• Donald Trump August 9, 2019 9:07 am

    Shootings Prompt Other Countries to Warn About Travel to US

    The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks...

  • China August 7, 2019 4:54 am

    Venezuela Talks in the Balance as US Ups Pressure on Maduro

    For weeks, representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his would-be successor, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, have been shuttling back and forth to Barbados trying to agree on a common path out of the country’s prolonged political standoff. The meetings have been slow-going and shrouded in mystery, with neither side disclosing details. But now Maduro’s supporters are accusing the U.S....

  • Texas June 8, 2019 4:54 am

    Jailed Citgo Oil Executives Ordered to Stand Trial in Venezuela

    Six American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for 18 months finally got their day in court Friday only to see their hopes of being released dashed. Judge Rosvelin Gil, during a preliminary hearing, accepted prosecutor Aramay Terán’s request that the six employees of Houston-based Citgo stand for trial on corruption charges. No date for the trial to...

  • head May 11, 2019 5:27 pm

    Venezuela's Guaidó Asks for Relations With US Military

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he’s asked Carlos Vecchio, who the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s ambassador, to open “direct communications” toward possible military “coordination.” The remarks,...

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2019 9:09 pm

    Venezuelans Hold Vigil for Those Killed in Street Clashes

    Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed opposition call for a military uprising. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was unable to attend because of meetings, a representative told the crowd at the vigil. He did not elaborate, though...

  • Donald Trump May 4, 2019 2:23 am

    US Still Pondering Military Options in Venezuela

    The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other senior officials reviewed options in light of a failed...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2019 5:59 pm

    Trump and Putin Discuss Nuclear Weapons, Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian Hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling. Putin chuckled about Mueller’s findings, Trump said. During their conversation on Friday, which the White House and Kremlin said lasted more than an hour, they...

  • injuries May 2, 2019 6:52 am

    Venezuelans Take to Streets as Uprising Attempt Sputters

    Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead dispersing crowds with tear gas as the political crisis threatened to deepen. Thousands cheered Guaidó in Caracas as he rolled up his sleeves and called on Venezuelans to remain out...

  • Venezuela May 1, 2019 11:01 am

    Armored Vehicle Runs Over Demonstrators in Venezuela

    A Venezuelan National Guard armored utility vehicle drove into a group of demonstrators Tuesday in Venezuela near a Caracas air base. Two demonstrators, whose heads and legs were left bloodied were driven away on a motorcycle. Clashes between the government and the anti-Maduro demonstrators broke out after opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged an uprising.

  • Air Force April 30, 2019 12:38 pm

    Venezuela's Opposition Attempts Uprising in Caracas Streets

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military and people to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.

  • Jason Parker May 1, 2019 12:01 am

    Clashes Rock Venezuela as Guaido Urges Opposition Uprising

    Anti-government demonstrators clashed with troops loyal to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro at an air base in the capital hours after opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets in a bold and risky attempt to lead an uprising against the embattled socialist.

  • China April 16, 2019 10:36 pm

    First Red Cross Aid Distributed in Crisis-Torn Venezuela

    Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to force President Nicolás Maduro from power. In the working class neighborhood of Catia near downtown...

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2019 6:00 pm

    Pence Says US Wants Maduro Out And ‘All Options' On Table

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options are on the table” — and Russia and others need to step aside. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada said his country is threatened with war by the...

  • Donald Trump March 28, 2019 12:39 am

    Venezuelans Search for Water as New Blackouts Hit Nationwide

    More power outages hit Venezuela on Wednesday after the nation’s worst blackouts earlier this month, knocking out water pumps and forcing some Caracas residents to spend hours searching for bottled water in the few shops that were open or to fill up containers at springs in the city’s hills. Frustrated Venezuelans wondered how long they would have to endure the...

  • Donald Trump March 27, 2019 1:48 pm

    Venezuela Opposition Leader's Wife, Fabiana Rosales, Welcomed at White House

    The wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was welcomed Wednesday at the White House as she rallies international support for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence lavished praise on Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has emerged as a prominent figure in her husband’s campaign to bring...

  • Europe March 26, 2019 9:56 pm

    As New Blackout Hits, Venezuelans Brace for More Hardship

    Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month. The new outages, which began Monday, forced people to follow now-familiar routines: scour neighborhoods for food in the few shops that were open or seek out the few...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 12:45 pm

    Trump Administration Announces New Venezuela Sanctions

    The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 3:45 pm

    Trump Administration Announces New Venezuela Sanctions

    The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

  • Miami March 15, 2019 1:21 pm

    American Airlines Suspends Flights to Venezuela

    American Airlines is stopping flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns after the pilots’ union told its members to refuse to work the flights.

  • Donald Trump March 12, 2019 8:58 pm

    US Embassy Withdraws Remaining Staff From Venezuela

    The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore electricity following four days of blackouts around the country and a deepening political crisis. The U.S. has led an international...

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