venezuela Already facing a deep economic crisis, the country is seeing food production shrink drastically as mismanagement and American sanctions make gasoline scarce....
19:17, 07/06/2019

Venezuela Crisis: Opposition Seeks Traction on Day Two Venezuelans prepared for a second day of demonstrations as opposition leader Juan Guaidó looked to ramp up pressure and spur more members of the military to help drive President Nicolás Maduro’s embattled regime from power....
17:34, 05/01/2019

Vecchio: Venezuela uprising to restore democracy Venezuelan opposition's envoy to the United States says the current uprising happening on the streets of his country, are not a 'coup,' but a push to "to restore our democracy." (April 3)        ...
20:00, 04/30/2019

Tension grows between U.S. and Russia over Venezuela standoff The United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President Nicolas Maduro from leaving the country....
02:00, 05/02/2019

US supports Guaido as turmoil engulfs Venezuela As turmoil engulfs Venezuela, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the Trump administration is "watching and waiting" on the situation in Venezuela and standing with opposition leader Juan Guaidó. (April 30)        ...
18:17, 04/30/2019

Venezuela Withdraws From Planned Talks With Opposition Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro pulled his government out of negotiations with the opposition aimed at resolving the country’s political crisis after the Trump administration imposed sweeping sanctions against the authoritarian regime...
07:00, 08/08/2019

Venezuela: New protests as Maduro claims victory Acting President Nicolas Maduro has praised "loyal and obedient" troops for stopping an uprising orchestrated by the "coup-mongering far-right." Violent clashes have broken out between opposing factions in Caracas....
03:51, 05/02/2019

Venezuela ready to defend itself after US invokes Rio Treaty Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has described the US' decision to invoke a defense pact as "illegal" and "dangerous." Washington has said they were left with little choice due to "bellicose" moves from Venezuela....
07:01, 09/14/2019

Venezuela Gives Colombian Rebels Free Rein The guerrillas of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, have been battling Colombian governments for half a century, but they have a new advantage: Sanctuary in and open support from Venezuela is helping the group thrive as it never has before....
14:34, 07/14/2019

German ambassador allowed to return to Venezuela Expelled from Venezuela in March for greeting opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido at the airport, German Ambassador Daniel Kriener has been given permission by Caracas to return....
09:17, 07/02/2019

Even criminals are suffering in Venezuela’s failing economy CARACAS, Venezuela — The feared street gangster El Negrito sleeps with a pistol under his pillow and says he’s lost track of his murder count. But despite his hardened demeanor, he’s quick to gripe about how Venezuela’s failing economy is cutting into his profits. Firing a gun has become a luxury. B...
23:51, 05/28/2019

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018 The U.N. human rights chief says in a new report that Venezuela’s government has acknowledged nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year, saying the deaths stemmed from “resistance to authority.”...
19:17, 07/04/2019

Cuba asks Canada to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez urged Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela in their third meeting since May on the South American country's political and humanitarian crisis....
05:17, 08/29/2019

Canada suspending operations at embassy in Venezuela TORONTO (AP) — Canada is suspending operations at its embassy in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement Sunday that Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s regime “has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela” and at e...
01:34, 06/03/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil Tighter U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil planned for May are adding to a wealth of factors curbing global supply of heavy-medium crude, driving up prices for scarcer barrels and setting up a stand-off between buyers and sellers....
06:51, 04/29/2019

US targets Venezuela intelligence agency with sanctions The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s military intelligence agency, which is accused of torturing to death a navy captain in its custody...
20:34, 07/11/2019

The Latest: Venezuela gov’t, opposition in Norway for talks CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country. Members of Venezuela&#...
07:51, 05/16/2019

Venezuela's Lopez says he met with generals while under house arrest Venezuela opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez said on Thursday he met with "commanders and generals" in his home while under house arrest in the past three weeks, ahead of a thwarted uprising earlier this week to oust President Nicolas Maduro....
01:00, 05/03/2019

EXPLAINER-U.S. sanctions and Venezuela's exports and imports The United States in January imposed sanctions on Venezuela's most important global business - producing and selling crude oil - as the Trump administration ratcheted up its bid to force socialist president Nicolas Maduro out of power....
01:34, 05/03/2019

Norway says it will host Venezuela mediation again next week The diplomatic effort reflects recognition in Venezuela that neither the government or opposition have been able to prevail in their struggle for power....
03:00, 05/26/2019

US suspends all passenger, cargo flights to Venezuela The Trump administration suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights to Venezuela in light of worsening safety conditions, recent social unrest and political turmoil engulfing the South American nation.  ...
05:34, 05/16/2019

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said....
03:34, 07/05/2019

Oil and migration: why the U.S. is heavily involved in Venezuela’s crisis Oil, migration and proximity. These are the reasons experts gave when asked why the western world — particularly the United States — is so concerned with Venezuela's political fate....
19:51, 05/26/2019

