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Información por etiqueta: Venezuela

OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez addresses the Organization of American States (OAS) meeting in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2017 (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Washington (AFP) – The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. The meeting is the international community’s latest effort to get to grips with an economic and political unraveling ...

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Venezuela opposition renews assault against president

Julio Borges, the head of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, said it had approved a declaration that President Nicolas Maduro had effectively "abandoned his post" (AFP Photo/FEDERICO PARRA)

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuelan opposition lawmakers sought to trigger early elections by passing a key censure motion Monday against President Nicolas Maduro, who is ruling over a national economic crisis and consequent food shortages. The opposition majority in the National Assembly legislature declared that Maduro effectively “abandoned his post” by ...

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Maduro reestructura un tercio de su gabinete

60705080. Caracas, 5 Jul. 2016 (Notimex-Especial).- El presidente Nicolás Maduro encabezó la ceremonia en la que se conmemoró el Día de la Independencia venezolana. 

Caracas, 4 Ene (Notimex).- El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, anunció hoy la reestructuración de un tercio de su gabinete Ejecutivo al sumar como nuevo vicepresidente del exministro del Interior y gobernador del estado de Aragua, Tarek El Aissami. Maduro confirmó los cambios en un acto en el llamado Cuartel ...

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Venezuela president names new potential successor

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro named Tareck El Aissami (pictured) vice-president on January 4, 2016, making the powerful state governor a potential successor to the presidency in the event that the embattled Maduro is impeached (AFP Photo/LEO RAMIREZ)

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named a new vice-president, who would take over as head of state if Maduro were removed from office this year as the opposition demands. Maduro told a televised cabinet meeting that he had named Tareck El Aissami, 42, a powerful state ...

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Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2004 file photo, the military creates a perimeter at a government-subsidized food market in Caracas, Venezuela. The late President Hugo Chavez began handing the military control over food, and the wider economy, following opposition attempts to overthrow him in 2002. (AP Photo/Gregorio Marrero, File)

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country’s diminished food supply, putting generals in charge of everything from butter to rice. But instead of fighting hunger, the ...

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Maduro seals Venezuela-Colombia border, alleging plot

Photo released by the Venezuelan Presidency of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking during his TV program "Contacto con Maduro" (Contact with Maduro) in Caracas on December 11, 2016 (AFP Photo/HO)

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the border with Colombia sealed for 72 hours, accusing US-backed “mafias” of conspiring to destabilize his country’s economy by hoarding bank notes. “I have taken the decision to close the border with Colombia for 72 hours,” the leftist leader said ...

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Castro’s Cuba, beacon in Latin America’s leftist tide

A billboard depicting Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and reading "The Revolution Will Go On," is seen in Havana, on November 27, 2016 two days after his death (AFP Photo/Yamil Lage)

Havana (AFP) – Beyond his native Caribbean island, Fidel Castro’s revolutionary fire set alight much of Latin America, helping drive numerous leftist allies to power in a tide that is now turning. “Cuba was a model, a beacon for the left in Latin America,” said Gaspard Estrada, head of the ...

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Court defends Venezuela president against trial threat

Venezuela's high court orders the center right-dominated opposition to end a plan for a political trial against embattled President Nicolas Maduro (AFP Photo/Juan Barreto)

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s high court ordered the opposition on Tuesday to drop plans for a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose rivals blame him for food shortages in the volatile country. The opposition majority in the legislature had vowed to stage a kind of impeachment trial against Maduro, ...

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