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UPDATE 3-Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it

Feb 21 2019

CARACAS, Feb 21 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela opposition envoys in Rome to press Guaido's cause

Feb 11 2019

VATICAN CITY/CARACAS Envoys for Venezuela's self-declared caretaker leader Juan Guaido met Vatican officials and lobbied the Italian government for support on Monday in their quest to keep international pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's funds transfer blocked, opposition lawmaker says

Feb 05 2019

CARACAS A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela's attempt to transfer $1.2 billion to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds, while the United States sent food and medical aid to the Venezuelan-Colombian border.

WRAPUP 1-Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans

Jan 30 2019

* Maduro thanks Russia for support, suggests talks (Adds Maduro interview)

Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans

Jan 29 2019

CARACAS, Jan 30 The struggle for control of Venezuela intensified on Wednesday, as the government prepared an investigation that could lead to the arrest of opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who has called for new street protests.

As West turns on him, Venezuela's Maduro flexes military muscle

Jan 28 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army's Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. | Video

Venezuela's Maduro offers few fresh ideas as economy circles drain

Jan 14 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his new term with a state-of-the-nation speech on Monday but offered little in the way of fresh proposals to help the increasingly isolated country escape hyperinflationary collapse or a further downward spiral in 2019.

Leader of Venezuela Congress says he is prepared to assume presidency

Jan 11 2019

CARACAS The leader of Venezuela's opposition-led congress said on Friday he was prepared to assume the country's presidency on an interim basis and call elections, just one day after leftist President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a disputed second term.

Maduro faces next term in a hobbled, isolated Venezuela

Jan 10 2019

CARACAS, Jan 10 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins a second term in office on Thursday in defiance of international criticism that his reelection last year was illegitimate, further isolating the South American country where an economic crisis is fueling a humanitarian emergency.

Venezuela's last anti-Maduro newspaper publishes final print edition

Dec 14 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy.

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Venezuelan troops kill one in first bloodshed linked to aid entry

Venezuelan troops killed at least one person and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, the first bloodshed linked to opposition efforts to bring aid into the South American country against the wishes of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.