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Adiós gringo? Venezuela & Russia negotiating swap of US dollar for ruble in bilateral trade

Venezuela is in talks with Russia over the possibility of using the Russian ruble in mutual trade settlements and abandoning U.S. dollar transactions, according to Venezuela’s representative to the UN office in Geneva, Jorge Valero. © AFP / Alexander Nemenov The ambassador added that the countries...

Russia urges US to abandon plan to topple Maduro

The United States and Russia traded words over Venezuela on Sunday with Russia’s foreign minister urging the United States to abandon its “irresponsible” plan to topple Nicolás Maduro and his US counterpart, Mike Pompeo, slamming Russian meddling. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Venezuela’s...

Why Are The U.S. and Russia Clashing Over Venezuela?

Washington Post – There was an unexpected twist Tuesday evening as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempted uprising against President Nicolás Maduro’s government appeared to be sputtering out. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro was set to flee Venezuela — but that...

Russia: US Interference in Venezuela Fraught With “Serious Consequences”

The Russian newspaper, Sputnik, reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo that the continuation of the US’ “aggressive steps” toward Venezuela is fraught with “serious consequences.” This after Pompeo told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday that President Nicolas...

Venezuela: Following The Money

Unraveling Venezuela’s coup. The “final phase” of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempt to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office began this morning, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country’s rightful interim ruler, whips up...

Pompeo: ‘Iranian Money Remains In Latin America’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is "no doubt" that Iran has a financial presence in Latin America and that Tehran remains a "global threat." Questioned about whether Iran has some presence in Latin America, Pompeo told Voice of America, "There's no doubt....

US planning Venezuela military intervention: Russian official

Deutsche Welle or DW, Germany’s public international broadcaster, reports that a Russian security official said on Tuesday he believed Washington was planning to intervene militarily in Venezuela. Juan Guaido (left) with Colombia President Ivan Duque (middle0 and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence (tight), in Bogot on...

Caught in the middle of Venezuela’s politics, China mulls options

Chinese diplomats in Caracas are working day and night to help Beijing determine how best to deal with Juan Guaido, the self-declared leader of Venezuela who may not favor continuing the oil-for-loans deals that have underpinned China’s relations with Venezuela for years. Venezuelan opposition leader...

US: ‘Choose a Side’ on Venezuela

The United States on Saturday called on the world to “choose a side” on Venezuela and urged countries to financially disconnect from the government Nicolas Maduro, while the European Union is getting set to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful leader. Venezuelan...

Maduro Closes Venezuela Embassy and Consulates In United States

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the decision to close the embassy and all consulates in the United States and recalled all diplomats home. Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, January 24, during a session as head of Constitutional State at the Opening of the Judicial Year 2019 “I...

How US-Venezuela Escalation Unfolded From Sanctions to Backing Anti-Maduro Coup

On Wednesday, the Trump administration officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the ‘legitimate’ president of Venezuela and dismissed Nicolas Maduro’s inauguration. Maduro, on the other hand, hit back, saying that the U.S. has been trying to oust him and were planning a military...

Ortega is decorated by the Communist Party of Russia for “contributes to peace”

The authoritarian leader of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was decorated by the Communist Party of Russia under the logic that he “contributes to peace.” Foto by Clarín/NI Ortega received the distinction of the first vice president of the Committee for International Affairs of the State Duma (Lower...

US Scrambling to Counter Growing Chinese, Russian Influence in Latin America

The United States should pay more attention to Latin America, lest China and Russia take root in the region, US Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said in the wake of a trip to Colombia. General Goldfein visited the South American country to persuade...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is making a push to strengthen alliances across Latin America as part of an effort to counter rising Chinese and Russian...

Ticos Returned From Russia Infected With Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The World Cup in Russia left some Ticos (Costa Ricans) who traveled there for the many joys and festivities, but others came in contact with four "friends" who are not welcome anywhere: chlamydia, herpes, papilloma and gonorrhea. The cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may...

Oscar Ramirez Arrived in Costa Rica Amid Heavy Security

Costa Rica's national team landed at the San Jose airport on Friday, returning from Russia, at 4 in the afternoon. What drew the attention of many was that Oscar Ramirez, the team's coach, was nowhere to be seen. Given the threats against him and his...

