Venezuela

Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
June 17, 2019 - 10:56 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal...
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Opposition Deputy of the National Assembly Stalin Gonzalez talks to journalists at the Democratic Action political party headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 10:17 am
MADRID (AP) — Members of the Venezuelan opposition overseas are calling for the international community to condemn the arrest of a top lawmaker in the crisis-wracked nation. Antonio Ecarri is opposition leader Juan Guaidó's envoy to Spain. He said Thursday that the arrest of National Assembly Vice...
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Opponents to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro confront loyalist Bolivarian National Guard troops firing tear gas at them, outside La Carlota military airbase in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
May 01, 2019 - 8:07 am
By Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wary Venezuelans braced for another day of upheaval Wednesday as both the opposition and Nicolás Maduro's loyalists vowed to take to the streets, hoping to tip the balance in an agonizing power struggle that appeared to...
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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Scott Smith and Christopher Torchia CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By Matthew Lee and Ben Fox, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the South American...
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Uprising soldiers stands outside La Carlota air base in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
By Scott Smith, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early Tuesday in a bold call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. "I...
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People wait inside a darkened office building during a power outage in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 25, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
March 25, 2019 - 11:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and appeared to have...
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People collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 7:28 am
By Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the...
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Mothers and relatives wait outside of an intense care room for babies at a clinic, during a power outage in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo
March 07, 2019 - 10:03 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela plunged into darkness Thursday evening, creating chaos as people struggled to navigate their way home amid what appeared to be one of the biggest blackouts yet in a country where power failures have become common. The power outage began just as commuters...
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Lynne Adkins
February 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the crisis in Venezuela escalates, violence is surging and food and medical supplies are dwindling. Now, a surgical resident in Philadelphia is talking about what he endured before he left. Dr. Arturo Rios-Diaz was born in Caracas 30 years ago. He made the painful...
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