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Op-Ed: US invokes treaty as a means of deposing Venezuela's Maduro

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza of the Maduro government said that his country was ready to defend itself militarily from the US and that they would not let anyone trample on Venezuelan soil.

Venezuela begins war games on Colombia border

La Fr - Venezuela's armed forces chiefs said Tuesday they had begun mobilizing 150,000 troops for military exercises on the Colombian border amid renewed tensions between Bogota and Caracas.

US deploys 600 troops to Guyana which borders Venezuela

The US has been working with Colombia, Brazil and other regional partners to plan ways of crushing Venezuela's economy in an attempt to force Venezuelan President Maduro to step down and so as to install the US-led coup headed by Juan Guaido.

Left behind: Venezuela's kids growing up without parents

Caracas - Christmas may still be a long way off, but Frankeiber Hernandez can barely wait for his parents to return from Peru in December. They are among 3.6 million migrants who have fled Venezuela's economic meltdown since 2016, according to the UN.

Maduro accuses Colombia of seeking to provoke conflict with Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the Colombian government Tuesday of using dissident FARC leaders' rejection of a peace accord to try to "provoke a military conflict" with Venezuela, and placed border soldiers on alert.

Venezuela's Guaido in FARC pledge to Bogota

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday offered to help neighboring Colombia track down dissident FARC rebels after Bogota accused President Nicolas Maduro of giving them a safe haven.

Venezuela's political crisis talks 'not working,' says Guaido

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted on Wednesday that talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro aimed a resolving the country's political crisis "aren't working.

Venezuela nurses turn to side jobs to survive economic crisis

Caracas - Edgar Fernandez keeps a mariachi suit in a rusty wardrobe at the public hospital in Caracas where he works as a nurse, donning it for performances that augment his meager salary.

Venezuelan officials reached out to discuss Maduro exit: US

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Wednesday his rival Nicolas Maduro had been made to look ridiculous by insisting he had authorized back channel talks with Washington, only for a top US official to reveal it was Caracas who had made the i...

Op-Ed: Trump is said to have considered a naval blockade on Venezuela

US officials report that President Trump has raised the idea of imposing a full naval blockade on Venezuela several times during the last year and a half as a way of forcing regime change on the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela threatens early elections to pressure opposition

Caracas - Threatening to bring forward parliamentary elections is the latest card played by Venezuela's regime to put pressure on the US-backed opposition at the negotiating table, analysts say.

Venezuela govt seeks to change framework for talks with opposition

Caracas - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday the government would meet with Norwegian mediators in an effort to restart talks with the opposition aimed at resolving the country's political crisis.

Norwegian mediators arrive in Venezuela to boost crisis talks

Caracas - Representatives from Norway are in Venezuela to try to kick-start crisis talks between the government and opposition, parliament speaker Juan Guaido said on Wednesday.

Guaido warns Venezuela's Maduro over moves to advance legislative elections

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido warned President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday that any attempts to bring forward parliamentary elections would end in "disaster" for the government.

Venezuela's hyperinflation slowing, says parliament

Caracas - Venezuela's rampant hyperinflation slowed down in July, the opposition-controlled parliament said on Thursday, calculating its figure for the last 12 months at just over 250,000 percent.July's inflation was 33.

Venezuela's Maduro freezes talks with opposition after US sanctions

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed Washington on Wednesday in cancelling scheduled talks with the political opposition, as his embattled regime struggles under the weight of US sanctions.

Maduro supporters demonstrate against US sanctions

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro marched through the capital Caracas on Wednesday in protest against attempts by US President Donald Trump to asphyxiate the ruling regime.

Venezuelan actors arrested over gay cops satirical play set free

Caracas - Four actors taking part in a satirical play about two gay police officers were freed Monday night, nearly 24 hours after they were arrested and accused of ridiculing and usurping the functions of Venezuela's authorities.

Venezuela government, opposition reiterate desire to resolve crisis

Caracas - Representatives of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido "reiterated their willingness" to resolve the country's political crisis during talks in Barbados, mediator Norway said on Friday.

First Miss Venezuela crowned after ditching contestants' measurements

Caracas - A 19-year-old student has been crowned Miss Venezuela, becoming the first winner of the annual pageant since it opted not to publish contestants' waist, hip and bust measurements.
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