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“You Are not a Legitimate President”: OAS Message to Maduro

Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, the United States, Canada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Paraguay, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Ecuador, and Haiti are the 19 countries, representing, representing well over 80% of the combined population of the Americas, that...

Maduro sworn as president but most of the Americas reject his legitimacy

(MercoPress) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn into a second term on Thursday amid international calls for him to step down, a devastating economic crisis and growing diplomatic isolation. Only Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel, Bolivia’s Evo Morales and president Anatoli Bibilov of a Georgia breakaway province...

Maduro: Venezuela Faces Coup Ordered by US, Lima Group Ahead of Inauguration

In a press conference delivered to local and international media, the president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that a coup against the country is underway. “A coup is underway, ordered from Washington (capital of the U.S.), ordered from the Lima Cartel (Lima Group), in...

World Leaders Begin to Arrive for Maduro Inauguration

This Thursday the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, will be sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) for a second six-year term. enLeaders of several countries of the world have already arrived to accompany the Head of State, including his counterparts in Cuba,...

Costa Rica refuses to recognize Maduro’s mandate, despite diplomatic threat from Venezuela

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that it will not recognize the new term of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, despite the diplomatic threat made to the countries of the Lima Group, including Costa Rica, on Wednesday. Maduro issued on Wednesday an ultimatum to the Lima...

Costa Rica’s New Chancellor Will Have A “More Active Role” In The Crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela

President Carlos Alvarado said on Tuesday his government will give greater impetus to the approach of the crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela, as part of a new phase in the foreign policy of the country. The president made the statement was made during the official...

Cuba President Miguel Díaz-Canel To Attend Maduro Inauguration

Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, confirmed on Monday that President Miguel Díaz-Canel will be heading the Cuban delegation to attend the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro and reiterated Cuba’s support to Venezuela and “its legitimately elected government”. On his Twitter account, Rodriguez wrote, “President @DiazCanelB will...

Venezuela congress names new leader, calls Nicolas Maduro illegitimate

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly opened a new legislative session on Saturday, swearing in a new leader who declared Nicolas Maduro’s presidency illegitimate. Juan Guaido, 35, assumed the presidency of the National Assembly stripped of power by Maduro, who is set to be inaugurated to a...

Beatriz Becerra: The MEP Fighting for Freedom in Nicaragua and Venezuela

Two days before the end of 2018, the MEP and vice president of the Human Rights subcommittee of the European Parliament, Beatriz Becerra, said through her Twitter account: “I promise to remain firm with Venezuela, accompanying their struggle to recover their freedom and future....

Lima Group Refuses to Recognize Maduro’s New Term

The Lima Group (Grupo de Lima in Spanish) of countries seeking an end to the Venezuelan crisis said in a declaration on Friday they do not recognize President Nicolas Maduro’s new term starting next week. The Lima Group has called on Maduro “not to assume...

Venezuelan Gov’t Takes Over Goodyear Plant After Company’s Withdrawal – Reports

Venezuelan authorities have announced the immediate introduction of government control over the plant of the US-based Goodyear tire manufacturing company, located in the country’s northern Carabobo state, local media reported, citing the Labor Ministry’s order published in Gaceta Oficial newspaper. The document stipulated that the...

Maduro’s New Plan to Dollarize Tourism and Discriminate against Venezuelans

Taking inspiration from Cuba, Nicolás Maduro has recently decided that tourism will now only be only for foreigners or for “well off” Venezuelans, since he announced that the regime will charge in foreign currencies and cryptocurrencies for tourist services in some “economic zones.” Tourism has...

Maduro Doesn’t Care That People Call Him a ‘Dictator’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he was not a ‘dictator,’ but a ‘modest man’. © REUTERS / Miraflores Palace “I don’t care that people call me a dictator. Those who say I’m a dictator can go to hell. I know who I am...

Venezuela in Crisis with Major Gas Shortages as Transport Grinds to Halt

Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world, faces a shortage of gasoline of 80%; a situation that has kept all regions of the country on the edge of chaos. Venezuela has 300 billion barrels of oil, but its oil industry is...

Venezuela Ditches the Greenback, Switches to Euros and Yuan: Consequences?

Venezuela will switch to international payments in euros or yuan, while the US dollar will cease to be the base currency amid the financial blockade imposed on the country by the administration of US President Donald Trump. The decision announced by Economy Vice President Tareck...

