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Caracas says Spain envoy helped Venezuela opposition leader flee

Caracas - Venezuela's government accused Madrid's envoy to Caracas on Sunday of being an accomplice in the "escape" of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to Spain.

Venezuela opposition figure Lopez headed to Spain: family

Madrid - Leopoldo Lopez, a Venezuelan opposition figure who has sheltered at the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas for 18 months, has now fled the country, his father told AFP Saturday.

Venezuela opposition figure Lopez en route to Spain after leaving Caracas embassy: family

Madrid - Leopoldo Lopez, a key Venezuelan opposition figure who has been holed up at the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas for the past 18 months, has left the embassy and fled the country, his father told AFP Saturday.

Evo Morales leaves Argentina for Venezuela: report

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, the official Argentine news agency Telam said.

Venezuelans 'dying slowly' in rat- and roach-infested homes

Caracas - Sunlight cannot penetrate, the air is fetid and fellow residents include rats and cockroaches -- but that's how 14 families are "dying slowly" in government accommodation in Venezuela's capital Caracas.

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Caracas - Trinidad and Tobago said Thursday that a damaged oil tanker off the island's coast was "stable" after opposition politicians in neighboring Venezuela warned of a potential "environmental catastrophe.

With iffy wifi, Venezuelan schoolkids struggle to join classes

Caracas - Thumbing his mobile phone, Jonathan Figueroa sits on his doorstep in a desperate daily quest for a Wifi signal to download his homework.

Four years on, Trump keeps ramping up sanctions but sees few results

Washington - As he seeks a second term, US President Donald Trump is accelerating his favorite foreign-policy tool of economic sanctions but his "maximum pressure" campaigns have produced few of the results he has been seeking.

UK court asks for more clarity on Venezuela presidency recognition

London - The Court of Appeal in London on Monday asked the High Court to re-examine a ruling that said the UK government "unequivocally recognised" Venezuela's opposition leader as president.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies, who roundly dispute that he has any such authority.

Pompeo bolsters South American alliance against Maduro

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up a three-day tour of Venezuela's neighbors designed to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, saying his malign influence in the region "cannot be tolerated.

Maduro has to leave, Pompeo says on South America trip

Boa Vista - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used a South American tour Friday to tell Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro he "has to leave," drawing a furious accusation of "war-mongering" from the leftist leader.

Maduro has to leave, says Pompeo on South America trip

Georgetown - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his visit to Guyana in South America on Friday to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power in neighboring Venezuela.

Pompeo pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana

Paramaribo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday made a direct pitch for fast-growing Suriname and Guyana's new leaders to pick US firms, warning of the risks of China amid an oil boom.

Venezuela president behind crimes against humanity: UN probe

Geneva - Venezuela's president and top ministers are responsible for probable crimes against humanity, UN investigators said on Wednesday in a report the country's government quickly labeled as "riddled with falsehoods.

Venezuela president behind crimes against humanity: UN probe

Geneva - Venezuela's president and top ministers are responsible for probable crimes against humanity including extrajudicial killings and the systematic use of torture, UN investigators said on Wednesday.

Pompeo to highlight Venezuelan refugees at Brazil border

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he would highlight the plight of refugees from Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela on a regional trip that includes the country's border area with Brazil.

US 'spy' to be charged with terrorism: Venezuela 

Caracas - An "American spy" arrested near Venezuelan oil installations last week will be charged with "terrorism," Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Monday.

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that an "American spy" had been arrested near two Venezuelan refineries, after authorities foiled a plot to "cause an explosion" at another oil complex."Yesterday we captured...

Maduro opponent exits Chilean embassy in Caracas

Caracas - A political opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro left the Chilean embassy in Caracas for the first time in three years Wednesday after being pardoned by the leftist leader.

Venezuela election candidates should get Russian vaccine: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has proposed giving the first batch of a Russian coronavirus vaccine to candidates in upcoming legislative elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition parties.

Guaido urges Venezuela military to back poll boycott

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called Monday on the armed forces to back a boycott of December's contested legislative polls and help escalate international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela opposition figure calls for high election turnout

Caracas - Former Venezuela presidential candidate and high-profile figure Henrique Capriles broke opposition ranks on Thursday and called for a high turnout in December's elections.

US won't legitimize 'electoral fraud' in Venezuela: Pompeo

Washington - The United States will not contribute to "legitimizing yet another electoral fraud" in Venezuela, top diplomat Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after Nicolas Maduro's government invited the UN and the EU to monitor December parliamentary elections.

Maduro invites UN, EU observers to Venezuela election

Caracas - The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday it had invited the leaders of the United Nations and European Union to send observers to monitor parliamentary elections in December.

Analysts call Maduro opposition pardons 'political calculation'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's decision to pardon 110 opposition figures this week is a political calculation aimed at "whitewashing" his image and regaining control of the country's legislature, analysts said.

Venezuela's Maduro pardons opposition lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pardoned more than 100 lawmakers and associates of opposition leader Juan Guaido "in the interests of promoting national reconciliation," the government said.

Venezuela's Maduro pardons opposition lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pardoned more than 100 lawmakers and associates of opposition leader Juan Guaido "in the interests of promoting national reconciliation," the government said.

Op-Ed: US likely to maintain support for Guaido if Biden wins presidency

Ever since the Trump Administration has announced support for regime change in Venezuela and recognized the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim leader they have heavily backed him as a means to regime change.

Venezuela's Guaido banking on US support even if Trump loses

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Friday he is counting on the United States to maintain pressure on President Nicolas Maduro no matter who wins the US' November presidential election.
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