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Venezuela lawmakers loyal to Maduro open door to prosecution of Guaido

03 Apr 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, an all-powerful legislature controlled by the ruling Socialist Party, on Tuesday approved a measure allowing for a trial of opposition leader Juan Guaido, in what appeared to be step towards having him arrested. | Video

Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'

22 Mar 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities detained opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff on Thursday in a pre-dawn raid, an escalating crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro against his opponents that the White House said would "not go unanswered." | Video

Venezuela's Guaido vows to paralyse public sector to squeeze Maduro

06 Mar 2019

CARACAS Opposition leader Juan Guaido held talks with Venezuela's public sector unions on Tuesday about staging strikes to help bring down the government, as President Nicolas Maduro said a "crazed minority" bent on destabilising the country would be defeated.

In jab at Maduro, Guaido makes triumphant return to Venezuela

04 Mar 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to his country on Monday after flouting a court-imposed travel ban by touring Latin American countries to boost support for his campaign to tighten regional pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Venezuela's Guaido says he will return home Monday after Latin American tour

04 Mar 2019

CARACAS/SALINAS, Ecuador Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Sunday he would return home to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, running the risk authorities arrest him given that he flouted a travel ban to leave the country last week. | Video

One witness, conflicting evidence: How Venezuelan justice targets the opposition

27 Feb 2019

EL JUNQUITO, Venezuela Local opposition leader Jose Rengel has spent almost five weeks in a cramped detention cell on the outskirts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas, after a single witness accused him of leading a riot that burned down a public building. | Video

After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces 'diplomatic siege'

25 Feb 2019

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced growing regional pressure on Sunday after his troops repelled foreign aid convoys, with the United States threatening new sanctions and Brazil urging allies to join a "liberation effort". | Video

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

22 Feb 2019

CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. | Video

Venezuela opposition takes steps to seize oil revenue as Maduro issues threat

14 Feb 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress named new temporary boards of directors to state-oil firm PDVSA on Wednesday, in an effort to wrest the OPEC nation's oil revenue from increasingly isolated socialist President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Venezuela's funds transfer blocked, opposition lawmaker says

06 Feb 2019

CARACAS A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela's attempt to transfer $1.2 billion (927 million pounds) to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds, while the United States sent food and medical aid to the Venezuelan-Colombian border.

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