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Venezuela opposition leader Guaido to attend Davos

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido -- who declared himself acting president last year -- will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday.

Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia to meet with Pompeo: lawmaker

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido surfaced in Colombia on Sunday to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as his power struggle with President Nicolas Maduro entered a challenging new phase.

Venezuela opposition says govt. loyalists fired at them

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers had to abandon plans to hold a session at the legislature on Wednesday after claiming to have been shot at by armed groups loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro bids to revive Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday decreed that airlines flying from Caracas must pay for fuel in Venezuela's ailing "petro" cryptocurrency, which he ordered to be more widely used in the cash-strapped South American country.

Venezuela's Maduro says EU, UN can monitor polls

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he was open to allowing United Nations and European Union observers to monitor legislative elections slated for later this year.

Fed up Venezuelans find solace on the beach

La Guaira - When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for street protests at the weekend in a bid to rekindle popular outrage against President Nicolas Maduro, only a few hundred people turned up.

Venezuelan opposition leader says talks with Maduro unlikely

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido said Saturday it is unlikely he will resume negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro.

Guaido calls protest Thursday against Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called on supporters to rally Thursday against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to rekindle popular momentum against an "illegitimate" leader.

Re-elected Venezuela opposition leader Guaido calls for protests

Caracas - Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido called Tuesday for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, hours after he was sworn in for another term as National Assembly speaker following a standoff with the armed forces.

Venezuela's Guaido gains access to parliament speaker's seat

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took his place in the parliament speaker's seat on Tuesday after a stand-off with the armed forces who initially prevented him from entering Congress.

Guaido brands Venezuela parliament rival 'accomplice of dictatorship'

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday branded a rival claimant to the post of speaker of the National Assembly an "accomplice of the dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro amid a deepening political impasse.

Guaido says Venezuela police block access to parliament

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido hit out at the police on Sunday for preventing him from attending the National Assembly where he was due to be voted in for a second term as parliament speaker.

Venezuela's Guaido eyes second chance after trying 'everything'

Caracas - Juan Guaido "tried everything" in 2019 to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power, to no avail. Yet the 36-year-old opposition leader has vowed to re-launch the offensive this year.

Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela's parliament speaker

Caracas - Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela's parliament speaker on Sunday following two separate votes and accusations of a "parliamentary coup.

Venezuela's 'acting president' seeks parliamentary re-election

Caracas - After a tumultuous year in which he declared himself Venezuela's acting president and at times seemed close to toppling socialist leader Nicolas Maduro, Juan Guaido will bid for re-election as the parliament's speaker on Sunday.

Venezuela's economic crisis a boon for traditional liquor

Bobare - Venezuela's traditional cocuy liquor is making a comeback due to the country's punishing economic crisis, which has put rum, whiskey and even beer financially out of reach for many.

US Senators introduce bill to reathorize Venezuela sanctions

Washington D.c. - US Senators Marco Rubio a Republican and Bob Mendez a Democrat introduced a reauthorization of the euphemistically titled "Venezuela Defence of Human Rights and Civil Society Act"that passed in 2014 and was reauthorized in 2016.

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to his faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.Venezuelan investigative website Armando.

Maduro says military personnel jailed for alleged plots

Caracas - Venezuelan military personnel have been jailed in recent months for allegedly supporting US and Colombian efforts to overthrow the government, President Nicolas Maduro said in a television interview aired Sunday.

Thousands of Guaido supporters march against Maduro in Venezuela

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, demanding the departure of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, but the turnout was far less than expected.
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