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Angus Berwick

UK court recognises Guaido as Venezuela's president in gold dispute

02 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain has recognised Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's president, the English High Court ruled on Thursday, in a case over whether Guaido or Nicolas Maduro should control $1 billion of its gold stored in London.

Venezuela's rival presidents prepare to battle over gold in London vaults

19 Jun 2020

LONDON/CARACAS In the vaults beneath the Bank of England, where foreign nations stash parts of their vast gold reserves, lie 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) of disputed gold bars. Two parties claim access to them.

Special Report: U.S. takes aim at the power behind Venezuela's Maduro - his first lady

27 May 2020

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Four years ago, a bit player in the Venezuelan leadership was arrested in Colombia and extradited to the United States to face drug charges. He proved to be an important catch.

Exclusive: U.S. preparing criminal indictment against wife of Venezuela's Maduro - sources

27 May 2020

CARACAS/WASHINGTON The United States is preparing to charge the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in coming months with crimes that could include drug trafficking and corruption, four people familiar with the case told Reuters.

Anarchy in Venezuela's jails laid bare by massacre over food

08 May 2020

CARACAS Three weeks before he was shot dead, Miguel Calderon, an inmate in the lawless Los Llanos jail on Venezuela's central plains, sent a voice message to his father.

Detained American claims he plotted Maduro's capture in Venezuela TV statement

07 May 2020

CARACAS A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States. | Video

In run-down Caracas institute, Venezuela's coronavirus testing falters

17 Apr 2020

CARACAS As coronavirus explodes across Latin America, Venezuela's leaders have taken to the airwaves to laud the nation's efforts to control the spread.

Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Carvajal discussing surrender with U.S. authorities - sources

28 Mar 2020

CARACAS/WASHINGTON The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after prosecutors charged him this week with drug trafficking alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Alleged Maduro accomplice surrenders to U.S. agents, will help prosecution - sources

28 Mar 2020

CARACAS/BOGOTA U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents on Friday remanded in custody retired Venezuelan general Cliver Alcala, three people familiar with the matter said, after he agreed to work with prosecutors who charged him, President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials with drug trafficking.

As coronavirus hits Venezuela, Maduro further quashes dissent

26 Mar 2020

CARACAS On March 13, Melquiades Avila, an indigenous leader and journalist in the remote Venezuelan state of Delta Amacuro, asked on his popular Facebook account: "Will our hospital be ready for coronavirus?"

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