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Pink Floyd singer hits out at Branson's Venezuela aid concert

Caracas - Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters hit out at Richard Branson on Tuesday over plans to hold a humanitarian aid concert to benefit Venezuelans suffering from shortages of food and medicines.

Brazil coordinating with US on aid operation to Venezuela: official

Bras - Brazil is cooperating with the United States to supply aid to Venezuela, but will leave it to Venezuelans to actually take the humanitarian goods over the border, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday.

Trump's threat raises Venezuelan fears — and hopes

Caracas - US President Donald Trump's threat to the Venezuelan military enraged government loyalists on Tuesday and raised hope among its critics in a potentially volatile standoff over aid shipments.

Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Caracas - Venezuela's military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment.

Venezuela armed forces on 'alert' for border violations

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces said Tuesday they were on "alert" for border violations following threats by US President Donald Trump who urged them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido."The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders.....

Venezuela govt announces concert to counter Branson's charity one

Caracas - Venezuela's government said Monday it will stage a concert on the Colombian border the same day Richard Branson has said he will hold one just over the frontier to push for aid to be allowed in.

Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

Miami - US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitaria...

Venezuela state internet provider blocks volunteer aid page

Caracas - Venezuela's state internet provider CANTV has blocked a webpage where volunteers sign up to answer National Assembly president Juan Guaido's call to help bring in desperately needed humanitarian aid, the opposition said on Monday.

Venezuela expels Europe lawmakers as aid showdown intensifies

Caracas - Venezuela on Sunday expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act which opposition leader Juan Guaido branded "irrational" as his showdown with President Nicolas Maduro over the arrival of international aid intensifies.

Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing US aid entry

Caracas - Thousands of volunteers in Venezuela will begin mobilizing on Sunday to bring American aid into their crisis-hit country despite a blockade by President Nicolas Maduro who claims the assistance could be cover for a US invasion.

Pence urges EU to recognise Guaido as Venezuela president

Munich - US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday called on the European Union to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela.

Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and offering "crumbs" in return as humanitarian aid, as Washington sanctioned five officials close to the Venezuelan leader.

Maduro reveals secret Venezuela meetings with US

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has admitted one of his top officials held two meetings with a prominent US diplomat.

Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and offering "crumbs" in return as humanitarian aid.

US military to ship Venezuela aid to Colombia

Washington - The US military will transport some 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Colombia to help relieve the crisis in neighboring Venezuela, a US defense official said Friday.

US sanctions Venezuela officials close to 'former President' Maduro

Washington - The US Treasury announced Friday it was imposing sanctions on five intelligence and security officials close to crisis-hit Venezuela's "former" President Nicolas Maduro.

Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

Villa Del Rosario - In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive.

$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

Caracas - Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official said Thursday, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took aim at oil executives appointed by the opposition.

Venezuela's Guaido challenging Maduro, millennial style

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's latest Instagram selfie got over half a million likes. Even his dog has nearly 30,000 followers.

Venezuela Supreme Court orders prosecution of new oil boards

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that executives appointed to boards affiliated with state oil firm PDVSA -- in a bid for control by opposition leader Juan Guaido -- face criminal prosecution.

Venezuela enlists 50 countries at UN to show support

New York - Russia and China joined Cuba, Iran, North Korea and dozens of other countries at the United Nations on Thursday to show support for Venezuela in its showdown with the United States.

Venezuela military reinforces Colombian border blockade

Ure - Venezuela's military reinforced a blockade on Thursday morning at the border with Colombia where opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring in desperately-needed humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro's vow to keep it out.

Dutch to set up Venezuela aid hub on Curacao: minister

Den Haag - The Netherlands will set up a hub for humanitarian aid for Venezuela in the Caribbean island of Curacao, off the coast of the troubled South American country, the government said.

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

Bejing - China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet's top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world's largest reserves.

Venezuelans send out SOS signal from Colombian border

Ure - Desperate doctors and nurses are protesting at Venezuela's border with Colombia, demanding that President Nicolas Maduro allows in humanitarian aid that remains tantalisingly out of reach.

Venezuela's Guaido announces new board for US-based oil subsidiary

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took another step Wednesday in an international bid to economically starve President Nicolas Maduro's regime, announcing the appointment of a new board for Citgo, the US-based arm of state oil firm PDVSA.

Maduro makes 'terrible mistake' in blocking Venezuela aid: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro is "making a terrible mistake" by blocking US humanitarian aid.

Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked US aid shipments

Washington - President Donald Trump warned Venezuela on Wednesday that "all options" are on the table and demanded that far left leader, Nicolas Maduro, unblock US aid shipments to the country.

Venezuela at UN says no aid crisis

New York - Venezuela's foreign minister insisted at the United Nations on Tuesday that there is no humanitarian crisis in his country even as he announced plans to step up cooperation with UN agencies to help the economy.

Maduro calls for return of Venezuela's UK-deposited gold

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has called on Britain to return "more than 80 tons of gold" reserves deposited in London instead of sending humanitarian aid, in an interview with the BBC.
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