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    Miami — This was said this Thursday in a press conference by telephone, the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who added that the United States will continue to maintain pressure on the disputed government of Venezuela, but it is the Venezuelan people who will ultimately restore democracy . In a conference call with the foreign press from Washington, the head of US diplomacy said Washington has explored all options with Venezuela. “We believe that we will do everything we...
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro hailed the supposed entry this week of rap superstar Kanye West into this year’s presidential election as a challenger against President Donald Trump, failing to pronounce his name correctly on multiple occasions. Maduro made the comments during a military graduation ceremony in Caracas on Wednesday where he appeared to show excitement at the prospect of West’s candidacy. “On the first Tuesday of November, there will be presidential elections in the United States of America. Let’s see...
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite. Three Cabinet ministers in the administration of Bolivian leader Jeanine Áñez have also tested positive for the virus, including Health Minister Eidy Roca and Presidency Minister Yerko Nuñez, who is hospitalized. The infections in Venezuela, Brazil and...
    By PAOLA FLORES, Associated Press LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite. Three Cabinet ministers in the administration of Bolivian leader Jeanine Áñez have also tested positive for the virus, including Health Minister Eidy Roca and Presidency Minister Yerko Nuñez, who is hospitalized. The...
    Caracas, Jul 9 (EFE) .- The pro-government leader Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela, tested positive for coronavirus, as he himself reported through social networks. “Dear brothers and sisters, I am pleased to report that after having undergone the corresponding tests, I have tested positive for COVID-19, since now I am isolated, complying with the indicated treatment, thanks for your good wishes, with high morale. We will win”, indicated on his Twitter account. Venezuelan President...
    (Reuters) - The governor of the Venezuelan state of Zulia, which President Nicolas Maduro has identified as a coronavirus hotspot, has checked into a clinic to seek treatment for respiratory trouble, three sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Omar Prieto was admitted on Tuesday night to a private clinic near Zulias capital of Maracaibo where he is receiving preventative treatment while he awaits the results of a COVID-19 test, according to two of the sources. A positive test...
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is increasingly moving to sideline the opposition led by U.S.-backed lawmaker Juan Guaidó. A string of recent court rulings dismantling three influential opposition parties along with growing citizen disillusionment — not to mention the coronavirus pandemic — have thrown a new wrench in the opposition’s efforts to oust Maduro. ___ WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE OPPOSITION GOING FORWARD? Over the last month, Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court has ordered the takeover of...
    Miami — This was said by the Dominican journalist in conversation this Tuesday with the citizen, Leopoldo Castillo this Tuesday. Haza sent a clear message to Venezuelans regarding what may happen after the elections scheduled for this coming November 3 in the United States. “Regardless of whether President Trump wins reelection, or Vice President Biden wins, there is state policy where he is. The leadership of that Venezuelan dictatorship has been criminalized, and where the allies of that regime...
    By FABIOLA SANCHEZ and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent political parties, to which opposition leader Juan Guaió belongs, in the latest in a series of moves against President Nicolás Maduro’s critics before upcoming legislative elections. The decision effectively removes Leopoldo López, the founder of Popular Will, as the party’s official leader and names in his place a lawmaker kicked out of...
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent political parties, to which opposition leader Juan Guaió belongs, in the latest in a series of moves against President Nicolás Maduro’s critics before upcoming legislative elections. The decision effectively removes Leopoldo López, the founder of Popular Will, as the party’s official leader and names in his place a lawmaker kicked out of the organization last year amid accusations he’d conspired...
    Miami — The Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak published a video on his social networks this Friday where he shows how, through the call for rigged good elections, Nicolás Maduro intends to dismantle what remains of democracy in Venezuela. Kozak has been a harsh critic of the dictatorship in Venezuela and one of the officials close to the Secretary of State who has been very aware of the crisis that the Caribbean nation is experiencing. Piece...
