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In Venezuela talks, Maduro allies said they would consider fresh elections - sources

19 Aug 2019

CARACAS Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had discussed holding a presidential election in the coming months during talks to find a breakthrough in the country's political crisis, four sources told Reuters on Monday.

Venezuela pro-Maduro legislature to assess early congress elections

13 Aug 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress.

Under siege, Venezuelan opposition lawmakers keep their congress alive

26 Jul 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition says President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to close down the last institutional space they have left to contest his government - the National Assembly legislature, headed by Juan Guaido.

Venezuela creditors push back on Guaido's debt restructuring plan

09 Jul 2019

CARACAS Creditors holding Venezuelan debt on Tuesday pushed back on debt restructuring plans backed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, urging a "fair and effective" framework for talks and improved communications with investors holding defaulted bonds.

Special Report: Why the military still stands by Venezuela's beleaguered president

28 Jun 2019

CARACAS One of the central mysteries of Venezuela's slow-motion collapse: Why does the military continue to support Nicolas Maduro, the president who has led the once-prosperous South American country into poverty and chaos? | Video

Venezuela loses $1.4 billion of gold to banks for guarantees: sources

06 Jun 2019

CARACAS Citibank and Deutsche Bank have taken control of around $1.4 billion of Venezuelan government gold, which they received as guarantees for loans, as a result of U.S. sanctions on the Venezuelan Central Bank, according to five sources.

Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo

22 May 2019

CARACAS The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

Venezuela government talking with 'democratic' opposition in Norway

17 May 2019

GENEVA/CARACAS Talks are underway in Norway between Venezuela's government and "democratic" opponents, an envoy said on Thursday, in a possible search for a mediated solution after the opposition's failure to spark a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

UPDATE 2-Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS, May 16 Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

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