Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-run Congress declared President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” on Tuesday, and the U.S. government indicated its support for an opposition leader, ratcheting up pressure on the socialist president as he embarks on a disputed second term. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country’s legitimate president, […]

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Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro government is 'illegitimate'

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate on Saturday and said the United States would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to restore democracy there. “The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country,” Pompeo told […]

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Venezuela tortured military personnel accused of subversion: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan security forces in recent years have detained and tortured dozens of military personnel accused of plotting against the government, and in some cases their family members, two human rights groups said in a report published on Wednesday. The report by New York-based Human Rights Watch and Venezuela’s Penal Forum, which also says forces tortured civilians, comes […]

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Pompeo, Brazil's new government target Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

BRASILIA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed supporting a return to democracy in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with Brazil’s new right-wing government on Wednesday, in a joint effort against what he called authoritarian regimes in Latin America. Pompeo and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo considered deepening cooperation in the region at a meeting in Brasilia following Tuesday’s […]

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Russia's Putin, Venezuela's Maduro to discuss financial help for Caracas

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would discuss financial help for Caracas when the two leaders meet in Moscow on Wednesday. They will also discuss cooperation on oil and gas development, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters at a briefing in Moscow. Source: Read Full Article

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UN: Number of migrants, refugees from Venezuela reaches 3 million

The exodus, driven by violence, hyperinflation and shortages of food amounts to around one in 12 of the population. The United Nations says there are now three million refugees and migrants from Venezuela who have left the country due to its crumbling economy, violence, hyperinflation and shortage of food and medicines. The figure amounts to around one in 12 of the […]

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Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Venezuela and China have agreed to joint investments Maduro announced on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuela’s government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate […]

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Venezuela says assassination attempt used drones loaded explosives

Caracas: Venezuelan officials have given a more detailed description of the two drone bombs used in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, saying that each craft carried about a kilogram of plastic explosive and that the plot was foiled, in part, by equipment designed to jam radio signals. Replay Six suspects were in custody in connection with the Saturday […]

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