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Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton

As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
Tags: News, Stories, Venezuela, Bolton, State, John Bolton, Pompeo, Iran North Korea, Mike Pompeo


How Trump Is Getting in His Own Way in Venezuela

The U.S. once played a constructive role in helping to unite allies for democracy. Now Trumpism is hindering that.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Latin America, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Donald J, Moscow (Russia


Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton

As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, Bolton, State, John Bolton, Pompeo, Iran North Korea, Mike Pompeo


Headless self-portraits from a face everyone knew – Luchita Hurtado review

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, LondonMarcel Duchamp massaged her feet and Leonora Carrington built her kids a house. But the work of the 98-year-old Venezuela-born painter is every bit as extraordinary as her lifeFor a period while living in Chile with her artist-husband Lee Mullican in the late 1960s, Luchita Hurtado painted inside a walk-in closet, standing there and looking down over her breasts and belly to her feet and the floor below. Sometimes a bar of light came in through the slats of the ...
Tags: Art, Americas, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Chile, Venezuela, Exhibitions, Navajo, Leonora Carrington, Luchita Hurtado, Lee Mullican, LondonMarcel Duchamp


Venezuela’s Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó May Negotiate With Maduro

Juan Guaidó remains upbeat in public. But he acknowledged in an interview that the opposition’s capacity to operate is hurting.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Juan Guaido, Guaido


United States: Fincen Warns Financial Institutions Of Corruption In Venezuela - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") warned financial institutions of public corruption in Venezuela, as well as of attempted money laundering by Venezuelan political figures.
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Taft LLP, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FinCEN


'Throughline' Examines The Rise And Fall Of Venezuela

The latest episode of NPR's podcast Throughline looks back on the influence of two Venezuelan revolutionaries, turned authoritarian leaders, and their policies that led us to where we are today.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Npr


Deflated, Venezuela’s Opposition Considers Negotiating With Maduro

Juan Guaidó remains upbeat in public. But he acknowledged in an interview that the opposition’s capacity to operate is hurting.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuela's ambassador to Italy resigns, blaming government's lack of money

Isaías Rodríguez says US sanctions against Caracas means he cannot afford to carry out his dutiesThe Venezuelan ambassador to Italy has resigned, saying his government’s financial difficulties have made his job impossible.In a letter addressed directly to President Nicolás Maduro and posted on Twitter, Ambassador Isaías Rodríguez reiterated his “immense respect for Maduro’s battle” but insisted the sanctions imposed by the US mean he cannot carry out his duties. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Americas, US, World news, US news, Italy, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Isaias Rodriguez


'Throughline' Looks Back On The Rise And Fall Of Venezuela

The latest episode of NPR's podcast "Throughline" examines the influence of two Venezuelan revolutionaries, turned authoritarian leaders, and their policies that led us to where we are today.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Npr


Venezuela crisis: Maduro proposes early National Assembly vote

Venezuela's embattled leader proposes an early election for the opposition-controlled body.
Tags: News, Venezuela, National Assembly, Maduro


Nurse Hitchhikes to Help Girl Whose Photo Drew Attention to Hunger in Venezuela

Many who saw the picture of Anailin Nava, a 2-year-old girl suffering from malnutrition, wanted to help. One nurse packed some food and hitchhiked to her home.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Shortages, Malnutrition, Economic Conditions and Trends, Anailin Nava, Fabiola Molero, Toas Island


I'm a progressive Venezuelan American. Disliking Trump doesn't mean I will support Maduro.

My fellow progressive actually doubt if I'm still a Democrat just because I won't accept Nicolas Maduro's tyrannic regime in my home of Venezuela.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Opinion contributor


The 20 photographs of the week

Conflict in Syria, shocking pink fashion at Cannes, and a seal pup making a splash – the last seven days, as captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, Africa, World news, US news, Syria, Taiwan, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Venezuela, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Cannes, Cannes 2019


Why Venezuela’s Government and Opposition Are Finally Coming to the Negotiating Table

Four months into the chaotic political stand-off between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime and opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempted revolution, officials confirmed Thursday that representatives for both sides had travelled to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the country’s crisis. The Oslo talks, acknowledged by Maduro’s ambassador to the U.N., are the first real sign…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Norway, Oslo, Maduro, Nicol, Onetime, Juan Guaid


Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say

Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their customers can afford.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Maduro, Nicolas, Institute of International Finance, Economic Conditions and Trends, Embargoes and Sanctions, Power Failures and Blackouts


