Wife of Venezuela's Guaido to visit White House, Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fabiana Rosales, a Venezuelan activist who is the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, is slated to visit the White House on Wednesday where she will meet with Vice President Mike Pence, a White House official said on Tuesday. Pence is expected to reiterate U.S. backing for Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s national assembly, who in […]

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Exclusive: U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday threatened to pull out of the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in China next week if Beijing refuses to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend. The Washington-based IADB, the biggest lender to Latin America, voted last week to replace Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s board representative […]

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Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents detained his chief of staff

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signaling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition’s challenge to his rule. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a post on Twitter on Thursday, called for Roberto Marrero’s immediate release and said […]

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U.S.-Russia talks on Venezuela stall over role of Maduro

ROME (Reuters) – High-level U.S.-Russian talks on how to defuse Venezuela’s crisis ended on Tuesday with the two sides still at odds over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro. Russia has said Maduro remains the country’s only legitimate leader whereas the United States and many other Western countries back Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who invoked a […]

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Venezuela's Guaido launches national tour in 'new phase' to oust Maduro

VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader and National Assembly head Juan Guaido said on Saturday he was launching a “new phase” in his push to oust President Nicolas Maduro, pledging to travel across the country before “reclaiming” the presidential palace. Guaido, who invoked the constitution in January to assume an interim presidency, saying Maduro’s re-election was illegitimate, called on […]

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Netherlands, U.S. agree on use of Curacao as possible aid hub for Venezuela

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement on Friday to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines, to Venezuela if the Venezuelan government explicitly […]

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Venezuelan blackout continues for fifth day

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (REUTERS) – Malien Gonzalez and Lumidia Boy, both of whom are residents of Caracas, Venezuela, are furious as the city remains without power for a fifth day on Monday (March 11), leaving them struggling to obtain water and food. “I was going crazy with no water, electricity,” Gonzalez said. “For God’s sake, how long are we going to continue […]

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Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

CARACAS (Reuters) – As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined – a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas. Tejedor, 28, joined dozens of people who had flocked to the Guaire river, which snakes along the […]

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Venezuela expels German ambassador for meddling, detains journalist

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government expelled the German ambassador on Wednesday, while press advocacy groups said an American journalist had been detained, as embattled President Nicolas Maduro cracks down on a challenge to his rule. Ambassador Daniel Kriener was expelled two days after he and diplomats from other embassies welcomed home opposition leader Juan Guaido at the Caracas airport. The […]

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Regional lender mulls new board representative for Venezuela's Guaido

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) said on Monday it was reviewing a letter from Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido naming a new representative to the board of the regional lender. “We’ve received the letter and are determining next steps,” a bank official told Reuters after Guaido named Harvard University economist Ricardo Hausmann as the country’s representative to […]

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