Nicolas Maduro

  • Venezuela 18 hours ago

    AP Sources: Alleged Maduro Co-Conspirator Is in DEA Custody

    Four people familiar with the case say a retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment

  • Nicolas Maduro Mar 27

    A Defiant Maduro Threatens ‘Cowboy’ Trump After Drug Charge

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is warning Washington that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary now that the U.S. has indicted the socialist leader and offered $15 million for his arrest.

  • Nicolas Maduro Mar 26

    US Charges Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro With Drug Trafficking

    Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments against the embattled socialist and his inner circle that were made public Thursday. One indictment by prosecutors in New York accused Maduro...

  • William Barr Mar 26

    Barr Defends Maduro Indictment Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Attorney General William Barr took questions during Thursday’s press conference about the indictment of Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro. Hear his response when asked about the timing of the indictment.

  • Venezuela Feb 14

    Venezuela’s Maduro Says Arrest of Juan Guaidó ‘Will Come’

    Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press three days after Guaidó returned from a tour to the U.S. and Europe, in defiance of a court order prohibiting him...

  • Venezuela Feb 7

    Russian Foreign Minister Visits Venezuela, Bolstering Maduro

    Russia’s foreign minister visited Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as the United States vows of more pressure threaten to cut off the socialist leader from a key financial ally in Moscow. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s stop in Caracas follows a trip by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to Washington, where officials in...

  • State of the Union Feb 5

    Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaidó Gets Bipartisan Applause at Trump State of the Union

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night on Capitol Hill.

  • Venezuela Jan 22

    Guaidó Seeks EU Sanctions for Venezuela, Meeting With Trump

    Venezuela’s opposition leader says he wants the European Union to widen sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidential elections in the country.

  • Venezuela Jan 7

    Venezuela’s Would-Be Congress Leader Shrugs Off Accusations

    Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela has moved aggressively to wipe out what remains of resistance to his socialist rule by trying to install a pliant leadership in congress. It’s a move opponents compare to an attempted coup of Venezuela’s last democratic institution. The surprise gambit took place during a chaotic National Assembly session Sunday at which Maduro’s chief challenger expected...

  • Venezuela Jan 6

    Venezuela’s Guaidó Blocked From Congress as Impasse Deepens

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó faces an internal test of his authority in a key vote Sunday as he campaigns to oust President Nicolás Maduro and end Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis....


    The opposition-controlled National Assembly will decide whether to keep Guaidó as its leader for a second year. Guaidó will also come under pressure to articulate a fresh vision for...

  • Venezuela Dec 17, 2019

    Venezuelan Opposition Politicians Resort to Virtual Lawmaking

    Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela who say they fear persecution by President Nicolas Maduro’s government can now cast their votes through the cloud, the National Assembly decided Tuesday. The opposition-led congress adopted a rules change that allows its members to virtually cast their votes and participate in debates. They can now participate in sessions from outside Venezuela or domestically without...

  • Venezuela Dec 5, 2019

    Maduro Foes Balk at UN-Backed Venezuela Power Crisis Deal

    A proposal to address Venezuela’s power crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro’s opponents....


    On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to supply emergency power to areas in Venezuela that have been in the...

  • Miami Oct 30, 2019

    Venezuela’s Battle to Keep Prized Citgo Refineries Hits US Courts

    Venezuela’s opposition led by Juan Guaidó took its fight to keep control of its prized Citgo refineries to the U.S. courts on Tuesday in an attempt to block bondholders from foreclosing. Guaidó’s team argues that socialist President Nicolás Maduro in 2016 put Citgo up as collateral in an ill-advised debt swap without the opposition-controlled National Assembly’s approval — making the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    US Slaps New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Support for Venezuela

    The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and will deny future applications for aircraft leases. It will also expand the sanctions on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    Trump Administration to Triple Democracy Aid to Venezuela

    The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The $52 million in new aid was announced Tuesday by Mark Green, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for...

  • Donald Trump Aug 18, 2019

    US Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Boss

    The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month...

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2019

    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...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2019

    Bolton Warns Foreigners That Violate Venezuela Asset Freeze

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist administration. Bolton’s comments came after the White House froze all Venezuelan government assets in the U.S. late Monday, putting the...

  • President Jul 22, 2019

    Venezuela Power Coming Back Following Massive Blackout

    The lights were returning to life across Venezuela on Tuesday following a massive blackout that crippled communications, froze the Caracas metro and snarled rush hour traffic, officials said. Energy Minister Freddy Brito said power had been restored in the capital of Caracas and at least five of the South American nation’s 23 states. Partial power had returned to another four...

  • China Jul 21, 2019

    United States Accuses Venezuelan Jet of Aggressive Action Over Caribbean

    U.S. authorities said their EP-3 plane was performing a multi-nationally approved mission on Friday and the Venezuelan SU-30 fighter jet closely trailed the plane, which the U.S. says endangered its crew.

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