Rebellions and uprisings

Opposition militants and journalists gather outside the Democratic Action political party headquarters, where a sign reads in Spanish "National Executive Committee. All united to vote and win," in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was arrested when leaving the headquarters. Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
May 08, 2019 - 8:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro's government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. National Assembly Vice President Edgar...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, incoming National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, arrives with incoming National Assembly President Juan Guaido, center, and Omar Barboza, outgoing president of Venezuela's National Assembly, to a special session at the Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Zambrano was arrested on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, according to Carlos Prosperi, leader of the Democratic Action party, who said Zambrano was in his car when it was surrounded by heavily armed police outside the party’s headquarters. His arrest follows a government announcement that Zambrano and several other lawmakers were under investigation for treason and instigating an insurrection. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
May 08, 2019 - 6:33 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political conflict in Venezuela (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Venezuelan lawmakers say security forces have arrested the No. 2 leader in the opposition-controlled congress as political tensions mount in the crisis-wracked nation. The lawmakers say National...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several people in the village of Ras el-Ain, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government...
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Venezuelan Bolivarian National stand guard around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move could provide political cover for greater international involvement in the nation's crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Military police prevented journalists from entering the National Assembly, and some reporters were harassed by government supporters outside the building. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 07, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's top court opened a criminal investigation against six opposition lawmakers Tuesday following last week's failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolás Maduro. The lawmakers are suspected of "betraying the homeland" and "instigating an...
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An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a candle during a vigil for those killed in street fighting over the past week in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaid called in vain for a military uprising to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, and five people were killed in clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 05, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed opposition call for a military uprising. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was unable to...
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An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, his face the colors of the Venezuelan national flag and the Spanish word for "Freedom" written on his forehead, takes part in a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets, calling his supporters to participate in an outreach to soldiers outside military installations across the country. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 04, 2019 - 9:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan listens, Wednesday May 1, 2019, during a House Appropriations subcommittee on budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 03, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis Friday with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense...
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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 - 11:14 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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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 - 4:43 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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In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center left, poses for a photo with troops at Fort Tiuna, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Flanked by commanders, Maduro said Thursday that the military must be prepared to combat "traitors", two days after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for the military to turn against Maduro. (Jhonn Zerpa/Miraflores Press Office via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 11:08 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Flanked by uniformed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat "traitors" as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a military uprising two days earlier. Speaking at Fort Tiuna, a...
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