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Montevideo, July 21st 2019 - 11:36 UTC

Tag: National Assembly

  • Monday, July 8th 2019 - 10:15 UTC

    Power outage hits Venezuela's largest refinery complex

    Luis Stefanelli, a deputy in the National Assembly revealed there was a “general blackout” at the Amuay and Cardon refinery complex Saturday night.

    Venezuela's largest refinery complex has been hit by a power outage, at a time of acute fuel shortages in parts of the crisis-torn oil producer, an opposition lawmaker said on Sunday.

  • Monday, April 29th 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    Guaidó forced to cancel a Sunday rally since he was blocked from attending

    While Guaidó has previously reported delays in arriving to different cities in Venezuela's due to roadblocks, cancellation in Barquisimeto was unprecedented

    The leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, Juan Guaido, canceled a rally scheduled to be held in the country's fourth-largest city on Sunday and said the “dictatorship” had prevented him from entering.

  • Saturday, April 6th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Venezuelans protestors and government supporters take to the streets nationwide on Saturday

    “The call [to protest] is for April 6, across the country is not just a protest to reject the situation we are going through but for a definite end to the usurpation”

    Venezuelans are expected to take to the streets nationwide on Saturday, less than a week after power outages left many without basic services and water. US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in late January, called on his supporters to gather in the capital Caracas and different areas around the country to protest against President Nicolas Maduro and the “tragic” conditions plaguing the country.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 - 19:15 UTC

    Guaidó after the strip of his immunity: “Nothing is going to stop us”; leaders ask for military intervention

    The president of the National Assembly reiterated the call to the streets that is scheduled for this Saturday, April 6, amid the power cuts and political crisis

    The ruling National Constituent Assembly (ANC) decided to withdraw parliamentary immunity to the opposition leader, President of the National Assembly (AN) and declared interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, who affirmed that nothing will stop him by ensuring that “there is no need to respond to an organism that does not exist. ” Opposition leaders expect to activate an article of the constitution that allows the AN to authorize a foreign military intervention in the country in order to withdraw “illegitimate” President Nicolás Maduro.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition makes new offer to the military hoping they will switch sides

    “Every military professional citizen who decides to restore constitutional order... will be reincorporated into the armed forces” promises the National Assembly

    Members of the Venezuelan armed forces that abandon President Nicolas Maduro will keep their rank and be reinstated once a new government is in place, the opposition-controlled legislature said on Tuesday. The announcement marked the latest offer from the National Assembly, headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, to try to convince more military personnel to switch sides.

  • Wednesday, January 30th 2019 - 10:01 UTC

    Guaidó plans to name new boards of directors at PDVSA and Citgo

    Guaidó said his government was aiming to “guarantee the biggest transparency and control” for PDVSA

    The President of Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly Juan Guaido will announce new boards of directors for state oil company PDVSA and its U.S. business, Citgo, according to opposition leader sources.

  • Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 - 18:03 UTC

    Trump would recognize Guaidó as president of Venezuela; Protests increase

    Some pockets of protests began in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, killing four people, reports the AFP news agency.

    US President Donald Trump would be ready to recognize the opposition leader and president of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, as the legitimate president of Venezuela after his probable inauguration on Wednesday, according to CNN sources.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 08:35 UTC

    Maduro declared an “usurper” by Venezuela's freely elected National Assembly

    The National Assembly will request governments instruct regulatory agencies to “prohibit any movement of liquid assets by the Venezuelan state in local banks”

    Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Tuesday formally declared President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” whose actions would be considered null and void, after he was sworn in last week for a disputed second term. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 00:50 UTC

    Detention of the Venezuelan Parliament President shows the “rupture” in the Maduro regime

    Guaidó was released after officials of the Sebin, the political police of Venezuela, intercepted and detained the parliamentarian in the middle of a highway in northern Venezuela.

    Officials of the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (Sebin) retained the deputy Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly (AN) and Venezuela’s President-in-charge, when he was going to an open Parliament hall in the north of the country. Minutes later, the parliamentarian was released and attended to the event with a wounded hand and ensuring that the Armed Forces do not want Nicolás Maduro, president considered “de facto” by the Parliament and part of the international community.

  • Saturday, January 12th 2019 - 11:12 UTC

    Venezuela in conflict of powers: Maduro took office, but Guaidó shows as president while Venezuelans protest

    Juan Guaidó will use the Constitution to assume as Venezuelan president after declaring Nicolás Maduro's usurpation of the charge

    It seemed sure that, starting January 10, Venezuela would experience high uncertainty. Nicolás Maduro swore in the presidency for the 2019-2015 government period in front of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), when the constitution of that country dictates that it is before Parliament that the president must present the inauguration. Both the international community and the National Assembly (AN), declared in contempt by the Supreme Court, mark Maduro as an usurper. The illegitimacy of the president is discussed globally and Juan Guaidó is recognized as interim president of the Republic.