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U.N., lender CAF seek $350 million loan deal for government of Venezuela's Maduro

04 Dec 2019

CARACAS Latin American lender CAF and the United Nations are seeking to provide financing to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to improve electricity supply in the crisis-stricken nation that is suffering chronic blackouts, the two institutions told Reuters.

Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers

01 Dec 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition on Sunday vowed to investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro. 

After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

23 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government.

After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

22 Nov 2019

CARACAS, Nov 22 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government.

Venezuelan students attempt march on Defense Ministry in bid to spur opposition

21 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan university students attempted to march on the Defense Ministry on Thursday to demand that the armed forces "side with the constitution" and help oust President Nicolas Maduro as the opposition tries to revive its flagging movement.

Venezuela opposition rallies against Maduro to revive momentum

16 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition staged nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called for a new wave of demonstrations to revive their stalled effort to topple the deeply unpopular ruling Socialist Party.

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

11 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

11 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

11 Nov 2019

CARACAS, Nov 11 Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.

U.S. Treasury temporarily blocks creditor seizure of refiner Citgo

25 Oct 2019

CARACAS The United States on Thursday temporarily blocked a creditor seizure of Citgo, a win for political leaders in Venezuela struggling to retain control over the U.S. refiner owned by the chaotic South American nation.

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