Politics Hugo Chavez

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Oct 26- V enezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the...

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the opposition...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters and calls for a general strike and march on the presidential palace. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters rallied across Venezuela on Wednesday against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of becoming a dictator by blocking a plebiscite to remove him. After launching a political trial against him in the National Assembly legislature on Tuesday, the coalition organized marches...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Opposition supporters rallied throughout Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week canceled a...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Opposition supporters headed to rallies around Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's opposition was to hold nationwide rallies on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of morphing into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's opposition was to hold nationwide rallies on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of morphing into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week...

  • SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, Oct 24- Masked youths burned rubbish and set up roadblocks in a volatile Venezuelan border city on Monday, witnesses said, in the latest protest over the suspension of a referendum drive to remove socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Several hundred students held demonstrations in San Cristobal, near Colombia. Students held scattered...

  • CARACAS, Oct 22- Led by women dressed in white, several thousand Venezuelans marched through Caracas on Saturday in the first of what the opposition hopes will be growing protests against the quashing of a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition coalition, seeking to end 17 years of socialism in the South American OPEC nation, says this...

  • CARACAS, Oct 22- Led by women dressed in white, several thousand Venezuelans marched through Caracas on Saturday in the first of what the opposition hopes will be escalating protests against the quashing of a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition coalition, seeking to end 17 years of socialism in the South American OPEC nation, says this...

  • CARACAS, Oct 22- Led by women dressed in white, several thousand Venezuelans marched through Caracas on Saturday in the first of what the opposition hopes will be escalating protests against the quashing of a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition coalition, seeking to end 17 years of socialism in the South American OPEC nation, says this...

  • Venezuela's election board suspended the opposition drive for a recall referendum on Thursday despite the OPEC nation's crushing economic crisis, Maduro's unpopularity and public opinion in favor of a plebiscite. Leaders of the Democratic Unity coalition said protests would begin immediately on Saturday with a women's march in Caracas, followed by...

  • CARACAS, Oct 21- Outraged opposition leaders vowed peaceful protests on Friday after a failed drive to remove socialist leader President Nicolas Maduro who warned his foes not to "go crazy." The election board's suspension of the recall referendum leaves Hugo Chavez's successor on track to complete his term, which ends in early 2019, despite the OPEC nation's...

  • CARACAS, Oct 19- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will visit OPEC and non- OPEC countries in coming days to push a deal to stabilize oil markets and will also travel to key financier China, as the cash-strapped nation seeks to ease a steep recession. "I'm going to make a lightning visit, lightning but also deep, to several oil-producing countries, OPEC and non- OPEC,...

  • ConocoPhillips said in an Oct. 6 filing PDVSA operations, including an ongoing bond swap that uses shares in Citgo Holding Inc as collateral, are part of an effort to prevent Conoco from collecting compensation in a dispute over a 2007 nationalization of its Venezuela holdings. ConocoPhillips has for nearly a decade been pursuing a case against Venezuela in a...

  • ConocoPhillips said in an Oct. 6 filing PDVSA operations, including an ongoing bond swap that uses shares in Citgo Holding Inc as collateral, are part of an effort to prevent Conoco from collecting compensation in a dispute over a 2007 nationalization of its Venezuela holdings. ConocoPhillips has for nearly a decade been pursuing a case against Venezuela in a...

  • ConocoPhillips said PDVSA operations, including an ongoing bond swap that uses shares in Citgo Holding Inc as collateral, are part of an effort to prevent Conoco from collecting compensation in a dispute over a 2007 nationalization of its Venezuela holdings. ConocoPhillips has for nearly a decade been pursuing a case against Venezuela in a World Bank...

  • CARACAS, Oct 7- Building luxury apartments or corporate office towers might seem like an odd investment in an economy reeling from a deep recession, triple-digit inflation and chronic product shortages. Cranes clutter the skyline of the Caracas municipality of Chacao, home to the capital's financial district and most of its embassies, despite a backdrop of...

  • MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Oct 5- For decades, jobs at Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA were coveted for above average salaries, generous benefits and cheap credit that brought home ownership and vacationing abroad within reach for many workers. Now, in Venezuela's asphyxiating economy, even PDVSA employees are struggling to pay for everything from food and...