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UN begins probe into killings, alleged torture in Venezuela

09 September, 2019 3:57 am 3:57 am

NEW YORK – The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up an international fact-finding mission to document violations in Venezuela, including alleged torture and thousands of summary executions. Venezuela’s ambassador Jorge Valero rejected the “hostile resolution” – brought by countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru which are hosting millions of Venezuela’s … Read More


Cuba’s Castro, family banned from entering US for supporting Venezuel...

09 September, 2019 4:03 am 4:03 am

NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Cuba’s Raul Castro, along with his children, as it continues to pressure its long-time foe for supporting the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. “As First Secretary of Cuba’s Armed Forces, Castro is responsible for Cuba’s actions to prop up the former Maduro regime in Venezuela through … Read More

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Venezuela political turmoil: Maduro regime, opposition to hold talks in Bar...

07 July, 2019 11:40 am 11:40 am

CARACAS (Web Desk) – Negotiations are set to resume today (Monday) between the Venezuelan government and the opposition group calling for its ouster in a bid to end months of political instability, the two sides announced. Talks will be held in Barbados and mediated by Norway, which hosted a Oslo meeting in May that failed … Read More

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Venezuela releasing judge, journalist, 20 students: UN

07 July, 2019 10:49 pm 10:49 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Venezuela is releasing 22 people, including judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior UN official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more releases. Jatar and a lawyer for Afiuni said they had not yet received official notices from Venezuela’s judiciary and still had restrictions on their freedom. … Read More

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Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

03 March, 2019 12:02 am 12:02 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that “all options” were open to make that happen. “Russia has to get out,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. … Read More

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Venezuela releases US journalist after full day in custody

03 March, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government released an American journalist and his local colleague, after they spent more than 12 hours in custody in a move that drew further international condemnation of socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s government. In the latest crackdown on a challenge to his rule by opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maduro also expelled the … Read More

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Venezuela aid convoy moves to Colombia border, troops fire tear gas

02 February, 2019 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

CUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gave a personal send off to an aid caravan from the Colombian city of Cucuta towards the border between the two countries on Saturday, pledging to bring food and medicine to a hungry population despite President Nicolas Maduro’s resistance. Guaido, who most Western nations recognise … Read More


US and Russia push rival UN actions on Venezuela

02 February, 2019 11:14 pm 11:14 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pushing the UN Security Council to formally call for free, fair and credible presidential elections in Venezuela with international observers, diplomats said, a move that prompted Russia to propose a rival draft resolution. Moscow and Washington have been at loggerheads over a U.S.-led campaign for international recognition of … Read More

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Trump says US military intervention in Venezuela ‘an option

02 February, 2019 10:42 am 10:42 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.” The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election … Read More

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Venezuelan general defects as anti-Maduro rallies draw huge crowds

02 February, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

CARACAS (Reuters) – A high-ranking Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to recognise the opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim chief as huge crowds rallied against the head of state, adding pressure on Maduro to step down. The military’s support is crucial for the embattled Maduro, … Read More

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Venezuela targets Guaido with probe, travel ban, asset freeze

01 January, 2019 8:20 am 8:20 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government struck back at self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday, with the Supreme Court imposing a travel ban and freeze on his bank accounts despite a warning from Washington of “serious consequences” if it did so. The court also said prosecutors could investigate Guaido, in apparent retaliation for sweeping US … Read More

Venezuela says jailed lawmaker takes own life; opposition says he was kille...

10 October, 2018 10:25 am 10:25 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government said on Monday that a jailed opposition lawmaker killed himself by jumping from the 10th floor of the state intelligence agency headquarters (SEBIN) where he was being held, but his party said he was murdered by the government. Municipal lawmaker Fernando Alban, 56, was jailed last Friday for alleged involvement … Read More

Venezuela president says UN human rights chief welcome to visit

09 September, 2018 10:24 am 10:24 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet was welcome to visit any time after she urged Caracas to allow an international investigation of the humanitarian situation in the country. “Of course, whenever she wants,” Maduro told reporters when asked at the United Nations if he would … Read More

Venezuela jails 34 store managers on charges of price gouging

09 September, 2018 9:21 am 9:21 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that 34 supermarket managers had been jailed on charges of hiding food and gouging prices, in the leftist government’s latest crackdown on businesses as the country struggles under a severe economic downturn. “We had a group of supermarkets that hid the products from people and … Read More

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela

09 September, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 am

CAUCAGUA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s school year began with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork. The OPEC member is collapsing under low oil prices and an unraveling socialist economic system, leaving millions … Read More