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UN delivers 90 tons of COVID-19 aid to Venezuela

Caracas - A plane carrying 90 tons of UN health, water and sanitation aid arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday to help the cash-strapped country fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Venezuelans stream home from Colombia due to virus pandemic

Apo - Hundreds of Venezuelans who fled to neighboring Colombia during their country's economic crisis are now returning home, pushed by the deadly novel coronavirus and Colombia's own pandemic woes.

EU backs US plan for Venezuela transitional government

Apo - The European Union on Friday welcomed a US plan for a transitional government in Venezuela and subsequent lifting of economic sanctions.

Venezuela opposition denounces arrests of Guaido allies

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition claimed Thursday that two members of leader Juan Guaido's team were arrested on the same day that he was due to appear before prosecutors investigating an alleged "attempted coup d'etat" and "magnicide.

In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

Washington - The United States on Tuesday offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaido.

In Venezuela shift, US asks Guaido to renounce power — for now

Washington - The United States on Tuesday called on Venezuela's Juan Guaido to renounce his claim to the presidency at least temporarily as it recalibrated its strategy to oust leader Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela prosecutor's office summoned Guaido for 'attempted coup'

Caracas - State prosecutors in Venezuela have summoned opposition leader Juan Guaido for an alleged "attempted coup d'etat" and attempted assassination, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday.

How will US bounty affect Maduro's hold on Venezuelan power?

Caracas - The United States ramped up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this week by accusing him of "narco-terrorism" and offering a $15 million bounty for information leading to his capture.

Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

Apo - A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with "narco-terrorism" along with President Nicolas Maduro and other officials has surrendered in Colombia to US authorities, prosecutors said Saturday.

US indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

Washington - The United States indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several top aides on Thursday for "narco-terrorism" and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to his capture.

US indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

Washington - The US Justice Department announced the indictment Thursday of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Crisis-hit Venezuelans turn to homemade remedies to fight virus

Colinas De Bello Monte - Faced with the coronavirus pandemic on top of an economic crisis that has left shortages of medicines and medical supplies, Venezuelans are turning to homemade remedies to protect themselves.

US demands Venezuela free Citgo executives as virus hits

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday demanded that Venezuela release six detained former Citgo executives, five of whom are US citizens, due to risks from the coronavirus.

IMF rejects crisis-hit Venezuela's request for $5 bn virus aid

Caracas - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday rejected economically devastated Venezuela's request for a $5 billion loan to help it cope with the onslaught of coronavirus on the country that an aid agency warned is as prepared as war-torn Syria.

Venezuela asks IMF for $5 bn aid over coronavirus

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro asked the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday for a $5 billion loan to help crisis-worn Venezuela cope with the onslaught of the coronavirus.

Crisis-hit Venezuelan capital in lockdown over new threat: coronavirus

Caracas - People in crisis-weary Caracas woke up Monday to a "collective quarantine" after President Nicolas Maduro ordered the Venezuelan capital's six million population to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Venezuela puts 7 states in virus quarantine as LatAm steps up measures

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered a "collective quarantine" in seven states, including the capital Caracas to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, part of stepped-up measures throughout Latin America.

Venezuelan riot police break up opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas Tuesday to break up a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido as he seeks to ramp up demands for elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan police fire tear gas at opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas at a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday to demand elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Fire will not destroy Venezuelan electoral system: official

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral system was damaged but not destroyed after a fire broke out in a warehouse used to store voting equipment, the National Electoral Council said Sunday.

Brazil recalls 'all' diplomats, officials in Venezuela

Bras - Brazil recalled its entire corps of diplomats and foreign service officials from Venezuela while ordering the government of Nicolas Maduro to pull out its representatives in Brazil, a government source told AFP on Thursday, further hardening ties betwe...

Venezuela arrests officials for giving US oil data

Caracas - Venezuela said Monday it had arrested two officials from state oil company PDVSA for providing the US with "strategic and sensitive" details of its sanctions-hit oil operations.

Venezuela parliament authorizes Guaido to use frozen regime funds

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly on Thursday authorized its leader Juan Guaido to take control of around $80 million in assets frozen outside the country due to sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's Guaido calls anti-Maduro rally for March 10

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called a demonstration in a bid to reignite the protest movement he hopes will force President Nicolas Maduro from office.

Lima Group seeks broader international support for Guaido

Ottawa - More than a dozen Latin American nations and Canada who form the Lima Group on Thursday called for broader international support for opposition leader Juan Guaido in crisis-wracked Venezuela.

Venezuela media mogul summoned to Madrid graft hearing on Feb 26

Madrid - The billionaire owner of Venezuela's Globovision TV network has been summoned to appear at Spain's top criminal court next week as part of a money-laundering investigation involving embezzled funds from state oil company PDVSA, court sources said Thurs...

Portugal denounces suspension of TAP flights to Venezuela

Lisbon - Lisbon on Tuesday condemned Venezuela's decision to slap a three-month suspension on Portuguese airline TAP for allegedly allowing an uncle of opposition leader Juan Guaido to carry explosives as he traveled with the politician.

US takes aim at Russian oil giant Rosneft to press Venezuela

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its key role in Venezuela, stepping up international pressure to break leftist President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.

US sanctions Russia's Rosneft subsidiary over Venezuela trade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its continued trade with Venezuela in defiance of Washington's attempt to break leftist President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.

Maduro says 'not afraid of military combat' in Venezuela

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he is "not afraid of military combat," accusing his US counterpart Donald Trump of plotting to invade Venezuela with the support of regional allies.
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