Costa Rica coach unsure about his future

(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) Costa Rica's national team coach Oscar Ramirez admitted he was unsure about his future after the team played its third and final World Cup game on Wednesday. The Ticos lost the first two and tied the third, landing in last place in...

It’s Official, Costa Rica The Only Team In World Cup 2018 Without A Goal!

It's official, Costa Rica's national team is the only in the World Cup 2018 in Russia not to score a goal. Of the 32 teams participating in the world event, the Ticos, after two games, have yet to put one past a goalie. Costa Rica...

Costa Rica Looks to Exit World Cup With Win Against Switzerland

Though they failed to qualify for the 16 round, Costa Rica's national team is looking to leave the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a victory. Losing 1-0 to Serbia and 2-0 to Brazil in the first two games, Costa Rica, eliminated from...

Costa Rica Says Goodbye to the 2018 World Cup!

The game went well for Costa Rica, playing strong, good defense and several good scoring opportunities. But in the end, when the clock had ticked 90 minutes, Philippe Coutinho was able to cross the Tico defense and from 6 meters out, put one past...

Bryan Ruiz: ‘The third one is the winner, we hope this time to win against Brazil’

Brazil will need to step up their game when they mee Costa Rica on Friday (June 22) in a must win for the Ticos to at least have a chance at advancing in the World Cup 2018. Sitting at the bottom of the heap of...

Destinso TV Will Spend An Additional US$500K To Get Its Customers To Russia

The travel agency Destinos TV has so far spent more than US$500,000 to enable to get 270 people to Russia through regular flights. The agency had sold some 300 all-inclusive travel packages that included a direct (charter) flight from Costa Rica to Russia and...

Costa Rica’s Natalia Rodriguez Is The Darling of World Cup Russia

Natalia Rodríguez, host of Sábado Feliz (on Teletica) finally arrived in Russia on Wednesday and instantly became a sensation, wreaking havoc with her beauty. On Thursday, before the opening of the World Cup, "Naty" met with a group of Peruvian reporters from the newspaper Trome,...

La Sele ‘Full Strength’ In Wednesday’s Practive

Keylor Navas was part of the Costa Rican national team's practice on Wednesday, their first 'full strength' practice before the 2018 World Cup in Russia that starts on June 14. But before taking the field in Russia, La Sele will be playing friendlies with Northern...

WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW - Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other. Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the last...

(Video) Italian Gives The World Cup Anthem Competition

Italian multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi and singer Sebastian Yatra have created a video to become the potential for the official theme, as excitement is building as the World Cup 2018 tournament gets ready for the big kick-off in Russia this June. "LOVE" was released this...

La Sele Has A New Uniform (Photos)

Passers-by through the Parque Central in San José were surprised by a new attraction in the park: a glass box with a mannequin and the new uniform of the Selección Nacional de Fútbol - national soccer team - that will be worn in the...

Costa Rica’s Bolaños Suffers Lower-Leg Fracture 3 Months before World Cup

A key midfielder for Costa Rica’s national team, Christian Bolaños, suffered a lower-leg fracture over the weekend that has cast doubt on his availability for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. San Jose-based club Deportivo Saprissa said on its Web site that medical tests showed...

Russia to Continue Pursuing Cooperation Policy in Latin America

Moscow will follow the US policy with respect to the countries of Latin America in light of US President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department, Alexander Schetinin, the director of the Russian Foreign...

Ancient Mummies in Peru ‘Not Human, Possibly Alien’: Scientists

"They look like humans, but they are not. Its anatomical structure is different," the researchers said, speculating that the remains may be extraterrestrial. Mummified remains found in an ancient Peruvian temple in Nazca last year are not human and may in fact be alien in...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will compete at next June's finals in Russia. Costa Rica and Panama are the only two Central American teams to have qualified, the third for Costa Rica and the first for...

Costa Rica Will Not Face In Russia A Group As Terrifying As In Brazil

Costa Rica has a good chance of coming out triumphant in the 2018 World Cup next year, from June 14 to July 15. At least not face in Russia a group as terrifying as in Brazil in 2014. The Costa Rican national team, "La Sele", will...

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