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Juan Guaidó calls for protests at military bases in Venezuela

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Thursday called for peaceful demonstrations at Army bases, days after a military uprising in support of his bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro fizzled out. The latest appeal came after Mr. Maduro called on the armed forces of the crisis-wracked nation to oppose “any coup plotter”. In a tweet, […]

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US pulling last diplomats from Venezuela amid power crisis

The announcement came from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a tweet shortly before midnight comes as Venezuela struggles to restore electricity following four days of blackouts around the country. The U.S. said late Monday that it is pulling its last remaining diplomats from Venezuela, saying their continued presence at the country’s embassy in Caracas […]

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Venezuela: How a young leader stands in Nicolas Maduro’s way

Ever since the global crude oil downturn, Venezeula has slipped into an economic crisis. Its crime rate has doubled and inflation multiplied. The West-imposed sanctions have now led to a prolonged electricity blackout. A look at the events leading to the political crisis: OVER THE last two months, Venezuela has been going through a political […]

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After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces ‘diplomatic siege’

Pence is set to announce "concrete steps" and "clear actions" at the meeting to address the crisis, a senior US administration official said on Sunday, declining to provide details. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced growing regional pressure on Sunday after his troops repelled foreign aid convoys, with the United States threatening new sanctions and Brazil […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offers talks with Opposition

He indicated talks could be held with the mediation of Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia, the Vatican and Russia. More than a week into a standoff with the Opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate. Violent street demonstrations erupted last week after Opposition leader Juan Guaido during a major opposition […]

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U.S. recognizes opposition leader as Venezuela's interim president

With street protests against President Nicolas Maduro underway across Venezuela, Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled Congress, as the country’s leader The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. recognition of the country’s opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new […]