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

Venezuela hyperinflation hits 10 million percent. ‘Shock therapy’ may be only chance to undo the economic damage

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Venezuela’s state-run economic model wasted the world’s largest oil reserves. The country owes $100 billion to foreign creditors. Its educated, professional class has fled. Economic shock therapy, implemented in regions like the former Soviet bloc, could be its only chance. … 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

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

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US Secretary of State says Washington remains committed to supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido over Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo said the diplomatic staff would continue to work from outside Venezuela [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters] The United States has withdrawn all remaining diplomatic personnel from … Read More