A Venezuela judge sentenced five employees of Houston-based CITGO to prison terms of 8 years and 10 months, while one of them received a 13-year sentence after finding them guilty of corruption charges.
A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams criticised the detention of executives from US refiner Citgo in Caracas and warned Russia over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Masked officers from SEBIN intelligence police unit blocked the building’s entrances and lined the street with their vehicles, barring entry by lawmakers aligned with Juan Guaido.
The UN Human Rights Council voted to send a team of investigators to investigate alleged violations while the EU imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan intelligence and security officials.
The prolonged political deadlock in Venezuela needs to be settled so the country can begin the road to recovery.
The International Federation of Red Cross confirmed that medicine and supplies to treat patients landed in Caracas after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government gave approval.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro aims to raise the number of militia members to three million by year-end from what he says was more than 2 million currently.
US and dozens of other countries recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as oil-rich country's interim leader against President Nicolas Maduro, who refuses to step down and accuses Guaido of being a US puppet.
Commercial drones are increasingly being employed as a tool of political violence - will they be the new guerilla weapon of choice?
During his visit to Panama, Pope Francis also pledged support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela and insisted public officials live simply, honestly and transparently.
The president of the ‘disempowered’ parliament of Venezuela has declared himself the head of state of the South American country.
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