Five years ago the United States and Cuba agreed to resume diplomatic ties and begin normalising relations after more than 50 years of hostility. The thaw was hailed by many as a turning point in relations between the two countries, which had remained frozen in a Cold War-era standoff. More: US bars flights to all Cuban airports except Havana[…]
Doubling down on its campaign for regime change in Caracas, the US has announced sanctions on Cuban leader Raul Castro and his four children, for alleged human rights violations in support of the Venezuelan government. As First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Castro is in[…]
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[…]
Clashes at a jail in western Venezuela killed at least 25 inmates and wounded 20 police on Friday, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said. The clashes broke out when police special forces (FAES) attempted to rescue visitors who had been taken hostage on Thursday by the “pran” – the[…]
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections to restock the National Assembly, currently headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who is backed by the US. Maduro made this call in a speech in Caracas on Monday. He also talked about an early election in[…]
A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed. “The meeting will be held on Monday,” the self-proclaimed interim president said at a press conference on[…]
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked his country’s armed forces for remaining loyal in the face of a failed opposition coup plot, holding a parade in their honor. Addressing a crowd of some 4,000 troops of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) prior to the march, the president said the[…]
President Nicolas Maduro should not trust anyone around him, especially not the Cubans and the Russians, said the US’ point man for toppling the Venezuelan leader after the latest failed US-backed coup attempt. Elliott Abrams was appointed by the Trump administration to lead the effort to oust Venezuela’s elected President[…]
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