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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela’s capital. Two days later, his family said, rifle-wielding special police agents wearing black masks stormed into their home […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Venezuela AP, Jhonny Godoy


Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials said Tuesday that the country is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands — a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


Jailed Citgo executives in limbo in Venezuela

Six executives from the Houston-based Citgo oil company, five of them Americans, have spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges. (Feb. 19)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Venezuela, Houston, Citgo


Venezuela’s Border Standoff

The military should stand down and allow in urgently needed food and medical supplies.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Demonstrations, Trump, Mike, Juan, Pence, Hugo, Maduro, Chavez, Nicolas, Donald J, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat


Venezuela crisis: Brazil vows to deliver aid, defying Maduro

The growing foreign aid operation organised by Venezuela's opposition is in defiance of President Maduro.
Tags: News, Brazil, Venezuela, Maduro


Venezuelan opposition plans delivery of aid from Colombia and Brazil

Juan Guaidó calls for volunteers to carry stockpiled US aid over the borders of two countries on SaturdayMembers of Venezuela’s opposition are gathering in Cúcuta, Colombia to shift stockpiled US aid to their homeland this weekend in defiance of their country’s embattled president Nicolás Maduro.“Saturday will be a day that goes down in our history,” said Omar Lares, the former mayor of Campo Elías in western Venezuela, who has been living in exile in the border city for two years and is now hel...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Brazil, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Cúcuta Colombia, Juan Guaido, Omar Lares, Campo Elías


A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dueling concerts are being staged this week on both sides of Venezuela’s border with Colombia. After billionaire Richard Branson announced an aid concert in Colombia on Friday to benefit Venezuelans suffering from the country’s humanitarian crisis, Nicolas Maduro’s government ordered up a rival concert of its own. Maduro denies any economic […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Colombia, Nation, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Branson, Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


AP Explains: Venezuela opposition’s fight to win over troops

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela’s opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to Nicolas Maduro and disgruntled rank-and-file […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

U.S. President Donald Trump and members of the administration have charged that Cuba’s security forces and military control Venezuela’s and that troops are also on the ground there. “Our government categorically and energetically rejects this slander,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a Havana press conference, adding all of the some 20,000 Cubans in Venezuela were civilians, most health professionals. Communist-run Cuba has been a key backer of the Venezuelan government since th...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana, Hugo Chavez, Bruno Rodriguez


Venezuela military backs Maduro, on 'alert' for border violations

Venezuela's military reaffirmed its support for embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday and said they were on "alert" for border violations following threats by US President Donald Trump who urged them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido. "The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders ... to avoid any violations of territorial integrity," said Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, reading out a statement in a public appearance alongside top commanders. "We reiterate...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Vladimir Padrino, Juan Guaido


Venezuela shutting sea links to Dutch Caribbean amid turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official said Tuesday that the country is banning sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands — a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation. The indefinite shutdown of the “maritime border” applies to […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


Venezuelan opposition plans delivery of aid

Guaidó calls for volunteers to carry stockpiled US aid over the border on SaturdayMembers of Venezuela’s opposition are gathering in Cúcuta, Colombia, where they are frantically planning to shift stockpiled US aid to their homeland this weekend, in defiance of their country’s embattled president Nicolás Maduro.“Saturday will be a day that goes down in our history,” said Omar Lares, the former mayor of Campo Elías in western Venezuela, who has been living in exile in the border city for two years...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Lares, Cúcuta Colombia, Guaido, Omar Lares, Campo Elías, Casino Internacional


Catholic Church 'nowhere close' to confronting global 'epidemic' of child sex abuse by priests

The Catholic Church is "nowhere close" to enacting the reforms needed to stop the "epidemic" of sex abuse by predatory priests and bishops against children, campaigners warned on Tuesday. Pope Francis is "in retreat" from any meaningful effort to bring abusers to justice, said Bishop Accountability, a leading pressure group. The scathing criticism comes as the Vatican admits it has secret guidelines on how to deal with priests who break their celibacy vows and sire children.  Nearly 200 archbish...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Church, Rome, Philippines, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Venezuela, Catholic, Canon, Boston Globe, Christian Brothers, Brazil Mexico, Saviano, Phil Saviano


The Two Venezuelas and Foreign Intervention

Today Venezuela is at an impasse, a term allegedly coined by Voltaire to refer to a situation devoid of exits. It has infinite inflation, four immobilized branches of government, two presidents, and the worst humanitarian crisis to hit the Americas in decades. There is sporadic violence on the streets and in improvised prisons hidden away from YouTube. What today resembles a civil war without weapons could easily escalate into bloodshed. Yet it is foreign powers and not domestic actors that will...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, France, Senate, China, Germany, Russia, Americas, Spain, European Union, Syria, Beijing, United States, Nato


How US sanctions on Venezuela are rippling through oil markets

US sanctions on Venezuela's national oil company have accelerated the unprecedented collapse of its oil output and set off a domino effect in the global energy market.
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela


