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In the midst of a collapsing health system, desperate Caracas emergency services are increasingly looking to the 'Angeles de las vias (Angels of the Roads) NGO to fill the gap
Angry workers of state airline company confront the opposition leader, complaining of the US sanctions on the Venezuela flag carrier
Socialist deputies chant pro-Maduro slogans as they take their seats in the legislature to a barrage of booing from the opposition
Vice President Delcy Rodriguez lambast the move by opposition leader Juan Guaido's representative in Washington, accusing him of paving the way for a US 'military intervention'
Edgar Zambrano, Guaido's deputy as National Assembly speaker, is arrested by intelligence agents in Caracas for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaido
Venezuela's Supreme Court allows the stripping of parliamentary immunity of 7 members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly
A statement from the Spanish foreign ministry says: the government 'does not envisage in any circumstances handing over Leopoldo Lopez to the Venezuelan authorities nor asking him to leave the ambassador's residence'
Jurubith Rausseo, 27, died at a clinic after being hit by a 'bullet in the head during (a) demonstration,' the non-governmental Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says on Twitter, condemning her 'murder'
(UPDATED) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro says he has defeated an attempted coup – congratulating the armed forces for having 'defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes'
Chile's foreign minister tweets: 'Lilian Tintori and Leopold Lopez – who are of Spanish descent – moved to the Spanish embassy. They made a personal decision.'
'We're also people and we're fed up with this dictatorship,' said one of the soldiers backing 35-year-old Venezuela's National Assembly leader Juan Guaido
(UPDATED) The electricity shortage hits a large section of the capital as well as significant areas in at least 20 of the 23 states of Venezuela
(UPDATED) The government declares Tuesday, March 26, a work-free and school-free day to take a load off the grid
Venezuela's infrastructure has degraded over years because of lack of investment, a significant brain drain, and the government's practice of putting the military in charge of key civilian facilities and companies
(UPDATED) The government says the blackout is affecting 23 of the crisis-wracked country's 24 states
(UPDATED) The foreign ministry gives German envoy Daniel Kriener 48 hours to leave for 'interference' in Venezuela's internal affairs
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro tells a Spanish television station in an interview that he will not 'cave in to pressure' from those calling for his departure
A top US administration official says, if 'Maduro and his cronies choose to respond with violence, if they choose to harm any of the National Assembly members... all options are on the table for the United States in regards to action to be taken'
Some 200 seniors block traffic near the presidential palace demanding payment in full of their monthly retirement pension
Sitting atop the world's largest reserves of crude, Venezuela – once Latin America's richest country – is now a state of millionaires, but the millions are in bolivars and practically worthless
'The failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in Venezuela,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Fugitive Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intends to fly to Europe to organize resistance against President Nicolas Maduro's rule
The EU says 'constructive dialogue and negotiation' were the only way to solve the crisis in Venezuela, where protests against Maduro have turned violent and economic collapse has led to dire shortages of food and medicine
Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents
The opposition calls for protesters to march in silence to the Catholic Church s episcopal seats nationwide in a show of condemnation of Maduro s government
The opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them
Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounces the armed gangs hired by the opposition who attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children
If the opposition meets all requirements with their bid to oust Maduro the recall referendum will be held next year Period the embattled Venezuelan president said
Concerns are raised over political tensions in Venezuela after the arrest of the opposition mayor of Caracas in an alleged coup plot
Mayor Antonio Ledezma s wife Mitzy Capriles takes to Ledezma s Twitter account to report his detention shortly after blaming Maduro
Venezuela ranked third among the countries with the largest dollar amounts in the leaked Swiss files
Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez says the rule is a direct response to last year s violence which took weeks to quell
The United States slaps travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses during earlier protests amid growing tensions between the two countries
The marches are the latest in a spate of at times violent anti government unrest that erupted in February and has claimed at least 41 lives
Hundreds of anti government activists marked Easter Sunday in Chacao by holding a peaceful march calling for the resurrection of democracy
The United States is the main market for Venezuela s petroleum The two countries have had testy relations for years and withdrew ambassadors in 2010
A year after socialist revolutionary Hugo Chavez s death Venezuela faces persistent opposition protests
UPDATED The detained foreigners including two foreign reporters are being held for international terrorism state VTV television said in a brief statement
The demonstrations led by students and the opposition have left at least 4 dead and dozens hurt in the biggest challenge to Maduro s presidency
The missing plane carrying the heir to the Missoni fashion empire is found underwater
Venezuela s cancer stricken President Hugo Chavez can continue as head of state even if he is unable to take the oath of office on January 10 as scheduled Vice President Nicolas Maduro says