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OAS recognizes Guaido envoy until new Venezuela polls

Washington - The Organization of American States said Tuesday it recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy as Venezuela's delegate to the regional body until new elections are held in the country.

Over 5 million people could flee Venezuela by year's end: study

Washington - The crisis in Venezuela could have displaced more than five million people by the end of this year if there is no letup in the country's crisis, a report said Friday, comparing the flow with that of Afghanistan and Syria.

$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

Caracas - Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official said Thursday, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took aim at oil executives appointed by the opposition.

Guaido envoy: No Venezuelan willing to die for Maduro regime

Washington - An envoy from Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday doubted the staying power of Nicolas Maduro's regime, saying no one would defend him to the death.

Pompeo warns Venezuela's Maduro against use of force

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro not to use force against mass demonstrations and urged further international support for the self-declared acting president.

OAS chief says should not rule out Venezuela 'military intervention'

C - The head of the Organization of American States on Friday said "military intervention" to "overthrow" Nicolas Maduro's Venezuelan government must not be ruled out for the country mired in economic and humanitarian crisis.

OAS chief says should not rule out Venezuela 'military intervention'

C - The head of the Organization of American States on Friday said "military intervention" to "overthrow" Nicolas Maduro's government must not be ruled out, as Venezuela suffers an economic and humanitarian crisis.

US pushes for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS

Washington - The United States and six influential members of the Organization of American States urged the body Monday to reject Venezuela's elections and to begin moves to kick Caracas out of the club.

US pushes for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS

Washington - The political crisis in Venezuela dominated the opening exchanges of the annual meeting of the Organization of American States on Monday, with Washington pushing for it to be suspended.

Experts urge probe of possible Venezuela 'crimes against humanity'

Washington - A panel of independent international experts has found "reasonable grounds" to refer Venezuela to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, the Organization of American States said Tuesday.

OAS says Venezuela vote was illegitimate

Washington - The Organization of American States has declared Venezuela's recent gubernatorial elections to be illegitimate, citing a series of irregularities including the lack of independent poll observers.

Caracas protests flare as Maduro alleges 'coup' plot

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday in a new flare-up of protests against Nicolas Maduro, as the embattled president claimed several people had been detained over an alleged "coup" plot aimed at triggering a US military intervention.

Washington's UN envoy urges action on Venezuela crisis

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday called for international action to address the crisis in Venezuela, after a US-backed proposal for regional mediation failed to win support at the Organization of American States.

Divided region fails to adopt resolution on Venezuela

Canc - The Organization of American States failed to advance a plan to deal with Venezuela on Wednesday as it wrapped up a meeting where the country's raging crisis took center stage.

Venezuela dares US to 'send in the Marines'

Canc - Venezuela scoffed at the US Tuesday for trying to forge a regional plan to address its raging crisis, saying the only way to make it comply was to "send in the Marines.

As Venezuela burns, a divided region proves short on solutions

Canc - Ministers from the Organization of American States met Monday to seek elusive solutions to the crisis in Venezuela, as the death toll from weeks of clashes at anti-government protests rose to 74.

Discussing crisis in Venezuela not 'intervention': OAS

Canc - Ministers from the Organization of American States huddled Monday on the crisis in Venezuela, a meeting that infuriated Caracas but which the regional group's chief insisted was not an "intervention.

Venezuela to quit OAS regional bloc: government

Caracas - Venezuela said Wednesday it was quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a violent political crisis.

OAS chief denounces coup in Venezuela

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States denounced as a coup a move Thursday by Venezuela's Supreme Court to assume for itself the powers of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

Washington - The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies.

Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Mexico - Fourteen countries from North and South America, including the United States, called on Venezuela Thursday to release political prisoners and "re-establish democracy" by holding elections.

OAS chief says group should suspend Venezuela if elections not held

Washington - The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, on Tuesday urged the group to suspend crisis-hit Venezuela unless elections are held soon.

OAS chief presses for Venezuela elections

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States renewed a call Friday for elections in Venezuela, saying it is the only way for the beleaguered South American country to emerge from years of "dictatorship.

Cuba blocks visit by OAS chief to receive dissident prize

Havana - A Cuban dissident group awarded a prize to the head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, who was denied a visa to accept it in person.

OAS chief says no democracy, rule of law in Venezuela

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States denounced corruption and violence in Venezuela, saying a 14-year prison term for an opposition leader there marked the end of democracy in the country.

15 OAS states urge Venezuela to act on recall 'without delay'

Washington - A group of 15 countries called on Venezuela Thursday to act "without delay" to clear the way for an election over whether to recall President Nicolas Maduro from office as a way out of a worsening crisis.

Venezuela's Maduro warned impeding recall vote makes him a 'petty dictator'

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States accused Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro of betraying his people Wednesday, and warned he will become a "petty dictator" if he impedes a recall referendum this year.

OAS probes teen's killing amid Guatemala-Belize border tensions

Guatemala City - Tensions over a disputed border between Guatemala and Belize simmered over the weekend with a new shooting incident less than a month after Belizean soldiers killed a teen.

OAS chief defends Venezuelan lawmakers against treason charges

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States on Tuesday defended Venezuelan opposition lawmakers who have been accused of treason for asking the regional body to help overcome a political crisis in their homeland.

Honduras gets anti-corruption commission

Tegucigalpa - The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, UN-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country's government.
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