Venezuela Crisis

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Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

31 Mar 2019

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

Russia yesterday warned Washington to stop interfering in the stand-off between Venezuela's government and the opposition movement, and once again defended its decision to send personnel to the country.

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

27 Mar 2019

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido charged yesterday that the deployment of Russian troops in the troubled South American country violates its constitution.

Donald Trump warns of 'a lot tougher' sanctions on Venezuela

20 Mar 2019

Donald Trump warns of 'a lot tougher' sanctions on Venezuela

United States President Donald Trump yesterday warned that his country could impose "a lot tougher" sanctions on Venezuela as he urged the country's military to depose leftist leader Nicolas Maduro.

15 dialysis patients have died in Venezuela's blackout: NGO

10 Mar 2019

15 dialysis patients have died in Venezuela's blackout: NGO

Fifteen Venezuelans with advanced kidney disease have died after being unable to get dialysis during the country's extended power outage, an NGO reported yesterday.

Crisis-hit Venezuela mining gold to buy goods from other countries?

13 Feb 2019

Crisis-hit Venezuela mining gold to buy goods from other countries?

Venezuela is undergoing a socioeconomic and political crisis since 2010 and the situation isn't getting any better.

Military intervention 'an option' in Venezuela, says Trump

04 Feb 2019

Military intervention 'an option' in Venezuela, says Trump

US President Donald Trump yesterday said military intervention in Venezuela was "an option", as Western countries are building pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down and hand over power to opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido.

Venezuela: In two days, 13 killed in protest against Maduro

24 Jan 2019

Venezuela: In two days, 13 killed in protest against Maduro

Thirteen people have died during two days of unrest in Venezuela amid protests against leftist leader Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela: Maduro bans opposition parties from contesting in 2018 elections

12 Dec 2017

Venezuela: Maduro bans opposition parties from contesting in 2018 elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has stated that the country's main opposition parties are banned from contesting in the presidential elections scheduled for next year.

Venezuela to launch new cryptocurrency 'Petra' amid economic crisis

04 Dec 2017

Venezuela to launch new cryptocurrency 'Petra' amid economic crisis

In a bid to revive Venezuela's economy, President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency.

No paper, ink to print new passports in Venezuela

14 Oct 2017

No paper, ink to print new passports in Venezuela

Strange as it may sound, Venezuela ran out of paper and ink to print new passports and expired passports' validity has been extended for two years.

Venezuela crisis: Latin America condemns Trump's military response threat

13 Aug 2017

Venezuela crisis: Latin America condemns Trump's military response threat

Latin American trading bloc, Mercosur has condemned President Trump's remark threatening Venezuela with a military response.

#VenezuelaCrisis: Hackers target government sites to protest against "Maduro's dictatorship"

08 Aug 2017

#VenezuelaCrisis: Hackers target government sites to protest against "Maduro's dictatorship"

A hackers group identifying itself as "The Binary Guardians," has hacked multiple Venezuelan government sites targeting President Nicolas Maduro's "dictatorship."

#VenezuelaCrisis: 2 killed in rebel attack on army base

06 Aug 2017

#VenezuelaCrisis: 2 killed in rebel attack on army base

On August 6, at least 20 people attacked a military base in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia.

Venezuela: Maduro's suffers setback, e-voting firm disputes election turnout

03 Aug 2017

Venezuela: Maduro's suffers setback, e-voting firm disputes election turnout

Smartmatic, the firm that provided election technology to Venezuela, has dismissed the government's voter turnout claims in Sunday's controversial constituent assembly vote.

Two key Venezuelan opposition leaders arrested after constituent assembly election

01 Aug 2017

Two key Venezuelan opposition leaders arrested after constituent assembly election

Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma have been rearrested on accusations of inciting violence in 2014 during anti-government demonstrations.

Maduro claims victory in controversial constituent assembly vote

01 Aug 2017

Maduro claims victory in controversial constituent assembly vote

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in the controversial election for a constituent assembly.

Clashes mar Venezuela's constituent assembly vote, 10 killed

31 Jul 2017

Clashes mar Venezuela's constituent assembly vote, 10 killed

At least 10 people have died in protest-related violence in Venezuela as the country voted for a controversial constituent assembly.

Venezuela govt. bans protests that 'disturb' controversial vote

28 Jul 2017

Venezuela govt. bans protests that 'disturb' controversial vote

The Venezuelan government has banned protests which may "disturb or affect" a controversial election for a new constituent assembly scheduled for July 30.

Opposition calls for strike against Venezuelan president's constitution rewrite plans

28 Jul 2017

Opposition calls for strike against Venezuelan president's constitution rewrite plans

Venezuelan opposition leaders have called on workers nationwide to stay home as part of a 48-hour strike aimed at protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's plans to hold a controversial constituent assembly election on July 30.

Venezuela defies US sanctions threat on constituent assembly election

20 Jul 2017

Venezuela defies US sanctions threat on constituent assembly election

The Venezuelan government said it will hold a controversial constituent assembly election despite threats of US sanctions.

Dissident Venezuelan cop steals helicopter, throws grenades at Supreme Court

28 Jun 2017

Dissident Venezuelan cop steals helicopter, throws grenades at Supreme Court

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said a helicopter had attempted to bomb the nation's Supreme Court, calling it a "terrorist attack."

Venezuelan Unrest: President Maduro wants to rewrite constitution amid protests

03 May 2017

Venezuelan Unrest: President Maduro wants to rewrite constitution amid protests

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of a new popular assembly that can rewrite the constitution.

Trump inauguration received $500,000 from Venezuelan state-owned company

20 Apr 2017

Trump inauguration received $500,000 from Venezuelan state-owned company

Venezuela, a country reeling under a severe economic crisis, has donated $500,000 to Donald Trump's inauguration.