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Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadershi...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Reuters Maduro


Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro 'usurper' of democracy

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as Venezuela's legitimate president, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing three unidentified sources. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent, with countries around the world disavowing his government. The United States and many Latin American nations say Maduro has become a dictator whose...
Tags: Science, Congress, Cnn, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Maduro, Venezuela Congress, Juan Guaido


Venezuela congress seeks freeze on Maduro government foreign accounts: document

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-run congress is considering a measure that would ask dozens of foreign governments to seek a freeze on bank accounts controlled by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. Congress is also preparing to formally declare Maduro a usurper following his inauguration to a disputed second term, according to a second draft document, which says all of his actions will be null and void. (Reporting by Brian El...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Reuters Venezuela, Reuters Congress


Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro government is 'illegitimate'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Venezuela's government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate on Saturday and said the United States would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to restore democracy there. "The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country," Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries.
Tags: Science, United States, Middle East, Venezuela, Abu Dhabi, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flags. The ceremony contrasted with the harsh realities that face the former bus driver turned socialist leader, including hyperinflation, severe food and medicine shortages and an exodus of millions of citizens. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech,...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro


U.S. condemns Venezuela's Maduro for 'usurpation of power'

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for usurpation of power on Thursday, as the South American leader was sworn in to second term in office that governments around the world described as illegitimate. (Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Susan Thomas)
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Mike Pompeo, Brian Ellsworth, Reuters U S Secretary of State


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term, shrugs off criticism

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech, the United States accused him of "usurping power," and Paraguay announced it was cutting diplomatic ties - a symbol of the growing diplomatic isolation that he will face in the new term. "That's the rallying cry of our revoluti...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term amid isolation, economic crisis

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a triumphant welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. "I swear on the legacy of Hugo Chavez ... that I will meet all of my duties under the constitution," Maduro said. Supreme Court Chief Maikel Moreno dedicated nearly 20 minutes to explaining why Maduro was not being sworn in by congress, which the ruling Socialist Par...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Venezuela, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


President Maduro to start new term as Venezuela isolation grows

Leaders from the ruling Socialist Party have disavowed criticism of Maduro's inauguration, which will keep him at the helm of the OPEC member until 2025, and called for rallies in his support. Opposition leaders, however, have portrayed the inauguration as the moment at which Maduro will be internationally branded a dictator following a widely boycotted 2018 election that many foreign governments described as a farce. "They've tried to turn a constitutional swearing-in ceremony into a world w...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party


Maduro to start new term as Venezuela isolation grows

Leaders from the ruling Socialist Party have disavowed criticism of Maduro's inauguration, which will keep him at the helm of the OPEC oil exporter until 2025, and called for rallies in his support. Opposition leaders, however, have portrayed the inauguration as the moment at which Maduro will be internationally branded a dictator following a widely boycotted 2018 election that many foreign governments described as a farce. "They've tried to turn a constitutional swearing-in ceremony into a w...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party


Maduro faces next term in a hobbled, isolated Venezuela

Leaders from the ruling Socialist Party have disavowed criticism of Maduro's inauguration, which will keep him at the helm of the OPEC oil exporter until 2025, calling for rallies of support and promoting him on social media with Twitter hashtags such as #Iampresident. Opposition leaders, however, have portrayed Thursday's inauguration as the moment at which Maduro will be internationally branded a dictator following a widely boycotted 2018 election that governments around the world described a...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party


New Venezuela congress chief says Maduro will be usurper president

Legislator Juan Guaido of the hard-line opposition party Popular Will, who was elected to head the legislature on Saturday, said he would confront the "dictatorship" and seek fair elections, without offering details. "This National Assembly, as the only legitimate power elected by Venezuelans, assumes the representation of the people." Venezuela's annual inflation now tops 1 million percent and basic food and medicine are out of the reach of most citizens, spurring an exodus of some 3 million ...
Tags: Science, Washington, United Nations, Venezuela, National Assembly, Maduro, New Venezuela, Juan Guaido


Mexico urges regional bloc not to meddle in Venezuela

Mexico on Friday called on its peers to refrain from interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs, declining to back a regional declaration that urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to take office on Jan. 10. Mexico was the sole country in the 14-member Lima Group that opted not to sign a statement critical of Maduro, the first time Mexico has not backed a declaration by the group since it was created in 2017 to push for democratic reforms in Venezuela.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Lima Group


Venezuela calls U.S. comments on Guyana dispute 'interventionist'

Venezuela's foreign ministry on Tuesday described as "interventionist and disrespectful" U.S. comments on a weekend incident in which the country's navy stopped two ships exploring for oil for Exxon Mobil off Guyana's coast. In response to the event, the U.S. State Department said Venezuela had behaved "aggressively" and called on the country to "respect international law and the rights of its neighbors." "It is evident that the U.S. government is interfering in a matter that is not at all i...
Tags: Science, Washington, Exxon Mobil, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Guyana, U S State Department, Maduro


Maduro says Venezuela's civil militia grows to 1.6 million members

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday the country's civil militia had grown to 1.6 million members - more than tripling in size from the beginning of the year - and that its mission was to defend the country against external aggression. Maduro's speech to militia members, broadcast on state television, came less than a week after the socialist leader, without offering evidence, accused the United States of plotting to invade the South American country, which is experiencing a sever...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Venezuelan President Maduro Blames Colombian President for Drone 'Assassination Attempt'

'There was a shield of love,' President Maduro said after surviving the attack
Tags: Science, Maduro


Maduro Responds To Reports That Trump Wanted To Invade Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has responded to reports that U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to invade Venezuela.
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election

Washington has said President Maduro is behaving like a dictato
Tags: Science, Washington, Venezuela, Maduro


Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Luisa Ortega leads a campaign from exile to discredit Maduro's government for human rights abuses
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Luisa Ortega



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