Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro begins a new six-year term. Opponents, at home and abroad, seek to weaken his rule.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says "nothing or nobody will be able to prevent" the swearing in of President Nicolas Maduro on January 10, after the 14-member group, without Mexico, said it won't recognise Maduro's new government.
Cuba over the last 50 years has honed in on its medical expertise to be able to punch above its weight in the international arena and garner soft power.
The attack highlights vulnerability of the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and raises fear among the opposition of a possible crackdown.
Venezuela's mainstream opposition is boycotting the election and two of their most popular leaders are barred from standing. Here's a look at the three candidates that are running in Sunday's vote.
A decade after its assets were nationalised in Venezuela, the oil giant has obtained court orders allowing it to seize some of the Caribbean assets of the troubled South American country's state oil company.
The only challengers to Maduro are two former Chavez supporters who have distanced themselves from the current government, while the main opposition is boycotting the election.
Venezuela condemns US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for suggesting that military could topple President Nicolas Maduro's government.
French President Emmanuel Macron made the call after Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court excluded the opposition coalition from registering for this year's presidential election.
In what is seen as a bid to capitalise on disarray in the Venezuelan opposition, President Nicolas Maduro's allies are pushing to bring the presidential election forward.
The Maduro government is considering ejecting Canadian and Brazilian envoys who have been accused of meddling in local Venezuelan politics.
Former oil minister Eulogio del Pino was arrested along with the ex-chief of state oil company PDVSA Nelson Martinez for "intentionally altering oil production figures."
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