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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...

US, Venezuela in talks: presidents

Washington - US President Donald Trump and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that talks between senior officials were underway, as the South American country struggles under the weight of US sanctions."We are in touch.

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.

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.

UN rights chief condemns latest US Venezuela sanctions

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Thursday intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as "extremely broad" with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.

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.

China slams US for 'bullying' Venezuela

Bejing - China on Wednesday hit back at remarks from a top US official who warned Beijing and Moscow against supporting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, and called on Washington to stop "bullying" other countries.

US warns off Venezuela allies as Lima meeting opens

- Washington warned China and Russia on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in the South American nation.

US says will use every tool to end Maduro 'dictatorship' in Venezuela

Washington - The White House said Tuesday it would use "every appropriate tool" to end the presidency of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro after President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on the country's US-based assets.

US to announce 'sweeping steps' at big meeting on Venezuela

- Delegates from some 60 countries will meet Tuesday in Lima to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, as Washington steps up pressure for President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.

Colombia to authorize nationality for 24,000 Venezuelan children

Apo - Colombia President Ivan Duque signed an order on Monday allowing 24,000 children born in the country to Venezuelan parents and risking statelessness to be given Colombian nationality.

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.

Venezuela's power struggle drags on

Caracas - With the pressure from street protests easing, a US intervention unlikely and the military entrenched behind the regime, the power struggle between Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido has ground to an impasse.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country's political crisis.

US immigration agency names Venezuelan minister among 'most wanted'

Washington - United States immigration officials have added Venezuelan government minister Tareck El Aissami, a suspected drug smuggler, to their list of most wanted fugitives, they said Wednesday."Have you seen this #mostwanted #fugitive?

Uruguay government torn over Venezuela 'dictatorship' row

Montevideo - Uruguay's ruling Frente Amplio coalition has suffered a major schism just three months from presidential elections in a row over iconic former president Jose Mujica branding traditional ally Venezuela a "dictatorship.

Colombia, Venezuela clash over refuge for former rebel leaders

Apo - Colombian President Ivan Duque accused his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Monday of committing an act of "stupidity" by offering refuge to two of his country's former left-wing guerrilla leaders.

'Shop window' Caracas angers rest of Venezuela

Caracas - While authorities concentrate on presenting an image of normality in Caracas, Venezuelans elsewhere in the country who are suffering from severe shortages amid a political and economic crisis are livid.

Venezuela Supreme Court annuls opposition bid to re-join defense treaty

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Friday annulled a decision by the opposition-controlled legislature to re-join a regional defense treaty that could provide a legal framework for foreign military intervention.

US sanctions Venezuela emergency food 'corruption network'

Washington - The US Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against three of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's stepsons, a Colombian businessman and six others for running a "corruption network" that profited from emergency food imports.

US plans new Russia sanctions over support for Venezuela's Maduro

Washington - The United States is considering imposing new sanctions on Russia over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the White House representative for the South American nation said Wednesday.

Maduro blames 'desperate' US for latest Venezuela blackout

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday blamed the "desperate" United States for a major power cut that affected large parts of the crisis-wracked country on Monday.
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