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AP Sources: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

The Trump administration will soon announce that the U.S. is moving naval ships toward Venezuela as it enhances counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro, according to three people familiar with the situation. The mission is part of the U.S.'s previously announced commitment to enhance anti-drug operations in the hemisphere. It also comes as Maduro steps up attacks on his U.S.-backed rival, Juan Guaidó.
Tags: News, Navy, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Trump, Maduro


Trump: US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro. “The Venezuelan people continue to suffer tremendously due to Maduro and his criminal control over the country, and drug traffickers are seizing on this lawlessness,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said after the president's announcement. The mission involves sending additi...
Tags: News, Navy, Defense, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Trump, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Mark Esper


US asks Juan Guaido to renounce claim to Venezuela leadership – for the time being

The United States has called on Venezuela’s Juan Guaido to temporarily renounce his claim to the presidency as it recalibrates its strategy to oust leader Nicolas Maduro.The shift came after more than a year of faltering US-led efforts to oust the leftist Mr Maduro.
Tags: News, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido


US launches new effort to oust Venezuela's Maduro

The Trump administration launched its latest effort to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to apply additional pressure.
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro


US calls on Maduro and Guaidó to stand down in Venezuela transition plan

Plan includes five-member council and freeing of prisonersSceptics see little incentive for government leadersThe US has proposed a political transition plan for Venezuela, offering to lift sanctions if the president, Nicolás Maduro, and his opponent, Juan Guaidó, step aside and pass power to an interim government made up of their supporters.Under the “democratic transition framework”, all political prisoners would be released, and all foreign (principally Cuban) forces would leave. A five-membe...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Socialist Party, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido


In Venezuela shift, US asks Guaido to renounce power -- for now

The United States on Tuesday called on Venezuela's Juan Guaido to renounce his claim to the presidency at least temporarily as it recalibrated its strategy to oust leader Nicolas Maduro. In a shift after more than a year of US-led efforts to topple the leftist Maduro, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro and Guaido should set up a transitional government to arrange elections in six to 12 months.
Tags: News, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, State, Maduro, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuela fuel shortages hinder food delivery amid coronavirus quarantine

SAN CRISTOBAL/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's fuel shortages are causing growing complications for the production and delivery of food to a crisis-stricken nation that is in quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to ten food industry sources. President Nicolas Maduro's government is struggling to provide fuel to the OPEC nation's service stations due to chronic refinery problems and U.S. sanctions that have left most trading firms unwilling to ship gasoline to Venezuela. V...
Tags: News, Opec, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters Venezuela, Venezuela Venezuela, SAN CRISTOBAL CARACAS


US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said. The one-page “Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela” was presented Tuesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It echoes a proposal made over the weekend by Guaidó that shows how growing concerns about the ...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. Counts on Global Crises to Press Again for Power Shift in Venezuela

Yet there is no indication Nicolás Maduro will step down, despite little assistance to confront the coronavirus and losing an economic lifeline during an oil spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Tags: News, Russia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Elliott, Juan, Abrams, Maduro, Nicolas, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Guaido, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Kremlin Fights U.S. Sanctions, Backs Maduro in Rosneft Deal

(Bloomberg) -- The Kremlin’s sudden shift of ownership of multi-billion-dollar oil projects in Venezuela shields oil giant Rosneft PJSC from further U.S. sanctions but keeps Moscow firmly behind embattled President Nicolas Maduro amid a wider stand-off with Washington.“Russia is not walking away from Maduro and will seek to thwart U.S. efforts to depose him,” said Vladimir Frolov, a former diplomat and foreign policy analyst in Moscow. “Moscow is just shielding Rosneft from sanctions which could...
Tags: News, Putin, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Moscow, Venezuela, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Trump, Maduro, PDVSA


Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with "narco-terrorism" along with President Nicolas Maduro and other officials has surrendered in Colombia to US authorities, prosecutors said Saturday. "The national Attorney General learned that Mr Cliver Alcala surrendered to US authorities," the Colombian prosecutor said in a statement, adding there was no arrest warrant when he gave himself up. Alcala turned himself in on Friday to the Colombians, who in turn handed him ove...
Tags: News, US, Colombia, United States, Nicolás Maduro, Alcala, Cliver Alcala, El Tiempo de Bogota


How will US bounty affect Maduro's hold on Venezuelan power?

The United States ramped up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this week by accusing him of "narco-terrorism" and offering a $15 million bounty for information leading to his capture. It's the latest in a succession of measures to try and force Maduro from power in favor of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido. The millions of dollars offered in reward by the US Justice Department are aimed at encouraging divisions amongst the command structures in the Maduro regime, expe...
Tags: News, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Justice Department, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Rosneft Sells Venezuelan Assets as Fight With U.S. Grows

(Bloomberg) -- Russian oil giant Rosneft PJSC sold its assets in Venezuela to the Russian government, in what may be a maneuver to avoid any U.S. sanctions in an escalating fight between Caracas, Washington and Moscow.Rosneft is selling local production, service and trading assets to a state-owned company, it said in a statement. The move is to protect shareholders’ interests, according to company spokesman Mikhail Leontyev.The U.S. slapped sanctions on two units of Rosneft earlier this year for...
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Ex-Venezuela general charged with drug trafficking surrenders to US