In Venezuela, the press is dying a slow death

Of the 134 printed newspapers that circulated in Venezuela five years ago, as of September 2018 there are only 60 left, only half of which are daily newspapers, which have shrunk in size and in number of copies sold, according to a study by...

Latin America Showcases the Desperate Need for Term Limits

In 2010, Alvaro Uribe’s two terms as president of Colombia were drawing to a close. Uribe had won two decisive presidential contests, without the backing of a major political party. Rather than running with the Liberal or Conservative parties, he formed his own party,...

At the United Nations, Discussion of How to Remove Maduro from Office

This week during the General Assembly of the United Nations, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, spoke about the urgency of stopping the tragedy suffered by Venezuelans. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is emerging as a major problem for the entire South American continent (Twitter). The president of...

Venezuela Ambassador To Russia: US Depends on Venezuelan Oil

Venezuela it is not satisfied with its quota for oil production under the Vienna agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers and is currently taking measures needed to restore its level of oil production, according to Venezuelan Ambassador...

Venezuela’s Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is travelling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during his welcoming...

Venezuela’s Maduro Says He Bought School Supplies, Goods Worth $200 Million Using The Petro

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that his government made international purchases of school supplies and raw materials worth US$200 million with the petro cryptocurrency, banned by the United States and declared illegal by the opposition-led Venezuelan Congress. Maduro, at a business...

The New Stupidity of Maduro that Will Sink Venezuela Even Further

This week Peruvian journalist Jaime Bayly made a video that went viral on social media, which includes a spectacular editorial, in which he serves up a devastating tragicomic presentation of the dictator (at this point categorizing him as a dictator would be a compliment)...

Testimonies of Venezuelan Migrants Who Returned to the Homeland

Nicolas Maduro’s government implemented the “Back to the Homeland” plan to help bring Venezuelan migrants back to their home country. A Venezuelan woman and her child in Peru, before returning to Venezuela via the government’s ‘Back to the Homeland Plan.’ | Photo: Cancillería VE “This is...

Nicolás Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

Day after day the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their crumbling nation. The UN estimates 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country since 2015. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or...

Analysts: Nicaragua’s Ortega using Venezuelan tactics to suppress opposition

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is following the playbook of the socialist regime in Venezuela to violently crush the opposition, observers say. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has refused to step down, calling early elections and has vowed to remain in power at least until his current...

More than half a million Venezuelans fled to Ecuador this year, UN says

More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year as part of one of the largest mass migrations in Latin American history, the United Nations said on Friday. More than half a million Venezuelans have sought refuge in Ecuador to escape crime...

Venezuela to Ask Colombia, US for Assistance in Probe Into Maduro Murder Attempt

The Venezuelan prosecutor’s office plans to ask Colombia and the United States for assistance in the investigation of an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab said Wednesday. “Our prosecutors are now working on requests for mutual assistance in criminal...

Thousands Rally in Support for Maduro After Assassination Attempt

Thousands took to streets of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Monday in support for President Nicolas Maduro, who faced an alleged failed assassination attempt over the weekend. According to the Venezuelan authorities, Maduro faced a failed assassination attempt with use of explosive-carrying drones during...

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro Survives Drone Attack

A televised address by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was cut short during a speech at a military event on Saturday and soldiers were seen running before the TV transmission was cut off. The 81st anniversary of the country’s National Guard was abruptly interrupted after an...

Maduro’s Brazen Attempt to Cover up the Violence By Ortega in Nicaragua

The Venezuelan regime has finally spoken about the crisis in Nicaragua that has been ongoing for two months. Through a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Maduro administration condemned the violence that has left more than 200 dead, but, as expected, placed...

It’s Nice To Have Friends In Low Places!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last week we learned that the Venezuelan government company, Alunasa, based in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, under the control of Venezuelan strongman Diosdado Cabello, was allegedly laundering money in the country. The allegations, though issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on May...

Venezuela’s Diosdado Cabello sworn in as head of national legislature

Diosdado Cabello, a prominent Venezuelan politician and close aide to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was sworn in as the new president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on Tuesday. Venezuelan strongman Diosdado Cabello, left, with President Nicolas Maduro Cabello, who serves as the vice president...

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