A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
Venezuelan investigators have detained 12 police officials following the shooting death of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.
When an opposition candidate challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate last month, his reply was "aguila no caza mosca" -- "the eagle doesn't hunt the fly."
With 95% of votes counted, Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles cruised to an easy primary win in Venezuela on Sunday, garnering some 62% of the vote. He will face President Hugo Chavez in October.
El presidente de Venezuela opina sobre las elecciones presidenciales.
Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela and his wife were freed early Monday after armed men kidnapped them and held them hostage for hours, officials said.
At least 13 people were killed and at least 13 others were injured when a fuel tanker overturned and caught fire on a Venezuelan highway Thursday, state media reported.
During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed.
Food shortages spark panic buying in Venezuela which has the highest inflation in Latin America. Rafael Romo reports.
Video reportedly shows the initial moments of an attack against Venezuelan candidate Maria Corina Machado.
As a Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate said she would demand an investigation of a weekend shooting at a campaign event, one ruling party lawmaker had a different take: The candidate should have seen the violence coming.
A train conductor was killed and 30 others were injured when two trains crashed outside of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday morning, officials said.
Nineteen people were killed as the result of a weekend prison riot near Caracas, the Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister said on Tuesday, according to the state-run AVN news agency.
Venezuela's president has garnered support for his proposal to send a goodwill peace commission to Libya from a leftist group that includes several other Latin American countries.
Journalism advocates and the U.S. government voiced opposition Wednesday to legislative moves in Venezuela that they said could lead to draconian restrictions on the news media and further strengthen the position of President Hugo Chavez.
Seven people died in Venezuela after heavy rains flooded a river in the country's capital Friday night, state media reported.
The annual U.S. State Dept report on state sponsors of terrorism cites a Caracas-Tehran flight as a source of concern.
Venezuela's ambassador to the United States is defending his country's controversial airline service to the capitals of Syria and Iran -- both countries that are designated by the U.S. as state sponsors of terrorism.
A judge has lifted an order banning Venezuelan media from printing violent photographs, an official said on state-owned VTV.
Members of Venezuela's opposition lashed out Sunday against the government's decision to investigate a newspaper that published an explicit photograph of bodies at a morgue.
Space shuttle Discovery docked with the international space station early Wednesday despite a broken antenna that knocked out radar tracking aboard the shuttle.
A prison riot in Venezuela left eight dead and 16 injured, the country's penitentiary director told CNN en Español on Wednesday.
Twenty-one Venezuelan students and supporters on Tuesday ended an 18-day hunger strike over the government's treatment of what protesters call political prisoners.
Residents of the Venezuelan capital on Monday began to experience water rationing as part of a government preservation measure during a drought.
The mayor of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday was completing his fifth day of a hunger strike in protest of what he called harassment and interference from President Hugo Chavez.
The government of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez heightened its battle Tuesday against the only critical private broadcaster left in the nation, launching a fourth investigation into the Globovision network.
Fourteen thoroughbred horses dropped dead in a mysterious scene Sunday before a polo match near West Palm Beach, Florida, officials said.
Three tear gas canisters were fired Wednesday at the Vatican's diplomatic headquarters in Venezuela, the second such attack in less than three weeks, church officials and local media reports said.
A Caracas synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Armed men forced their way into a Caracas synagogue, defacing its administrative offices with anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalizing an interior room where the Torah is kept, officials said.
Three tear gas attacks were reported in Venezuela on Monday, one of them at the Vatican's diplomatic headquarters in Caracas.
At least 510 people were killed in Caracas, Venezuela, in December, giving support to a recent report that called the city the murder capital of the world.
Protesters gather outside the Israeli embassy in London and try to push their way closer to the building.
Research suggests that having a big breakfast with carbohydrates and lean protein, and even a piece of chocolate, will help keep your appetite in check all day and help you lose weight.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela.
President Hugo Chavez says the U.S. ambassador has 72 hours to leave Venezuela and he's recalling his ambassador from Washington
The U.S. government designated two Venezuelans, including a diplomat, as supporters of international terrorism Wednesday for what it called their support of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.
Conservatives trounce the Labour Party in British local elections. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of using anti-drug flights for spying -- and said that fighter jets are ready to defend Venezuela's sovereignty
Power returned slowly to Venezuela on Tuesday night, a few hours after widespread outages blacked out nearly half the country, trapping people in elevators, stalling subways, filling streets with pedestrians and forcing hospitals to switch to emergency generators.
Police on Wednesday tried to determine what charges to file against the men who held up to 52 hostages in a botched bank robbery in central Venezuela before being detained.
