Juan Guaido

  • 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 20

    Venezuela’s Guaido to Meet Pompeo in Colombia

    Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting. It’s a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country’s legitimate leader. From Bogota, Guaidó plans to travel to Europe.

  • Venezuela Jan 8

    Venezuela Opposition Charges Congress and Swears in Leader

    Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and opposition lawmakers pushed their way into Venezuela’s legislative building following a standoff with security forces as the nation’s political divide deepens. The man recognized by the U.S. and over 50 other nations as Venezuela’s rightful president made his way toward his seat in the National Assembly and led lawmakers in singing the country’s anthem. Shortly...

  • 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....

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    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 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....

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aug 7, 2019

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Jul 5, 2019

    UN: 5,287 Killings in Venezuela Security Operations in 2018

    Venezuela’s government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of “resistance to authority,” the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a “shockingly high” number of extrajudicial killings. Michelle Bachelet’s report focusing on the last 18 months follows her trip to the troubled South American country last month and draws upon over 550 interviews conducted...

  • Jun 9, 2019

    Thousands Pour Into Colombia as Venezuela Reopens Border

    Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta waiting to have their documents checked by Colombian officials, with some carrying...

  • Jun 8, 2019

    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...

  • May 25, 2019

    Venezuela Negotiators Return to Norway for Crisis Talks

    Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication that the negotiation track is gaining momentum after months of escalating tension between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and...

  • May 18, 2019

    Protesters Arrested at Venezuelan Embassy Face US Charges

    Four demonstrators who staged a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy were formally charged by U.S. authorities and appeared Friday in federal court in Washington.

  • May 14, 2019

    At Odds on Many Fronts, US and Russia Hope for Better Ties

    Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections. With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed vindication from the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...

  • May 14, 2019

    Activists at Venezuela Embassy Served With Eviction Notice

    U.S. authorities have served an eviction notice to activists who have stayed for more than a month inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, and asked them to leave immediately.

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