Venezuela

  • Venezuela 26 mins ago

    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 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....

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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...

  • Nov 24, 2019

    As Venezuela’s Economy Struggles, Some of Its Citizens Turn to a Lucrative Gig: Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is flourishing in Venezuela as the country’s deepening economic and political crisis drives thousands into the underground criminal world, according to a report released Thursday by IntSights, a global threat intelligence company. IntSights analysts discovered large-scale and sophisticated efforts to steal personal information from people in Latin America who work for a variety of companies, such as banks and...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Nov 18, 2019

    University of Miami Professor Facing Federal Money Laundering Charges

    Professor Bruce Bagley is being accused of opening several bank accounts that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars from accounts located in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Justice officials say the funds came from a bribery and corruption scheme that “stole from Venezuelan citizens”.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Still Teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter Draws Devotees to Church

    The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. Nearly four decades after he left office and...

  • Oct 9, 2019

    Women Are Slapped, Forcibly Treated, Abused During Childbirth, Report on 4 Countries Finds

    A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean...

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Bolsonaro Demands Macron Apologize Before Accepting Amazon Aid

    Brazil insisted on Tuesday that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems. The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge...

  • Jul 31, 2019

    ICE: Former Venezuelan VP Among 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is including former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami among its 10 most wanted fugitives.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Thousands in Haiti Renew Protests, Clash With Police

    Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse clashed with police Thursday as some tried to storm barriers outside the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while others sought shelter as heavy gunfire echoed in nearby streets. The demonstration came a day after Moïse broke his silence over the country’s recent unrest and rejected demands that he step down...

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Trump Says He Is Looking at Protections for Venezuelans in United States

    President Donald Trump says his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the United States amid ongoing unrest. The once-wealthy oil nation is now facing severe shortages of basic goods and hyperinflation. Trump says the situation in Venezuela is a horrible thing that’s “been brewing for a long time.” TPS is granted...

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Trump Says He Is Looking at Protections for Venezuelans in United States

    President Donald Trump says his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the United States amid ongoing unrest. The once-wealthy oil nation is now facing severe shortages of basic goods and hyperinflation. Trump says the situation in Venezuela is a horrible thing that’s “been brewing for a long time.” TPS is granted...

  • May 9, 2019

    Red Sox Honored at White House

    For decades, championship teams have visited the White House in a moment of ritual and tradition. Athletic excellence is celebrated, lame jokes are told and the president is given yet another jersey bearing his name. Under President Donald Trump, though, the visits often have become politicized, featuring athlete protests and, in the case of the Boston Red Sox, raising questions...

  • May 2, 2019

    How African Americans Disappeared From the Kentucky Derby

    When the horses enter the gate for the 145th Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Venezuela, New Mexico, Panama and France. None will be African-American. That’s been the norm for quite a while. When Marlon St. Julien rode the Derby in 2000, he became the first black man to get a mount since 1921. It wasn’t always this way....

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Armored Vehicle Runs Over Demonstrators in Venezuela

    A Venezuelan National Guard armored utility vehicle drove into a group of demonstrators Tuesday in Venezuela near a Caracas air base. Two demonstrators, whose heads and legs were left bloodied were driven away on a motorcycle. Clashes between the government and the anti-Maduro demonstrators broke out after opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged an uprising.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Venezuela’s Hospitals See Rising Death Toll From Blackouts

    Dr. Julio Castro, who works at the Central University of Venezuela and is one of the leaders of the nonprofit Doctors for Health, told NBC News the situation in Venezuela was growing more dire as the blackouts have dragged on. The first blackout began March 8 and lasted for several days. The second began on March 25 and has continued...

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