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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 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.

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.

Italy's Salvini calls Guaido after meeting Venezuela delegation

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini spoke by phone with Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Monday after meeting with an opposition delegation he sent from the crisis-hit Latin American nation, his spokesman said.

What now for Venezuela?

Caracas - With international pressure intensifying on President Nicolas Maduro to step aside and support growing for his opposition rival Juan Guaido, Venezuela is poised on a knife-edge, say analysts.

Generation Guaido: a threat to Chavez-style power in Venezuela

Caracas - More than a decade ago, university students in Venezuela burst onto the political scene by rekindling opposition to then leader Hugo Chavez with street protests that led to the socialist firebrand's only election defeat.

Venezuela opposition warns military against preventing entry of aid

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces would be crossing a "red line" if they were to block humanitarian aid from entering the country, the opposition dominated National Assembly said on Tuesday.

Who backs whom in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - World powers are taking sides in the struggle between the rivals to lead Venezuela, which has pitted some Western nations against Russia, China and others.

Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela

Madrid - Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido ruled out the possibility of civil war in his country, saying the overwhelming majority of his compatriots wanted Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Maduro vs. Guaido: Who is backing whom?

Caracas - Venezuela has been receiving massive attention from the international community since National Assembly chief Juan Guaido declared himself acting interim president of Venezuela.

Four scenarios for Venezuela's growing political crisis

Caracas - The political crisis in Venezuela has intensified since Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, but what happens next depends on the United States and the Venezuelan military.

The forces behind Venezuela's Maduro-Guaido power struggle

Caracas - By declaring himself acting president, Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido sparked a leadership battle with the head of state, Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan military: the muscle behind Maduro

Caracas - The latest developments in Venezuela's political crisis have dealt a severe blow to President Nicolas Maduro -- severe, but not fatal, for one key reason: the military still backs him.

Brazil's Bolsonaro taking a risk on Venezuela: analysts

S - By siding with the United States in recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president and dismissing Nicolas Maduro as an illegitimate "dictator," Brazilian far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is making a risky bet, analysts and former diplomats say...

Democratic transition in Venezuela seems possible, analysts say

Washington - After an election victory slammed as fraudulent by the opposition and international community, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has begun a new term that will see him in office until 2025, his grip on power seemingly firmer than ever.

New migrant caravan enters Mexico, legally or not

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan trying to reach the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border en masse Friday.

New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

Guatemala City - A new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States made its way across Guatemala Thursday, with the first members crossing into southern Mexico.

Macri heads to Brazil to forge ties with Bolsonaro

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri will hold talks with his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday likely to center on consolidating trade ties between South America's two biggest economies, officials said.

Guatemalans march over president's bid to close UN anti-graft unit

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans marched Saturday against President Jimmy Morales's bid to close a UN anti-corruption mission that sought to investigate him on suspicion of campaign finance violations.

Ecuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated

Quito - Ecuador on Friday denied media reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been made to sleep on the floor and denied heating at the country's London embassy.

Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term on Thursday with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional leaders declared his re-election illegitimate and shunned his inauguration.

Venezuela's isolated Maduro to begin new term with economy in tatters

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever.

Maduro issues threat to 'interventionist' regional rivals

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at his regional detractors on Wednesday, threatening to take "diplomatic measures" against them if they refuse to acknowledge his re-election.

Top Guatemala court overturns bid to close UN anti-graft mission

Guatemala City - Guatemala's top court on Wednesday overturned a decision by President Jimmy Morales to shut down a United Nations anti-corruption mission to the central American country.

Venezuela blasts US sanctions as 'illegitimate and illegal'

Caracas - Venezuela hit out at the latest United States sanctions, announced on Tuesday against seven individuals and 20 entities, branding them "illegitimate and illegal.

Lima Group states meet over Venezuela measures

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada were meeting in the Peruvian capital Friday on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela's socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week.

Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will move his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and said the main nation objecting to that is Iran, not Arab countries.

Venezuela hits back at US and Colombia over 'failed anti-drug policies'

Caracas - Venezuela's government on Thursday accused the United States and Colombia of ganging up on President Nicolas Maduro's regime in a bid to deflect attention from their "failed anti-drugs policies.

US, Colombia aim to restore Venezuela's 'democratic heritage'

Cartagena - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque discussed Wednesday how to help restore democratic rule to crisis-wracked Venezuela and reject its "dictatorship.
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