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Russia foreign minister slams U.S. sanctions during visit to Venezuela

07 Feb 2020

CARACAS Russia's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. sanctions against Venezuela during a visit to Caracas, providing a public show of support for President Nicolas Maduro as Washington mulls ramping up pressure on the South American nation.

Exclusive: Giuliani told U.S. his client deserves leniency for financing Venezuela's opposition - Parnas

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON At a lavish August gathering at a private estate in Spain, a wealthy Venezuelan businessman under criminal investigation in the United States introduced Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, to the father of Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido.

Venezuela's Guaido calls for more protests against Maduro

12 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to install allied leadership in congress.

Venezuela's Guaido seeks EU 'blood gold' designation for informal mining

09 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday urged the European Union to officially label as "blood gold" the precious metal informally mined in the country's southern jungles as he seeks to increase pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's Guaido pushes past troops to enter congress after socialist takeover

08 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan security forces let U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido enter the legislative palace on Tuesday amid a showdown for control of parliament after the ruling socialist party installed its own rival congressional chief. | Video

Venezuela opposition forces open doors of congress after Socialist takeover

08 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and allied legislators pushed past armed troops and forced open the doors of congress on Tuesday to hold a session two days after the ruling Socialist Party seized control of the body by proclaiming new leadership. | Video

Little-known Venezuela legislator becomes Maduro's choice for opposition leader

07 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan lawmaker Luis Parra for years denounced abuses by the security forces of President Nicolas Maduro, berating police for forcing a family from its home for their political beliefs and accusing intelligence agents of raiding his own house.

Venezuela opposition pushes to re-elect Guaido as congress chief

05 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's congress will vote for new leadership on Sunday with the opposition party hoping to re-elect Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by more than 50 nations as the country's legitimate president.

Malnutrition curses the children of Venezuela

18 Dec 2019

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela Last August, Francys Rivero, an unemployed single mother of four, feared for her baby's life. Two months after his birth, even though she was breastfeeding him regularly, Kenai de Jesus wasn't gaining weight.

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.

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