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Venezuela's Maduro and Guaido agree to cooperate in virus fight

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:44 PM

With help from the Pan American Health Organization, the two sides will coordinate efforts to seek financial resources to combat the pandemic

COOPERATION. In this file photo, Opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures in front of a screen depicting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas on September 3, 2019. File photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Venezuela's official virus data is 'absurd' – HRW and Johns Hopkins

May 27, 2020 - 9:01 AM

President Nicolas Maduro's government reports 10 COVID-19 deaths out of 1,121 cases in a country of 30 million people

PATROL. Police officers patrol a market while wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in Caracas, on March 15, 2020. Photo by Cristian Hernandez/AFP

Venezuela charges Americans with terrorism, conspiracy

May 09, 2020 - 9:59 AM

President Maduro accuses US President Donald Trump of being behind the invasion

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. - The United States on November 5, 2019 vowed to maintain maximum pressure to topple Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it slapped sanctions on five more officials."While Maduro and his associates continue to enrich themselves, the Venezuelan people suffer brutality, violence and oppression at the hands of the intelligence, security and armed forces," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)

Trump denies U.S. role in mysterious Venezuela sea invasion

May 06, 2020 - 9:58 AM

President Nicolas Maduro appears on state television with the US passports of a pair he says belongs to US security forces

POTUS. US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on April 27, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

May 05, 2020 - 1:59 PM

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro appears on state television to show the passports of Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41, and tells the Venezuelan military high command that the pair were members of the US security forces

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, during a meeting with members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on May 4, 2020. Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab on Monday accused opposition leader Juan Guaido of contracting "mercenaries" to lead an "invasion" that the Nicolas Maduro regime claims to have thwarted. The government had said Sunday that it foiled an attack from the sea aimed at toppling the socialist president, killing eight assailants and capturing two others. Jhonn ZERPA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP

EU backs U.S. plan for Venezuela transitional government

Apr 04, 2020 - 8:46 AM

The proposed transitional government is made up of members from the parties of President Nicolas Maduro and his rival Juan Guaido

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks at the National Assembly, in Caracas, on January 7, 2020. - Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra -who both had claimed to be Venezuela's parliament speaker, following two separate votes and accusations of a "parliamentary coup- called for a parliamentary session today. (Photo by Federico Parra / AFP)

In Venezuela shift, U.S. asks Guaido to renounce power – for now

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido should set up a transitional government to arrange elections in 6 to 12 months.

SHIFT. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guiado (L) during a meeting at the Department of State on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

U.S. indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:31 PM

The State Department also announces a $15-million reward for information leading to the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

INDICTED. In this file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the IV Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 24, 2017. File photo by Aizar Raldes/AFP

IMF rejects Venezuela request for billions in virus aid

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:08 PM

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund indirectly cites a dispute over Nicolas Maduro's leadership in denying his petition

DENIED. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas.  Photo by YuriI Cortez/AFP

Brazil recalls 'all' diplomats, officials in Venezuela

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:14 AM

It's the latest hardening of relations between Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the government of radical leftist Maduro that he has branded a 'dictatorship'

JAIR. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a ceremony to pass the Economic Freedom Act at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido defends sanctions against Maduro regime

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Angry workers of state airline company confront the opposition leader, complaining of the US sanctions on the Venezuela flag carrier

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks to members of members of the media as he arrives for a plenary session of the National Assembly at Bolivar square, in Caracas, on February 12, 2020. Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep pushing back against President Nicolas Maduro. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

U.S. warns Venezuela of consequences if Guaido harmed

Feb 07, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Elliott Abrams, the US envoy leading the drive to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, warns that the US was 'prepared' with unspecified actions if Guaido faces trouble

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks with members of the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas on April 30, 2019. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido meets Trump but overshadowed by impeachment

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Guaido enjoyed wide applause when Trump introduced him before Congress

ALLIES. U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Juan Guaido, Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after his arrival at the White House, on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Inviting rival to State of the Union, Trump vows to 'smash' Venezuela's Maduro

Feb 05, 2020 - 12:06 PM

'Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people,' Trump says

MADURO. Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Guaido calls for 'great mobilization' ahead of Venezuela return

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:36 PM

'There is only one option – to achieve free elections,' adds the Venezuelan opposition leader

IN MIAMI. Juan Guaido, acting President of Venezuela, speaks at an event on February 1, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices – opposition

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:49 AM

Lawmaker Angel Torres says the agents 'abruptly entered' the offices, amid opposition fears they could plant false evidence

RAIDED. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures during a session of the National Assembly with the presence of pro-government deputies in Caracas on September 24, 2019. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:59 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia

MADURO. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Maduro says still in control, open to talks with U.S. – report

Jan 19, 2020 - 3:42 PM

'A relationship of respect and dialogue brings a win-win situation. A confrontational relationship brings a lose-lose situation,' says the Venezuelan President

MADURO. In this file photo on September 30, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela contact group recognizes Guaido as speaker

