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Juan Guaidó claims Venezuelan agents arrested his chief of staff

Venezuelan opposition leader said in a tweet Roberto Marrero was ‘kidnapped’ before dawn The Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, says intelligence agents have arrested his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalling that President Nicolás Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition’s challenge to his rule.Guaidó invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud, and has been recognised by dozens of western nat...
Tags: Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Roberto Marrero


Juan Guaidó says Venezuelan agents arrested his chief of staff

Venezuelan opposition leader says Roberto Marrero was ‘kidnapped’ before dawn The Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has said intelligence agents arrested his chief of staff after a pre-dawn raid, signalling that President Nicolás Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition’s challenge to his rule.Guaidó invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud, and he has been recognised by dozens of western nations as the c...
Tags: Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Roberto Marrero


Guaidó’s Chief of Staff Is Arrested by Venezuela Police

Officers seized Roberto Marrero, a confidant of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó. His detention is a significant escalation of the country’s political crisis.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Detainees, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Roberto Marrero


Venezuela's Army Remains Supportive Of President Maduro

Colombia says about 1,000 Venezuelan soldiers have defected and support opposition leader Juan Guaido. The defections have done little to undermine the military's support for Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: News, Colombia, Army, Venezuela, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela's Prolonged Power Struggle Over Who's In Charge Continues

Eight weeks ago, opposition leader Juan Guaido told a crowd that he's the rightful president, and not Nicolas Maduro. The U.S. agreed — as did many other countries. Yet Maduro is still in powe
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature makes new military offer

Members of the Venezuelan armed forces that abandon President Nicolas Maduro will keep their rank and be reinstated once a new government is in place, the opposition-controlled legislature said Tuesday. The announcement marked the latest offer from the National Assembly, headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, to try to convince more military personnel to switch sides. Guaido, recognized by more than 50 countries as acting president, launched a challenge to...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. sanctions Venezuela gold mining company for backing Maduro

The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday against Venezuela's state-run gold mining company Minerven and its president, Adrian Perdomo, accusing them of illicit operations and propping up the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, Minerven, Adrian Perdomo


US adds Venezuelan state mining company to sanctions list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has added a Venezuelan state-owned mining company and its president to a growing sanctions list as it seeks to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The Treasury Department says the gold mining company known as Minerven and Adrian Antonio Perdomo Mata are helping to prop up Maduro while encroaching on […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Nicolás Maduro, Treasury Department, Maduro, Minerven, Adrian Antonio Perdomo Mata


Venezuelan Opposition Take Over Diplomatic Offices in the U.S.

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Monday they had seized three diplomatic properties in the U.S. previously used by the government of President Nicolás Maduro, as the two men continue their tug of war over the South American country. Carlos Vecchio, Guaidó’s main envoy in the U.S, told reporters in Washington that they…
Tags: News, Washington, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Maduro, Nicol, Onetime, Juan Guaid, Carlos Vecchio Guaid


Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- With all the threats of “red flag” laws and criticisim about the NRA, maybe we need to take a look at what the bigger picture is showing. It is always easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees, but you sometimes have to take a step back – and a look at the big picture shows that Second Amendment supporters have been winning the arguments. You’re wondering, “How could we be winning the...
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Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

The envoy, Carlos Vecchio, said the opposition had gained control of two buildings belonging to Venezuela's defense ministry in Washington and one consular building in New York. "We are taking these steps in order to preserve the assets of the Venezuelans here in this country," Vecchio said from one of the buildings, the office of Venezuela's military attache to Washington, after removing a portrait of Maduro from the wall and replacing it with one of Guaido.
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Venezuela, Maduro, Vecchio, Carlos Vecchio


U.S.-sanctioned Venezuelan general defects to Colombia: sources

A Venezuelan general who is under U.S. sanction for incompetent management of a state medicine program has fled to Colombia amid growing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The United States in 2018 sanctioned army General Carlos Rotondaro, former head of a government agency that provided medicine for chronic health conditions, as part of efforts to "highlight the economic mismanagement and endemic corruption" by Maduro's government.
Tags: News, Colombia, United States, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Carlos Rotondaro


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 Maduro Asks Cabinet Ministers to Offer Resignations

“President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire Executive Cabinet to offer their charges for resignation for the purpose of a profound reorganization of the methods and operation of the Bolivarian government to shield the Homeland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said in a tweet. Maduro is facing international pressure to step down amid one of the worst economic and political crises in recent times.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Maduro, Chavez, Delcy Rodriguez, Executive Cabinet, Homeland of Bolivar


‘It Is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Venezuela Voters

President Nicolás Maduro sent doctors door-to-door to warn the ill and elderly that care would be cut off unless they voted for the governing party, said 16 Cuban physicians who worked in Venezuela.
Tags: News, Doctors, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, Shortages, Hugo, Maduro, Chavez, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Medicine and Health, Voter Registration and Requirements, Rationing and Allocation of Resources


Venezuela's Guaido starts domestic tour to stir support

Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim leader Juan Guaido began a tour of his country Saturday aimed at sparking a citizen's movement to pry President Nicolas Maduro from power. As Guaido, 35, kicked off his "operation freedom" in the northern city of Valencia, the pro-Maduro military staged the latest in a series of exercises. The drill focused on defending hydroelectric infrastructure from attack -- a reaction to a weeklong national blackout that Maduro blamed on US "sabotage" but experts said ...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Valencia, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


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


Was Venezuela's 5-Day Blackout Caused By Cyberattacks -- or Wildfires?

