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Chavista regime escalates, likely intended to bait the US and its Latin American allies into over-reacting. Regime forfeits over USD1B in gold. Concerns the regime killed rebel police pilot Perez.
Venezuela’s Interior Minister has confirmed the arrest of self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido’s chief of staff. The opposition claims he was ‘kidnapped’ while authorities say he was the leader of a ‘terrorist cell.’
Earlier in the day, a source in the Venezuelan police in Caracas told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that Venezuela’s intelligence service had detained two associates of the country’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido.
The Venezuelan authorities have yet to officially confirm the information spread by the opposition about the alleged detention of Guaido’s associates.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has yet to impose its toughest sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement on Thursday.
As the US attempted coup in Venezuela has failed to produce a meaningful uprising inside the country, Washington has moved to seize Caracas’ overseas assets, including diplomatic buildings. However, their efforts have been frustrated by US activists intent on opposing their government’s efforts at regime change.
Secretary Pompeo on Twitter: “The United States condemns raids by Maduro’s security services and detention of Roberto Marrero, Chief of Staff to Interim President @jguaido. We call for his immediate release. We will hold accountable those involved.”
John Bolton on Twitter: “Maduro has made another big mistake. The illegitimate arrest of Roberto Marrero, Interim President Juan Guaidó’s aide, will not go unanswered. He should be released immediately and his safety guaranteed.”
Chrystia Freeland on Twitter: “Appalled by the news that @jguaido’s Chief of Staff, @ROBERTOMARRERO, has been illegally detained by the Maduro regime. Intimidation and fear will not stop the return of democracy to #Venezuela. Those responsible must be held accountable.”
Nancy Pelosi on Twitter: “We condemn the Maduro regime’s middle of the night raid and kidnapping of Roberto Marrero, the Chief of Staff to Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó. We call on Maduro to release Marrero immediately and allow him safe return to his family. https://t.co/HCxJghDMBM”
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country’s interim leader. The United States has repeatedly warned Maduro’s government against arresting Guaido or his
The United States has threatened Venezuela with severe consequences unless President Nicolas Maduro immediately release a senior aide to Juan Guaido, who was snatched from his home by masked intelligence agents in the early hours of Thursday.
National Security Adviser John Bolton warned the United States may act militarily to protect as many as 50,000 Americans in Venezuela.
Venezuela’s intelligence police arrested the top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, a move that threatens to ratchet up the political tensions gripping the South American nation.
The Washington-based IADB, the biggest lender to Latin America, voted last week to replace Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s board representative with Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann, who is backed by Guaido. Several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that China – one of the
The most severe economic crisis in recorded Latin American history is getting worse.
Those service members who have escaped amount to less than 1 percent of the Venezuelan military, but they now pledge allegiance to Juan Guaidó as their country’s president.
US condemns detention of Juan Guaidó lieutenant and demands release
Venezuelan authorities detained opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff on Thursday in a pre-dawn raid, an escalating crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro against his opponents that the White House said would “not go unanswered.”
U.S. Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn on Thursday pressed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to release six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum that have been in jail in the country since 2017.
President Trump must respond forcefully to Nicolas Maduro’s arrest on Thursday of interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido’s chief of staff, Roberto Marrero.
Intelligence forces loyal to Nicolás Maduro detained Roberto Marrero, Juan Guaidó’s chief of staff.
Officers seized Roberto Marrero, a confidant of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó. His detention is a significant escalation of the country’s political crisis.
VOA News Published on Mar 21, 2019 Fabiana Rosales, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, urged her countrymen in Chile to “reconquer” democracy in Venezuela on Wednesday. This comes as part of a tour of several South American countries to meet with leaders and members of the diaspora. “Reconquering democracy is the message we want to send to the world,” Rosales said at a conference at the Universidad Autónoma de Chile. The audience applauded her, although three hecklers were expelled by security. (AFP)
Venezuelan security forces have searched the homes of two key supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is escalating a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Intelligence agents have raided the house of the opposition leader’s chief of staff, legislators say.
The United States and Russia have held positive and substantive talks on the crisis in Venezuela, but the two sides are still divided over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro, according to t…
Citigroup Inc plans to sell several tons of gold placed as collateral by Venezuela’s central bank on a $1.6 billion loan after the deadline for repurchasing them expired this month, sources said, a setback for President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to hold onto the country’s fast-shrinking reserves.
Citigroup Inc. plans to sell several tons of Venezuelan gold it received as collateral from the Maduro regime to settle the country’s $1.6 billion loan after the deadline to repurchase the precious metal expired earlier this month, reports said Wednesday.
Michelle Bachelet renews tough criticism of Maduro’s gov’t. She also warns US sanctions could hurt Venezuelan citizens.
Citigroup Inc. has settled a Venezuela gold swap transaction and plans to sell the metal it received as collateral while also depositing about $260 million into a U.S. account formerly controlled by President Nicolas Maduro’s central bank, according to four people with direct knowledge of the matter.
The United Nation’s high commissioner for human rights says recent U.S. sanctions that are aimed to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threaten to deep the nation’s crisis.
Russia says Maduro remains country’s only legitimate leader whereas US, many other Western countries back Juan Guaido, head of opposition-controlled National Assembly
The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s Minerven state gold mining company, which it says illicitly props up the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned gold-mining company and the company’s president as Washington continues its effort to undermine President Nicolás Maduro.
Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.
Opposition leaders want temporary protected status.
Oscar Perez, a Venezuelan police pilot accused of stealing a helicopter and using it to attack the country’s Supreme Court in 2017, was reportedly killed by Venezuelan police. Now, new evidence suggests Perez didn’t die fighting, but may have been captured and executed. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports.
In January 2018, Venezuelan rebel Oscar Perez died in a firefight with government security forces. Now, Venezuela’s former Attorney General Luisa Ortega claims she has proof he was executed.
Even if a military intervention began well, U.S. forces would likely find themselves bogged down in the messy work of keeping the peace for years to come.