Maduro Forces Oust Guaido from Congress, Spark Day of Chaos

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(Bloomberg) — Venezuelan politics descended into disarray on Sunday when security forces barred opposition leader Juan Guaido and his backers from entering the National Assembly, allowing loyalists to President Nicolas Maduro to choose an assembly president instead of Guaido. His … Read More

Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities on Saturday denied Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei entry into Venezuela, where he was scheduled to meet with opposition leader Juan Guaido. Giammattei, a conservative who won the Central American country’s presidency in August, landed at … Read More

Venezuela crisis: President Maduro says he had secret talks with US

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| The Venezuelan leader has confirmed that he is in talks with the Trump administration. -AFP Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro said he had been in talks with the Trump administration for months, even as the US ramped up its … Read More

Venezuela’s Maduro Launches ‘Counteroffensive’ Against Opposition That Backs US Sanctions

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Americo De Grazia (L) and other allies of Juan Guaidó participate in a mass protest against Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Caracas on April 10, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images) BOGOTA, Colombia—The regime of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro lashed out at the country’s opposition-run congress this … Read More

Venezuela: Trump freezes all of Maduro Regime’s U.S. Assets

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FEDERICO PARRA, JIM WATSON/AFP President Donald Trump has ordered a freeze on all of the Venezuelan regime’s U.S.-based assets. In a press release on Tuesday, the White House announced they were “cutting off financial resources from Maduro and his cronies” while “isolating … Read More

US to do all to bring democracy back to Venezuela

US-built ‘great coalition’ in the region trying to find a solution to Venezuela’s crisis, says Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (FILE PHOTO) ANKARA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the U.S. will do whatever is necessary to … Read More

State violence in Venezuela

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UNITED NATIONS ― In a stunningly stark report on the political and economic conditions in Venezuela, the U.N.’s Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet outlined a troubling litany of continuing human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and economic privations characterizing the besieged … Read More

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia

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President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, center left, meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center right.CreditCreditPool photo by Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW — In his toughest moments, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has turned to Russia for support. When the United … Read More

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