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US confident nations to keep recognizing Venezuela's Guaido

Washington - A US official voiced confidence Tuesday that key powers would keep recognizing opposition figure Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president even if he is sidelined in disputed elections.

US warns Venezuela vote will be worse than ever

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday that elections planned in Venezuela later this year would be deeply fraudulent, accusing leftist leader Nicolas Maduro of seeking to manipulate the outcome.

Venezuela blasts US reward offer for capture of top official

Caracas - Venezuela's government blasted a $5 million US reward offer for information leading to the arrest of the country's Supreme Court president, likening it to something out of the Wild West.

US offers $5 mn reward for arrest of Venezuela chief justice

Washington - The United States on Tuesday offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the chief justice of Venezuela's supreme court, who faces US money laundering charges.

Ex-envoy fails to secure prisoners in talks with Venezuela's Maduro

Washington - Former US ambassador Bill Richardson has failed to bring back jailed Americans from Venezuela after meeting President Nicolas Maduro, whom Washington is seeking to topple.

Venezuela tightens COVID-19 measures in capital after surge

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday a tightening of containment measures in the capital Caracas and neighboring Miranda state to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Justice 'undermined' in Venezuela: UN rights chief

Geneva - The independence of Venezuela's justice system has been "considerably undermined", fuelling impunity and human rights violations, the UN rights chief charged Tuesday in a report.

Venezuela's fuel shortages persist despite Iran deliveries

Caracas - Long queues at gas stations around the country underscore Venezuela's continuing fuel shortages, despite Iran stepping in to help its Latin American ally with a major fuel shipment last month.

Ex-US envoy Richardson to see Venezuela's Maduro over prisoners

Washington - Former US ambassador Bill Richardson will meet Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to seek the release of prisoners, his office said Monday, a sharp contrast to the administration's shunning of the leftist leader.

Maduro shuffles military high command

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has shuffled his military high command but Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, a general, kept his post.

Venezuela top court strips Guaido of opposition party leadership

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court, stacked with loyalists of the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, on Tuesday ordered Juan Guaido to relinquish his position as leader of one of the main opposition parties, giving the position to one of his rivals instead.

UK court sides with Guaido in Venezuela gold dispute

London - Venezuela's opposition cried victory on Thursday after a London judge ruled that the British government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as the troubled Latin American country's president.

Venezuela says won't expel envoy, but demands EU action

Caracas - Venezuela on Thursday reversed a decision to expel the EU's ambassador in a tense stand off with Brussels over sanctions, but Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Caracas expected action in return.

Venezuela says won't expel envoy, but demands EU action

Caracas - Venezuela expects "gestures" from the European Union after reversing its decision to expel the bloc's ambassador, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday.

Maduro gives EU ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the head of the European Union mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials.

US sanctions five Iranian ship captains over Venezuela oil delivery

Washington - The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on five Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela, as Washington ratcheted up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose government it considers illegitimate.

Venezuela calls US warship presence 'a provocation'

Caracas - Venezuela accused the United States on Wednesday of "an act of provocation" after a US warship steamed close to the South American country's territorial waters the day before.

Biker paramedics ride to the rescue in Venezuelan capital

Caracas - Zully Rodiz and her kind are seen as modern-day angels in the chaos of the Venezuelan capital, roaring off on powerful motorcycles to the scene of a road accident or to bring medicine to the sick.

Venezuela's Maduro says 'prepared' to talk to Trump

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday he is "prepared" to talk to US counterpart Donald Trump, who earlier claimed he was open to meeting the socialist leader to discuss his exit from power.

Venezuela blames US sanctions for non-payment of UN dues

New York - Venezuela blamed US sanctions for the non-payment of its United Nations fees, in a letter to the Secretary-General made public on Monday.The outstanding debt has since January prevented Caracas from voting at the world body.

Trump says would meet Venezuela's Maduro only to discuss exit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he would only meet with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to discuss his exit from power.

Mexico ready to sell gasoline to Venezuela for 'humanitarian' reasons

Mexico - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday his government was ready to help ease Venezuela's gasoline shortage for humanitarian reasons despite pressure from the United States.

Venezuela's opposition in poll pull-out as US slams Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faced US accusations Monday of attempting to rig upcoming polls after naming a new regime-friendly election authority that prompted the opposition to withdraw from elections.

Venezuelan national assembly says 12-month inflation at 3,600% in May

Caracas - Venezuelan inflation over the last 12 months to May was 3,684 percent, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Tuesday.In a statement, the legislative body said total inflation in May was 15 percent, compared with 80 percent in April.

Venezuela's Guaido reappears after claim he hid in French embassy

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido reappeared in the street in videos distributed Saturday by his team and parliamentary allies, after foreign minister Jorge Arreaza claimed he had taken refuge in the French embassy in Caracas.

Venezuela arrests DirecTV executives after US firm pulls out

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have detained three DirecTV executives after the US-owned television service's decision to shut operations in the South American country due to US sanctions, their lawyer said Friday.

France denies giving refuge to Venezuela's Guaido

Paris - France on Friday denied that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido had been given refuge at its mission in Caracas, after Venezuela's foreign minister claimed he was hiding at the embassy."Mr Juan Guaido is not at the French residency in Caracas.

Coffin-makers booming as Peru virus deaths soar

- As the coronavirus-hit economy of Peru stagnated over the past three months, Lima coffin-maker Genaro Cabrera has seen his sales quadruple.

Venezuela raises fuel prices after arrival of Iranian oil tankers

Caracas - Venezuela will increase fuel prices in June, the president said, putting a limit on state subsidies that for decades had allowed citizens to fill their gas tanks virtually for free.

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

New York - Venezuela's low case count and death toll from the coronavirus are likely false and could in fact end up being thousands of times higher, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Johns Hopkins University.
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