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CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s congress leader challenges Maduro’s right to presidency, says prepared to assume power himself

CARACAS, Venezuela —January 11, 2019— Venezuela’s congress leader challenges Maduro’s right to presidency, says prepared to assume power himself. By Associated Press

United States | Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

United States – The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power … Continue reading United States | Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

U.S. Department of State News: Swearing in of Venezuela’s New National Assembly President

WASHINGTON – Jan. 5, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: Today the United States celebrates the swearing-in of the new Executive Board of Venezuela’s National Assembly led by Deputy Juan Guaidó as its President.  Chargé d’Affaires James Story attended this important event.  The National Assembly is the only legitimate and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Swearing in of Venezuela’s New National Assembly President

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s El Nacional publishes last print edition

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper has published its final print edition. The front page of El Nacional on Friday led with an article quoting the paper’s president and CEO Miguel Otero. Otero said the paper was “a warrior and will continue to fight.” He also said journalists would work “for independent … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s El Nacional publishes last print edition

VALENCIA, Venezuela | Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

VALENCIA, Venezuela  — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday. Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles told The Associated Press that Goodyear-Venezuela had made the “difficult decision” to no longer produce tires in the country, which has … Continue reading VALENCIA, Venezuela | Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela holds onto prized US refineries amid legal battle

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a lawsuit that threw ownership of the struggling country’s prized assets into peril. Court papers show that Venezuela on Friday began paying off $1.4 billion that a panel said was owed to the Canadian mining firm Crystallex, following a disputed takeover of the company … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela holds onto prized US refineries amid legal battle

MADRID | Spanish court allows extradition of ex-Chavez bodyguard

MADRID — Spain’s National Court has agreed to extradite to Venezuela a former bodyguard of the country’s late leader Hugo Chavez. The court ruled Friday that Adrian Velasquez Figueroa can go home to face charges of corruption and money-laundering. The court had previously ruled that his wife, Claudia Diaz, a one-time Chavez nurse, should also … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish court allows extradition of ex-Chavez bodyguard

WASHINGTON | US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is laying out a tougher approach to Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, says those three countries form a “troika of tyranny” and he’s announcing new sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, and says the U.S. will impose additional ones on Nicaragua. Bolton says the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba