Venezuela military barricades bridge in attempt to block aid

The Venezuelan military has attempted to block humanitarian aid from entering the country by barricading a bridge at a key border crossing, Colombian officials said Wednesday. The bridge was blocked a day prior by the Venezuelan National Guard with a fuel tanker, two cargo trailers and makeshift fencing near the border town of Cucuta in

Venezuela air force general defects from Maduro government

A Venezuelan air force general defected from the administration of President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called on his compatriots to participate in protests against the socialist leader’s rule. Gen. Francisco Yanez is the first high ranking officer to leave Maduro’s government since Jan. 23, when National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Momentum is growing for Venezuela‘s opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro’s socialist government has called on its own loyalists to flood the streets waving flags to celebrate the 20th

Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead

Brazilian firefighters and Israeli rescue workers poked sticks into treacherous mud Monday looking for bodies as pressure mounted on the mining company responsible for a dam that burst and spilled a flood of iron ore waste. By late in the day, the death toll rose to 65, with 279 people still missing, said Lt. Col.

The Latest: Havana tornado hit, ‘everything began to fall’

The Latest on Cuba‘s deadly weather (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The tornado that hit Havana tore the concrete roof off an apartment building in the Regla district and dumped it into an alleyway, briefly trapping residents in their homes. Seventy-seven-year-old Marlene Marrero Garcia says she was in her ground-floor apartment with her grandchildren and

The Latest: Next Catholic World Youth Day set for Portugal

The Latest on Pope Francis‘ visit to Panama and World Youth Day (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The Roman Catholic Church’s next World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican’s laity office, announced the venue at the end of the Panamanian edition of the youth festival on

At UN, US urges all nations to end Venezuela’s ‘nightmare’

The United States urged all nations Saturday to end Venezuela‘s “nightmare” and support opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting “to engineer a coup d’etat” against President Nicolas Maduro — a reflection of the world’s deep divisions over the crisis in the South American country. U.S. Secretary of State Mike

The Latest: Trump: ‘All options are on the table’

The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 4:15 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has been asked whether the U.S. would use military action in Venezuela to support the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro and his response was ambiguous. “We are not considering anything, but all options are on the table,” Trump told

Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital

Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela‘s capital cleaned up charred rubble and smoldering trash Tuesday as they harbored fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence. Unrest broke out a day earlier when authorities arrested 27 members of the National Guard who were accused of launching an uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition

Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

Interested in Venezuela? Add Venezuela as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Venezuela news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the

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