What caused a devastating five-day blackout in Venezuela? Two engineers with expertise in geospatial technologies believe the answer lies in images from a NASA weather satellite showing thermal activity, which they superimposed onto Google Earth, the AP reports: Within hours of the attack, the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro began accusing the U.S. of a cyberattack. Maduro has stuck to that narrative, saying hackers in the U.S. first shut down the Guri Dam and then delivered sev...
Tags: Tech, Ap, Nasa, Venezuela, Google Earth, Associated Press, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, José Aguilar


Maduro Must Go

Opinion Maduro Must Go USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is one simple answer to the humanitarian disaster in Venezuela: The dictator Nicolás Maduro and his corrupt, violent, repressive regime must go. It is vital that the United States government understands that when it embraced the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, it set the full prestige of the United States behind the new reform effort and against the Cuban-Russian-Chinese-Iranian backed Maduro dictatorship. Venezuela is part of the immediate...
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American stops flying to Venezuela

Amid the civil unrest taking place in Venezuela, American Airlines is joining other major US airlines in suspending service to the country. Normally, the airline flies twice daily between Caracas and Miami, and once between Maracaibo and Miami. The decision came after the Allied Pilots Association (APA), a union group for American Airlines Pilots, began urging its pilots to refuse trips to the country following a travel advisory issued by the US State Department. The advisory warned of “viole...
Tags: Travel, US, Miami, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, United, US Embassy, American Airlines, All, Reuters, Caracas, Maduro, US State Department, Maracaibo, Allied Pilots Association APA, Juan Guaido


Maduro creates military unit to protect public service installations

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro created a military unit on Friday charged with protecting basic installations and services such as electricity and water just over a week after the country was hit with a massive blackout. Maduro repeated his claim that the blackout, which lasted almost a week, was due to "successive attacks" against the country's major hydroelectric facility at Guri in Bolivar state, "directed" by US President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton. Opposition ...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Bolivar, John Bolton, Maduro, Guri, Juan Guaido


Bolivia’s Morales, in Greece, backs Venezuela’s Maduro

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bolivia’s left-wing president on Thursday compared Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to an erstwhile colonial viceroy and spoke out against any military intervention in the troubled country. “Are we returning to colonial times?” Evo Morales said in a speech in Athens, during a rare trip to Europe. “Like Juan Guaido … […]
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Ap, Nation, Athens, Venezuela, Bolivia, ATHENS Greece, Evo Morales, Morales, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Inside the August plot to kill Maduro with drones

New videos obtained by CNN provide chilling insight into a mystery drone attack against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro last year—the world's first known attempt to kill a head of state with a retail drone, purchased online and armed by hand with military grade explosives.
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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's pro-regime 'colectivos' vow to back Maduro whatever it costs

The scene occurred during a weeklong blackout that was the worst in Venezuela's history. Maduro had called on his supporters to show "active resistance" to the "electric sabotage" he claimed was waged by the United States.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Maduro


U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

If the Trump administration decides to move forward, such sanctions could prohibit U.S. companies from engaging with entities that recognize Maduro as the president of Venezuela. U.S. and other international firms use local institutions to process transactions, and the majority of the local financial institutions are state-owned enterprises.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Trump, Maduro


House bills meant to step pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved bills intended to step up U.S. pressure against the government of Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS’ mah-DOO’-roh). One would add new restrictions on the export of tear gas, riot gear and other ítems that can be used for crime control. The second measure urges […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, House, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, House Foreign Affairs Committee


Venezuela calls public sector back to work as blackout recedes

Venezuela's public employees were called to return to work Thursday after the government ended a nearly week-long hiatus caused by an unprecedented nationwide blackout that deepened widespread anger against President Nicolas Maduro. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in an address on state television Wednesday that Maduro decided the public sector would resume work on Thursday, although state schools would remain closed for an extra day. The span of decreed public holidays started la...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Jorge Rodriguez


Venezuela: prominent journalist taken by intelligence service

Luis Carlos Díaz, who was charged with inciting violence and ordered not to leave the country, was released late on TuesdayVenezuela’s National Press Workers Union said agents raided Luis Carlos Díaz’s home shortly before dawn, seizing computers as the handcuffed journalist looked on. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty ImagesA prominent Venezuelan journalist who had been reporting on the country’s escalating political crisis and electricity blackout out has been seized by secret police, spar...
Tags: News, US, Un, Venezuela, Daily Telegraph, Reyes, Caracas, Maduro, Diaz, Michelle Bachelet, Ronaldo Schemidt, Diosdado Cabello, Nicolas Maduro Maduro, National Press Workers Union, Billy Six, Juan Guaido


U.S. Pulls Diplomats From Its Embassy In Caracas, and Tensions Between Venezuela and Brazil Escalate

Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela's relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Tags: US, Management, Brazil, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro