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Venezuela's Maduro calls extension of parliament 'unconstitutional'

December 29, 2020 9:11 am

“In the face of unconstitutional claims to self-proclaim term extensions that are not warranted, we trust that the justice system will do its job with an iron fist,” Maduro said.

Venezuela’s assembly votes to extend term, challenges Maduro

December 29, 2020 9:11 am

Maduro has remained in charge despite presiding over the precipitous deterioration of the oil-rich country since succeeding the late President Hugo Chavez in 2013 and efforts over the years to force him out.

Venezuela's opposition concludes 'popular consultation' to reject Maduro

December 13, 2020 12:26 pm

The consultation started virtually on Monday and ended with in-person participation. With 87% of responses reviewed, the opposition said just under 6.5 million people participated.

Official: Maduro allies win 91 per cent of seats in Venezuela vote

December 11, 2020 10:51 am

Venezuela's National Elections Council, which is loyal to Maduro, said that as of Thursday, Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela had won 253 of 277 seats in the National Assembly.

Explained: What Maduro's party winning legislative polls means for Venezuela

December 08, 2020 8:12 am

Most opposition parties had boycotted the elections to Venezuela’s National Assembly, calling them rigged.

Voting opens in Venezuela assembly election amid boycott

December 06, 2020 1:37 pm

Guaido's opposition movement is holding a referendum over several days after the election. It will ask Venezuelans whether they want to end Maduro's rule and hold new presidential elections.

Families of six Americans convicted in Venezuela cry foul

November 27, 2020 4:09 pm

The so-called Citgo 6 are employees of Houston-based Citgo refining company, which is owned by Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA. They had been lured to Venezuela three years ago for a business meeting and were arrested on corruption charges.

Trump says he would consider meeting Venezuela's Maduro but has 'turned them down': Report

June 22, 2020 7:52 am

But Trump's latest comments were possibly the clearest sign yet of what some U.S. officials have privately said was growing frustration over his administration's failure to unseat Maduro through sanctions and diplomacy.

Maduro airs video of American detained in Venezuela plot

May 07, 2020 2:24 pm

Maduro aired a video of Luke Denman on state television in which the 34-year-old Texas native claims he signed a contract with a Florida-based company to train rebel troops and carry out the assault in exchange for up to USD 100,000.

Explained: Why is Venezuela accusing the US of attempt to topple its govt?

May 07, 2020 8:27 pm

A US military veteran, who now runs a private security firm, has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into Venezuela.