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  • In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela.(Matias Delacroix/AP)
    US denies sending American accused of spying in Venezuela

    A senior U.S. official on Wednesday rejected claims that the government sent an American citizen to Venezuela where he’s been charged with plotting terrorist attacks and labeled a spy.

  • Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab holds a photo of bullets he says were seized with other weapons in connection with what the government calls a failed attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2020. (Matias Delacroix/AP)
    Venezuela says captured US spy sought to sabotage power grid

    Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday accused a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the Caribbean nation of spying and planning to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest and kill innocent people.

  • This photo released by the Venezuelan Miraflores presidential press office shows what Venezuelan authorities identify as the the I.D. cards of former U.S. Special Forces soldiers Airan Berry, right, and Luke Denman, left, in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 4, 2020. (Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP)
    Ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for failed Venezuela attack

    A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. Special Forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro.

  • A view of the vessel the Clavel sailing on international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Marcos Moreno/AP)
    1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US interference

    The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

  • Security forces guard the shore area and a boat in which authorities claim a group of armed men landed in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. (Matias Delacroix/AP)
    Venezuela: 2 Americans among those nabbed after beach raid

    Venezuelan security forces arrested eight people, including two alleged U.S. citizens, following a beach invasion aimed at capturing socialist President Nicolás Maduro, according to information released Monday by authorities, as more than 25,000 troops mobilized to hunt for other rebels operating in the country.