The government of Venezuela has denounced the US invocation of a Cold War-era mutual defense treaty on behalf of the opposition in Caracas, a move which clears the way for military intervention in the Latin American country. Washington has invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) with 10 other[…]
Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader. Maduro started a second term on January 10, following a widely boycotted election last year that many foreign governments refused to recognise. On January 23, Juan Guaido, leader of[…]
President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela would shut its border with Brazil on Thursday “until further notice” amid a tense standoff with US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido over allowing in humanitarian aid. Maduro said he was also considering a “total closure of the border with Colombia” where he has already ordered[…]
Venezuela’s opposition supporters rallied nationwide on Tuesday to keep the heat on embattled President Nicolas Maduro and to demand he allow humanitarian aid into the country where food and medicine shortages are rife. Government supporters also went onto the streets in Caracas denouncing foreign intervention in the country. Speaking at[…]
Doctors, businessmen and other workers protested in major cities across Venezuela on Wednesday, calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed into the country and for President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who last week swore himself in as the interim president, waved flags and[…]
Two Venezuelan opposition leaders were among more than a dozen people wounded by security forces dispersing protests in the capital Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s adversaries have for two months been blocking highways and setting up barricades in protests demanding he call early elections and address an increasingly severe[…]
Venezuelan protesters have lobbed bottles and bags of faeces at soldiers who fought back with tear gas to block the latest march in more than a month of nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro. The march on the main highway through Caracas on Wednesday came as thousands of opposition supporters[…]
Thousands of Venezuelans have been queueing around the country to validate signatures as part of a long-drawn-out process to request a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. Earlier this month, about 1.3 million people signed a petition for a recall vote – far more than the 200,000 required to move[…]
Gasoline will no longer be cheaper than water for Venezuelans after President Nicolas Maduro devalued the national currency and raised petrol prices 60-fold. “I take responsibility for it,” said Maduro. Caracas has hiked petrol prices for the first time in 20 years, as the oil-dependent Venezuelan economy is no longer[…]
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