    “Her Majesty’s government recognizes Guaidó as the interim constitutional president of Venezuela and, consequently, does not recognize Maduro,” said Judge Nigel Teare. The ruling is part of the litigation for the gold bars that belong to Venezuela and are deposited in the vaults of the Bank of England. According to the EFE agency, as a consequence of this decision, it would be the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) appointed by Guaidó that would have authority...
    By Danica Kirka and Scott Smith | Associated Press LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuelan opposition politician Juan...
    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily sanctioned anti-American allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed late Wednesday in the District of Columbia federal court alleges that the sale was arranged by a businessman, Mahmoud Madanipour, with ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. “The profits from these activities support the IRGC’s full...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors late on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is shipping to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes. The government of Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro has flaunted the tankers, which departed last month, to show it remains unbowed by U.S. pressure. The United States, has been pressing for Maduros ouster with a campaign of diplomatic and punitive...
    Venezuela will not have control of the gold worth $ 1, ooo million deposited in the Bank of England. A British judge today rejected the request to hand him over to the Latin American country, arguing that it is illegal to give it to Nicolás Maduro. Britain does not recognize Maduro as president of Venezuela. Venezuela without its gold deposited in the Bank of England. A British judge on Thursday refused to give the Latin American country control...
    LONDON (AP) — British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials announced Wednesday that congressional elections will be held on the first Sunday in December to choose members of the only branch of government not now controlled by socialist President Nicolás Maduro. Indira Alfonzo, president of the National Elections Council, announced the Dec. 6 vote for a new National Assembly. The legislative body is now led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó, who has been seeking to oust Maduro. The U.S.-backed opposition coalition has...
    The political battle for control of Venezuela is now centered on a stockpile of $ 1.8 billion gold bars deposited in a Bank of England chamber in London, where a judge is expected to decide soon who has the right to claim them. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he needs gold to help the country, short of cash, fight the coronavirus pandemic. But Britain’s central bank, whose government recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation’s legitimate leader, has refused...
    By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The political battle over control of Venezuela has turned to a $1 .8 billion stack of gold bars sitting in the Bank of Englands vault in London, where a judge is expected to decide soon on who has the rightful claim to the bullion. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he needs the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose...
    (Reuters) - Venezuela will boost the number of seats in its National Assembly by two-thirds to 277 for the 2021-2026 period, the head of the countrys electoral authority said, ahead of an election the opposition says President Nicolas Maduro is trying to rig. Indira Alfonzo, who was named chief of the National Electoral Council (CNE) by the Maduro-friendly Supreme Court earlier this month, said on state television the increase was necessary due to a surge in the number of political...
    MIAMI (AP) — A former Venezuelan general who was organizing a volunteer army to overthrow Nicolas Maduro says he is unable to afford a legal defense in a U.S. narcotics case that charges him alongside is homeland’s socialist president. Gen. Cliver Alcala surrendered in March to face U.S. accusations that he led with Maduro and two others for two decades a narcoterrorist conspiracy that sent 250 metric tons of cocaine a year to the U.S. and turned the Venezuelan state...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Unions top diplomat said Tuesday that the bloc will summon Venezuelas ambassador in response to the South American countrys decision to expel the EU envoy in Caracas, insisting all options “are on the table. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the EU ambassador to leave the country following stiff financial measures imposed by the 27-nation bloc against 11 Venezuelans, including Luis Parra, who heads a National Assembly rival to the one headed by opposition...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat said Tuesday that the bloc will summon Venezuela’s ambassador in response to the South American country’s decision to expel the EU envoy in Caracas, insisting all options “are on the table.” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the EU ambassador to leave the country following stiff financial measures imposed by the 27-nation bloc against 11 Venezuelans, including Luis Parra, who heads a National Assembly rival to the one headed by opposition...
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the European Union’s ambassador to leave the country hours after the bloc hit several officials loyal to the socialist leader with sanctions. Maduro on Monday gave the ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela. The move follows stiff financial measures imposed by the EU against 11 Venezuelans, including Luis Parra, who heads a National Assembly rival to the one headed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. While scolding EU officials for backing Guaidó, Maduro even offered...