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U.S. sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro


NEW YORK/CARACAS The United States imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife and several of his top allies on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump urged members of the United Nations to support a "restoration of democracy" in the once-booming OPEC nation.

Venezuela's Maduro calls U.S. sanctions an honor, thanks Trump

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions on his wife and key allies were an honor coming from his ideological foe Donald Trump.

Sep 25 2018

U.S. military official: no plans for Venezuela military intervention

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to lead U.S. military operations in Latin America said on Tuesday there is no planning under way for any kind of military option to address the economic and political crisis in Venezuela.

Sep 25 2018

After sanctions, Trump says situation in Venezuela unacceptable

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a brutal regime and said the situation in the South American country was unacceptable.

Sep 25 2018

Portugal warns Venezuela ties may suffer over jailed supermarket managers

LISBON Portugal's Socialist government has warned crisis-hit Venezuela that bilateral ties could be at risk over its jailing of Portuguese supermarket managers on charges of gouging food prices and demanded that the problem be resolved swiftly.

Sep 25 2018

Venezuela's Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro accused the right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping "terrorists" who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August.

Sep 24 2018

New Venezuela fuel payment system gets off to slow start

CARACAS Venezuela's new digital fuel payment system got off to a slow start on Monday, as most drivers paid with cash and only a handful of gas stations were equipped with the system that President Nicolas Maduro says will limit fuel smuggling.

Sep 24 2018

China navy ship makes maiden visit to Venezuela after Maduro visit

SHANGHAI A Chinese naval ship has traveled to Venezuela for the first time, following a visit by President Nicolas Maduro to Beijing this month, where he had been looking to gain China's support for the Latin American nation's struggling economy.

Sep 23 2018

U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

WASHINGTON The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday.

Sep 21 2018

Venezuelans block streets with cars to protest gas shortage in Andes

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Dozens of Venezuelans on Friday brought the Andean city of San Cristobal to a standstill by blocking roads with their cars to protest gas shortages that have piled further misery on the OPEC nation's crisis-weary citizens.

Sep 21 2018