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Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist Democratic Socialists have presented Denmark as the elusive nation where socialism has been successful, and thus a model for the policies they would implement in the United States. Bernie Sanders regularly invoked Denmark during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reassured 60 Minutes viewers that her version of democratic socialism would veer more toward Denmark than Venezuela. Just ...
Tags: White House, Virginia, Religion, US, United States, Denmark, Venezuela, Copenhagen, Bernie Sanders, Danes, Sanders, Aoc, Jim Gilmore, Jim, Council of Economic Advisors, Fraser Institute


Populist leaders face mounting resistance, say global rights experts

Opposition to authoritarian rule reflects increased concern of voters and institutions, Human Rights Watch claimsFrom Europe to Yemen and Myanmar to the US, authoritarian and populist leaders face an increasingly powerful human rights pushback, according to an influential annual survey of global rights.Despite mounting pessimism around rights abuses and attacks on democracy by populists on both the far left and far right, the “big news” of the past year was the growing trend to confront abuses b...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, China, US, World news, US news, Hungary, Global development, Myanmar, Venezuela, Yemen, Human Rights Watch Continue


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 […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


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. […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Caracas Venezuela


Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru’s capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Peru, Venezuela, LIMA Peru, Reymar Perdomo


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...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro


Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadershi...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Reuters Maduro


Venezuela Opposition Declares Maduro Illegitimate, and Urges Defections

In a high-stakes gambit, opposition lawmakers are hoping to entice members of the security forces to switch sides, so they can organize new elections.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Guaido, Maduro Illegitimate


Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela's congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Associated Press, Caracas Venezuela, Venezuela Maduro


Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro 'usurper' of democracy

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as Venezuela's legitimate president, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing three unidentified sources. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent, with countries around the world disavowing his government. The United States and many Latin American nations say Maduro has become a dictator whose...
Tags: Science, Congress, Cnn, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Maduro, Venezuela Congress, Juan Guaido


Trump considering recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader as legitimate President

President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Venezuela's opposition leader as the legitimate president of the country, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN, a significant move that would increase pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump


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...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Reuters Venezuela, Reuters Congress


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.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


OpenGate to buy Saint-Gobain’s silicon carbide unit

OpenGate Capital said Jan. 15 that it agreed to buy the silicon carbide division of Saint-Gobain SA. Financial terms weren’t announced. The Saint-Gobain silicon carbide division produces metallurgical feedstock, refractory materials abrasive grains, and products used in technical ceramics. PRESS RELEASE January 15, 2019 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has entered into exclusive discussions ...
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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...
Tags: Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Who might emerge -- as Messi once did -- at South America Under-20 Championships?

In 2005, South America's under-20 tournament proved a springboard for Lionel Messi to U20 Wrld Cup and global stardom. Venezuela are the only South American nation never to have made it to a World Cup. But they are convinced that their time will come in 2022 -- and their optimism is based on much more than mere faith. Two years ago they went to the final of the Under-20 World Cup, where they missed a penalty before losing 1-0 to England. In Venezuela, they believe this generation will carry...
Tags: England, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Lionel Messi, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, South America, Uruguay, Messi, Blog Post, CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub-20


'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.
Tags: News, Congress, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Adolf Hitler, Maduro, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Juan Guaido, Hitler Venezuela


Venezuela's Maduro offers few fresh ideas as economy circles drain

After promising ambitious economic measures ahead of Monday's speech, Maduro's proposals included a 300 percent minimum wage hike, dialogue with business leaders, and increased use of an inexistent state-backed cryptocurrency. There is nothing there that allows one to think that Venezuela will exit the deep crisis it's experiencing," said Asdrubal Oliveros, director of Caracas-based consultancy Ecoanalitica, on Twitter. The socialist government, they say, funds wage hikes by increasing the cou...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro, Asdrubal Oliveros


Colombia proposes new regional bloc to isolate Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque said he is talking with like-minded conservative leaders to create a regional bloc that would replace the Venezuelan-influenced Union of South American Nations. Duque said in a radio interview Monday that he’s already discussed the idea with Chile’s Sebastian Pinera. He said that the proposed group, to […]
Tags: News, Colombia, Nation, Chile, Venezuela, Bogota, Colombia AP, Ivan Duque, Union of South American Nations Duque, Sebastian Pinera He


Sinn Féin MLA defends Venezuela inauguration attendance

Conor Murphy says Sinn Féin "wanted to show solidarity with the democratic choice of the Venezuelan people".
Tags: News, Venezuela, Sinn Féin, Sinn Féin MLA, Conor Murphy


Venezuela Opposition Leader Is Arrested After Proposing to Take Power

Juan Guaidó, the National Assembly president, was briefly held after calling on the armed forces to support his taking power while new elections are held.
Tags: News, Venezuela, National Assembly, Maduro, Nicolas, Juan Guaido, National Bolivarian Intelligence Service


Venezuela opposition leader Guaido 'not afraid' after detention

Guaido's comments on Friday spurred some opposition sympathizers to conclude that he had declared himself interim president, and led several government officials to say he should be arrested for treason. Intelligence agents on Sunday pulled him from his car on the way from the capital, Caracas, to the coastal town of Caraballeda, his wife and opposition legislators said. "I want to send a message to Miraflores - the game has changed," said Guaido, 35, the head of the opposition-run congress, r...
Tags: Science, Intelligence, Venezuela, Caracas, Miraflores, Guaido, Caraballeda


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 opposition leader Guaido addresses rally after brief detention

Guaido's comments on Friday spurred some opposition sympathizers to conclude that he had declared himself interim president, and led several government officials to say he should be arrested for treason. Intelligence agents on Sunday pulled him from his car on the way from the capital, Caracas, to the coastal town of Caraballeda, his wife and opposition legislators said. "I want to send a message to Miraflores - the game has changed," said Guaido, the head of the opposition-run congress, refer...
Tags: Science, Intelligence, Venezuela, Caracas, Miraflores, Guaido, Caraballeda


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 ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Caracas Continue, Bolivarian National Intelligence Service SEBIN, Juan Guaido, Nicolás MaduroVenezuelan, Nicolás Maduro Juan Guaidó


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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Juan Guaidó: Venezuela's opposition leader briefly detained

Juan Guaidó said on Friday he was ready to assume the country's presidency on an interim basis.
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Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The fledgling head of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress was pulled from his car and briefly detained Sunday. Video circulating on social media show an SUV being intercepted on a highway in which Juan Guaido was purportedly traveling to an anti-government rally. While it was not possible to identify Guaido in the video, […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Caracas Venezuela, Juan Guaido


Photos: The Forgotten Old People Of Venezuela

In poignant and powerful photographs, Wil Riera draws attention to senior citizens in a country teetering on the brink.(Image credit: Wil Riera)
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U.S. State Department Calls for a New Government in Venezuela

Sec. of State Pompeo said the events taking place in Venezuela now were "incredibly important"
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