Posts filtered by tags: Venezuela[x]


 

Newcastle’s resale problem with Salomon Rondon opens door for Everton

Newcastle & Salomon Rondon Newcastle United are 13th in the Premier League. The Magpies have 35 points on the board from 31 games. A few weeks ago, Rafa Benitez claimed that 38 points should be enough to beat the drop. That means Newcastle only require one more win to make sure they’ll remain in the Premier League. But will Benitez still be at St James’ Park at the start of the 2019-20 season? The Spanish manager has worked wonders on a shoestring budget in recent seasons. Yes, Newcastle broke ...


Understanding the appeal of democratic socialism key to defeating it

In their race to save an unpopular president and their lack of a positive agenda, many Republicans and conservatives increasingly identify the rise of “democratic socialism” as their ultimate, if you will, Trump card. Given the fact that most Americans, particularly older ones, still favor capitalism and are less than enthusiastic about expanding federal power, this approach might work. But conservatives, in or out of the White House, underestimate the intrinsic appeal of the resurgence of neo-M...
Tags: Opinion, Opinion columns


Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido’s top aide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez went on state television Saturday alleging that Roberto Marrero was the ringleader of a plot to bring hitmen from Central America to Venezuela to carry out assassinations. He showed screen grabs […]
Tags: Nation


What has Guaido achieved as Venezuela's US-backed 'interim leader?'

Two months have now passed since Juan Guaido asserted himself as Venezuela's interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. Maduro, 56, has repeated that he is going nowhere.


Maduro Digs In. It’s an Old Strategy, but It May Work.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó have been playing a waiting game as each claims to be the country’s rightful leader. But Mr. Maduro seems to be taking the lead.
Tags: Guaido, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Marrero, Roberto, Venezuela


US announces new financial sanctions on Venezuela after 'illegal' arrest of Juan Guaido's chief of staff

The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff. The Treasury Department announcement came while the President Donald Trump met with leaders from five Caribbean nations, where Venezuela was at the top of the agenda. The region has been far from united in joining the US call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. The department is specifically targeting...


UPDATE 4-U.S. blacklists Venezuelan state banks after arrest of Guaido aide

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, March 22 (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on Venezuela's development bank, Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide. The U.S. Treasury said it was slapping the sanctions on Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela, including its subsidiaries in Uruguay and Bolivia.


UPDATE 1-U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela bank Bandes after Guaido aide's arrest

The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela's development bank Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide. The U.S. Treasury said it was slapping the sanctions on the Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela, including its subsidiaries in Uruguay and Bolivia. "(President Nicolas) Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank ... as part of a desperate attemp...


Venezuelan minister accuses Guaidó chief of staff of leading 'terrorist cell'

Maduro’s interior minister alleged a cache of ‘weapons of war’ had been apprehended with Roberto Marrero as face-off escalatesThe face-off between Nicolás Maduro and his US-backed challenger Juan Guaidó has escalated dramatically after Venezuelan intelligence agents seized Guaidó’s chief of staff and accused him of leading a “terrorist cell” plotting a wave of political assassinations. Related: Juan Guaidó's chief of staff arrested by Venezuelan agents Continue reading...
Tags: Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, Nicolás Maduro, Americas, World news


Venezuela's revolution of hunger: a photo essay

Economically destroyed, socially unstable and now hungry, Venezuela is undergoing turbulent times. Photographer Ignacio Marín has been covering the crisis since May 2018. He talks about his images and his experienceFor a time the “Saudi Arabia” of South America, today Venezuela more closely resembles Syria. Economically destroyed and socially unstable, the country is now fighting an ever more alarming spectre: hunger. In the slum of Petare in the metropolitan area of the capital, Caracas, refrig...
Tags: Venezuela, Americas, World news, Art and design


A Venezuelan Opposition Aide Has Been Arrested, Prompting Rebuke From the U.S.

