Sarah Kinosian

Venezuela's Guaido backs easing U.S. sanctions as incentive for elections

May 12 2021

CARACAS (Reuters) -Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido proposed on Tuesday a progressive lifting of U.S. sanctions as an incentive for President Nicolas Maduro to schedule "free and fair" elections with parties opposed to his government.

Drug clan leader testifies he bribed Honduran president with $250,000

Mar 11 2021

NEW YORK A Honduran drug clan leader testified in a New York court on Thursday that he paid Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez $250,000 in bribes to secure government contracts as well as protection from capture and extradition to the United States.

U.S. prosecutors say Honduras has become a 'narco-state'

Mar 09 2021

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors alleged on Tuesday that Honduras had become a "narco-state" with security forces and politicians, including President Juan Orlando Hernandez, working with traffickers to move large quantities of cocaine into the United States.

Jury selected in U.S. drug trial involving Honduran president

Mar 08 2021

NEW YORK CITY A jury was selected on Monday in a criminal case against a Honduran man who prosecutors say smuggled drugs into the United States with the help of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other high-ranking officials.

Venezuela women's groups halt abortion services after activist arrest

Jan 11 2021

CARACAS Women's activists in Venezuela have largely halted unofficial abortion services after the arrest of a university professor who helped a 13-year-old girl to end a pregnancy, according to 10 women's rights advocates interviewed by Reuters.

Dollar's growing dominance in Venezuela leaves locals 'short-changed'

Dec 31 2020

CARACAS With her arms full of $11.87 worth of bananas, red peppers and onions, an elderly woman at a produce stand in western Caracas approaches vendor Walquiria Garcia and offers to pay with a $10 or $20 bill.

Special Report-Venezuela wields a powerful 'hate' law to silence Maduro's remaining foes

Dec 14 2020

SAN JOSE DE GUANIPA, Venezuela Francisco Belisario, a Venezuelan mayor, retired general and member of the ruling Socialist party, had enough. His loudest local critic had accused him of bungling the response to the coronavirus outbreak and other big problems.

Venezuela's opposition concludes 'popular consultation' to reject Maduro

Dec 12 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition, led by Juan Guaido, on Saturday concluded a "popular consultation" to repudiate President Nicolas Maduro's government after boycotting a congressional vote last Sunday.

'Vote for what'?: Venezuelan opposition boycotts parliamentary election

Dec 06 2020

CARACAS Lines were short at polling places across Venezuela during parliamentary elections held on Sunday, where opposition leaders called on a populace frustrated by years of economic crisis to boycott a vote they deemed a fraud by President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Dozens of Venezuelan migrants arrive in Trinidad after hours at sea

Nov 24 2020

CARACAS/PORT OF SPAIN At least 29 Venezuelan migrants, including 16 minors, returned to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday after being deported from the island over the weekend and spending hours at sea, said their relatives, who had been concerned about their whereabouts.

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