35 people were released from a bank in Atlagarcia de Orituco, Venezuela, where they were held hostage for almost two days.
Two hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, where dozens of their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them.
Film director Oliver Stone is part of an international team to oversee the hostage release. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
On election night, Venezuela's President went from anger to resignation as he realized voters were turning against him. But the defeat could help focus his socialist agenda
While the opposition got out its vote, the tipping point for the Venezuelan leader's loss may have come from his supporters
Latin America political analyst Carlos Caicedo joins CNN to discuss what fueled Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's loss.
Venezuelans, by the slimmest of margins, rejected a constitutional referendum that would have allowed President Hugo Chavez to seek re-election indefinitely and tightened socialism's grip on the oil-rich Latin American nation.
Venezuela's voters reject changes to its constitution, meaning a loss for a leader accustomed to landslide victories
The Venezuelan leader's socialist reforms face an electoral test this weekend -- as well as mass demonstrations
CNN's Harris Whitbeck looks at the violent and peaceful ways of negotiating political differences in Venezuela.
Venezuela's Maria Lionza religious cult offers an indigenous challenge to traditional Catholicism
The price of sin rose Monday in Venezuela where President Hugo Chavez is on a campaign to make Venezuelans cut back on drinking and smoking.
Two important new books help understand why Venezuela's leftist President is considered both a national hero and a flawed demagogue
Soaring oil revenues have created a lot of capitalist-minded consumers -- and made airline seats a precious commodity
A key rebel commander and fugitive from a U.S. drug trafficking indictment was killed over the weekend in an air attack on a guerrilla encampment, the Colombian military said Monday.
A bag stuffed with $800,000 chills his friendship with Buenos Aires -- and gets in the way of a First Lady's ambitions.
Protesters take to the streets after the Venezuelan leader denies a broacast license to an opposition TV network
At least three students are injured after Chavez takes a television station off the air
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is living up to his promise to radicalize his Bolivarian Revolution after his re-election.
Holiday gifts can be tricky for both gift givers and gift receivers. Good gifts are often the result of careful planning and consideration, but it takes only a slight oversight or miscalculation for the best of intentions to end up as an awkward, unwanted gift.
Anti-American socialist Hugo Chavez said his claimed victory in the Venezuelan presidential election was "another defeat for the devil" after the bulk of returns showed him leading challenger Manuel Rosales by a wide margin.
Chaos theory has it that a butterfly flapping its wings in Indonesia can cause a hurricane off the coast of Florida. Now there's a new version of that adage: Instability in the Middle East can make...
Europeans and Americans browsed through rows of booths lauding President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution while Venezuela welcomed tens of thousands of activists to a massive event Tuesday protesting globalization and the war in Iraq.
Bound for places like Boston, Baltimore, and Port Everglades, the five supertankers sit low in the shimmering blue-green Caribbean water, their hulls brimming with oil, gasoline, and jet fuel. Filling at a rate of 36,000 barrels an hour, these ships can be loaded and on their way from Venezuela in half a day, which is a good thing, since five more tankers are waiting in the distance for their fill-up. Americans are paying $15 million for each cargo, but the plant's manager just shrugs. "It's business," he says, already focusing on tomorrow's manifest: 500,000 barrels of high-sulfur fuel oil, destination China. The problem for the U.S. is that we may have to ante up more--a lot more--for that petroleum in the future if Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has his way. Venezuela is now the key to satisfying America's oil habit: By some measures this volatile Latin American nation, just a four-day sail from the U.S. Gulf Coast, has leap-frogged Canada and Saudi Arabia to become America's leading foreign source o
CNN.com asked users to share their thoughts about the political, spiritual, economic and other global issues the next pope will face. Here is a sampling from thousands of responses, some of which have been edited:
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Colombia and Venezuela have resolved a bitter monthlong dispute stemming from the capture of a Marxist guerrilla in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has invited opposition leaders to meet with him and called for reconciliation after surviving a weekend recall vote, but said his opponents must learn to "lose with dignity."
National Guard troops clashed Friday with tens of thousands of antigovernment demonstrators trying to reach the site of a summit of developing nations in downtown Caracas.
The line outside the Shell station on Avenida Lecuna in central Caracas stretches for nearly a mile. Every few minutes the procession of cars and trucks, their hoods shimmering in the tropical heat...
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Travel pundits predict a stampede to the Caribbean this season owing to dips in the dollar and scary times in the Mideast. Therefore, if you want to be smart, consider Venezuela. You'll find a big-...
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