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Guaido, whose claim to be acting president is recognized as legitimate by more than 50 countries, is re-elected speaker of the assembly on Sunday

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido (C) sings Venezuela's national anthem, accompanied by opposition lawmakers and supporters, on January 7, 2020. (Photo by Christian Hernandez/AFP)

Venezuela's 'acting president' confident of parliamentary reelection

Jan 05, 2020 - 5:37 PM

Sunday's election comes after a tumultuous year in which Guaido declared himself acting president and at times seemed close to toppling socialist President Nicolas Maduro

ACTING PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

EU extends sanctions against Venezuela for a year

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:51 PM

An embargo on arms and equipment that could be used for political repression is extended to November 14 next year, along with asset freezes and travel bans on 25 senior members of the Maduro regime blamed for rights abuses

VENEZUELA SANCTIONS. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

El Salvador expels Venezuela diplomats in challenge to Maduro

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:35 AM

El Salvador under its new President Nayib Bukele is one of more than 50 countries declaring Nicolas Maduro's Venezuelan government illegitimate

LEAVING. Members of the diplomatic corps leave the Venezuelan embassy in San Salvador on November 3, 2019. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:44 PM

(UPDATED) To applause in the chamber, Venezuela gets the nod in a vote by the UN General Assembly to choose 14 new members for the 47-member body based in Geneva

UNHRC. File photo shows a general view of the 39th UN Council of Human Rights at the UN Offices in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Top Venezuelan gov't official in North Korea – state media

Sep 26, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Diosdado Cabello, the right-hand man of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is in North Korea leading a 'high-level delegation'

The president of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, gestures during the 1st International Meeting of Workers in solidarity with the Venezuelan Government and people at the Alba Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela, on August 29, 2019. The Russian ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemskiy, accused the United States of obstructing with its sanctions an agreement between the government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition to resolve the political crisis. Matias Delacroix / AFP

Putin urges dialogue between Venezuela's Maduro, opposition

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Putin says, 'We believe that any refusal to have dialogue is irrational, harms the country, and only threatens the population's well-being'

URGING DIALOGUE. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 25, 2019. Photo by Sergei Chirikov/AFP)

Maduro-allied lawmakers return to Venezuela assembly

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Socialist deputies chant pro-Maduro slogans as they take their seats in the legislature to a barrage of booing from the opposition

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido gestures during a session of the National Assembly with the presence of pro-government deputies in Caracas on September 24, 2019. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United States was watching the situation in Venezuela "very closely," as it unleashed new sanctions targeting the crisis-wracked country's ties with Cuba. Matias Delacroix / AFP

Venezuelan officials discussed Maduro exit behind his back – Bolton

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Washington has been pressuring President Nicolas Maduro through sanctions to step down while publicly prodding members of his inner circle to cut their ties to him before it's too late

MADURO'S EXIT? In this file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the IV Gas Exporting Countries Forum Summit in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 24, 2017. File photo by Aizar Raldes/AFP

Venezuela's Maduro freezes talks with opposition after U.S. sanctions

Aug 08, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Nicolas Maduro attributes the cancellation to 'the grave and brutal aggression' being 'continuously... carried out by the Trump administration against Venezuela'

NICOLAS MADURO. In this handout photo released by Miraflores presidential press office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during an event to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Boyaca at the National Pantheon, in Caracas on August 7, 2019. Photo by Francisco Batista/Presidencia Venezuela/AFP

U.S. warns off Venezuela allies China and Russia

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:12 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are sending a signal to third parties that want to do business with the Maduro regime: Proceed with extreme caution,' says US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Handout photo released by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking during the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela in Lima on August 6, 2019. Washington warned third parties on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in South American nation. HO / Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / AFP

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Crisis-wracked Venezuela has been mired in a political impasse since January when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, quickly receiving the support of more than 50 countries

BARBADOS TALKS. This combination of pictures created on January 25, 2019 shows Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (L) speaking to opposition supporters at the Central University of Caracas (UCV) in Caracas, on January 21, 2019 and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offering a press conference in Caracas, on January 25, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela limps back to normal after another blackout

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Nicolas Maduro denounces what he says is a 'criminal attack against tranquility and peace of the homeland'

POWER CUT. People are seen in a street of Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela, on July 22, 2019 as parts in the country, including the capital Caracas, were hit by a massive power cut. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

What happened when the U.N. reviewed Venezuela's human rights situation?

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dismisses the report as being 'fraught with false statements.' Will the same happen to the Philippines?

Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:54 PM

'If you work with goodwill and there is no American interventionism, I am sure that we will reach an agreement,' says Maduro, who blames the United States for fanning the crisis

NICOLAS MADURO. A handout photo released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a military parade at Los Proceres boulevard in Caracas, Venezuela on July 5, 2019. Photo by Marcelo Garcia/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Guaido says talks with Venezuela government to resume, move to Barbados

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Maduro's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez implicitly corroborates Juan Guaido's announcement by reproducing a Norwegian Foreign Ministry statement

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/ AFP

U.S. slaps sanctions on son of Venezuelan leader Maduro

Jun 29, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The US says that Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra and others close to Maduro's regime help him 'maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela'

Venezuelan citizens protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outside the Venezuelan embassy in San Jose, on April 30, 2019. Venezuelan opposition chief Juan Guaido declared himself acting president in January 2019 and claimed on April 30 to have also secured the backing of Venezuelan soldiers, while the country's leftist government said an attempted coup was under way. Ezequiel BECERRA / AFP

Venezuela says it thwarted 'coup' bid

Jun 27, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Venezuelan government claims the claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro

MADURO. Handout photo released by the Venezuelan Presidency of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raising his fist during a celebration at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, on June 26, 2019. Handout photo by Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Venezuela's former spy chief says Maduro could yet fall

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Figuera tells the Washington Post members of Maduro's family and his government are engaged in money laundering and corruption, and alleges Hezbollah cells are allowed to operate in Venezuela and raise funds

NICOLAS MADURO. Handout photo released by Miraflores palace press office showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) at a wreath laying ceremony during the 198th anniversary of the Carabobo battle in Valencia, Carabobo state, on June 24, 2019. Handout photo/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Thousands of Venezuelans cram border with Colombia

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:18 AM

This comes after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the reopening of the Venezuelan border in the western state of Tachira

SUPPLIES SHORTAGE. People queue to cross the Simon Bolivar international bridge from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta, in Colombia, to buy goods due to supplies shortage in their country, on June 8, 2019. Photo by Schneyder Mendoza/AFP

3.3 million people have fled Venezuela crisis – UN

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Venezuela suffers from shortages of food and medicine amid a power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and interim president Juan Guaido

Venezuelans living in Peru take part in a rally in support of Venezualan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Lima on May 1, 2019. - Hundreds of Venezuelans in Peru gathered in solidarity to the protests in their home country called by Guaido to increase the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)

Guaido renews call for Maduro resignation after Norway talks

Jun 01, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Representatives of Guaido and Maduro met face-to-face in Oslo as part of talks mediated by Norway aimed at resolving the country's political deadlock

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference in Caracas on May 14, 2019. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

U.S. walks out of U.N. arms control body in Venezuela protest

May 28, 2019 - 7:02 PM

'Whatever is discussed in there, whatever is decided, has absolutely no legitimacy because it is an illegitimate regime presiding over that body,' says US ambassador to the conference, Robert Wood

WALK OUT. This file photo shows US Permanent Representative to the Geneva conference, Robert Wood, during a plenary meeting of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, on August 30, 2017 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

May 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes

MEDIATION. This file photo shows a view of a Venezuelan national flag reading S.O.S. during a rally with Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido upon his arrival in Caracas on March 4, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 PM

It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network

SHOWDOWN. A combination of file photos of Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (left) and President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'

PROTECTED. Franco Manuel Casella Photo from Twitter/@AsambleaVE

Amnesty urges ICC to probe 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

May 15, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Amnesty International believes Nicolas Maduro's government responded with "a systematic and widespread policy of repression" in late January during anti-government protests

MADURO. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) delivers a speech next to the president of the ruling Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello during a military parade in Caracas on April 13, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

U.S. police move to eject pro-Maduro activists from Venezuela embassy

May 14, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The activists attempt to prevent the entry of the representative of opposition leader Juan Guaido

Caracas blasts Juan Guaido's courting of U.S. military

May 14, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Vice President Delcy Rodriguez lambast the move by opposition leader Juan Guaido's representative in Washington, accusing him of paving the way for a US 'military intervention'

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez attends a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister following their meeting in Moscow on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Venezuela detains Juan Guaido's deputy

May 09, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Edgar Zambrano, Guaido's deputy as National Assembly speaker, is arrested by intelligence agents in Caracas for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaido

Venezuelan Deputy Carlos Prosperi (C) talks to the press outside the Democratic Action Party's headquarters after the Venezuelan Deputy and first Vice president of the National Assembly Edgar Zambrano was arrested by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) in Caracas, on May 8, 2019. Venezuela's Supreme Court announced the indictment of three more lawmakers -- named as Freddy Superlano, Sergio Vergara and Juan Andres Mejia -- on Wednesday for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido.  RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

May 08, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Venezuela's Supreme Court allows the stripping of parliamentary immunity of 7 members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. 'We're very close to achieving change in Venezuela,' Guaido tells AFP. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

5 dead, 233 arrested in Venezuela protests – Attorney General

May 07, 2019 - 7:38 AM

Nicolas Maduro threatens to go after 'traitors' after crisis-wracked Venezuela's military leadership reaffirms its loyalty to the socialist president

PROTEST. A man flutters Venezuelan national flags in front of a line of police during an opposition demo calling for the armed forces to disobey Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro near La Carlota Air Base in Caracas on May 4, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP