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Russia and the US, both, submitted draft resolutions to the UN. Both are likely to fail.
Russia appears to be increasingly a non-player, perhaps better phrased increasingly insignificant.
No major developments on the ground since the civilians were killed by Chavista troops and aid trucks torched. Political gatherings held to agree on strategy, the Maduro regime reported to be removing gold by the truckload from the central bank. UNSC sees mutual vetoes. Proposals to shut down the flow of Venezuelan POL to Cuba. Reports that hundreds of troops have deserted, which media are misrepresenting as defections.
While the regime will eventually wither and collapse under a de facto or actual blockade, this could be months away and civilian suffering will continue.
The bitter differences between the world’s most powerful nations were on full display in New York on Thursday, as the United Nations Security Council weighed two equally hopeless resolutions on Venezuela.
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó said Thursday he will return to his country by Monday, and that a dialogue with President Nicolas Maduro won’t be possible without discussing elections.
The Venezuelan military must render itself to its own people, not to a foreign power.
As a Cuban American who survived the horrors of communism and went on to work on Latin American policy issues for many years, I was moved when I watched Vice President Mike Pence bring hope to the Venezuelan people during his Monday meeting with the country’s interim president, Juan Guaido.
Venezuela has become essentially a failed state held together by force, with assistance from China, Russia and Cuba.
Since just the weekend, more than 300 Venezuelan soldiers have defected in the largest show of defiance by the military as the country plunges deeper into chaos.
At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank’s vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro’s desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions.
An American resolution at the United Nations, which could be put to a vote on Thursday in the 15-member Security Council, is likely to be vetoed by Russia.
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on February 28 on rival draft resolutions presented by the United States and Russia on the crisis in Venezuela.
GENEVA (AP) — Dozens of European and Latin American diplomats abruptly walked out of the U.N.’s top human rights body on Wednesday to protest an address by Venezuela’s foreign minister, where he floated the idea of talks between President Nicolas Maduro and U.S. President Donald Trump.
The potential collapse of President Nicolás Maduro’s regime poses a threat to Cuba, which relies on Caracas for about 28% of the island’s oil needs.
The time has come to cut off Maduro from his Cuban enablers.
Responding to Venezuelan regime attacks against civilians, the U.S. should identify those commanders responsible and seize their assets.
The more atrocities Venezuela’s dictator commits, the less likely his regime is to survive him.
Senator Rubio Press on Twitter: “At Foreign Relations hearing I warned about the destabilizing political/humanitarian crisis Maduro & cronies have created in #Venezuela & our hemisphere, threatening America’s national security. U.S. & world must support Guaidó & Venezuelan people’s efforts to restore democracy.… https://t.co/IxxTZh9xAc”
The US military has flown an increased number of reconnaissance flights in international airspace off the coast of Venezuela during the last several days to gather classified intelligence about the embattled government of President Nicholas Maduro, according to two US defense officials.
Colombia Venezuela border remains closed amid political tensions
Most international media outlets are focused on the humanitarian aid blockade — and missing the rampant violence against women.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was due to arrive in Brazil on Wednesday night to meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a tour of several nations to ratchet up international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.
The Trump administration’s special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, jousted with Russia’s ambassador, though nothing was resolved.
MIAMI — Ernesto Ackerman watched the horror play out in Venezuela this weekend on a large screen on the stage of a rally he had helped organize in support of the country’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido. The event was initially meant to bring Venezuelans in the city together to coincide with the protests back home. It ended up being something very different.
His hold on power will only get weaker as he fights both international sanctions and the popular will.
First he declared a rival presidency. Then he made a play for Citgo. Last weekend he flouted a court travel ban. Now, Juan Guaido says he is headed back home to Venezuela in another challenge to President Nicolas Maduro.
Menendez took issue with Sanders’ unwillingness to characterize Maduro as a dictator.
Marco Rubio on Twitter: “After discussions tonight with several regional leaders it is now clear that the grave crimes committed today by the Maduro regime have opened the door to various potential multilateral actions not on the table just 24 hours ago.… https://t.co/jlCIdFyJEa”
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The simple house on a street ridden with potholes in this town on Colombia’s restive border with Venezuela has become a refuge for the newly homeless — 40 Venezuelan…
Has Juan Guaidó found himself on the wrong side of the Venezuelan border? That appears to be one consequence of a weekend in which the rival president’s plan to deliver hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid into Venezuela ended in stalemate.Last month, Mr Guaidó was formally banned from leaving t
United States Vice President Mike Pence told Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido that Donald Trump supports him “100 percent” as the pair met regional allies on Monday to thrash out a strategy to remove Nicolas Maduro from power after the failed attempt to ship in humanitarian aid. The
“The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy,” U.S. Vice President Pence said in Colombia. He was there to support Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself Venezuela’s interim leader.
The Maduro regime was being propped up by a group of 30 or so “henchmen” and would soon be deposed, the American vice-president said yesterday after meeting regional allies in Colombia. Mike Pence condemned what he said was the “unspeakable brutality” that was seen at the weekend, when Venezuelan ar
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and urged regional governments to isolate his regime, but played down the prospects for military intervention.
Brazil’s vice president, retired general Hamilton Mourão, said on Monday that under no circumstances would his country allow the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela from Brazilian territory.
Venezuelan troops are firing rubber bullets at protesters hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks.
The U.S., the Venezuelan opposition and governments from across Latin America and Europe are meeting in Bogota today after a failed attempt to deliver humanitarian aid to the hungry nation led to a weekend of violence on the Colombian-Venezuelan border. President Nicolas Maduro’s security forces repelled
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and five members of his team were detained and later released in Caracas, Venezuela by President Nicolas Maduro on Monday during an interview in which the embattled president “didn’t like the questions” he was being asked, the network said.
The Univision news crew briefly detained in Venezuela Monday angered embattled President Nicolas Maduro when they showed him a video of young people eating from…
The embattled Venezuelan president sat down for his first American interview in years.
The embattled president said he’d be open to a summit with Donald Trump.
Washington must sustain pressure on the country’s armed forces to turn on Mr. Maduro.
Letters: Guardian readers Dr Kevin Bannon and Martin Quinn share their perspectives on Venezuela
The citizens of Caracas face unpleasant choices.
Saturday was supposed to be a turning point in Venezuela. U.S.-backed interim president Juan Guaido was supposed to heroically usher aid into his country as the military abandoned their posts and joined the opposition. Ideally, Maduro would have stepped down, new elections would have been called and Vice President Mike Pence would have been congratulating Guaido during his speech in Colombia on Monday.
U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp is formally cutting ties with its parent, state-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA, to meet U.S. sanctions imposed on the OPEC country, two people close to the decision told Reuters on Tuesday.
With land-based storage space running low, Venezuela has transferred 8.36 million barrels of crude onto an armada of 16 ships
A reporter covering the crisis in Venezuela for Telemundo was abducted Tuesday by a group of armed men, according to the network.
An enraged Nicolás Maduro freaked out and had a prominent journalist detained because the reporter dared show the Venezuelan president video of young men scavenging discarded food from the back of a garbage truck.
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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said Wednesday he saw an “emboldened” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro during the 17-minute interview that led to Ramos’s own arrest and deportation from the South American country.
We have to be skeptical of the president’s matrix for deciding which dictator deserves a diplomatic option and which deserves a military one.
Cuban authorities say a new constitution has been approved by nearly 87 percent of voters, a relatively low figure for a country where official proposals routinely receive higher than 90 percent approval.
Cubans flocked to the polls on Sunday in a vote expected to approve a new constitution that institutes modest economic and social changes while maintaining the one-party socialist system.