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Venezuela's Juan Guaidó defies ban to appear at concert as aid showdown looms

Country braced for violence after clashes early on Friday leave two dead and 15 injuredVenezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has defied a government travel ban to appear at a star-studded aid concert inside the Colombia border, the day before his supporters plan to challenge the authority of Caracas by trying to ship food and medical donations into the country.Fears that Saturday’s showdown over aid could escalate into violence were heightened after Venezuelan soldiers on Friday morning op...
Tags: Americas, World news, US news, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Juan Guaido


Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

Willemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) - Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel's captain said, with the island's government citing security concerns. The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States -- part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela's self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The organizers tr...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Curacao, Juan Guaido


US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido's supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled President Nicolas Maduro erupted in violence Friday when security forces at the border killed at least two people.
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As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

The United States, which is among dozens of Western nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend. With tensions running high after Guaido invoked the constitution to declare an interim presidency last month, Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela despite widespread shortages of food and medicine and hyperinflation. The social...
Tags: Science, United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo: captain

Willemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) - Curacao island authorities on Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading humanitarian aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, officials said, with the government citing security. The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States -- part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela's self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The organizers tried on...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Curacao, Juan Guaido


Venezuelan troops open fire near border as aid standoff intensifies

The United States, which is among dozens of Western nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend. With tensions running high after Guaido invoked the constitution to declare an interim presidency last month, Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela despite widespread shortages of food and medicine and hyperinflation. Maduro, wh...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Maduro’s Troops Kill Two in Border Clash over Humanitarian Aid

Venezuelan troops on Friday killed two indigenous villagers attempting to block their convoy from reaching the Venezuela–Brazil border, where, the villagers believed, the troops planned to prevent humanitarian aid from entering the country.The troop convoy entered the indigenous village of Kumarakapay and fired on a group of residents attempting to block their path, killing one woman, Zoraida Rodriguez, and one man, Roland Garcia, and injuring many others, community leaders told the New York Pos...
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Rival concerts pave way for Venezuela aid challenge

Country braced for showdown between Maduro government and US-backed GuaidóVenezuela is bracing for a showdown this weekend between the government of Nicolás Maduro and the US-backed opposition which hopes to fracture military loyalties and undermine the authorities in Caracas by shipping food and medicine into the country.Rival concerts along the Colombian border being held on Friday are paving the way for the more serious political and military challenge to authorities in Caracas on Saturday. T...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Indigenous woman shot dead, a dozen injured, in border clashes with Venezuelan security forces

A high stakes bid by the Venezuelan opposition to transport aid into the country turned deadly on Friday as government forces opened fire on a group of indigenous volunteers, killing at least one woman and injuring 12.   Members of the indigenous community in the southern town of Kumarakapay, bordering Brazil, on Friday night took the commander of the Venezuelan national guard prisoner in retaliation.  Jose Miguel Montoya Rodriguez was being detained by members of the Pemon tribe, following the ...
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1 killed, 12 injured amid aid standoff in Venezuela

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and LUIS ANDRES HENAO CUCUTA, Colombia — Heightened tensions in Venezuela left one woman dead and a dozen injured near the border with Brazil on Friday, marking the first deadly clash related to the opposition’s plan to deliver humanitarian aid that President Nicolas Maduro has vowed not to accept. Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the Venezuela border town of Gran Sabana, identified the woman killed by a gunshot as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. He said mem...
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Venezuelan troops kill one in first bloodshed linked to aid entry

The killing came as fundraising concert for Venezuela - backed by British billionaire Richard Branson and featuring major Latin pop stars like Luis Fonsi and Maluma - kicked off in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta, where the United States has been stockpiling aid to ship across the border this weekend. With tensions running high after opposition leader Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to declare an interim presidency, Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis. Maduro has declar...
Tags: Science, United States, Brazil, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Maduro, Cucuta, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Juan Guaido


Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'

Russia on Friday accused the United States of using aid deliveries to Venezuela as a ploy to carry out military action against President Nicolas Maduro's government. "A dangerous provocation, instigated and led by Washington, is planned for February 23," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, pointing to efforts by opposition leader Juan Guaido to pick up US aid being stockpiled on the Colombian border. Guaido's plans to try to bring the aid across the border are aimed at provoking...
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Malnourished Venezuelans hope urgently needed aid arrives soon

The 38-year-old is one of many Venezuelans suffering from malnutrition as the once-prosperous, oil-rich OPEC nation has seen its economy halve in size over the last five years under President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelans' diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports and salaries fail to keep apace with inflation that is now above 2 million percent annually. Growing malnutrition is one of the reasons Venezuela's opposition leader Juan ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela's Maduro Orders Closure Of Brazilian Border

President Nicolás Maduro issued the order in an apparent effort to make it harder for international aid to enter the country and buoy his political opponent, Juan Guaidó.(Image credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP)
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China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela

Humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela, lest it cause violence, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate he...
Tags: Science, China, Colombia, Beijing, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Foreign Ministry, 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. At least 43 people have been slain in Venezuela since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, and some families accused special police units […]
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Maduro shuts border with Brazil as Guaido goes in search of aid

