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Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Nicolas Maduro: US planning to assassinate me

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the Trump administration of seeking to assassinate him as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

Venezuela says suspected Nicolas Maduro attack plotter kills himself

Venezuela's government said Monday an opposition member accused of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself while in custody, but the opposition claimed he had been murdered.
Sebastián Piñera

Donald Trump to meet Chile’s Sebastian Pinera for talks on Venezuela

US President Donald Trump will receive his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, late this month for talks on "efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela," the White House said Friday.
Luis Almagro

OAS chief says military coup a possibility in Venezuela

The head of the Organization of American States on Friday said “military intervention” to “overthrow” Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan government must not be ruled out for the country mired in economic and humanitarian crisis.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona seeks rebirth in Mexican club

Argentine legend Diego Maradona described his decision to coach second-division Mexican club Dorados as a rebirth after years battling addictions, as he officially became the team’s new manager Monday.
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Attacker stabs Brazil’s presidential candidate

Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed and seriously injured while campaigning Thursday, with police saying the suspect claimed to be acting on orders from God.
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Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country.
Venezuelan migrants have lunch at the "Without Borders" shelter, in northern Lima on August 31, 2018. A year ago Peruvian textile entrepreneur Rene Cobena started to help eight Venezuelan migrants, offering them one meal a day and a bunk. Now the house he rented, turned into a shelter, housing 200 people, including 30 children, who thanks to donations and Cobena's good will have a support to start from scratch. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis.
Venezuelan migrants wait for their turn to get a resident visa or temporary stay permits at an Interpol facility in Lima on August 29, 2018. Peru allowed the entry of hundreds of Venezuelan citizens as cooperation agreements between Colombia and Peru are drawn to filter migrants with criminal records, and health authorities at the Ecuador-Peru border evaluate how to deal with vast numbers of migrants not bearing health records. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Venezuela claims ‘thousands’ of migrants want to come home

Thousands of Venezuelans are clamoring to return home to recession, hyperinflation and a collapsing economy, President Nicolas Maduro's government claimed on Wednesday as Brazil sends troops to the border with its crisis-ridden neighbor.

Banker pleads guilty in $1.2 billion money laundering scam

A former Swiss bank manager pleaded guilty in a US court on Wednesday for his role in a $1.2 billion money laundering scheme involving Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, the Justice Department announced.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeros off the crippled bolivar -- but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to arrest a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to halt spiraling hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund predicts will hit a staggering one million percent this year./ AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

Venezuela devalues currency by 96 percent

Venezuela has devalued its currency — the bolivar — by 96 percent under a new exchange rate announced by the central bank on Tuesday.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeros off the crippled bolivar -- but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to arrest a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to halt spiraling hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund predicts will hit a staggering one million percent this year./ AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

Venezuela embarks on series of reforms to stabilise economy

Faced with rampaging hyperinflation, the South American country lopped five zeros off its currency: 1 million “strong’’ bolivars became 10 “sovereign’’ bolivars as the week started.
People buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighbourhood of Caracas, on August 18, 2018 ahead of Monday, when Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar.Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

Venezuela on edge as President Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeros off the crippled bolivar -- but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to arrest a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to halt spiraling hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund predicts will hit a staggering one million percent this year./ AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

Venezuela relaunches currency, analysts warn of worsened crisis

Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to stop a worsening economic crisis.
Gilber Caro

Watch: Lawmaker strips naked to press home his argument

A Venezuelan lawmaker, Gilber Caro, on Tuesday stripped down to his underwear while addressing the parliament.

Venezuelan general, colonel arrested over ‘attack’ on President Maduro

Venezuela has arrested a general and a colonel as part of a probe into an alleged attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking during the broadcasting of a television programme, at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

President Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro blames opposition leader over assassination attempt

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has blamed one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders for an apparent assassination attempt made against him on Saturday.

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