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Venezuela's Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 billion Conoco award

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will seek to annul an $8.7 billion arbitration award to U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips as he moves to preserve foreign assets, Guaido's chief legal representative said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 billion Conoco award

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will seek to annul an $8.7 billion arbitration award to U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips as he moves to preserve foreign assets, Guaido's chief legal representative said on Tuesday. If accepted, the annulment request would halt enforcement of the award over the 2007 loss of Conoco's projects in the South American country. It would follow a March decision by the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to impose t...
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Support strong for Guaidó in devastated Venezuelan oil city

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has met obstacles at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, and his visit to this once-thriving oil center was no different. He was forced to take a boat to outmaneuver police roadblocks and reach […]
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Rick Scott Accuses Maduro Of Genocide, Suggests U.S. Military ‘Help’ In Venezuela

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Sunday again suggested that the U.S. military “help” in Venezuela, ostensibly to deliver aid to the country as the United States calls for its current leader to step aside. In an interview on CNN, Scott twice accused Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of “genocide.” “Maduro is intentially starving his citizens,” Scott said. “We’ve got to really consider whether we do military… help getting this aid in to save the starving people of Venezuela,” he added. Sen. Rick S...
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Hungry and Desperate, but Away From a Country in Chaos

Millions of Venezuelans have poured across borders into Colombia and other countries, fleeing repression, corruption and a collapsing economy.
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Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

Washington will present a draft resolution to the Security Council aimed at recognizing Guaido and appointing his representative as the ambassador to the world body, Pence told the council. "The time has come for the United Nations to recognize interim president Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela and seat his representative in this body," Pence said.
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William Barr claims Trump campaign was 'spied' on under Obama – live

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.39pm BST Vice President Mike Pence has asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, per AFP.#BREAKING US Vice President Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader pic.twitter.com/SLm2sIsCCp 4.27pm BST Donald Trump said his adviser Stephen Miller - an immigration h...
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Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised will be a "definitive" escalation of pressure to force the country's embattled leftist leader from office. Addressing a giant anti-government rally in Caracas, Guaido -- whose claim to be interim president is supported by around 50 nations -- kicked off what he called "Operation Liberty," his plan to oust President Nicolas Maduro. "The greatest escalation of pressure we have seen in our history" has begun, Guaido sa...
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Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'greatest escalation of pressure'

Opposition supporters thronged the streets of Caracas and other cities on Saturday to protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government, as massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies further exacerbated a growing political crisis. The United States meanwhile has stiffened its economic sanctions against the government, and one top US official on Saturday warned Venezuela's military that it must protect the rights of peaceful protesters.
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Threats From Trump Often Fall Short

The president has issued threats to foreign countries, domestic corporations and an American state. Then, he retreated.
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Venezuelans take the streets as power-struggle intensifies

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Rival political factions are taking to the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation. Small groups of backers of opposition leader Juan Guaidó carrying Venezuelan flags and holding signs demanding liberty are gathering at concentration points Saturday to protest repeated power outages. Guaidó is trying […]
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Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas Maduro, amid rising anger over the collapse of public services. Thousands of opposition supporters are expected to march through the capital Caracas from 11:00 am on Saturday as Venezuela's power struggle is exacerbated by massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies.
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New U.S. Sanctions Seek to Block Venezuelan Oil Shipments to Cuba

The sanctions, senior administration officials said, could force a “recalibration” of Venezuela’s relationship with Cuba, which has been defending the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
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Lawyers for Venezuela's Guaido ask U.S. court to protect Citgo

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have asked a U.S. court to overturn a prior ruling allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to seize part of U.S. refiner Citgo, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela. Guaido heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly and in January invoked the country's constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing President Nicolas Maduro's 2018 re-election was a fraud. Last year, a judge ruled Crystallex could seize sh...
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Guaido Says Imprisoning Him Could Be Maduro's Final Move

“In the event that they want to, or try to, kidnap me, which they can do without a doubt, there is a complete strategy ready to continue with leadership, but also to intensify pressure,’’ Guaido said in an interview following a conference on the opposition’s policy plans to remedy Venezuela’s crisis. Venezuelan law has afforded Guaido, 35, immunity from prosecution because he is the head of the opposition-dominated National Assembly.
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EU condemns stripping of immunity from Venezuela's Guaido

