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Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'biggest demo in history'

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called Friday for the "biggest demonstration in history" to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Journalism in Venezuela: it would be 'a crime' to stop

Rio De Janeiro - Journalism is becoming "very complicated" in Venezuela where power outages, patchy internet and threats of violence have made reporting increasingly difficult, says Luz Mely Reyes. But she says it would be "a crime" to stop.

Red Cross announces May aid shipment to Venezuela

Caracas - A second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid will arrive in Venezuela in around three weeks, the charity organization said on Wednesday, reiterating its plea for the issue not to be politicized.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's central bank

Miami - The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against Venezuela's central bank in its latest effort to strangle President Nicolas Maduro's cash flow.

Venezuelan prison sees 65 inmates escape on Caribbean island

Caracas - Venezuela's Margarita Island in the Caribbean, a magnet for tourists around the world, was on lockdown Tuesday after 65 inmates escaped from a local prison, officials said.

Venezuela slams US bid to cover 'invasion' with aid

Geneva - US calls for Venezuela to allow more aid into the country are just a smokescreen to cover a "foreign invasion", Caracas's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said Tuesday.

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

Caracas - The first shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in crisis-wracked Venezuela on Tuesday following approval from President Nicolas Maduro's government, the organization confirmed.

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

Caracas - The first shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in crisis-wracked Venezuela on Tuesday following approval from President Nicolas Maduro's government, an official told AFP.

Venezuela accuses Canada of supporting Trump's 'war adventure'

Caracas - Venezuela accused Canada of supporting US President Donald Trump's "war adventure" Monday after Ottawa announced new sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Pompeo urges Maduro to allow aid entry at Colombia-Venezuela border

C - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his tour of South America on Sunday with a brief visit to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, crossed through by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing crisis under President Nicolas Maduro.

US seeks $10 bn trade finance fund for Venezuela: Mnuchin

Washington - The United States is working with a group of countries to build a $10 billion fund to help Venezuela rebuild trade once a new government is in place, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday.

Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Peru on Saturday on the third-leg of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.

Ex-Venezuelan general detained in Spain on US warrant

Madrid - Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal, head of military intelligence under Hugo Chavez, was held in temporary detention Saturday while Spain waits for a formal US extradition request on charges of cocaine trafficking, judicial sources said.

Colombia receives $31.5 mn to address Venezuela refugee crisis: World Bank

Washington - Colombia will receive a $31.5 million grant to help deal with the flood of refugees from neighboring Venezuela, the World Bank announced Friday.Colombia has received about a third of 3.

US sanctions companies sending Venezuelan oil to Cuba

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday unveiled financial sanctions on four maritime shipping companies and nine of their oil tankers over crude deliveries to Cuba, to pressure Havana to end support for Venezuela.

Recovery from Venezuela's 'economic implosion' could take decades: IMF

Washington - Recovering from its "economic implosion" will take Venezuela "a decade or decades," a top International Monetary Fund official told AFP on Friday.

Recovery from Venezuela's 'economic implosion' could take decades: IMF

Washington - Recovering from its "economic implosion" will take Venezuela "a decade or decades," a top International Monetary Fund official told AFP on Friday.

US says countries reviewing aid plan for Venezuela

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that a group of countries are discussing plans to provide financial support to Venezuela, amid the country's economic collapse.

IMF awaits decision on Venezuela government recognition

Washington - World governments are working on recognizing a Venezuelan government, a key step before international aid can flow into the crisis-stricken country, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

Maduro says deal reached with Red Cross to send Venezuela aid

Caracas - Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced an agreement Wednesday with the International Committee of the Red Cross to bring humanitarian aid into a once-rich country now enduring acute shortages of food, medicine and such basics as soap a...

IMF: No transactions with Venezuela while leadership in doubt

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will not have any contact with Venezuela, nor allow the country to access its reserves held by the institution, until the international community recognizes a government in Caracas, an IMF spokesman said Wednesday.

IMF: No transactions with Venezuela while leadership in doubt

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will not have any contact with Venezuela, nor allow the country to access its reserves held by the institution, until the international community recognizes a government in Caracas, an IMF spokesman said Wednesday.

Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

New York - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, telling the Security Council: "Nicolas Maduro must go.

Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

New York - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, telling the Security Council: "Nicolas Maduro must go.

Venezuela 'ready for aid', says Maduro after Red Cross meeting

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday the country was ready to receive international aid following a meeting in Caracas with the global Red Cross chief.

Large parts of Venezuela hit by new blackout

Caracas - A new blackout across large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark on Tuesday.

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.

El Salvador president-elect to snub Ortega, Maduro

Sansalvador - Incoming El Salvador president Nayib Bukele will not invite regional counterparts Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Honduras' Juan Orlando Hernandez to his June 1 inauguration, a top aide said Tuesday.

Guaido says maintaining contacts with Venezuela's military

- Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday he has been keeping up "very discreet" contacts with Caracas' military, insisting that the armed forces were part of the overwhelming majority of people who wanted a change of government.

Pompeo to visit Venezuela border on South America tour

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Venezuela border in Colombia to highlight the plight of refugees during a four-nation trip to Latin America, the State Department announced Monday.
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