CARACAS Venezuela's government criticized Canada's Friday announcement of targeted sanctions against 40 of its senior officials, accusing Ottawa of "submission" to U.S. President Donald Trump in a bid to overthrow the South American country's leftist administration.
OTTAWA Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for "anti-democratic behavior," the foreign ministry said on Friday.
NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Venezuela's authoritarian government from the podium at the United Nations this week but Latin American leaders say that behind the scenes he listened to them on how best to resolve the delicate regional crisis.
HAVANA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Cuba on Thursday evening in a surprise visit to bring a donation of goods after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Caribbean island, state-run media there said on Friday.
VIENNA OPEC and other oil producers are evaluating all options in their efforts to reduce a supply glut, including extending their pact to cut supplies that is due to expire in March, Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino said on Friday.
NEW YORK U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday a range of options remained on the table, including a possible oil embargo, if Venezuela did not move to restore its democratic processes.
PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves, adding to the OPEC country's woes as its refineries sputter and its socialist economic system crumbles.
SAO PAULO Brazilian officials plan to visit Venezuela next week to prevent the oil-rich nation from defaulting on contracts worth as much as $5 billion after falling in arrears on a payment due to infrastructure contractors this month, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Thursday.
BEIJING China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.
WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators have urged the Trump administration to clarify if it is reviewing the potential acquisition by Russian oil company Rosneft of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA and U.S. subsidiary Citgo, saying a shift in Citgo's assets would be a security risk.