The EU on Thursday condemned a decision to strip Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity from prosecution, calling it a "serious violation" of the constitution that undermined the chances of a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. "The EU rejects the decision taken by the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly to lift Juan Guaido's parliamentary immunity," EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said, in a statement on behalf of all 28 members of the bloc. Lawmakers in V...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity

The Venezuelan government has stripped president Nicolas Maduro's rival Juan Guaido of his parliamentary immunity, opening the door for his possible arrest and prosecution. Mr Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled national assembly, declared himself president on January 23 and has been recognised as Venezuela’s legitimate leader by more than 50 countries. Until now, Mr Maduro has given Mr Guaido a remarkably free rein, unwilling to risk antagonising supporters of the 35 year old – includ...
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Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity, allowing potential arrest

A pro-government lawmaking body installed by President Nicolas Maduro voted on Tuesday to strip the opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity, paving the way for his potential arrest.The move by the Constituent Assembly represents the government’s latest effort to raise the pressure on Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January in the biggest challenge that Maduro has faced in six years in office.In recent weeks, the government has barred Guaido from travelling, froz...
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Venezuela's slums are turning on Maduro – but Guaidó faces uphill battle

The support of barrios like Petare may be key to overcoming Maduro. But not all residents are sold on his challengerNicolás Maduro’s special forces set up camp on Petare’s doorstep just days after efforts to depose him began, daubing the pitch black exterior of their base with their commander-in-chief’s call to arms: “Always loyal, never traitors”.Alongside, troops painted two white skulls and a second chilling mantra: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Continue reading...
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Venezuela lawmakers loyal to Maduro open door to prosecution of Guaido

Guaido, leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, in January invoked the country's constitution to assume the interim presidency after declaring President Nicolas Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud. The Constituent Assembly's decree is necessary for the Supreme Court to move ahead with a trial of Guaido because as a legislator he has parliamentary immunity that makes it more difficult for him to be tried than the average citizen. "This formally authorizes the continuation of the tr...
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The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó recognizes risk of arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's Crisis (all times local):
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Venezuela's Guaido stripped of immunity, can face prosecution

Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido's immunity Tuesday -- and authorized the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler. Guaido -- whose claim is recognized by over 50 countries -- had earlier expressed fears of being abducted by government agents following a request by the Supreme Court to the Constituent Assembly to lift his parliamentary immunity. Critics of the controversial two-yea...
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Venezuela crisis: Guaidó's immunity lifted by Maduro loyalists

The move paves the way for the man who declared himself Venezuelan president to be arrested.
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Venezuela: Juan Guaidó stripped of parliamentary immunity

Nicolás Maduro’s constituent assembly removes protection, opening the door for arrest of man backed by dozens of countries as interim leaderVenezuela’s opposition figurehead, Juan Guaidó, has vowed to continue fighting Nicolás Maduro’s “cowardly, miserable and murderous” regime after he was stripped of his parliamentary immunity – a move that potentially opens the door to Guaidó’s arrest.More than 50 countries have recognized Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate leader since he launched his campaign...
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Venezuela Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity

The move represents the government’s latest effort to raise the pressure on Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president in January.
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Venezuela lawmakers strip opposition leader of his immunity

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Lawmakers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stripped Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday, paving the way for the opposition leader’s prosecution and potential arrest for supposedly violating the constitution when he declared himself interim president. But whether Maduro’s government will take action against the 35-year-old lawmaker remains unclear. Guaido has embarked […]
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Maduro Government Strips Opposition Leader Guaido of Immunity

The Constituent Assembly, an all-powerful political body set up in 2017 to bypass the National Assembly, voted unanimously to act on the recommendation of Venezuela’s top court, also packed by and loyal to Maduro. Guaido, the head of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, is accused of inciting violence and lying about his personal finances in addition to ignoring a travel ban, which he breached by leaving the country to drum up support abroad for regime change. “Let’s give justice time, ...
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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...
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Venezuela crisis: Court asks to lift Guaidó's immunity

Venezuela's top court adds to growing pressure on the man who declared himself interim president.
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Venezuela's Guaido pledges more protests over power, water shortages

Scattered protests continued throughout several working-class neighborhoods of the capital Caracas on Monday, with small groups of people blocking roads demanding water be returned after a week of intermittent blackouts that have left many areas without electricity. "We are going to protest, we are going to make demands, we are going to take to the streets of Venezuela, because it is our right." Power outages over the weekend prompted Venezuela's main oil terminal, Jose, to halt operations inc...
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