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Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 08:51 UTC


  • Saturday, February 23rd 2019 - 10:55 UTC

    Guaido appeared at the “Venezuela Aid Live” in Colombia along with Duque, Piñera and Abdo

    Guaidó wants the tons of humanitarian aid sent by the United States, which are currently in Colombian territory, to enter Venezuela on Saturday

    The president of the National Assembly (AN) and recognized Venezuela’s interim president for half a hundred countries, Juan Guaidó, arrived this Friday by surprise to the Colombian city of Cúcuta, where the concert “Venezuela Aid Live” was held, organized by the British billionaire Richard Branson. Guaidó said that he crossed the border to the Colombian side thanks to the support of the Armed Forces of his country despite the prohibition to leave the country that the administration of Nicolás Maduro imposed on him.

  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 21:59 UTC

    “Massive humanitarian implications:” Venezuelan exodus reaches 3.4 million

    In 2018, 5,000 people left Venezuela every day in search of protection or a better life

    The larges exodus in Latin America’s history just got larger, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. UN agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs after the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reached 3.4 million people.

  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 10:56 UTC

    Who is Padrino López, Maduro’s strong man

    They must “pass over corpses” to impose “a puppet government,” the Chavista general responded to President Trump and “his threat.”

    After the strong support of the armed forces to the president, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted the figure of Vladimir Padrino López, the Defense Minister of that country, who responded to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, after his remarks on Monday about the danger that ran the military that was next to the Venezuelan leader.

  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 09:48 UTC

    Maduro closes the border with Brazil; Guaidó leads caravan to Colombian border

    Interim president Juan Guaido left the capital Caracas for the Colombian border in a convoy of several vehicles for the 900-kilometre trip

    President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil on Thursday in an increasingly fraught power struggle. Guaido set out in a convoy of vehicles to personally pick up US aid being stockpiled on the other side of the Colombian border, defying Maduro's military to stop him.

  • Thursday, February 21st 2019 - 09:09 UTC

    Maduro's regime closes air and sea traffic from Caribbean islands to block humanitarian aid

    The move came ahead of a Saturday deadline by the opposition for Maduro to end a blockade and allow the delivery of humanitarian aid

    Venezuela’s government said on Wednesday that it was closing its border to air and sea traffic from three Caribbean islands in an effort to block aid shipments to the country organized by the Venezuelan opposition.

  • Wednesday, February 20th 2019 - 16:15 UTC

    Maduro challenges Guaido to call elections

    Elections in Venezuela are organized by the National Electoral Council, where four out of the five rectors are manifestly militants of the ruling party and their terms are expired.

    The head of Venezuela's ruling regime, Nicolás Maduro, asked the head of the National Assembly (AN), Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of the same nation by some 50 countries, to call presidential elections on Tuesday. Maduro's challenge is given because he believes he would defeat him and this would put an end to the dispute over the executive power that has marked an institutional crisis unprecedented in the Caribbean country.

  • Tuesday, February 19th 2019 - 09:23 UTC

    Trump calls on Venezuelan military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido

    Trump issued a dire warning to Venezuela's military if they continue with Maduro: “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit, no way out. You will lose everything.”

    President Donald Trump said on Monday that “a new day is coming in Latin America,” as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Speaking at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan flags, Trump said the U.S. stands behind Guaido, whom the U.S. recognizes as the country's rightful president, and condemns President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 10:08 UTC

    Russian bank freezes Venezuela's oil company accounts, fearing US sanctions

    PDVSA branded the story “fake news” on its Twitter account – in red capital letters, adding the caption

    Russian lender Gazprombank has frozen the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under US sanctions, according to Reuters.

  • Saturday, February 16th 2019 - 16:36 UTC

    US Air Force plane takes off with help for Venezuela

    The aircrafts transport boxes sealed with the label of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), contain food and assistance for about 25 thousand people

    A C-17 cargo plane of the United States Air Force took off Saturday from the Homestead Air Force Base, in Florida, with the Venezuelan-Colombian border as the destination. The aircraft is one of three that will transport 250 tons of food, hygiene kits and nutritional supplements, a congressional aide to the US Congress told the Associated Press (AP).

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:21 UTC

    “Venezuela should honor its debts obligations”, Russia reminds Maduro

    “These are international obligations. They must be respected,” Russian Finance minister Siluanov said

    Venezuela should honour its debt obligations to Russia despite the political situation in Caracas, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday. ”Russia hopes that Venezuela, even in case of a change of power in the country, will fulfil its obligations under the debt to Russia, Siluanov told reporters on the sidelines of the Russian Investment Forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.