At least 37 people have been killed in a prison riot in southern Venezuela, prosecutors say.
Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Amazonas state.
Witnesses reported hearing shots for several hours and the state governor Liborio Guarulla called it a "massacre".
Prosecutors said 14 officials were wounded in the...
Gunmen have killed three people and wounded two others on a popular beach in north-western Mexico, officials say.
The victims, all men, were resting under a palm tree in San José del Cabo, in Baja California Sur state, reports say. Their identities have not been confirmed.
No arrests have been made. There was panic among tourists when the incident happened, witnesses say.
Mexico has seen...
A search is under way in Venezuela for 10 men who escaped with weapons after an attack on a military base, President Nicolás Maduro says.
The assault in the north-western city of Valencia was carried out by 20 people, he said. Two were killed, one was injured and seven were arrested.
Earlier, a video posted on social media showed uniformed men saying they were rising against a "murderous...
Arrests have been made in Venezuela after soldiers tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro.
An attack was launched against a military barracks in Valencia in the north-western Carabobo state.
Army chief Gen Jesus Suarez Chourio said one person had been killed and another badly wounded in the assault.
A video released on social media showed uniformed men saying they were rising...
Venezuela's new constituent assembly has voted to sack top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, during its first day of work.
Ms Ortega, a vocal critic of left-wing President Nicolás Maduro, had opposed the assembly's inauguration on Friday, citing allegations of voting fraud.
Security forces have surrounded her office in the capital Caracas, in what she has called a "siege".
Mr Maduro says the new...
Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma has been returned to house arrest after spending three days in jail, his wife has confirmed.
The mayor of Caracas was detained with fellow opposition leader Leopoldo López after urging protests against a controversial vote held last Sunday.
The constituent assembly the vote set up is to be sworn in on Friday, with more mass protests...
Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, have been re-arrested, relatives of pair say.
They were under house arrest after accusations of inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014.
Their families said they did not know where the two had been taken.
The move comes just two days after a controversial vote for a constitutional assembly saw...
Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition.
The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It also called for more protests on Monday.
Sunday's election was marred by violence, with widespread protests and at least 10 people...
A candidate in Sunday's assembly elections and an opposition activist have been killed in Venezuela.
The killings took place before voting started to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution.
The opposition says it is a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro and is boycotting the vote.
The government says the constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace back to...
Voting is under way in Venezuela to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution.
The opposition is boycotting the vote which it says is a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro.
The government says the constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace back to the country after months of violent protests.
On the eve of the vote, protesters blocked roads in the capital...