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Venezuela condemns US senator who says world would back a coup

The Venezuelan armed forces are "committed to the constitution" and will defend the presidential elections set for April 22, said Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

published on : 11th February 2018

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro confirmed by party as candidate for re-election

Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Friday confirmed that President Nicolas Maduro is its official candidate in a snap election due before the end of April.

published on : 3rd February 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to rally Americas, amid Venezuela crisis

The political and economic turmoil in Venezuela will top the agenda as Tillerson rallies support for Washington's tough stance against President Nicolas Maduro's regime.

published on : 30th January 2018

International criticism of Venezuela's election plans mount; Spain cuts diplomatic ties 

The pro-government national constituent assembly this week called for an election to be held by the end of April but set no date.

published on : 27th January 2018

Spain kicks out Venezuela ambassador Mario Isea in tit-for-tat move

Spain and Venezuela have had tense diplomatic ties since the late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez came to power in 1999. He was succeeded on his death in 2013 by Maduro.

published on : 26th January 2018

EU slams Venezuela's expulsion of Spanish ambassador

The EU on Friday condemned Venezuela's expulsion of the Spanish ambassador, expressing solidarity with Madrid.

published on : 26th January 2018

Venezuela government calls for presidential vote by end April

The polls were scheduled to be held by the end of the year, but analysts had predicted Maduro would seek an early election to seize the advantage over his opponents.

published on : 24th January 2018

EU agrees to blacklist seven top Venezuelan officials

Seven individuals have been blacklisted according to diplomats, making them subject to asset freezes and travel bans.

published on : 18th January 2018

Venezuela government, opposition in fresh talks on crisis

The two-day meeting comes after the government of President Nicolas Maduro threatened to ban key opposition parties from the election.

published on : 12th January 2018

President Maduro says Venezuela will issue USD 5.9 billion in oil-backed cryptocurrency 'petro'

Socialist Maduro surprised many last month when he announced the launch of the cryptocurrency, to be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves, as a way to circumvent US sanctions.

published on : 6th January 2018

Four Venezuelan generals placed on US sanctions blacklist

The US Treasury placed four serving or retired Venezuelan generals on its sanctions blacklist, raising pressure on the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro.

published on : 5th January 2018

Venezuelans take to streets to protest over pork shortage during Christmas; Maduro blames Portugal

Angry that another government promise had been broken, Venezuelans banged pots and pans and burned trash during the pork revolution.

published on : 29th December 2017

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro sheds light on proposed cryptocurrency

He identifies the field as the Ayacucho Block of the Orinoco Belt and says it has proven reserves of more than 5 billion barrels of oil.

published on : 28th December 2017

US blasts President Nicolas Maduro's move to sideline Venezuelan opposition

Maduro's ruling socialists triumphed as expected in mayoral polls on Sunday, taking 300 of the country's 335 mayorships after a boycott by the main opposition parties.

published on : 12th December 2017

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro bans opposition from 2018 presidential race

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that leading opposition parties will be barred from taking part in next year's presidential vote.

published on : 11th December 2017
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