Venezuela says U.S. sanctions hit debt refinancing, oil sales Venezuela charged on Friday that U.S.-led sanctions had stopped foreign debt refinancing, blocked vital food and medicine imports, and cost billions of dollars in lost oil assets....
14:51, 07/05/2019

Venezuela Negotiators Agree to New Round of Talks Both sides of Venezuela’s political divide agreed to hold a new round of negotiations, Norway’s foreign ministry said, as Oslo looks to mediate a solution to the South American nation’s political standoff and humanitarian crisis....
05:51, 05/26/2019

In Polarized Venezuela, Red Cross Grapples With Aid Distribution The first airlift of a large-scale relief campaign landed. Now relief workers must deliver aid in a divided, violent country where basic infrastructure is crumbling....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China’s Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an “absolute disconnection with reality.”...
11:00, 05/25/2019

U.S. Prepares Charges Over Venezuela's Food-Aid Program The U.S. is preparing measures ranging from criminal charges to sanctions against people involved in Venezuela’s military-run emergency food program, part of an effort to target what U.S. officials describe as a large-scale money laundering operation run by the government....
04:17, 05/22/2019

US Southern Command head focused on ‘day after’ in Venezuela The head of U.S. Southern Command says military officials are focusing on preparing for “the day after” once “isolated” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro leaves power...
03:51, 08/20/2019

Explainer: U.S. sanctions and Venezuela's exports and imports The United States in January imposed sanctions on Venezuela's most important global business - producing and selling crude oil - as the Trump administration ratcheted up its bid to force socialist president Nicolas Maduro out of power....
06:00, 05/03/2019

| Trump: Russia says has removed 'most' personnel from Venezuela Russia has told the US that it has withdrawn most of its personnel from Venezuela, US President Donald Trump says, two months after telling Moscow to "get out" of the crisis-plagued Latin American nation....
00:17, 06/04/2019

Venezuela's government and opposition to reset talks President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido both signaled in the past days a willingness to return to the negotiating table. The two sides have already met twice in talks hosted by Norway....
09:00, 06/30/2019

Canada suspends operations at Venezuela embassy Canada has temporarily shut its embassy in Venezuela, saying President Nicolas Maduro's government is refusing to renew visas for Canadian diplomats. Ottawa is also reviewing the status of Venezuelan envoys to Canada....
07:34, 06/03/2019

Venezuela: Juan Guaido's bodyguards arrested Two members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's security team have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell guns. There is no indication that the arrest will affect ongoing negotiations with the government....
02:34, 07/14/2019

New U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Aim to Choke Off Government’s Finances The Trump administration cut off the central bank’s access to United States currency and limited its ability to conduct international financial transactions....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Who is Nicolás Maduro? What to know about Venezuela's socialist leader A furious Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro broke diplomatic ties with the U.S. Wednesday as tens of thousands of locals marched the streets to protest the socialist leader's rule, calling it a "crisis."...
20:51, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Guaido takes to streets in uprising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (April 30)        ...
18:17, 04/30/2019

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has accused state-aligned groups of targeting Venezuelan civilians for murder and kidnapping for years....
17:17, 04/30/2019

Italy explains refusal to recognize Venezuela's Guaido Italy is explaining its refusal to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president, saying it doesn't want to contribute to any "radicalization" of sides in the political crisis....
22:51, 05/11/2019

Bolton presses key aides to Venezuela's Maduro to abandon him U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday singled out three senior aides to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who he said must make good on commitments they purportedly made to the opposition for a peaceful transition away from Maduro's rule....
22:17, 04/30/2019

Venezuela beats Bolivia 3-1 and advances in Copa America BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Venezuela beat Bolivia 3-1 to advance to the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday. Darwin Machis scored in each half for Venezuela at Mineirao Stadium. Leonel Justiniano reduced Bolivia’s deficit in the 82nd minute, but Josef Martinez secured the victory four mi...
02:51, 06/23/2019

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's crisis, The Associated...
20:17, 06/15/2019

Venezuela's political crisis exposes policy divisions in EU European countries urged restraint in Venezuela on Tuesday and called for new elections as a way to settle the political crisis in the South American country, but there wasn't a unified voice immediately on whether to support or condemn the opposition's move to oust President Nicolás Maduro....
22:34, 04/30/2019

The Latest: Venezuela top court targets opposition leaders The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court has opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers in the aftermath of a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro....
21:51, 05/07/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang Opposition leader plays down images but analysts say they could prove highly damagingJuan Guaidó, the Venezuelan politician fighting to topple Nicolás Maduro, is facing awkward questions about his relationship with organised crime after the publication of compromising photographs showing him with tw...
19:17, 09/13/2019