John Bolton: the man driving the US towards war … any war

Donald Trump’s national security adviser is stoking tensions with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, in line with decades of taking the most hawkish position on any given issueThe US is now engaged in three major confrontations around the world that have the potential to degrade into war. And in the driving seat on all three fronts is John Bolton, one of the most fervent believers in American military might ever to work in the White House. Related: Elizabeth Warren announces plan to protect abor...
Tags: North Korea, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Venezuela, Donald Trump, John Bolton, North Korea Iran, Trump Administration


Soaring oil prices cast shadow on US ahead of Opec meeting

Risk to oil market of three simultaneous disruptions becomes lobbying point for Iran and LibyaIn November 2018, Donald Trump tweeted: “Oil prices getting lower … a tax cut for America and the world! Enjoy! $54 … Thank you to Saudi Arabia.”Five months on, with oil prices more than $70, Trump will be in a less celebratory mood as Opec’s oil ministers and their allies gather in Jeddah on Friday, without Iran. The main agenda item will be the implications for oil of three interconnected American for...
Tags: Business, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Oil, Americas, US, America, Opec, World news, Commodities, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Libya


US briefing: Trump's new immigration plan, Iran and Chelsea Manning

Friday’s top story: ‘merit-based’ immigration plan is ‘dead on arrival’, say critics. Plus, how Venezuela’s stalled revolution shows the limitations of the crowdSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Iran, Venezuela, Chelsea Manning, Trump, Tim Walker


Venezuela’s dead revolution shows the limitations of the crowd | Simon Jenkins

From Caracas to Extinction Rebellion, the will of the masses doesn’t always triumphWhatever happened to the Venezuelan revolution? Two weeks ago, we were assured by the media it was all over, bar the shouting. Television showed crowds controlling the streets of Caracas. A plane was on the tarmac and the decrepit regime of Nicolás Maduro was finished. He could not possibly survive, with his country in economic meltdown and only distant Russia on his side.I know Venezuela and have watched its trag...
Tags: Politics, Russia, Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Simon Jenkins, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido


AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Poor residents of Caracas submerged themselves in the highly polluted waters of the Guaire River scavenging for items to sell as a way to get through Venezuela’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Associated Press, Latin America, Caribbean, Caracas, Latin America Caribbean, Guaire River


Without Venezuela’s oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital. Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as $1,000 a month, enough to pay […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Haiti, Port au Prince Haiti, Bourdon, Jennifer Jean


Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force of 12 guerrillas […]
Tags: News, Washington, Nation, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, MACHURUCUTO Venezuela


Negotiations in Norway Aim to Resolve Venezuela’s Political Crisis

The efforts come after street violence that exploded when the opposition called in vain for a military uprising on April 30.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Norway, Venezeula, Overnight, Onetime


Colombia Moves Out Venezuela's Military Defectors

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dylan Baddour, freelance journalist in Bogota, about Colombia's changing policy for Venezuelan military defectors, moving them out of guarded hotels.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Npr, Bogota, Ari Shapiro, Dylan Baddour


Maduro, Guaido envoys meet in Norway to work out Venezuela conflict

The Venezuelan opposition has said President Nicolas Maduro used past negotiations to play for time and was not sincere about making concessions.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Venezuela, Associated Press, Norway, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro Guaido


Who gets Venezuela's oil?

Venezuela's two biggest creditors, China and Russia, are keeping an eye on what they're owed.
Tags: China, Russia, Cnn, Venezuela


Venezuela crisis: Both sides in Norway for peace talks

The talks mark a shift in tone just days after opposition lawmakers were charged with treason.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Norway


Venezuelan opposition and government envoys to hold crisis talks

Senior figures invited to Norway in bid to end political stalemate and economic meltdownVenezuela’s government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country’s crisis, though their mutual mistrust and differences on key issues are likely to reduce chances of progress.The development reported by officials on Wednesday appeared to reflect a recognition that neither side had been able to prevail in the struggle for power, leaving Venezuela in ...
Tags: Europe, Americas, World news, Venezuela, Norway, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuelan opposition and government to hold crisis talks

Figures invited to Norway in effort to end power struggle and economic paralysisVenezuela’s government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country’s crisis, though their mutual mistrust and differences on key issues are likely to reduce chances of progress.The development reported by officials on Wednesday appeared to reflect a recognition that neither side had been able to prevail in the struggle for power, leaving Venezuela in a state ...
Tags: Europe, Americas, World news, Venezuela, Norway, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido



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