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Mayela Armas

Exclusive: Venezuela opposition eyes U.N. asset protection as option to save Citgo

Sep 19 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition is preparing to seek an asset protection program from the United Nations to prevent creditors from seizing the country's crown jewel overseas asset, U.S. refiner Citgo, a lawmaker and two opposition sources told Reuters.

Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiator

Sep 18 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not inform Norway's foreign ministry, which is mediating a dialogue between his government and opposition leader Juan Guaido, about a side deal with a smaller sector of the opposition before it was announced earlier this week, a member of Guaido's negotiating team said on Wednesday.

Venezuelan government mulls sending lawmakers back to opposition assembly

Sep 16 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's government said on Monday it was evaluating sending some of its lawmakers back to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which President Nicolas Maduro has called an illegal institution, as part of new talks with one opposition faction.

Venezuela government, opposition talking despite stalled Norway-backed dialogue: sources

Sep 12 2019

CARACAS A group of Venezuelan government officials and opposition activists are quietly holding talks focused on the economy despite the stalling of a formal dialogue mediated by Norway, according to nine sources involved.

Venezuela gold reserves drop by $1 billion in first half 2019

Sep 03 2019

CARACAS Gold reserves held by Venezuela's central bank fell by $1 billion in the first half of 2019, official data released this week showed, amid opposition accusations that the government is selling the precious metal abroad to raise revenue in the face of U.S. sanctions.

Exclusive: T. Rowe Price held talks with Guaido team on Venezuela PDVSA 2020 payment

Aug 29 2019

CARACAS T. Rowe Price has held informal talks with advisors of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about financing a $913 million payment on state oil firm PDVSA's 2020 bond, an executive at the U.S. fund manager told Reuters, adding the plan would only work if Washington alters sanctions on Venezuela.

Cold, hard euros: Venezuela turns to European cash after U.S. sanctions

Aug 23 2019

CARACAS From supermarket checkouts in the capital Caracas to electronics stores in the central city of Maracay, Venezuelans struggling with hyperinflation and a deep economic crisis are turning to a new form of payment: euros in cash.

In Venezuela talks, Maduro allies said they would consider fresh elections: sources

Aug 19 2019

CARACAS Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had discussed holding a presidential election in the coming months during talks to find a breakthrough in the country's political crisis, four sources told Reuters on Monday.

Venezuela pro-Maduro legislature to assess early congress elections

Aug 12 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress.

Under siege, Venezuelan opposition lawmakers keep their congress alive

Jul 25 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition says President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to close down the last institutional space they have left to contest his government - the National Assembly legislature, headed by Juan Guaido.

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