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New U.S. sanctions on Venezuela protect Citgo from seizure -Guaido

06 Aug 2019

CARACAS, Aug 6 Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday celebrated a sweeping U.S. sanctions order against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, saying the measure would protect Venezuela-owned U.S.-based refiner Citgo from seizure by creditors.

Macaws offer feathered 'therapy' to suffering Venezuelans

18 Jul 2019

CARACAS Looking for an escape from the daily realities of crisis-ridden Venezuela, Carmen Borges finds solace receiving visitors on the roof of her Caracas apartment building every morning: groups of blue and gold macaws that arrive at daybreak.

Norway says Venezuela opposition and government talks to continue

12 Jul 2019

CARACAS Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition will continue, the Norwegian and Venezuelan governments said on Thursday, after a Socialist Party leader announced the end of a round of Oslo-backed talks to end a political crisis.

Venezuela creditors push back on Guaido's debt restructuring plan

10 Jul 2019

CARACAS Creditors holding Venezuelan debt on Tuesday pushed back on debt restructuring plans backed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, urging a "fair and effective" framework for talks and improved communications with investors holding defaulted bonds.

Venezuela charges two intelligence officials over death of detained officer

02 Jul 2019

CARACAS Venezuela has charged two intelligence officials with homicide over the death of a navy captain who had been in military custody, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday, following outrage over alleged torture of the deceased officer.

Venezuela confirms death of detained officer, his wife says he was tortured

01 Jul 2019

CARACAS - Venezuela's defense ministry on Sunday confirmed the death of a military officer who opposition leaders and family members said was tortured in custody after his detention over alleged involvement in a coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro.

Special Report: Why the military still stands by Venezuela's beleaguered president

28 Jun 2019

CARACAS One of the central mysteries of Venezuela's slow-motion collapse: Why does the military continue to support Nicolas Maduro, the president who has led the once-prosperous South American country into poverty and chaos? | Video

Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo

23 May 2019

CARACAS The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

'It's time to rise up,' Venezuelan general tells military officers in video

13 May 2019

CARACAS A Venezuelan general called on the country's armed forces on Sunday to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse.

International Red Cross ready for Venezuela humanitarian aid operation

30 Mar 2019

CARACAS The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation.

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