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Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

CARACAS, March 10 (Reuters) – Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 11, 2019

Venezuela’s Guaido vows to paralyze public sector to squeeze Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Opposition leader Juan Guaido held talks with Venezuela’s public sector unions on Tuesday about staging strikes to help bring down the government, as President Nicolas Maduro said a “crazed minority” bent on destabilizing the country would be defeated. The strikes would ratchet…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, minister says

CARACAS, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has rejected offers…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Russia Ready To Help Venezuela Resolve Crisis, Warns US Against Meddling

MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to facilitate the start of dialogue between Venezuela’s government and opposition but warned the United States against intervening in Caracas’ internal affairs. Russia has sided with President Nicolas Maduro in his stand-off with opposition leader Juan Guaido.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Venezuela opposition rallies to tell Maduro: Let aid in

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets nationwide on Tuesday to keep up the heat on embattled President Nicolas Maduro and to call on him to let humanitarian aid into the country where food and medicine shortages are rife. The rallies…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hunger pushing Maduro’s troops to tipping point in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela — President Trump made little mention of the crisis unfolding little more than 1,000 miles from the Florida coast in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but he reiterated his backing of “the Venezuelan people and their noble quest for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó says family has been threatened

In a speech at Venezuela’s Central University, he said police had visited his family home looking for his wife. Mr Guaidó declared himself president this month and was immediately recognised by the US and several Latin American countries. Russia and China back President Nicolás Maduro.…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 1, 2019

Signs of fraying in military support for Venezuela president

As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launches his second term challenged by a re-energized opposition movement, experts say his hold on power relies more than ever on military backing. Maduro has granted bonuses to rank-and-file soldiers and placed generals in key government posts, including at the…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro’s rival

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelans rang in the new year, few in the crisis-wracked nation had even heard of Juan Guaido. Two weeks later, the young backbench lawmaker has emerged as a key power broker as he leads the opposition-controlled congress in a high-stakes…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 11, 2019

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