United States: US Broadens Scope Of Venezuela Sanctions As To Dealings In Certain Bonds And Securities - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

What Happened: On Monday, February 11, 2019, following the addition of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PdVSA) to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List),
Tags: News, US, United States, Venezuela, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Trump Broadens Efforts To Pressure Venezuela's President To Resign

Rachel Martin talks to Patrick Duddy, ex-U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, about the latest push for regime change in Venezuela, including a warning that the military should stop supporting the president.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Rachel Martin, Patrick Duddy




Maduro government and Richard Branson to hold rival Venezuela concerts

Country to hold event just over border from Colombian fundraiser organised by billionaireThe government of Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has announced that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organised by billionaire British businessman Richard Branson, a backer of the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó.The information minister, Jorge Rodriguez, said the government will throw a concert on Saturday and Sunday on Venezuela’s side of the border opposite one in Colombia organised...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Branson, Maduro, Jorge Rodriguez, Virgin Group Continue, Juan Guaido


Ditch Maduro or lose everything, Trump tells Venezuelan army

President speaks to US-based Venezuelans in MiamiMaduro accuses Trump of ‘almost Nazi style’ languageDonald Trump has directly appealed to the Venezuelan military to support opposition leader Juan Guaidó, and issued his starkest warning yet if it continues to stand with President Nicolás Maduro’s government.“You will find no safe harbour, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,” the US president said in a speech in at Florida International University in Miami before large American...
Tags: Florida, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Florida International University, Trump Administration, Juan Guaido


Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro to stage rival border concerts amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuela's government will stage two concerts on the Colombian border this weekend to compete with a "Live Aid"-style show announced by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise funds for food and medicine for the South American country. Increasingly internationally isolated President Nicolas Maduro, who denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, says Western relief efforts coordinated by the opposition are part of a US-orchestrated coup to overthrow him. Branson said last week ...
Tags: News, US, United States, Bob Geldof, Ethiopia, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, United, Branson, Maduro, Simon Bolivar, Jorge Rodriguez, Cucuta, Luis Robayo


Nicolas Maduro attacks Trump's 'almost Nazi-style' speech after US president calls on military to abandon Venezuela leader

Nicolas Maduro has accused Donald Trump of speaking in an “almost Nazi style” after he called on Venezuela‘s military to abandon its beleaguered president. On Monday, President Trump said the US stands behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and condemns Mr Maduro and his government’s socialist policies.
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela Crisis Prompts Plans for Dueling Concerts on Border

After the billionaire Richard Branson said he planned to hold an aid concert for Venezuela, the embattled government of Nicolás Maduro said it would hold a rival show nearby.
Tags: News, Colombia, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Richard, Nicolás Maduro, Branson, Trump, Rubio, Marco, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, MANA, Donald J, Guaido


Venezuela Crisis Prompts Plans for Dueling Aid Concerts on Border

After the billionaire Richard Branson said he planned to hold an aid concert for Venezuela, the embattled government of Nicolás Maduro said it would hold a rival one nearby.
Tags: News, Colombia, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Richard, Nicolás Maduro, Branson, Trump, Rubio, Marco, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, MANA, Donald J, Guaido


Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid. Bringing in humanitarian aid is crucial to the viability of Guaido, who has denounced Maduro's re-election last year as fraudulent and in January declared himself interim president, a move recognized by some 50 countries. Addressing suppor...
Tags: News, US, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela’s capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they’ve gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body and spirit intact. The […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Louisiana, Houston, Citgo, Tomeu Vadell


‘You’ll Lose Everything.’ President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

"You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Overnight, Onetime, Trump Warns Venezuelan Military


'Let your people go': Trump calls on Maduro loyalists to end nightmare of his regime

President speaks to US-based Venezuelans in MiamiMaduro accuses Trump of using ‘almost Nazi style’ languageDonald Trump has told a rally in Florida “a new day is coming in Latin America” as he again warned president Nicolás Maduro that he sought a peaceful transition of power “but all options are open”.The US president, sought support from the largest Venezuelan community in the US for opposition leader Juan Guaidó, appealed directly to Venezuela’s armed forces, saying: “We want to restore Venez...
Tags: Florida, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Trump, Maduro, Trump Administration, Juan Guaido, MiamiMaduro


Donald Trump threatens Venezuela's military if aid is blocked from entering country

President Donald Trump has warned the Venezuelan military not to block tonnes of humanitarian aid due to arrive in the country on Saturday, threatening the soldiers with grave consequences for remaining loyal to President Nicolas Maduro. “Today I have a message for every official who is keeping Maduro in place,” he said, speaking at a university in Miami – the city with the highest population of Venezuelan exiles in the US. “You cannot hide from the choice that now confronts you. You can choose ...
Tags: Usa, News, US, Colombia, Brazil, Slovenia, Miami, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Havana, Trump, Melania Trump, Maduro


Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tags: News, Ap, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Juan Guaido, Guaido



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