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Maduro says still in control, open to talks with US: report

Washington - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was still comfortably in charge and open to direct negotiations with the US, in an interview published Saturday by The Washington Post.

Hong Kong protests 'similar' to Venezuela unrest: foreign minister

Bejing - Protests in Hong Kong bear an "overwhelming" similarity to political unrest that has wracked Venezuela in recent years, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday.

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.

Bolivia military 'outraged' over exiled Morales militia claim

La Paz - Bolivia's armed forces hit out at exiled former president Evo Morales on Monday after he said he would introduce armed local militias similar to those in Venezuela if he returns home.

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.

Venezuela contact group recognises Guaido as speaker

Apo - A dozen countries working on ways to end Venezuela's crisis on Thursday gave their backing to opposition leader Juan Guaido as parliamentary speaker, rejecting the claims of a rival.

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.

US throws support behind Venezuela negotiations

Washington - The United States on Thursday threw its support behind negotiations in Venezuela, saying talks could establish a transitional government, lead to fresh elections and bring an end to the crisis.

US threatens sanctions on Venezuelan lawmakers over bribes

Washington - The United States will consider sanctions against Venezuelan lawmakers accused of taking bribes to vote against opposition leader Juan Guaido, an official said Wednesday.

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.

US eyes sanctions over growing Russian support for Venezuela

Washington - The United States will take action in response to growing Russian support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a senior US official warned Monday.

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.

US places ban on Cuban defense chief

Washington - The State Department announced Thursday it was barring Cuba's defense chief from entering the US, citing what it called human rights violations in supporting the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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 accuses Venezuela of bribes to rig opposition vote

Washington - The United States on Friday promised further sanctions to pressure Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, accusing him of bribing lawmakers to block the re-election of his opponent Juan Guaido.

Colombia seeks US role in Venezuela crisis talks

Washington - Colombia's new foreign minister met Thursday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as Bogota called for Washington to back talks to resolve Venezuela's long political crisis.Foreign Minister Claudia Blum, whose country has taken in about 1.

US sanctions Venezuela officials for selling passports for cash

Washington - The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on senior Venezuelan government officials accused of taking bribes to issue passports, the US Treasury said.

Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

Red Cross slams 'unacceptable' politicisation of Venezuela aid

Geneva - A top Red Cross official decried Monday a dire lack of international funding for humanitarian aid in Venezuela, warning that assistance was being politicised and desperate civilians were paying the price.

Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

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.

US accuses Venezuela, Cuba of exacerbating regional unrest

Washington - The United States on Wednesday accused its adversaries Venezuela and Cuba of fomenting strife in South America, where a number of countries have seen major protests.
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