Venezuela

  • immigration policy Feb 18

    US Border Clampdown Forces Venezuelan Teen Into Mexico Alone

    A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father.

  • Venezuela Feb 14

    Venezuela’s Maduro Says Arrest of Juan Guaidó ‘Will Come’

    Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press three days after Guaidó returned from a tour to the U.S. and Europe, in defiance of a court order prohibiting him...

  • Venezuela Feb 11

    Opposition Supporters in Venezuela Ask What’s Next for Juan Guaidó

    Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-government sentiment at the heart of the crisis-torn nation’s capital, Caracas. Students say their expectations have soared in recent days since U.S. President Donald Trump showered Guaidó with attention on a stop...

  • Venezuela Feb 7

    Russian Foreign Minister Visits Venezuela, Bolstering Maduro

    Russia’s foreign minister visited Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as the United States vows of more pressure threaten to cut off the socialist leader from a key financial ally in Moscow. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s stop in Caracas follows a trip by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to Washington, where officials in...

  • Juan Guaido Feb 5

    Venezuelan Opposition Head Guaidó Meets Trump in Show of US Support

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó scored a long-sought meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a high point of an international tour aimed at bolstering support for his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro....

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    Trump stepped outside to welcome Guaidó to the White House as soldiers lined the driveway of the South Lawn, and then escorted him into the Oval Office...

  • State of the Union Feb 5

    Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaidó Gets Bipartisan Applause at Trump State of the Union

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night on Capitol Hill.

  • State of the Union Feb 5

    Trump Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó at SOTU

    President Donald Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who was in attendance at Trump’s State of the Union address.

  • Venezuela Jan 22

    Guaidó Seeks EU Sanctions for Venezuela, Meeting With Trump

    Venezuela’s opposition leader says he wants the European Union to widen sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidential elections in the country.

  • Venezuela Jan 20

    Venezuela’s Guaido to Meet Pompeo in Colombia

    Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting. It’s a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country’s legitimate leader. From Bogota, Guaidó plans to travel to Europe.

  • Venezuela Jan 8

    Venezuela Opposition Charges Congress and Swears in Leader

    Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and opposition lawmakers pushed their way into Venezuela’s legislative building following a standoff with security forces as the nation’s political divide deepens. The man recognized by the U.S. and over 50 other nations as Venezuela’s rightful president made his way toward his seat in the National Assembly and led lawmakers in singing the country’s anthem. Shortly...

  • Venezuela Jan 7

    Venezuela’s Would-Be Congress Leader Shrugs Off Accusations

    Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela has moved aggressively to wipe out what remains of resistance to his socialist rule by trying to install a pliant leadership in congress. It’s a move opponents compare to an attempted coup of Venezuela’s last democratic institution. The surprise gambit took place during a chaotic National Assembly session Sunday at which Maduro’s chief challenger expected...

  • Venezuela Jan 6

    Venezuela’s Guaidó Blocked From Congress as Impasse Deepens

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó faces an internal test of his authority in a key vote Sunday as he campaigns to oust President Nicolás Maduro and end Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis....

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    The opposition-controlled National Assembly will decide whether to keep Guaidó as its leader for a second year. Guaidó will also come under pressure to articulate a fresh vision for...

  • Venezuela Dec 17, 2019

    Venezuelan Opposition Politicians Resort to Virtual Lawmaking

    Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela who say they fear persecution by President Nicolas Maduro’s government can now cast their votes through the cloud, the National Assembly decided Tuesday. The opposition-led congress adopted a rules change that allows its members to virtually cast their votes and participate in debates. They can now participate in sessions from outside Venezuela or domestically without...

  • Venezuela Dec 4, 2019

    Maduro Foes Balk at UN-Backed Venezuela Power Crisis Deal

    A proposal to address Venezuela’s power crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro’s opponents....

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    On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to supply emergency power to areas in Venezuela that have been in the...

  • NBC News Nov 24, 2019

    As Venezuela’s Economy Struggles, Some of Its Citizens Turn to a Lucrative Gig: Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is flourishing in Venezuela as the country’s deepening economic and political crisis drives thousands into the underground criminal world, according to a report released Thursday by IntSights, a global threat intelligence company. IntSights analysts discovered large-scale and sophisticated efforts to steal personal information from people in Latin America who work for a variety of companies, such as banks and...

  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Department of Justice Nov 18, 2019

    University of Miami Professor Facing Federal Money Laundering Charges

    Professor Bruce Bagley is being accused of opening several bank accounts that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars from accounts located in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Justice officials say the funds came from a bribery and corruption scheme that “stole from Venezuelan citizens”.

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    Still Teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter Draws Devotees to Church

    The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. Nearly four decades after he left office and...

  • ASIA Oct 9, 2019

    Women Are Slapped, Forcibly Treated, Abused During Childbirth, Report on 4 Countries Finds

    A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean...

  • Associated Press Aug 27, 2019

    Bolsonaro Demands Macron Apologize Before Accepting Amazon Aid

    Brazil insisted on Tuesday that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems. The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge...

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