#Venezuela

  • Venezuela’s debt problem: To default or to pay

    As creditors are due to meet in Caracas on Monday to renegotiate the country’s foreign debt, BBC South America correspondent Katy Watson takes a closer look at Venezuela’s debt problem and the challenges facing the government. What is the Venezuelan government proposing? President Nicolás Maduro said on 2 November...
  • Will the U.S. take military action against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro ???

    President Trump said Friday that the U.S. could take military action against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Speaking at his New Jersey golf course Friday, Trump said he would not “rule out” a military option … it’s certainly something that we could pursue.” Trump has been blasting...
  • Trump says he’s considering military response to Venezuela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Trump tells reporters at his New Jersey golf course Friday that he’s “not going to rule out” a military option.” He adds that it’s “certainly something that...
  • Venezuela president disputes vote tampering allegation

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to U.S. pressure to cast doubt over a body that he hopes will entrench an even...
  • To Save Venezuela, Washington Needs Latin America

    On Sunday, Venezuela lurched forward in its shift toward full-blown autocracy with the election of 545 ruling-party members tasked with rewriting the constitution. The need for action has never been clearer, and the US will certainly heed the call. Already, the US Treasury Department has personally sanctioned President Nicolás...
  • U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody Washington denounced as a “sham” vote. No oil-related measures were included in the announcement, but...
  • Venezuela crisis is tipping toward a showdown

    Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela careened towards a showdown on its streets Friday between anti-government protesters and security forces, raising international alarm at worsening deadly unrest and prompting the United States to order the families of embassy staff out. The opposition called fresh nationwide demonstrations to defy a new government...
  • Venezuelan Lawmakers Left Bloodied After Government Supporters Stormed Congress

    “We are living through a coup d’etat that is trying to reinstate a dictatorship,” opposition lawmaker Miguel Pizarro wrote to BuzzFeed News. MEXICO CITY — Bloodied handprints smeared the walls of Venezuela’s congress after a group of government supporters broke into the building and attacked opposition lawmakers on Wednesday,...
  • Search is Underway for Rogue Elite police officer suspected of carrying out helicopter attack on Supreme Court.

    A police helicopter launched grenades at Venezuela’s supreme court building on Tuesday evening following months of protests against the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro. Maduro said “terrorists” had lobbed two grenades that failed to detonate. Some reports put the number of grenades higher. Local media suggested a former police intelligence...