Trump administration supports Venezuela, US envoy assures

U.S. 06/26/19, 09:57

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams assured that President Donald J. Trump supports political change in Venezuela during a briefing session on Tuesday, June 25. Abrams’s affirmative declaration came after a Washington Post article, citing anonymous sources claiming that President Donald J. Trump is losing interest in Venezuela. “I don't know ...

US Senate panel passes bill to deal with Venezuelan crisis

Politics 05/22/19, 19:39

A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction. The measure adopt also would authorize $400 million in new humanitarian assistance and formally recognize and support efforts by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to restore democracy. The Senate Foreign Relations ...

Police arrest activists squatting in Venezuelan Embassy

Politics 05/16/19, 11:28

Four demonstrators who have been staging a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington for more than a month were arrested Thursday morning, according to a prominent activist leader. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early Thursday morning to arrest the remaining ...

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

America 05/12/19, 11:20

From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro's latest crackdown. "Gracias, Gracias ambassador. In the name of all of us," said Guevara speaking into ...

US lifts sanctions for Venezuelan general who defied Maduro

Politics 05/07/19, 23:02

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a government crackdown following last week's failed uprising. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Tuesday that the immediate lifting of financial ...

US still pondering military options in Venezuela

Politics 05/04/19, 02:36

The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other ...

What’s next for Venezuela after days of tumult?

America 05/02/19, 23:44

After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó are unable to deliver a knock-out blow as Venezuela spirals deeper into neglect, isolation and desperation. Abrupt shifts or behind-the-scenes power plays can't be ruled ...

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

America 05/02/19, 14:23

The crisis in Venezuela has been thrust to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the United States and Russia, with both sides entrenched in diametrically opposed positions from which they are unwilling to retreat. Russia's support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is refusing to cede power ...

Update: Spain confirms Lopez at embassy in Caracas

America 05/01/19, 03:03

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:50 a.m. Spain's government has confirmed that Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López is at the Spanish embassy in the Caracas following an attempted military uprising on Tuesday that aimed to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela's opposition leader and self proclaimed president Juan ...

Venezuela awaits more protests after a day of turmoil

America 04/30/19, 23:34

He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overpass with the same small cadre of soldiers with whom he launched a bold effort to spark a military uprising ...

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" ...

Update: Trump threatens Cuba embargo over Venezuela

America 04/30/19, 16:27

The Latest on the United States and Venezuela (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is threatening a "full and complete embargo" and sanctions on Cuba if its troops do not "immediately" cease operations in Venezuela. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April ...

White House hopes Maduro ousted in Venezuela uprising

World 04/30/19, 15:52

The Trump administration says it hopes an attempted military uprising in Venezuela will be “enough to tip” Nicolas Maduro out of power. National Security Adviser John Bolton said that what is happening “is clearly not a coup” because the U.S. and many other countries already recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate ...

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