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents...
18:51, 06/15/2019

| Five dead, 233 arrested in Venezuela protests - Attorney General Five people died and 233 were arrested in protests sparked by a failed military uprising against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro last week, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said....
19:51, 05/07/2019

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Any negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis will likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running. Dag Nylander is leading the exploratory talks between representatives of Nicolas Maduro and his oppon...
18:17, 05/31/2019

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
13:17, 06/22/2019

Brazil challenges Russia, China on Venezuela crisis Brazil’s foreign minister plunged immediately into the divisive question of Venezuela on Friday, urging his counterparts from BRICS nations Russia, China, India and South Africa to hear Venezuelans’ ”cry for freedom.”...
03:34, 07/27/2019

IMF denies pressuring Venezuela to release economic data The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence, while two sources said the country's surprise data release this week was due to pressure from China....
01:17, 05/31/2019

Venezuela defense minister says 'act of violence partly defeated' Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said "acts of violence" by some members of the armed forces on Tuesday had been "partly defeated" and that the military's top ranks remained "loyal to the constitution."...
19:00, 04/30/2019

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next Nicolas Maduro will close Venezuela's border with Brazil, as tensions over foreign aid deliveries rise. The embattled President also is considering closing the border with Colombia -- a move that would seal off most of Venezuela's inland periphery....
02:00, 06/22/2019

A spat over Venezuela complicates talks for new Spain government Spain has deepened its involvement in the Venezuela crisis after opening up its Embassy in Caracas to Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López....
05:34, 05/07/2019

The Latest: Diplomats meet in Sweden to discuss Venezuela The latest on the political turmoil in Venezuela (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Officials say that Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with interests in Venezuela amid stalled mediation efforts in neighboring Norway....
20:51, 06/13/2019

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets "with the people" Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mold of the country's conservative Catholic church....
17:34, 06/13/2019

Venezuela’s opposition-led congress to debate defense pact CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress plans to discuss a proposal for Venezuela’s return to a regional defense agreement that dates from the Cold War. Tuesday’s debate comes as U.S. officials say they are considering military “options” in ...
18:17, 05/07/2019

A trail of 'bloody gold' leads to Venezuela's government The crash of steel pounding rock echoes through the dark gallery, as Darwin Rojas, 43, hammers away in a small corner. He's muddy, sweaty and breathing heavily, crushing stone after stone around him....
00:34, 08/21/2019

UN human rights chief appeals for dialogue in Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is urging Venezuela’s government and opposition to put aside deep political differences and commit to dialogue aimed at ending a humanitarian crisis showing no signs of letting up...
07:51, 06/22/2019

U.S. sanctions target food subsidy scam in Venezuela The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on 10 people and 13 groups in a Venezuelan food subsidy scheme that lined the pockets of President Nicolas Maduro, his stepsons and others while ordinary Venezuelans suffer food shortages, the U.S. Treasury said....
19:17, 07/25/2019

U.S. expands Venezuela sanctions in Maduro pressure campaign The Trump administration on Friday expanded the scope of its Venezuela sanctions to the defense and security services sectors to try to crank up economic pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....
17:17, 05/11/2019

Venezuela's Juan Guaido calls for 'return to streets' The self-declared president has urged Venezuelans to protest against a growing government crackdown on opposition figures. The EU has warned the Maduro regime against "silencing" the opposition-held National Assembly....
08:00, 05/10/2019

Venezuela’s misery doesn’t even spare the dead in Maracaibo MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren’t safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery since late last year, stealing ornaments and sometimes items from corpses as the country sinks to new d...
07:00, 06/18/2019

A frustrated Trump questions his administration’s Venezuela strategy The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around national security adviser John Bolton and what Trump has groused is an interventionist stance at odds with his view that the United States should stay out of foreign quagmires....
11:00, 05/09/2019

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their bottom line....
07:00, 06/18/2019

Ivanka Trump embraces Venezuela migrants as US boosts aid IIvanka Trump has met with Venezuelan migrants and opposition leaders as the U.S. government announced a new aid package of $120 million for people leaving the crisis-wracked South American nation...
05:02, 09/05/2019

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence...
23:34, 06/19/2019

EU names special adviser to help resolve Venezuela crisis The European Union on Tuesday named Spanish-Uruguayan former banker and diplomat Enrique Iglesias as its point man to help end the crisis in Venezuela, part of an intensification of diplomatic efforts to seek new elections....
13:00, 05/28/2019

US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for Guaidó Venezuela’s opposition-led congress has again thrown its support behind Juan Guaidó, saying he’ll serve as the crisis-wracked nation’s interim president until they’ve ended Nicolás Maduro’s grip on power...
03:51, 09/18/2019

U.S. walks out of U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria took the chair....
12:34, 05/28/2019