A retired Venezuelan general has turned himself over to Colombian authorities after the United States charged him with drug-trafficking and offered a reward for his capture, local media said on Saturday. Cliver Alcala turned himself in on Friday to the Colombians, who in turn handed him over to US authorities, the El Tiempo de Bogota newspaper said. Washington on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several current and former top government officials for "narco-terrorism" ...
Tags: News, Washington, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Cliver Alcala, El Tiempo de Bogota


AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custody

MIAMI — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday.Cliver Alcalá has been an outspoken critic of Maduro for years. But he was charged Thursday with allegedly running with Maduro, socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello and another retired army general a narcoterrorist conspiracy that U.S. prosecutors say s...
Tags: New York, News, World, Colombia, Miami, Venezuela, DEA, Nicolás Maduro, Justice Department, Alcala, Maduro, Drug Enforcement Administration, Hugo Chavez, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Barranquilla Colombia, Diosdado Cabello


A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and warning that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade. Maduro's bellicose remarks Thursday night came hours after the U.S. announced sweeping indictments against the socialist leader and several members of his inner circle for allegedly converting Venezuela in...
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro


Trump administration targets Venezuela's President and other top officials

The Justice Department announced narco-terrorism and other criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and senior leaders from his government on Thursday, in a move marking a modern low point in relations between the US and the ailing socialist state.
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Justice Department, Trump


Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with 'narco-terrorism'

It also offers a $15m (£12.5m) reward for information leading to Nicolás Maduro's arrest.
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Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with 'narco-terrorism'

It also offers a $15m (£12.5m) reward for information leading to Nicolás Maduro's arrest.
Tags: News, US, Nicolás Maduro


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, other top officials charged in US drug trafficking inquiry

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was charged in a drug trafficking conspiracy along with more than a dozen others.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, US, Usa Today, Nicolás Maduro


US indicts Nicolás Maduro and other top Venezuelan leaders for drug trafficking

$15m reward for information leading to president’s captureWilliam Barr alleges plot involving Farc guerrilla factionThe US has charged the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and 14 members of his inner circle with drug trafficking, “narco-terrorism”, corruption and money laundering, and offered a $15m reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture and prosecution.Unveiling the indictment the attorney general, William Barr, said the Venezuelan leadership collaborated with a dissident facti...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US news, US justice system, Venezuela, Farc, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Barr, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, William Barr


Justice Department Charges Venezuela’s Maduro with Drug Trafficking, Offers $15 Million Reward

Attorney General William Barr on Thursday announced charges against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and senior members of his government.The Justice Department has charged Maduro and other officials with drug trafficking and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro's arrest or conviction."While holding key positions in the Maduro regime, these individuals violated the public trust by facilitating shipments of narcotics from Venezuela, including control over planes t...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Justice Department, State, Maduro, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia FARC, Mike Pompeo, William Barr, Juan Guaido, Justice Department Charges Venezuela


Nicolas Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with drug crimes

It also offers a $15m (£12.5m) reward for information leading to Nicolás Maduro's arrest.
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Feds Charge Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Department of Justice on Thursday unveiled narco-terrorism charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior government officials, alleging they participated in the country’s illegal drug trafficking system and collaborated with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group to export cocaine to the United States. The president, along with five other Venezuelan officials, were all slapped with narco-terrorism, drug trafficking, and weapons charges by the Southern District of New York...
Tags: News, America, Syria, Colombia, United States, Miami, Venezuela, Farc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Panama, Columbia, Trump, Suns, National Assembly


Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro reportedly charged by U.S. in drug trafficking scheme

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro will reportedly be charged by the U.S. in a drug trafficking scheme that involves much of the Venezuelan government.The U.S. is set to unveil charges against Maduro and other leaders of his government on Thursday, multiple sources tell The New York Times and CNN. The charges include narco-terrorism, conspiracy to import cocaine into the U.S., among other charges that are still unclear, per the Times.The charges come after a federal investigation involving authori...
Tags: News, America, Cnn, New York Times, Elton John, Miami, Venezuela, Farc, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, New York Washington, Brees, Juan Guaido, Maduro Maduro, Guaido


Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

Federal prosecutors accused President Nicolás Maduro of participating in a “narco-terrorism conspiracy” in a major escalation of the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure him to leave office.
Tags: News, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Donald J, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Cocaine and Crack Cocaine


US charges Maduro with narco-terrorism

The US justice department charges the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with narco-terrorism.
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Venezuelan President Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

Federal prosecutors plan to accuse President Nicolás Maduro of participating in a “narco-terrorism conspiracy.”
Tags: News, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Donald J, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Cocaine and Crack Cocaine


Trump administration targets top Venezuelan officials, sources say

The Trump administration is expected to unseal criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and senior leaders from his government, five sources familiar with the situation said, in a momentous move that will mark a modern low point in relations between the US and the ailing socialist state.
Tags: US, Cnn, Nicolás Maduro, Trump


Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro charged in U.S. drug trafficking inquiry

Venezuela President Maduro charged in drug trafficking conspiracy along with more than a dozen others         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Venezuela, Usa Today, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro



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