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U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Maduro


Venezuela crisis: US blacklists Russian oil firm for helping Maduro

The move freezes any US-held assets of Rosneft Trading SA, accused of supporting Venezuela's leader.
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Maduro, Rosneft Trading SA


U.S. blacklists unit of Russian oil giant to hurt Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Maduro


US announces sanctions on Russian oil firm for supporting Venezuela's Maduro

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced sanctions against a Russian oil firm accused of supporting the Maduro regime -- the latest in a string of actions aimed at forcing the embattled Venezuelan leader from power.
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russian Oil Company Supporting Venezuela’s Leader

The sanctions seek to pressure President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela to give up power, nearly two years after he was re-elected in a widely disputed vote.
Tags: News, Russia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Donald J, Embargoes and Sanctions, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, U S Imposes Sanctions on Russian Oil Company


A Free and Fair Presidential Election Is Venezuela’s Way Forward

Efforts to end the country’s crisis at the ballot box must synchronize national, regional and international approaches.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Lima Group, Guaido


The trade-offs and limitations of US sanctions options

The United States has two different kinds of law to put pressure on another country and its leaders. One set of laws deals with unfair practices like China’s violations of American patents and support of state-owned industries. Those practices prompted US tariffs, which then prompted Chinese retaliatory tariffs last year.  A limited truce was announced January 15, but many tariffs still remain. Other laws are much broader, allowing the president to impose tariffs against imports, or sanctions ag...
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Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year on from the attempted coup that failed to remove president Maduro from power. While conditions in Caracus appear slightly improved, outside the capital conditions in schools and hospitals are appalling – and getting worse. Also today: Jess Cartner-Morley on pockets A year ago, the crisis in Venezuela reached a new pitch as the politician Juan Guaidó led an attempt to overthrow the country’s president, Nicolás M...
Tags: Health, Americas, World news, Guardian, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Caracas, Maduro, Jess Cartner Morley, Tom Phillips, Anushka Asthana, Juan Guaido, Caracus


Denouncing the U.S., Venezuelan Troops and Militias Stage Drills

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuela’s armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas. Despite the maneuvers, there are no indications that the U.S. plans any military intervention in Venezuela. Washington has focused on political and diplomatic pressure in its efforts to oust Maduro, only saying last year that it had not ruled out a military option...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Colombia, Venezuela, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Militiamen, Blanco, U S, Caracas, Maduro, CARACAS Venezuela Venezuela, SCOTT SMITH


Denouncing US, Venezuelan troops, militias stage drills

Venezuela's armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas. Despite the maneuvers, there are no indications that the U.S. plans any military intervention in Venezuela. Washington has focused on political and diplomatic pressure in its efforts to oust Maduro, only saying last year that it had not ruled out a military option.
Tags: News, Washington, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, U S, Caracas, Maduro, Venezuela Washington


U.S. condemns detention of Venezuela opposition leader Guaido's uncle

The U.S. State Department on Saturday condemned the detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's uncle as politically motivated and demanded his immediate release. Juan Jose Marquez was detained on Tuesday on his return to Venezuela after a three-week international tour. "The preposterous charges that have been put forward further exemplify the increasing desperation of Maduro and his corrupt associates," said State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus in a statement.
Tags: News, Venezuela, State Department, U S State Department, Maduro, Morgan Ortagus, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Juan José Márquez


Venezuelan's Maduro calls his decision allowing dollar transactions 'correct'

Maduro, a socialist, accuses the United States of waging "economic war" on the OPEC nation through sanctions on its crucial oil sector. In response to a question from Reuters about whether the rise in dollar transactions exacerbated inequality between Venezuelans with access to foreign currency and those without, Maduro said the change had "breathed oxygen" into the economy called on his cabinet to "reflect" on its adverse effects. "I am conscious of the inequalities that result from this," Ma...
Tags: News, Opec, United States, Reuters, Maduro


Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó "will come"

Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press three days after Guaidó returned from a tour to the U.S. and Europe, in defiance of a court order prohibiting him from leaving the country. Despite the order, migration officials let Guaidó into the country after he arrived on a commercial flight at Venezuela’s main international airport. Maduro said that the day Venezuela’s justice system decides Guaidó should be imprisoned “for all the crimes he’s committed,” he will be jailed.
Tags: Europe, News, Venezuela, Maduro, Guaido


Celebrated Abroad, Juan Guaidó Faces Critical Test in Venezuela

On an international tour, the Venezuelan opposition leader looked strong. But at home, he faces a disillusioned base, an authoritarian leader and a pivotal moment for the country.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, United States International Relations, Caracas (Venezuela, Guaido


Lining Deplorables Up & Shooting Them, Stalin style! This is Entertainment?

