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Venezuela Crisis


Chinese foreign ministry slams US 'interference' in Venezuela, backs Maduro

August 08, 2019 12:06 pm

China would continue to cooperate with Venezuela, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement issued late on Wednesday, and urged the United States to respect international law and stop trying to stir up discord.

They survived colonization and war. But Venezuela’s collapse was too much

July 31, 2019 9:46 pm

At least 4 million Venezuelans have fled their country in recent years, forced out by hunger, hyperinflation and deadly political crackdowns.

Third round of Venezuela talks to start as soon as next week

June 30, 2019 8:47 am

The uprising has not managed to turn the military, which has continued to prop up Maduro, who is also supported by China, Russia and Cuba. But unbridled inflation, rampant shortages and crumbling infrastructure make daily life miserable for the masses.

Venezuela’s collapse is the worst outside of war in decades, economists say

May 18, 2019 10:00 am

To find similar levels of economic devastation, economists at the IMF pointed to countries that were ripped apart by war, like Libya earlier this decade or Lebanon in the 1970s.

Trump threatens Cuba as US supports Venezuela uprising

May 01, 2019 8:38 am

The US and about 50 other nations take the position that Maduro's re-election last year was irrevocably marred by fraud and he is not the legitimate president of Venezuela, a once prosperous nation that has the world's largest proven oil reserves.

After years of denial, Venezuela’s President allows aid to enter

April 17, 2019 7:46 am

After years denying that the country was suffering a humanitarian crisis, the Venezuelan government on Tuesday allowed the Red Cross to send in 24 tons of medical equipment into the country.

Venezuela 'new government' could get $10 billion in trade financing: Steve Mnuchin

April 14, 2019 10:10 am

Venezuela is mired in a deep economic crisis marked by widespread food and medicine shortages and hyperinflation, while millions have fled to neighboring countries.

Russian deployment in Venezuela includes 'cybersecurity personnel': US official

March 27, 2019 8:58 am

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still assessing the Russian deployment, which Washington has called a "reckless escalation" of the situation in Venezuela.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's wife to Nicolas Maduro: 'Enough already!'

March 24, 2019 7:27 am

Venezuela plunged into a deep political crisis in January, when Guaido invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate. He has been recognized by most Latin American and Western countries as Venezuela's rightful leader.

Venezuela crisis escalates as Guaidó’s chief of staff is arrested

March 22, 2019 11:28 am

The political crisis escalated significantly Thursday when the chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, a lawyer and confidant of Guaidó, was taken from his apartment in southern Caracas around dawn to an unknown destination by armed intelligence officers,