Washington demanded the immediate release of Guaido chief of staff Roberto Marrero, whose whereabouts were not immediately clea
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, Venezuela


Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader. The United States has repeatedly warned Maduro's government to not arrest Guaido or his close aides or it would face unspecified repercussions.
Tags: News, Washington, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Exclusive: U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela

The United States on Thursday threatened to pull out of the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in China next week if Beijing refuses to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Inter American Development Bank, Juan Guaido


Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns

MADRID (AP) — With Lionel Messi making his first start since the World Cup, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni hopes the rest of the squad is ready to step up and reach another level. Scaloni confirmed on Thursday that Messi will be in the lineup for Friday’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid, which will be his […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Venezuela, Messi, Madrid, World Cup Argentina, Lionel Scaloni, Scaloni


Messi to start Venezuela friendly on Argentina return

Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi will start Friday’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed. Scaloni said that Messi would line... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Venezuela, Messi, Madrid, Afp, Lionel Scaloni, Scaloni


Venezuela crisis: Guaidó condemns ‘vile’ arrest of aide

Intelligence agents raided the house of the opposition leader's chief of staff, legislators say.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Guaido


Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'

"Maduro has made another big mistake," Bolton said on Twitter. Guaido said the raids by agents from the SEBIN intelligence service on the residences of Marrero and another opposition legislator, Sergio Vergara, showed Maduro's "weakness" and that attempts to intimidate him would not derail the opposition campaign. Marrero recorded a voice message as SEBIN agents were trying to enter his home in Caracas' upscale Las Mercedes neighborhood, which Guaido's press team forwarded to reporters.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Bolton, Caracas, Marrero, Maduro, Guaido, Sergio Vergara, Las Mercedes


US imported no oil from Venezuela last week. Here's why it's a big deal

America's once-robust imports of crude oil from Venezuela have ground to a halt because of Trump administration sanctions and chaos gripping the OPEC nation.
Tags: News, US, America, Opec, Stories, Venezuela, Trump


America imported no oil from Venezuela last week. Here's why that's a big deal

America's once-robust imports of crude oil from Venezuela have ground to a halt because of Trump administration sanctions and chaos gripping the OPEC nation.
Tags: America, Opec, Cnn, Venezuela, Trump


Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says senior aide was kidnapped by intelligence agents

The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said intelligence agents arrested his chief of staff after a pre-dawn raid, signalling that president Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition's challenge to his rule. Mr Guaido 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 nations as the country's legitimate leader. Mr Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse o...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Mr Maduro


Military action against Venezuela is imminent

After the US exhausted all meaningful economic and legal sanctions against Maduro and his inner circle, and despite threats that direction action or violence against Guido or his supporters would potentially result in military action... Maduro black-bagged Guido's chief of staff at zero-dark-thirty this morning. Quote: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff during a pre-...
Tags: US, Venezuela, Weapon, Nicolás Maduro, Political News and Discussion, Reuters, Caracas, Maduro, Guido, Trump Pence, Juan Guaido


U.S. Calls for Release of Opposition Leader’s Aide After Detention by Government Forces

"We will hold accountable those involved," Mike Pompeo tweeted
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Government Forces, Mike Pompeo, Onetime


Venezuelan intelligence agents raid homes of Juan Guaido's top aides, opposition says

The chief of staff of Venezuela's Juan Guaido, President of the National Assembly, has been detained in an overnight raid by the nation's intelligence agency, a Guaido spokesman said Thursday.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, National Assembly, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Guaido's chief of staff and head counsel are detained, the Venezuelan leader tweets

Venezuela's Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as interim president by more than 50 nations, tweeted on Thursday that his chief of staff and head counsel have been detained by the country's intelligence service, SEBIN.
Tags: News, Stories, Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Juan Guaido's chief of staff and head counsel are detained, the Venezuelan leader tweets

Venezuela's Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as interim president by more than 50 nations, tweeted on Thursday that his chief of staff and head counsel have been detained by the country's intelligence service, SEBIN.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, Juan Guaido


Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó's chief of staff detained

Intelligence agents have raided the house of the opposition leader's chief of staff, legislators say.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan Guaido


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


Was Venezuela's rebel cop executed? Leaked photos raise questions

In January 2018, Venezuelan rebel Oscar Perez died in a firefight with government security forces. Now, Venezuela's former Attorney General Luisa Ortega claims she has proof he was executed.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, Oscar Perez, Luisa Ortega