President Nicolas Maduro

MIAMI | Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela’s military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,” Trump said in a speech … Continue reading MIAMI | Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro‘s government barely missed a beat Monday in announcing plans for its own huge concert to rival one being organized by a billionaire backer of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the government will throw a concert Saturday and Sunday on Venezuela’s side of the … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

CUCUTA, Colombia(AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that would commit a “crime against humanity” if they block entry of the packages that are being channeled through Maduro’s rivals. An enthusiastic throng of Venezuelan migrants, some … Continue reading Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Florida (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo planes took off Saturday from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida and landed in … Continue reading US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

CARACAS, Venezuela | AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said in an AP interview Thursday that his foreign minister recently held secret talks in New York with the U.S. special envoy to Venezuela, even as the Trump administration was publicly backing an effort to unseat the Venezuelan president. While harshly criticizing Donald Trump’s confrontational stance toward his … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

CARACAS, Venezuela | Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won’t start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseating entrenched President Nicolas Maduro. Surrounded by thousands of cheering supporters, Guiado set Feb. 23 … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuela’s crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise. Dozens of nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido’s claim to the presidency and the U.S. has tightened sanctions aimed … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuela’s crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s dueling political movements each push elections

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-dominated congress on Tuesday said it will hold new elections as soon as possible within a year — once embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s socialist party boss, Diosdado Cabello, threatened to hold early legislative elections that could gut the congress, which is the only branch … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s dueling political movements each push elections