Opinion Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “I do not wonder that the sordid hypocrisy of elitist/leftist politicians, who enjoy continuous protection provided by stone-faced men bearing ‘weapons of war,’ yet so pseudo-sanctimoniously insist that ‘ordinary citizens’ should never be allowed to keep nor bear arms of any kind, is never questioned by the media. I do wonder why Republicans don’t bring it up!” ~ Thompson Hollywood’s leftist elites are piously defending their soon-to-be-released [March...
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Venezuelan officials arrest opposition leader's uncle

An ally of President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that officials have detained a close relative of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, accusing the uncle of trying to smuggle “dangerous materials” into Venezuela. Guaidó accused Maduro of using his uncle, Juan José Márquez, as a means of threatening him as he returns from an international tour rallying support to oust the socialist leader. Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello, a Maduro ally, said in his weekly TV program Wednesday night that Guai...
Tags: News, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Diosdado Cabello, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Venezuela Guaido, Juan José Márquez


Energized Guaidó Returns to Venezuela, Vowing Move Forward in Campaign Against Maduro

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is gearing up for the next stage of his following his return home from a tour abroad that included a meeting with his most important foreign ally — U.S. President Donald Trump. An energized Guaidó told cheering supporters at a public square in the capital of Caracas late Tuesday that he is armed with the backing of the “free world” to finish the job of reclaiming the nation. “Today more than ever we have to make our presence ...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, Uncategorized, United States, Venezuela, Boris Johnson, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Oval Office, Caracas, Maduro, Onetime


Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó greeted with abuse after return from world tour

President Maduro's supporters shouted "fascist" at the opposition figure after he landed in Caracas.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Venezuela rounds up U.S. oil executives as Guaidó visits DC

MIAMI — Six American oil executives under house arrest in Venezuela were rounded up by police hours after President Donald Trump met Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s chief opponent at the White House, according to family members of the men. Alirio Zambrano said early Thursday that the executives of Houston-based Citgo were abruptly taken from their homes last night by the SEBIN intelligence police. Zambrano, the brother of two of the six detained men, said their current whereabouts are unkn...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, House, Miami, Venezuela, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro


Trump’s Shout-Out Masks a Bleak Outlook for Venezuela’s Guaidó

The U.S. president has made the troubled South American nation a political pawn in the new cold war with Russia.
Tags: News, Russia, Venezuela, South America, Trump, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Donald J, Guaido




U.S. warns energy companies like Reliance, Chevron over ties to Venezuela's Maduro

The Trump administration is ramping up pressure against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, and energy companies with ties to it, from Russia's Rosneft to U.S.-based Chevron Corp , should "tread cautiously," a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Russia, businessNews, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Trump, Maduro, Chevron Corp, Reliance Chevron


US threatens Venezuela with 'crippling' measures after Trump-Guaidó meeting

* US rolls out red carpet for Venezuela opposition leader * Trump administration to take unspecified steps within 30 daysThe United States has warned it was preparing “crippling” and “impactful measures” designed to force Nicolás Maduro from power as Donald Trump rolled out the red carpet for the Venezuelan leader’s challenger, Juan Guaidó.Guaidó, who has spent the last year battling – so far unsuccessfully – to topple Maduro, arrived at the White House on Wednesday afternoon and was met by the...
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US threatens Venezuela with 'crippling' measures after Trump-Guaidó meeting

US rolls out red carpet for Venezuela opposition leaderTrump administration to take unspecified steps within 30 daysThe United States has warned it was preparing “crippling” and “impactful measures” designed to force Nicolás Maduro from power as Donald Trump rolled out the red carpet for the Venezuelan leader’s challenger, Juan Guaidó.Guaidó, who has spent the last year battling – so far unsuccessfully – to topple Maduro, arrived at the White House on Wednesday afternoon and was met by the US pr...
Tags: White House, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Juan Guaido Guaido, Trump Guaidó


5 times President Trump attacked socialism in the 2020 State of the Union

5 times President Trump attacked socialism in the 2020 State of the Union President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the ninety-seventh to be given in person and the third of his presidency. In addition to touting a booming economy and highlighting the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen and other groundbreaking Americans, the president attacked socialism, in the U.S. and abroad, at least five times. Here are the ways...
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Inviting rival to speech, Trump vows to 'smash' Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "smash" the rule of Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro as he welcomed his rival to his annual address before Congress. In an extraordinarily direct sign of support, Trump invited Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido -- considered interim president by some 60 countries -- to watch his State of the Union address from the guests' gallery above. "Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people," Trump said.
Tags: News, Congress, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Read the Full Transcript of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Trump’s speech came as his impeachment trial approaches its end — Senators will vote Wednesday on whether or not to remove the President from office. During Tuesday’s speech, which lasted about an hour and a half, Trump spoke about the economy, healthcare, and border security. He also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Tr...
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Venezuelan banks begin storing dollars amid Maduro’s liberalization: sources

At least half a dozen Venezuelan banks have begun storing in vaults millions of dollars and euros accumulated in cash by businesses during an unexpected economic liberalization by President Nicolas Maduro, according to sources.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Venezuelan retailers can’t replace stock because of Maduro’s Petro ‘cryptocurrency’

Petro, the cryptocurrency pet project from Venezuelan President’s Nicolas Maduro, is causing headaches for the country. Retail stores in Venezeula are protesting the Petro by refusing to accept it as a payment method, local news reports. Retailers say that no supplier accepts the “cryptocurrency,” which means vendors have to exchange it for fiat. [Read: Maduro’s Petro cryptocurrency will be an official currency in Venezuela — like the Bolivar] Ordinarily this wouldn’t be too much of a problem, b...
Tags: Startups, World, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Maduro, Venezeula, Petro, Hard Fork, Bank of Venezuela


Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies Supporters, Meets Rubio in Miami

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who’s played a key role in shaping U.S. policy on the South American country. It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when...
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