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Venezuela suspends flights from Europe and Colombia

Nervousness about the spread of the coronavirus covid-19 deepens its footprint in Latin America. This Thursday, Venezuela announced the suspension for a month of all flights from Europe and Colombia. Venezuela has suspended the arrival of flights from Europe, Colombia, Iran, Japan, South Korea and...

Venezuela Is the Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics

Last month, Juan Guaidó appeared in Washington in the role of political totem. Venezuela’s main opposition leader—the man who is recognized by that country’s National Assembly, millions of his fellow citizens, and several dozen foreign countries as the rightful president of Venezuela—was one of...

Guaidó meets Pompeo, condemns Venezuela for links to terrorism

Bogota, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried Monday to buoy international support for his flagging movement. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Vice...

Maduro survives 2019

The Trump administration and the Venezuela opposition believed — insisted, in fact — that 2019 would be the year President Nicolás Maduro would fall. Maduro on the balcony of the Miraflores Palace on the day Guaidó declared himself president. Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images The big picture:...

Venezuelan exodus at 4 million since 2015

The UNHCR refugee agency said since November alone 1 million Venezuelans had fled their country gripped by the standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his opponent, self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido. Four million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-torn homeland in little over four years, say...

Venezuela, a Ticking Time Bomb For Latin America

Venezuela, the country that was famous for its prosperity and oil production, is today, the country that represents the greatest threat to Latin America and the world. The massive migratory wave, links with drug trafficking and terrorism, and the alliances with totalitarian, socialist, and...

March in Caracas Against US Blockade

Authorities of the National Government accompanied Venezuelans dmeonstrating their commitment and loyalty to the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and freedom from the blockade caused by U.S. President Donald Trump during mobilizations in Caracas Wednesday. On Wednesday, the streets of Caracas were once again filled...

Venezuela’s Guaido announces fresh talks with Maduro regime

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Sunday announced fresh talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who declared himself acting president earlier this year, said the Norway-brokered talks aim “to establish a negotiation on the end of the dictatorship,” referring to Maduro’s regime. “The...

Venezuela marks independence day with military parade

Venezuela celebrated its independence day on Friday, complete with a grand military parade overseen by strongman President Nicolas Maduro. The embattled president called for peace one day after the UN published a report detailing death squads carrying out extrajudicial killings, sometimes against those who spoke...

Maduro Appears Fearful, as Discontent Grows in Ranks of Venezuelan Military

A fearful Nicolás Maduro fled to the military parade that takes place every year as part of the commemoration of the Battle of Carabobo. On the Day of the Venezuelan Army, he attended a small military parade and announced that he will continue to...

Experts: Venezuela Is Not An Armed Conflict

Many were surprised to hear the conclusions of Dr. Francesca Grandi and Virginia Comolli of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, last week, at the IISS-Americas book launch: Armed Conflict Survey 2019. Demonstrators shout slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro outside the Venezuelan Red Cross...

Venezuelan migrants face tougher border policy in Peru

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) — Tired and thirsty, Betania Ramírez crossed into Peru on Friday with her 1-year-old girl in her arms and her 8-year-old boy beside her. Ramírez has no friends or relatives in Peru, and some of her luggage was stolen as she...

The truth of what is happening in Venezuela explained

A socioeconomic and political crisis that after Hugo Chavez officially took office in February 1999, continued into Nicolas Maduro. It is marked by hyperinflation, climbing hunger, disease, crime and death rates, an massive emigration from the country. Getty Images Several policy changes involving the country’s oil...

Venezuelan oil exports fall 17% in May

Venezuelan oil exports fell by 17% in May compared to April, due to the difficulty to sell barrels of heavy crude oil that US refiners used to buy and process before the sanctions imposed on the Nicolás Maduro government, reported Reuters. The fall is due...

Venezuela Children Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplants

In a country where getting antihistamines, vaccines and antibiotics proves difficult and finding a donor is almost impossible, a group of mothers whose children are in desperate need of bone marrow transplants are not giving up the fight.   Yelitza Parra poses with her 7-year-old son...

Does the United States want to take over Venezuela?

OPINION by David Chávez Salazar – I am apprehensive about the attitude of prominent libertarian figures toward the Venezuelan crisis. Like the chavista leaders, they insist that the United States is behind the chaos in Venezuela, and President Trump can’t wait to send marines...

US sanctions weaken Cuban influence in Venezuela

The US imposed oil sanctions against the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The sanctions have begun to take effect not only against the Chavista officials but also against the network of Cuban spies that the Castro regime maintains in the South American country. In an interview...

Venezuela is experiencing the worst economic crisis for a country without war, experts say

MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. People shopping for unrefrigerated offal and other beef byproducts at the flea market in Maracaibo, Venezuela.CreditMeridith Kohut for The New York Times The collapse of Venezuela’s...

Venezuelans angry having to wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

Gasoline shortages in Venezuela have become a regular occurrence, particularly in border regions where smuggling to neighboring countries is rife, the result of generous subsidies from state-run oil company PDVSA that have made gasoline nearly free. People with vehicles wait in line to attempt to...

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...

Dirty money: The real reason for Maduro’s survival

When asked to explain why their efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro have fallen short, Trump administration officials typically cite the sinister influence of Cuba and Russia, which they say has stiffened the regime’s resistance. What they don’t speak about so much is a...

Guaido Officially Requests US Military Support

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, has formally requested the support of United States military forces in the ongoing socio-political crisis in the country, a letter published by his representative Carlos Vecchio said on Monday. “We welcome strategic and operational planning so...

General Tells Military To “Rise Up” Against Nicolas Maduro Regime

A Venezuelan general, Ramon Rangel, called on the country’s armed forces on Sunday to rise up against the Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse. Rangel, who identified himself as an air...

Venezuela opens borders with Aruba and Brazil; Colombia remains closed

The government of Nicolas Maduro is seeking to ease the country’s isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid. Venezuela’s land and sea links with Colombia and two other...

Venezuela’s former intel chief was ‘CIA mole’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his former intelligence chief, who joined opposition figure Juan Guaido during a recent coup attempt, was a “mole” recruited by the CIA to overthrow his government. This handout photo released by Miraflores Presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas...

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: Coup or uprising?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s push for a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro’s government Tuesday has the support of the United States, while Maduro’s backers such as Russia condemns the push as a coup. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney...

Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao, a Colombian city near the northern border. Venezuelan asylum-seeker Darlys and her children arrive at the new reception centre in Maicao,...

Pompeo building up support for Maduro ouster

On a tour of four Latin American countries, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is has called for maintaining regional pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. In Peru, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offers a press conference after holding a meeting with President...

Venezuelans storm Colombian bridge

Thousands of Venezuelans broke through barricades on a bridge linking Venezuela with Colombia, according to the migration office in Bogota. Some climbed over containers that the Venezuelan military had placed on the Simon Bolivar bridge to block access to the Colombian border city of Cucuta. In...

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