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Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

Red Cross slams 'unacceptable' politicisation of Venezuela aid

Geneva - A top Red Cross official decried Monday a dire lack of international funding for humanitarian aid in Venezuela, warning that assistance was being politicised and desperate civilians were paying the price.

Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to his faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.Venezuelan investigative website Armando.

US accuses Venezuela, Cuba of exacerbating regional unrest

Washington - The United States on Wednesday accused its adversaries Venezuela and Cuba of fomenting strife in South America, where a number of countries have seen major protests.

Rare curfew after violence in Colombia puts people on edge

Apo - Colombia's first curfew in decades turned its capital city into a nervous ghost town, as people armed with machetes, bats and knives guarded doorways against hooded looters thought to be running wild.

Maduro says military personnel jailed for alleged plots

Caracas - Venezuelan military personnel have been jailed in recent months for allegedly supporting US and Colombian efforts to overthrow the government, President Nicolas Maduro said in a television interview aired Sunday.

Thousands of Guaido supporters march against Maduro in Venezuela

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, demanding the departure of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, but the turnout was far less than expected.

Thousands of Guaido supporters march against Maduro in Venezuela

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, demanding the departure of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, who rallied his supporters elsewhere in the capital.

Armed men storm Guaido party headquarters in Venezuela

Caracas - Armed men stormed the party headquarters of Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday, one day ahead of a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido and witnesses said.

Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: US

Miami - Drug trafficking to and from Venezuela has shot up 50 percent under President Nicolas Maduro, who is enriching himself by working with organized crime, the United States charged Thursday.

Guaido supporters end standoff at Venezuela embassy in Brazil

Bras - Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido exited the country's embassy in Brazil on Wednesday, an official said, ending a standoff with rival backers of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition

Madrid - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.

Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition: police

Madrid - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.

In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums

Caracas - Miriam Gamarra, a 39-year-old bank employee living in a tough part of Caracas, remembers feeling an ache in her chest when she heard the gunshots in the distance as she was heading to work. "Lord, please take care of my son," she murmured to herself.

Rebellious musical 'Les Miserables' resonates in Venezuela

Caracas - The angry, oppressed citizens are actors and their caps and overcoats evoke 19th-century France rather than modern-day Venezuela.

US vows pressure on Venezuela, punishes five officials

Washington - The United States on Tuesday vowed to maintain maximum pressure to topple Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it slapped sanctions on five more officials.

El Salvador expels Venezuela diplomats in challenge to Maduro

Sansalvador - El Salvador ordered Venezuela's diplomats to leave the country in a challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, prompting his government to respond by expelling Salvadoran envoys in Caracas on Sunday.

Caracas slams UN-EU conference on Venezuela crisis

Apo - President Nicolas Maduro's government on Tuesday sharply criticised a UN-EU conference on Venezuela's refugee crisis, calling it a "hypocritical" exercise by countries seeking to isolate Caracas.

Venezuela refugee crisis to become far worse, UN-EU conference told

Apo - The refugee wave in Latin America sparked by Venezuela's implosion will get worse next year, aggravating a regional crisis, a UN representative on the issue told a Brussels conference Monday.

Venezuela's Guaido holds 'exploratory' talks with China, Russia: envoy

S - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during "exploratory" talks, his diplomatic representative in Brazil said Monday.

China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election 'unjustifiable'

Bejing - China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy", after the South American country won a seat despite criticism from advocacy groups.

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

New York - Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its rights record is appalling.

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

New York - Venezuela won a seat Thursday on the UN Human Rights Council despite criticism from advocacy groups and fellow Latin American countries that its own rights record is appalling.

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Quito - Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity program.

Children of Venezuelan exodus trade one ordeal for another in Colombia

Apo - Stateless baby Wilbelys officially "doesn't exist," Arianna is a six-year-old who's moved home seven times, Jazmin is missing school -- the children of the Venezuelan exodus are trading one ordeal for another in neighboring Colombia.

Venezuela rejects Brazil accusations over beach oil spills

Caracas - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Thursday denied accusations by Brazil that it was responsible for a massive oil spill that has polluted beaches on its northeastern Atlantic coast.

Minister says oil on Brazil beaches 'probably' Venezuelan

Rio De Janeiro - Large blots of oil that have turned up on more than 130 Brazilian beaches are "very probably" of Venezuelan origin, Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday.

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine amid shortages

Caracas - The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer "Brother Guayanes" in Caracas' rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients -- business has never been better.

Lake Maracaibo: polluted by a permanent black tide

Cabimas - Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.
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