President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil on Thursday in an increasingly fraught power struggle with Juan Guaido, the opposition leader spearheading efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the country despite a military blockade. Guaido set out in a convoy of vehicles to personally pick up US aid being stockpiled on the other side of the Colombian border, defying Maduro's military to stop him. Recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, he lef...
Tags: News, US, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Rubio Predicts Maduro’s Troops Won’t Block Humanitarian Aid

Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) said Wednesday that Venezuelan troops have already begun to disobey orders and will likely refuse to block the thousands of volunteers who plan to escort a humanitarian-aid caravan across the country's border on Saturday.“Saturday’s a day when we’re going to find a lot about the Maduro regime,” Rubio told Bloomberg in a telephone interview. “I have reason to believe that rank-and-file military are not going to violently suppress aid workers.”Opposition leader J...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Colombia, Venezuela, Trump, Rubio, Marco Rubio R Fla, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Maduro orders borders closed as tensions mount over aid and rival music concerts

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, ordered the border with Brazil to be closed and said he was considering doing the same with Colombia as US aid stacked up on both frontiers on Thursday night. Mr Maduro dismissed efforts to deliver basic food and medicine as a "provocation" as opposition groups were heading to the border to carry the aid packages through in defiance of the regime. Juan Guaido, the opposition leader now recognised as Venezuela's legitimate president by 52 countries, ...
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Maduro orders closure of Venezuelan border with Brazil

Move comes days before opposition leaders planned to bring in foreign aidVenezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept.Maduro said he’s also weighing up shutting the border with Colombia. He made the announcement on state TV on Thursday, surrounded by military commanders. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Guaidó Leads Opposition Caravan From Venezuelan Capital To Colombian Border

Juan Guaidó, who's declared himself the legitimate president of Venezuela, says he'll force aid that's been building up at the border to enter the country.
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Pence will meet with Lima Group on Venezuela: spokeswoman

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will fly to Bogota, Colombia on Monday to discuss the Venezuela crisis with leaders of the regional Lima Group of nations, his office said on Thursday.  The United States and other members of the group have thrown their support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and are trying to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step aside to allow for new elections and the entry of humanitarian aid.  "The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy, and fre...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Mike Pence, Bogota Colombia, Pence, Alyssa Farah, Lima Group, Juan Guaido


Venezuelans travel to border in caravan to pick up aid

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A caravan of opposition leaders is heading toward Venezuela’s border with Colombia ahead of a Saturday showdown over humanitarian aid. Lawmakers departed in three white buses from Caracas early Thursday. They were supposed to be led by National Assembly President Juan Guaido. But the man recognized by dozens of countries as […]
Tags: News, Colombia, Nation, Venezuela, National Assembly, Caracas, Caracas Venezuela, Juan Guaido


Maduro's Soldiers Have Begun Disobeying Orders, Rubio Says

“Saturday’s a day when we’re going to find a lot about the Maduro regime,” Rubio, who’s been helping set U.S. policy toward Venezuela, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. Juan Guaido, the National Assembly leader battling Maduro as legitimate head of the country, has been pushing aggressively for soldiers and generals alike to recognize him as president, something the U.S. and more than 30 other countries have done. While only one general and two colonels -- among thousands of top offi...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Rubio, National Assembly, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Guaido says he's trying to freeze Venezuelan accounts in Switzerland

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to Switzerland's president on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American nation after "irregular movements" were discovered. Guaido invoked a constitutional provision to claim the presidency three weeks ago, arguing that Nicolas Maduro's reelection last year was a sham. Guaido said the Venezuelan government held bank accounts in Switzerland and that irregular efforts to migrate part of those accoun...
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Sanctions, Rock Concerts and Still Maduro May Not Go So Soon

Trump’s speech in Miami on Monday was the latest push by the U.S. and several allies who recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. The response to Trump’s statements was that Maduro and his generals dug in deeper and are showing no intention of giving up. Crucial struggles for power lie ahead in coming days, with Guaido pledging to open the country to humanitarian aid on Feb. 23 and Maduro and Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson hosting rival benefit concerts.
Tags: News, Richard Branson, Miami, Venezuela, Virgin Atlantic, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

Last month, Venezuelan opposition leader and Congress chief Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's reelection in May 2018 illegitimate. In an effort to secure the backing of Venezuela's military, Guaido proposed an amnesty for officers who turn on Maduro's government. Amid fears the changes have stalled, opposition leaders have begun to talk in the past week about bringing ruling Socialist Party stalwarts into a potential transition gove...
Tags: News, Congress, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Venezuela's military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment. Opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid in from various points Saturday "one way or another" despite military efforts to block it. "The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders... to avoid any violations of territorial ...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Curacao, Juan Guaido


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


Venezuela shuts border with Caribbean islands ahead of aid efforts

Maduro has rejected offers of foreign aid, denying there are widespread shortages and insisting that the country's economic problems are the result of sanctions by Washington. Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by dozens countries as the legitimate head of state, has said that food and medicine provided in part by the United States will enter Venezuela by land and sea on Saturday. The closure blocks movement of boats and aircraft between the western Venezuelan coastal state...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Caribbean, Curacao, Maduro, Aruba Bonaire, Juan Guaido, Washington Opposition, Vladimir Quintero