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Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'

PROTECTED. Franco Manuel Casella Photo from Twitter/@AsambleaVE

Venezuela still in dark, Guaido wants 'state of alarm' declared

Mar 11, 2019 - 9:35 AM

(UPDATED) Juan Guaido says he has convened an emergency session of the National Assembly 'to take immediate actions with respect to the necessary humanitarian aid'

IN THE DARK. Photojournalist work in a hotel room in Caracas on March 10, 2019, during the third day of a massive power outage which has left the capital and much of the country without communications, water and electricity. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Venezuela bars self-declared president Guaido from leaving country

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:18 AM

The 35-year-old head of the National Assembly legislature 'is prohibited from leaving the country until the end of the [preliminary] investigation' for having 'caused harm to peace in the republic'

GUAIDO. Venezuela's National Assembly head and self-proclaimed 'acting president' Juan Guaido (L), listens to deputy Rafael Veloz, during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas on January 29, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing Maduro

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM

'We're talking to middle and low-ranking military: break away from the fear,' says parliamentary president Juan Guaido, who last week branded President Nicolas Maduro a 'usurper'

MADURO. This file photo taken on October 17, 2017 shows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a press conference with international media correspondents at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela's assembly rejects legitimacy of Maduro 2nd term

Jan 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Nicolas Maduro is set to be sworn in on Thursday for a second 6-year term after elections widely condemned by the international community

Venezuelan opposition urges U.S., Colombia to ignore extradition request

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Venezuela's Supreme Court orders the arrest of Julio Borges for 'attempted murder,' suspecting his involvement in what officials say is a drone 'assassination' attempt on President Nicolas Maduro.

JULIO BORGES. The leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly Julio Borges speaks with the media before a parliamentary session in Caracas on August 29, 2017. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela court retreats from bid to boost president

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:12 PM

UPDATED In a rare climb down by the president s allies the pro Maduro Supreme Court retreats from rulings that had prompted opposition calls for mass protests in a volatile country stricken by economic and political crisis

NO 'TAKEOVER.' View of the Venezuelan National Assembly during a session in Caracas on December 14, 2016. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP