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Nicolas Maduro


US, Venezuela discuss easing sanctions, make little progress: Report

March 08, 2022 8:41 am

Both sides used Saturday's meeting in Caracas to present what one of the sources described as "maximalist" demands, reflecting longtime tensions between the Western Hemisphere's main power and one of its biggest ideological foes.

In Venezuela's flawed vote, Maduro shows one way to retain power

November 24, 2021 12:04 pm

President Nicolás Maduro has perfected a political system where he no longer has much fear of international scrutiny when competing against carefully calibrated opponents, according to analysts and opposition leaders.

UK reaffirms backing for Juan Guaido as Venezuela president ahead of $1 billion gold case

July 19, 2021 9:55 am

Legal teams representing Maduro and Guaido will be at the UK Supreme Court on Monday in the latest stage of a long-running tug-of-war over what amounts to about 15% of Venezuela’s foreign currency reserves.

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to sideline opposition with 'oil-for-vaccines' plan: Lawmakers

March 30, 2021 7:23 am

Maduro on Sunday proposed an “oil-for-vaccines” deal, without providing details on how such a scheme would work

Venezuela accuses Facebook of 'digital totalitarianism' for suspending Maduro

March 29, 2021 12:20 am

Maduro, who has overseen an economic collapse since taking office in 2013 and is labeled a dictator by Washington and many other Western nations, said in a tweet on Sunday that he would broadcast his daily coronavirus briefing on the Facebook account of his wife, first lady Cilia Flores.

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.