Michigan Election: Trump withdraws successful lawsuit against vote results

2022 Campaign 11/19/20, 20:52

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, reported that the re-election campaign dropped the lawsuit filed in Michigan, challenging the election results.  "This morning we are withdrawing our lawsuit in Michigan as a direct result of achieving the relief we sought: to stop the election in Wayne County from being prematurely certified ...

Trump threatens Cuba as US supports Venezuela uprising

America 04/30/19, 17:30

The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation. Late in the day, President Donald Trump threatened a "full and complete embargo" ...

Uprising in Venezuela spurs hopes of exiles living in Miami

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:14

Venezuelan exiles in Florida who oppose their country's socialist government are cheering calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó for an uprising in their homeland."Long live Venezuela!" they chanted as dozens of exiles packed a diner in the Miami suburb of Doral, glued to news reports on their cellphones of the ...

South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur

America 03/22/19, 16:51

A group of South American presidents has launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region.The Unasur group was started in 2008 when many of the founding nations were ...

Update: Guaido names alternate board for Venezuela oil

America 02/13/19, 16:03

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):3:55 p.m.Venezuela's self-declared President Juan Guaido says that the congress has appointed executives to a transitional board for its PDVSA state-owned oil company and its U.S. subsidiaries, including Houston-based refiner Citgo.The South American nation sits on the world's largest proven ...

Update: Maduro supporters gather in Caracas

America 02/02/19, 11:18

The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):NoonThousands of public employees and government supporters have begun to concentrate on Caracas' downtown Bolivar Avenue.Some danced to popular songs, while a banner included a large photo of late President Hugo Chavez and read: "20 years of popular victories."The socialist ...

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

America 02/01/19, 16:28

Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist government has called on its own loyalists to flood the streets waving flags ...

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Europe 01/27/19, 13:32

When Maria Eugenia Pirona moved from Venezuela to Spain over six months ago she had lost hope that things would get better in her homeland. A lawyer and former civil servant, Pirona had seen her comfortable life ruined by the deepening political and economic strife.Her pension was cut and, as ...

Why Venezuela military leaders are standing behind Maduro

America 01/25/19, 16:56

Even as Venezuelans fill the streets rallying behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and the list of foreign nations recognizing him as the country's rightful president grows, the top members of the all-important military are sending a different message: Forget about it.In back-to-back proclamations Thursday, high-ranking generals standing in front of ...

Venezuela’s Maduro to celebrate 2nd term as crisis deepens

America 01/10/19, 00:01

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in to a second term Thursday amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis, but with some long-time friends in attendance both from abroad and at home.A dozen Latin American governments and Canada in a coalition have rejected ...

South America bloc’s woes leave architectural gem forlorn

America 01/08/19, 00:02

It's a gravity-defying edifice that befits the lofty ambitions of what was supposed to be a symbol of South American unity.Set against an arid moonscape on the equatorial line, two cantilevered glass wings soar dramatically above a reflecting pool, symbolizing freedom and transparency and looking like something out of a ...

Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

World 12/13/18, 14:37

Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday.El Nacional's final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication, leaders of the newspaper said."We've endured longer than the others," ...

Spanish court agrees to extradition of Hugo Chavez’s aide

Europe 10/26/18, 18:31

A Spanish court has given preliminary authorization for an aide of late President Hugo Chavez to be extradited to Venezuela.Claudia Diaz is being sought along with her husband Adrian Velasquez for alleged money laundering in deals that, according to Venezuelan authorities, emerged in the so-called Panama Papers.Lawyer Ismael Oliver says ...

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