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Venezuelan government quashes military revolt

Venezuela faced more turmoil on Monday when a small team of soldiers, claiming to be members of Venezuela's armed forces, attempted an uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and triggered violent street protests in Caracas.
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Military revolt squashed in Venezuela

aced more turmoil on Monday when a small team of soldiers, claiming to be members of Venezuela's armed forces, attempted an uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and triggered violent street protests in Caracas.
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Military revolt quashed in Venezuela

aced more turmoil on Monday when a small team of soldiers, claiming to be members of Venezuela's armed forces, attempted an uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and triggered violent street protests in Caracas.
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Venezuela claims it has foiled attempted military uprising

Government accuses ‘shadowy interests’ in national guard of launching insurrectionVenezuela’s government has claimed to have foiled what appeared to be an attempted military insurrection, blaming the mutiny on “shadowy interests of the extreme right”.In a statement, Venezuela accused a small group of “assailants” from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) of “betraying their oath of loyalty to the homeland” by kidnapping four officials in an attempt to steal weapons that began at about 2.50am loca...
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Venezuela Puts Down Mutiny With National Guard Unit

Protesters chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave powe
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Venezuela's Government Blocks Access To Wikipedia

Haaretz (with contributions from Reuters and the Associated Press) reports: According to NetBlocks, a digital rights group that tracks restrictions to the internet, as of 12 January, Venezuela largest telecommunications provider CANTV has prevented access to Wikipedia in all languages. The internet observatory told Haaretz the ban was discovered by attempting "to access Wikipedia and other services 60,000 times from 150 different points in the country using multiple providers." Roughly 16 milli...
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Bolsonaro pressures Venezuelan leader with vow to 're-establish democracy'

Brazilian president said he will do ‘everything for democracy’ in a video message as his son called Nicolás Maduro a ‘cancer’Brazil’s rightwing president, Jair Bolsonaro, has piled further pressure on Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, vowing to do “everything for democracy to be re-established”. Related: Rightwing Venezuelan exiles hope Bolsonaro will help rid them of Maduro Continue reading...
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Venezuela: 12 charged in detention of opposition leader

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say 12 officials with the country’s intelligence agency will be tried for their role in the brief detention of an opposition leader whose confinement sparked international outrage as he ramps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. Authorities announced Wednesday that a court in Venezuela’s capital has decided to keep […]
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Venezuela’s opposition outlines roadmap for power transfer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate,” moving a step closer to implementing a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections. A resolution adopted Tuesday accuses Maduro of “usurping” power and says his administration’s acts will no longer carry legal authority. […]
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Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing Maduro

Venezuela's opposition-controlled but powerless National Assembly stepped up its battle with President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday by offering an amnesty to anyone from the military who joins it in disavowing the socialist leader. The "amnesty law" would extend also to civilian government officials who collaborate "in the restitution of constitutional order," parliament said. The row between the legislature and Maduro has intensified since the socialist leader was sworn in last week for a second...
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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...
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Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.
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Who is Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader challenging Maduro's rule?

The 35-year-old Venezuelan was un unknown figure until he told the world he was ready to assume the presidency as Nicolás Maduro began his second term Until last week, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, was an unknown figure on the international stage. Related: Venezuela: opposition leader declares himself ready to assume presidency Continue reading...
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Embattled President Maduro raises Venezuelan wages to $6.70

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is boosting the minimum wage again amid the country's relentless battle against hyperinflation.Maduro presented his economic plans Monday at the start to his second disputed... [Author: [email protected]]
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'Bolsonaro is Hitler!' Venezuela's Maduro exclaims amid Brazil spat

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a modern Adolf Hitler, days after Brasilia officially recognized an opposition leader as the legitimate head of the increasingly isolated country. Brazil on Saturday said it recognized Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run Congress, as legitimate president after Maduro was sworn in to a second term that countries around the world described as illegitimate.
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Maduro accuses opposition of staging arrest of parliament president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his opponents Monday of staging the arrest of parliament president Juan Guaido by intelligence service agents. Guaido was detained for around an hour after SEBIN agents stopped his car on a highway outside the capital Caracas, picking him up as he traveled to a political rally in a nearby town. "Ah, what a coincidence! A camera perfectly placed... professional, which caught the moment the deputy... was detained in a strange event," said Maduro, speak...
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Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro’s rival

