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Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'largest march in history' to oust Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency on the basis that Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate, reiterated his call for the country's armed forc...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Exclusive: Venezuela skirts U.S. sanctions by funneling oil sales via Russia

President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela's cash-strapped government on Russia as the United States tightens a financial noose around Maduro, who it describes as a dictator. With its economy reeling from years of recession and a s...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Reuters, Maduro, PDVSA


U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo

The United States will use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for his country's crisis and will make clear to Cuba and Russia they will pay a price for supporting him, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Pompeo made the comments in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, the final stop of a three-day trip to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where Washington's concerns are f...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Russia, United States, Peru, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Cucuta, Chile Paraguay


U.S., Brazilian vice presidents discuss Venezuela pressure at White House

In his first-ever talks with Mourao, Pence aimed to encourage the former Brazilian general to use his experience and influence to urge Venezuelan military leaders - as well as China and Russia - to pull back on their support of Maduro, a White House official said. The United States and most other Western countries have backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January, arguing that Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate. Mourao, who was a de...
Tags: Science, White House, China, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro, Mourão, Juan Guaido, Mourao Pence


U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

Greater efforts to prevent oil revenues from reaching Maduro, including sanctions on Venezuela's finance and oil sectors, were coming, Pence said in Houston before a hand-picked audience of 300 people, many from the local Venezuelan community who support Maduro's ouster. "The United States will continue to exert all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy" in Venezuela, Pence said at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, calling oil ship...
Tags: Florida, Science, United States, Venezuela, Houston, Cuba, Pence, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Venezuela Pence, Juan Guaido


Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports stable in March despite sanctions, blackouts

The OPEC member stabilized exports in March after shipments fell about 40 percent in February from the prior months, in the immediate aftermath of the United States announcing it would impose sanctions on oil sales to choke off the main source of revenue for socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The United States and many Western governments have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's rightful leader. Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim p...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuelans set up burning barricades over lack of power, water

The situation has fueled frustration with the government of President Nicolas Maduro and frayed nerves as schools and much of the nation's commerce have been interrupted by problems with public services for nearly three weeks. Protesters, some carrying rocks and their faces covered, burned tires and tree trunks along a stretch of downtown Caracas as they demanded Maduro improve the situation.
Tags: Science, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro


Exclusive: Trump eyeing stepped-up Venezuela sanctions for foreign companies - Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering imposing sanctions on companies from other countries that do business with Venezuela to cut off revenues to President Nicolas Maduro, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told Reuters TV on Friday. "We are even now looking at a series of additional steps we could take," Bolton said in the interview. The United States and most other Western countries have thrown their backing behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked the co...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Maduro, Reuters TV, Nicolas Maduro Trump, Juan Guaido


International Red Cross says it will channel aid to Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro in February blocked efforts by political opponents to bring U.S.-backed aid into the country across its borders with neighboring Colombia and Brazil, and has for years denied the country was suffering a humanitarian crisis. The involvement of the IFRC could signal that Maduro's socialist government, which has been subjected to crippling U.S. sanctions, may allow in much-needed food and medicine. Dozens of nations have recognized Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela's Nat...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro, IFRC, International Red Cross, Juan Guaido


Venezuela blackout drags into third day, Maduro announces 'load management'

Power went out in much of the country on Monday afternoon, less than two weeks after electricity was restored following the worst blackout in Venezuela's history. "The time has come to agitate in every state, in every community, to get water back, get electricity back, get gas back," said Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Guaido, who invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency in January, arguing President Nicolas Maduro's May 2018 re-election was ...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Guaido


Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits

Power went out in much of Caracas and nearly a dozen states in the early afternoon, stirring memories of a week-long outage earlier in the month that was the most severe in the country's history. Service was restored in many areas within hours on Monday and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a televised broadcast that power was being "progressively reestablished." "We have suffered a new attack on our national electricity system's load and transmission center today," Rodriguez said, ...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, National Assembly, Caracas, Maduro, Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez, Juan Guaido


U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

The Russian planes and military personnel arrived outside the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday, according to local media reports, two months after the Trump administration disavowed President Nicolas Maduro. Washington has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president and demands that Maduro leave power, which Russia has described as a U.S.-backed coup against the socialist government. "The United States condemns Russia's deployment of military aircraft a...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Nicolas Maduro Washington


Pompeo urges Moscow to cease 'unconstructive behavior' in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart on Monday Washington would "not stand idly by" while Russia throws its weight behind Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, after two Russian air force planes with scores of troops reportedly landed in the OPEC nation. The Russian planes and nearly 100 military personnel arrived outside the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday, according to local media reports.. If confirmed, the arrival could underscore a strengthening of ties be...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, State, Sergei Lavrov, Caracas, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Robert Palladino


Venezuela's Maduro plans 'deep restructuring' of government: VP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning a "deep restructuring" of his government, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday, as the country recovers from a prolonged blackout amid a power struggle with the opposition. "President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their roles up for review in a deep restructuring of the methods and functions of the Bolivarian government, to protect the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat," Rodriguez wrote on Twi...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Cabinet, Maduro, Rodriguez, Chavez, Simon Bolivar, Delcy Rodriguez


Venezuela's Guaido launches national tour in 'new phase' to oust Maduro

Guaido, who invoked the constitution in January to assume an interim presidency, saying Maduro's re-election was illegitimate, called on thousands of supporters to stay committed to what he dubbed "Operation Freedom." "Very soon, when we have visited and organized every inch ... we will go to Miraflores and reclaim what belongs to the Venezuelan people," Guaido said, referring to the palace, in a speech in the industrial city of Valencia 176 km (109 miles) west of Caracas, where he toured shops...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Valencia, Caracas, Maduro, Socialist Party, Miraflores, National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, Guaido


