Biden eases sanctions imposed by Trump on Maduro’s regime in Venezuela

South America 02/05/21, 07:18

The Treasury Department issued an official document dated Feb. 2, authorizing "certain local operations necessary for the functioning of ports and airports" in Venezuela, which had been previously suspended by former President Donald Trump. The Biden administration softened the U.S.'s position on Maduro's dictatorial regime by granting facilities for its ...

President Trump signs an executive order protecting Venezuelans in the US

U.S. 01/20/21, 13:10

As part of the latest administrative determinations President Trump signed an executive order preventing Venezuelans on U.S. soil from being deported, arguing the precarious living conditions in Venezuela under the government of Nicolás Maduro. "The autocratic government of Nicolás Maduro has consistently violated the sovereign freedoms possessed by the Venezuelan people. ...

US to impose sanctions on all Maduro supporters

Central America 08/06/19, 19:19

The United States is ready to target any individual or country that supports Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. On Tuesday, speaking from Peru's capital Lima, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the Trump administration will start enforcing financial embargoes on anybody—at home or overseas—who supports Maduro’s regime. This came a day after ...

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 ...

Activists vow to stay inside the Venezuelan embassy

U.S. 05/14/19, 08:45

Activists who have staged a protest inside the Venezuelan embassy for 35 days say they plan to stay put hours after law enforcement informed them they are trespassing on embassy property."We are not following the order. It is illegal," activist Kevin Zeese told reporters Tuesday from a window on the ...

Activists at Venezuela Embassy served with eviction notice

Politics 05/14/19, 00:30

Authorities served an eviction notice Monday to activists who have stayed for more than a month inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and asked them to leave immediately. The activists have been inside the embassy because they consider Nicolas Maduro the legitimate president of Venezuela. The U.S. and 50 other countries ...

Venezuela’s Guaidó puts on brave face after failed uprising

World 05/10/19, 15:54

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó wants to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro following last week's failed military uprising.In an interview with The Associated Press, he promised to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown by Maduro's government.Guaidó says he's encouraged by China's recent support for an international ...

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 ...

No diplomats, no Venezuelans as activists occupy DC embassy

America 05/07/19, 15:01

The Venezuelan embassy in the tony D.C. neighborhood of Georgetown has become an unlikely flashpoint in the fight over who will lead the South American nation. American activists supporting embattled President Nicolas Maduro have occupied the embassy for weeks. Venezuelan diplomats have left, but Maduro invited the activists to stay. Meanwhile, Venezuelan ...

Update: Venezuela top court targets opposition leaders

World 05/07/19, 13:31

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):2:25 p.m.Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court has opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers in the aftermath of a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.The nation's highest court announced Tuesday that the lawmakers are suspected ...

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 ...

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

America 05/03/19, 00:34

Russia's support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the Cold War foes. As the dispute intensifies with both sides trading accusations and entrenched in diametrically opposed ...

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 ...

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