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelans rang in the new year, few in the crisis-wracked nation had even heard of Juan Guaido. Two weeks later, the young backbench lawmaker has emerged as a key power broker as he leads the opposition-controlled congress in a high-stakes standoff with socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who is increasingly seen […]
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Caracas denies ordering assembly leader's detention

The president of the opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents for around an hour Sunday, but President Nicolas Maduro's government denied any knowledge of the operation. Following his release, Juan Guaido was met by hundreds of cheering supporters at the political rally he had been heading to when he was intercepted on a highway by armed and hooded men in two Venezuelan intelligence service vehicles, according to his wife. "So Maduro ...
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National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

The president of the opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was released less than an hour after being arrested by Venezuelan intelligence agents on Sunday, his wife said. Juan Guaido had directly challenged the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro as the president was sworn in for a second term on Thursday, calling next day for a transitional government ahead of new elections. "Thank you to everyone that reacted immediately with support against the dictatorship's abuses against my husb...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Juan Guaido, Fabiana Rosales


Venezuela’s opposition leader briefly detained after challenging Maduro

Juan Guaidó was seized after he declared himself ready to assume the presidency in a bold challenge to its leader Nicolás MaduroVenezuelan secret police seized and then swiftly released a prominent opposition leader, less than 48 hours after he declared himself ready to assume the presidency of his crisis-stricken country in a bold challenge to its leader Nicolás Maduro.Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament, was reportedly taken by agents from the Bolivarian ...
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Venezuela opposition leader briefly detained after challenging Maduro

Juan Guaidó was seized after he declared himself ready to assume the presidency in a bold challenge to its leader Nicolás MaduroVenezuelan secret police seized and then swiftly released a prominent opposition leader, less than 48 hours after he declared himself ready to assume the presidency of his crisis-stricken country in a bold challenge to its leader Nicolás Maduro.Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament, was reportedly taken by agents from the Bolivarian ...
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Mike Pompeo calls Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela 'illegitimate'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate" and said the United States would use diplomatic efforts to try to restore democracy in the economically battered nation.
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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.
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US says time for new government in Venezuela

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States ramped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the country. The State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who […]
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Venezuela: opposition leader declares himself ready to assume presidency

Juan Guaidó said he has constitutional right to assume leadership because Maduro is an illegitimate ‘usurper’The head of Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament has thrown down the gauntlet to his country’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, declaring himself ready to assume the presidency, in a rare and potentially destabilizing challenge to two decades of Bolivarian rule. Related: Maduro starts new Venezuela term by accusing US of imperialist 'world war' Continue reading...
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Maduro foe says he’s ready to replace the president

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress says he’s prepared to step into the nation’s presidency to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President Juan Guaido made the statement to an energized crowd in Caracas on Friday, a day after […]
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US vows to pressure Venezuela's 'illegitimate' Maduro

The United States on Thursday refused to recognize Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's legitimacy as he started a controversial new term and urged rank-and-file government employees to empower the opposition. "The US will not recognize the Maduro dictatorship's illegitimate inauguration," national security advisor John Bolton tweeted. "We will continue to increase pressure on the corrupt regime, support the democratic National Assembly, and call for democracy and freedom in Venezuela," he wr...
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Maduro starts new Venezuela term by accusing US of imperialist 'world war'

President Nicolás Maduro shrugged off a tempest of international condemnation to begin his second term in officeThe Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has castigated the European Union and accused Washington of waging an imperialist “world war” against his crisis-stricken nation, as he shrugged off a tempest of international condemnation to begin his second term in office.Maduro, who inherited Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian revolution after his 2013 death, has overseen a calamitous decline in his c...
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Sworn In For 2nd Term

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with journalist Mariana Zuniga about Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's swearing in for his second term after an election that has been criticized as illegitimate.
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Venezuela's Maduro starts another six-year term despite pressure from neighbors

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term on Thursday amid a longstanding economic crisis and pressure from some Latin American neighbors that won't recognize his presidency after a disputed election.
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