U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official

The United States is considering imposing financial sanctions that could prohibit Visa Inc , Mastercard Inc and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday. The move, which has not been finalized, would represent another step in tightening the financial noose on the government of President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. The sanctions would be targeted at the elite and groups loyal to Maduro, including memb...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Visa MasterCard, Visa Inc Mastercard Inc


Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

Power had returned to many parts of Venezuela after a nationwide outage last week that Maduro's ruling Socialist Party blamed on an act of U.S. sabotage, though it had not fully reached the western state of Zulia, where temperatures are high. In addition, there's no potable water and no food." The country's top food company, Empresas Polar, said four facilities in Maracaibo, the biggest city after the capital Caracas, had been sacked this week, with looters making off with water, soft drinks a...
Tags: Science, China, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro, Socialist Party, Empresas Polar, Maracaibo, Zulia


China offers help to Venezuela to restore power

China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber "sabotage" that plunged the South American country into its worst blackout on record. Maduro, who retains control of the military and other state institutions as well as the backing of Russia and China, has blamed Washington for his nation's economic turmoil and denounced opposition leader Juan Guaido as a puppet of the United States. With the power...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela, blaming U.S. for six-day blackout, orders diplomats to leave

"The presence on Venezuelan soil of these officials represents a risk for the peace, unity and stability of the country," the government said in a statement, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic ties between the two countries. Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab said on Tuesday he was asking Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court to open an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido for participating in the alleged "sabotage." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing Guaido as Ve...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Maduro Supreme Court, Tarek Saab, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. plans 'very significant' additional Venezuela sanctions: official

Abrams did not elaborate on the fresh measures but his warning came a day after the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Russian bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank for helping Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA evade U.S. financial restrictions. Abrams said Washington was also preparing to withdraw more U.S. visas from Venezuelans with close ties to President Nicolas Maduro. Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old C...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, U S Treasury, Abrams, Maduro, PDVSA, Juan Guaido, U S financial restrictions Abrams, Nicolas Maduro Washington


Venezuela gives U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said U.S. diplomats on Venezuelan soil must leave within three days, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic "interest sections" in the two countries. The U.S. State Department had announced on Monday it will withdraw its staff from Venezuela this week, saying their presence had become "a constraint on U.S. policy." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old Congres...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, Trump, U S State Department, Maduro, Jorge Arreaza, Juan Guaido, Julio Castro


Venezuela, blaming U.S. for blackout, orders diplomats to leave

Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab is also asking Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court to open an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido for participating in the alleged "sabotage," he said at a news conference on Tuesday. Washington has taken the lead in recognizing Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old congress chief declared himself interim president in January, calling Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud. With the power blackout in its sixth day, hospitals struggl...
Tags: Science, Washington, Venezuela, Maduro, Maduro Supreme Court, Tarek Saab, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuela give U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said U.S. diplomats on Venezuelan soil must leave within three days, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic "interest sections" in the two countries. The U.S. State Department had announced on Monday it will withdraw its staff from Venezuela this week, saying their presence had become "a constraint on U.S. policy." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old Congres...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, Trump, U S State Department, Maduro, Jorge Arreaza, Juan Guaido, Julio Castro


Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis; Rosneft rejects accusations

"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. President Donald Trump's administration has taken steps to ratchet up pressure on Madu...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana, Rosneft, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia Cuba, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuela congress declares 'state of alarm' over blackout

Much of Venezuela remained without power on Monday, although electricity had largely returned to the capital of Caracas following an outage on Thursday that President Nicolas Maduro called an act of U.S.-backed sabotage. The outage has added to discontent in a country already suffering from hyperinflation and a political crisis resulting from opposition leader Juan Guaido assuming the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud. "Nothing is normal in Venezuela, and we ...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis

"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressur...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Cuba, Havana, Trump, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia Cuba, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. sanctions Russian bank over dealings with Venezuela state oil firm

The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressure on Maduro and bolster Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by the United States and more than 50 other countries as interim president. “This action demonstrates that the United States will take action against foreign financial institutions that sustain the illegitimate Maduro regime and contribute to the economic collapse and humanitarian crisis plaguing the people of Venezuela," U.S. Treasur...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Trump, Treasury Department, Maduro, Steven Mnuchin, Juan Guaido, Venezuela U S Treasury, Evrofinance


Venezuelan blackout hits oil exports, residents scramble for food

President Nicolas Maduro, who has blamed the unprecedented blackout on sabotage by the United States at Venezuela's Guri hydroelectric dam, ordered the suspension of classes and the working day, as he had on Friday. Sources in the oil sector, OPEC member Venezuela's main source of foreign earnings and a vital generator of revenue for Maduro's government, said that exports from the primary port of Jose had been halted by the blackouts. The opposition-controlled congress called an emergency sess...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Jose


Venezuelans scramble for food and water as oil exports hit by blackout

President Nicolas Maduro, who has blamed the unprecedented blackout on sabotage by the United States at Venezuela's Guri hydroelectric dam, again ordered the suspension of classes and the working day, as he had on Friday. Sources in the energy sector, OPEC member Venezuela's main source of foreign earnings and a vital generator of revenue for Maduro's government, said that exports from the main oil terminal of Jose had been halted by the blackouts. The opposition-controlled congress called an ...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Jose


Maduro Says "Multiple Cyberattacks" Backed by U.S. to Blame for Four Days of Widespread Blackouts

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro—whose administration has been faced with a massive economic crisis, allegations of election-rigging, and a growing power struggle with U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó—is blaming the country’s fourth consecutive day of widespread power outages on U.S.-backed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Electricity, Venezuela, South America, Cyber Attacks, Nicolás Maduro, Cyber Warfare, Latin America, Maduro, Electrical Grid, Juan Guaido



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