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Venezuela's Maduro proposes giving Russia COVID-19 vaccine to legislative candidates

09 Sep 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday proposed administering a Russian coronavirus vaccine to nearly 15,000 candidates in upcoming legislative elections so that they can campaign safely.

Venezuela opposition must stop pretending to be government, Capriles says

03 Sep 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition must stop "playing at government" and start focusing on elections, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said on Wednesday, in a rare public swipe at congress chief Juan Guaido's parallel presidency.

Venezuela opposition leaders in talks to join parliament vote, Turkey official says

02 Sep 2020

ISTANBUL/CARACAS Two high-profile Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro to participate in the upcoming legislative elections despite a planned boycott, a Turkish official involved in the talks said on Tuesday.

Venezuela opposition lawmakers open probe of oil spill on Caribbean coast

13 Aug 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-run congress has opened an investigation into an oil spill that continues to pollute palm-lined beaches along the South American nation's Caribbean coast, legislator Maria Gabriela Hernandez said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 3-Ecuador wins 'unprecedented' investor support for $17.4 bln debt restructuring

04 Aug 2020

Aug 3 Ecuador said on Monday it had won overwhelming investor support for a $17.4 billion foreign debt restructuring, hailing it as an economic turning point following years of economic stagnation and one of the region's worst coronavirus outbreaks.

Venezuela top court ousts leaders of opposition parties in run-up to congress vote

17 Jun 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's pro-government supreme court has ousted the leaders of two key opposition parties and put them in the hands of politicians widely accused of being shadow allies of the ruling Socialist Party, months ahead of legislative elections.

Detained American claims he plotted Maduro's capture in Venezuela TV statement

07 May 2020

CARACAS A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States. | Video

Venezuelan authorities detain U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion

05 May 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities have detained two U.S. citizens working with a U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil producing country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday. | Video

From an empty church, Venezuela cardinal leads Instagram Easter Mass

13 Apr 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan Cardinal Baltazar Porras led Easter Mass on Sunday from an empty church, offering a sermon that was broadcast over Instagram to hundreds of people quarantined in their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic.  | Video

Venezuelan doctors languish in fuel lines amid coronavirus pandemic

08 Apr 2020

CARACAS Venezuela's acute fuel shortages are leaving medical professionals stuck in gas lines or struggling to reach their place of work just as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to overwhelm the crisis-stricken country's battered health system.

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