LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela validates over a million signatures for recall referendum

National Electoral Council accepts 1.3 million names presented by opposition, the first step to removing President Maduro from office

THE AMERICAS

Coca-Cola set to suspend bottling in Venezuela as sugar supplies dwindle

State sugar company stops imports as foreign currency reserves dry up and crisis deepens

THE AMERICAS

Venezuela’s opposition calls for defiance against state of emergency

President Maduro announces “counter-offensive” against foreign “threats”

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela’s opposition rallies 1.1 million signatures for recall referendum

Latest move to cut short President Nicolás Maduro’s mandate draws widespread support among public

LATIN AMERICA

Looting breaks out in Venezuela as electricity crisis worsens

Falling water levels at main Guri dam sidelines main hydroelectric power plant

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela introduces two-day working week for public sector

Drought and mismanagement of electricity sector sees continued power cuts

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela’s Supreme Court throws up new obstacles to Maduro ouster

Opposition is exploring every legal means to early end for Socialist leader’s mandate

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan Supreme Court strikes down amnesty law

Maduro administration wins latest in series of battles against opposition-led National Assembly

PANAMA PAPERS

“Venezuela” shows up on 241,000 documents in the Panama Papers

Leaked files include names of ex-presidential security chief and wife, who amassed a fortune

LATIN AMERICA

Maduro vetoes amnesty that could see political prisoners freed from jail

Venezuelan president likely to take case to Supreme Court, where ‘chavista’ regime has good track record

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela to launch probe into disappearance of 28 miners

Government yet to recognize incident, which is alleged to have taken place over gold find

Latin America

Venezuela’s opposition studies ways to revoke Maduro’s term

“The president’s days are numbered,” says Leopoldo López from his prison cell

Latin America

Venezuelan capital takes top ranking as most violent city in the world

Murder rate now stands at 119 victims per 100,000 residents, says Mexican NGO

LATIN AMERICA

Maduro declares Economic State of Emergency in Venezuela

The measure, which will last for 60 days, involves a restriction of constitutional guarantees

Latin America

Venezuelan assembly removes three deputies until race dispute is resolved

Opposition-controlled parliament obeys Supreme Court contempt ruling

LATIN AMERICA

Maduro rushes to appoint Supreme Court justices before losing Assembly

Venezuela opposition decries leader’s bid to maintain control over public powers

Latin America

‘Chavismo’ seeks ways to stay in power following heavy election defeat

Venezuela’s assembly speaker swears in a parallel parliament before opposition takes over

Latin America

Venezuelan opposition wins ‘super majority’ it needs for major reform

Maduro promises to veto any political prisoner amnesty law coming out of new Assembly

LATIN AMERCIA

Violence breaks out as election season gets going in Venezuela

The country’s opposition reports five attacks, two at gunpoint, against its candidates Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned leader Leopoldo López, says her life is in danger

Latin America

Venezuelan official accuses DEA of “kidnapping” first lady’s nephews

Maduro government has not officially commented on last week’s drug arrests in Haiti Detained suspects face a New York court hearing on December 2

Latin America

Venezuela accuses billionaire businessman of conspiring with IMF

A recording of Lorenzo Mendoza, head of Empresas Polar, has been broadcast by state TV

Latin America

Strike threatens to leave Venezuela with a beer shortage

Small pro-government union calls for work-stoppages at country’s biggest brewer

Latin America

“Venezuela needs a lot of dialogue,” says ex-Spanish PM González

Former Socialist leader arrives in Caracas to help defend jailed opposition leaders

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan opposition divided over jailed leader’s call for public protests

Leopoldo López goes on hunger strike at the military prison where he is being held

Latin America

Rising star from Chávez era among suspects in US drug probe

DEA investigators believe Aragua state governor was paid off by a narco kingpin

Latin America

Venezuela rules out ex-PM González from joining opposition’s defense

Spanish ambassador will be sent back to Caracas following diplomatic embroilment Venezuelan leader tones down remarks against Spain and offers olive branch to Rajoy

Latin America

Venezuela to announce “political and economic” measures against Spain

Diplomatic spat grows over Spanish lawmakers’ call to release Caracas opposition leaders