Sunday, May 28, 2017

venezuela

Demonstrators run on a closed highway during a national sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY HANNAH DREIER and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chaos erupted in western Venezuela during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas swirling around protesters and at least two people killed. A ...
Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, left, and Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, take part in a women's march against repression that was blocked from reaching the Interior Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

BY HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela’s socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a “women’s march against repression.” As they marched, ...
Pope Francis speaks on the occasion of an audience with members of the Catholic Action association, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela’s government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners. Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday ...
An armored police vehicle catches fires from molotov bombs thrown by anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics ...
A protester bangs on a bathtub used to help block a road during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. Hundreds of protesters shut ...
This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and JOSHUA GOODMAN DETROIT (AP) — General Motors became the latest corporation to have a factory or other asset seized by the government of Venezuela, and the Detroit automaker faces an uphill battle to recover any damages. ...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is in the midst of a violent protest movement that has left eight dead this month as the country’s deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition calls for ...
Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president urged the Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, after the move to nullify the lawmaking body set off a storm ...
This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World Bank arbitration panel has determined that Venezuela will not have to pay $1.4 billion to Exxon Mobil Corp. for confiscating company assets during a wave of nationalizations. The Washington-based panel issued a ruling that annulled ...
In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port that handles the majority of Venezuela's food imports. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

BY HANNAH DREIER and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of ...
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