Rebellions and uprisings

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez walks to gate of the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas to speak with the press, in Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. López said he expects that the country's military will step up to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro despite setbacks. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 03, 2019 - 9:14 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Spain's decision to harbor a prominent Venezuelan opposition activist is fueling tensions between both nations. Activist Leopoldo López took refuge at the Spanish ambassador's home in the Venezuelan capital this week and spoke to reporters Thursday, urging people to...
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Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell, speaks during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil, at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 3, 2019. Spain's acting foreign minister says a Venezuelan anti-government activist is a guest at the Spanish embassy in Caracas which can't be turned into a center of political activities. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 03, 2019 - 7:57 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Human rights groups say a 15-year-old boy is the latest casualty in Venezuela's ongoing unrest. The Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict reported Friday that Yonder Villasmil was killed...
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A fruit vendor counts his Bolivares in the Coche Market in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Farmers truck in the produce, meat and coffee from miles around the capital to the market known for its low prices. Its customers include everybody from restaurant owners to homemakers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
May 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Bumping shoulders with fellow shoppers as she navigated Caracas' biggest open-air market, Naira Garcia had no trouble tuning out the messy political struggle that plunged Venezuela into two days of deadly violence this week. She focused instead on her own daunting task:...
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An anti-government protester rests during clashes with National Guard forces near La Carlota airbase in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
May 02, 2019 - 6:41 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Spain's acting foreign minister says a Venezuelan anti-government activist has not asked Spanish authorities for political asylum. Josep Borrell, who is foreign minister in Spain's caretaker...
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An anti-government protester rests during clashes with National Guard forces near La Carlota airbase in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
May 02, 2019 - 6:31 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called for military unity in an appearance with soldiers at the air base where opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for an uprising two days earlier. Flanked by commanders, Maduro said Thursday that the military must be prepared to...
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A National Guard armored vehicle drives towards anti-government protesters during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country Wednesday to demand President Nicolás Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 02, 2019 - 3:06 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11 p.m. Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising,...
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Supporters holds Venezuelan and U.S. national flags as they listen to opposition leader Juan Guaidó speak during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Guaidó called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 01, 2019 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, the big moment in Venezuela has turned into a bust. Trump administration officials had expected that Wednesday might turn out to be the beginning of the end for President Nicolas Maduro with senior government figures withdrawing support and the...
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Men look to recover usable parts from motorcycles burned during the previous day's clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Venezuela's capital is awakening to a tense calm as the country prepares for a new round of protests after a dramatic day of political upheaval, with opposition leader Juan Guaido calling for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country later Wednesday morning to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 01, 2019 - 8:37 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wary Venezuelans braced for another day of upheaval Wednesday as both the opposition and Nicolás Maduro's loyalists vowed to take to the streets, hoping to tip the balance in an agonizing power struggle that appeared to grow even more desperate after a so far unsuccessful...
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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops in a call for the military to rise up. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 30, 2019 - 6:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce resistance from forces loyal to socialist...
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National security adviser John Bolton speaks about Venezuela outside the West Wing of the White House, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation. Late...
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