• Donald Trump Aug 8, 2019

    Shootings Prompt Other Countries to Warn About Travel to US

    The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks...

  • China Aug 7, 2019

    Venezuela Talks in the Balance as US Ups Pressure on Maduro

    For weeks, representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his would-be successor, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, have been shuttling back and forth to Barbados trying to agree on a common path out of the country’s prolonged political standoff. The meetings have been slow-going and shrouded in mystery, with neither side disclosing details. But now Maduro’s supporters are accusing the U.S....

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    Venezuelans Hold Vigil for Those Killed in Street Clashes

    Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed opposition call for a military uprising. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was unable to attend because of meetings, a representative told the crowd at the vigil. He did not elaborate, though...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2019

    US Still Pondering Military Options in Venezuela

    The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other senior officials reviewed options in light of a failed...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2019

    Trump and Putin Discuss Nuclear Weapons, Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian Hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling. Putin chuckled about Mueller’s findings, Trump said. During their conversation on Friday, which the White House and Kremlin said lasted more than an hour, they...

  • Associated Press May 2, 2019

    Venezuelans Take to Streets as Uprising Attempt Sputters

    Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead dispersing crowds with tear gas as the political crisis threatened to deepen. Thousands cheered Guaidó in Caracas as he rolled up his sleeves and called on Venezuelans to remain out...

  • National Guard 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.

  • Florida Apr 30, 2019

    Clashes Rock Venezuela as Guaido Urges Opposition Uprising

    Anti-government demonstrators clashed with troops loyal to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro at an air base in the capital hours after opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets in a bold and risky attempt to lead an uprising against the embattled socialist.

  • New York Apr 30, 2019

    New York Venezuelans React to Violent Clashes in Caracas

    Venezuelans living in New York woke up Tuesday to the sights and sounds of violent clashes that broke out earlier in the morning in the nation’s capital of Caracas.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    New Yorkers React to Venezuela Uprising

    Venezuelans around New York City are watching in fear as violent clashes erupt in Caracas. Gaby Acevedo reports.

  • Associated Press Apr 30, 2019

    Venezuela’s Opposition Attempts Uprising in Caracas Streets

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military and people to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Pence Says US Wants Maduro Out And ‘All Options’ On Table

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options are on the table” — and Russia and others need to step aside. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada said his country is threatened with war by the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Venezuelans Search for Water as New Blackouts Hit Nationwide

    More power outages hit Venezuela on Wednesday after the nation’s worst blackouts earlier this month, knocking out water pumps and forcing some Caracas residents to spend hours searching for bottled water in the few shops that were open or to fill up containers at springs in the city’s hills. Frustrated Venezuelans wondered how long they would have to endure the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2019

    Venezuela Opposition Leader’s Wife, Fabiana Rosales, Welcomed at White House

    The wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was welcomed Wednesday at the White House as she rallies international support for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence lavished praise on Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has emerged as a prominent figure in her husband’s campaign to bring...

  • Associated Press Mar 26, 2019

    As New Blackout Hits, Venezuelans Brace for More Hardship

    Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month. The new outages, which began Monday, forced people to follow now-familiar routines: scour neighborhoods for food in the few shops that were open or seek out the few...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Trump Administration Announces New Venezuela Sanctions

    The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Trump Administration Announces New Venezuela Sanctions

    The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

  • United States Mar 15, 2019

    American Airlines Suspends Flights to Venezuela

    American Airlines is stopping flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns after the pilots’ union told its members to refuse to work the flights.

  • Donald Trump Mar 12, 2019

    US Embassy Withdraws Remaining Staff From Venezuela

    The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore electricity following four days of blackouts around the country and a deepening political crisis. The U.S. has led an international...

  • United States Mar 9, 2019

    As Blackout Eases, Venezuela Braces for Rival Rallies

    Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday confronted security forces on a main avenue in Caracas, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrators on Avenida Victoria in the Venezuelan capital pushed against the shields of riot police, who later withdrew from the area. Security forces have deployed in large numbers...

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