U.S. considering more sanctions to ratchet up pressure on Venezuela: special envoy

FILE PHOTO: United States diplomat Elliott Abrams listens during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council called to vote on a U.S. draft resolution calling for free and fair... Read more »

Venezuela’s ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of congress on Sunday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens... Read more »

Venezuela opposition pushes to re-elect Guaido as congress chief

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s congress will vote for new leadership on Sunday with the opposition party hoping to re-elect Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by more than 50... Read more »

Venezuela arrests deserted soldier, indigenous people after attack on military base

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela has arrested a deserted soldier among at least six people who the government said were responsible for an attack on a remote military outpost... Read more »

Latin American left rising? First stop Mexico for Argentina’s Fernandez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The prospect of a more united Latin American left grew on Monday after the incoming president of Argentina and his Mexican counterpart discussed reviving a... Read more »

Russian oil output down in October, but misses OPEC deal target

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia lowered its oil output to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets rise after pension reform approval, c.bank meeting awaited in Chile

By Susan Mathew Oct 23 (Reuters) - Brazil stocks scaled new highs and the currency posted modest gains on Wednesday after the Senate approved a crucial pension reform bill,... Read more »

Trump administration renews three-month license for Chevron in Venezuela

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chevron is seen at the company’s office in Caracas, Venezuela April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday... Read more »

EXPLAINER-Disruptions in the global shipping industry

Oct 7 (Reuters) – Oil shipping rates are soaring following a series of sanctions on a Chinese transportation giant and limitations placed on movement of Venezuelan crude oil tankers.... Read more »

Amid criticism, Colombia defends assertions that Venezuela’s Maduro supports rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia on Monday defended evidence it says proves Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, after the Colombian government was roundly criticized for... Read more »