Tuesday, September 26, 2017

venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Friday to prosecute for treason opponents he accused of being behind sweeping U.S. financial sanctions that will strain relations between the countries and make it ...
Constitutional Assembly delegate Carmen Melendez speaks from the podium during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

BY JOSHUA GOODMAN and ALEXANDRA OLSON CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses ...
This Aug. 3, 2017 photo shows Javier Hernandez, a former employee of a state-run cement factory, and his wife, Denitza Colmenarez, a 39-year-old public-school teacher, during an interview at their home in Guatire Venezuela.

BY MAEVA BAMBUCK CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Javier Hernandez knew he was going to be fired. Everyone who worked with him in a state-run cement factory was told to vote last month in an election to choose delegates for a ...
A statue of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar with a mask made with the Venezuelan flag is seen at Chacao square in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.

BY JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said Venezuelan troops quashed a “terrorist” attack at a military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in fatigues released a video ...
Foreign Ministers of Mercosur, from left, Argentina's Jorge Faurie, Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga, Brazil's Aloysio Nunes, Sao Paulo Mayor's Joao Doria, and Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa, stand before giving a statement to the media, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.

BY SARAH DiLORENZO SAO PAULO (AP) — The South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely Saturday for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the country. The bloc previously suspended Venezuela in December for ...
An anti-government demonstrator waves a flag against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a vigil in honor of those who have been killed during clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 31, 2017.

BY FABIOLA SANCHE and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to ...
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shows his ballot after casting a vote for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

BYFABIOLA SANCHEZ and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The official count of Venezuelans who participated in the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly was tampered with — off by at least 1 million votes — the head of a ...
In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup.

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela’s leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday in President Nicolas Maduro’s government’s first moves against prominent enemies ...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, right, speak at the beginning of the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017, on the situation in Venezuela.

BY MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration slapped financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday after a weekend election that gave the South American country’s ruling party virtually unlimited powers. The sanctions freeze any assets Maduro ...
Bolivarian National Guards fire as they advance toward anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 28, 2017, two days before the vote to begin the rewriting of Venezuela's constitution.

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Despite four months of deadly protests and the threat of U.S. sanctions, Venezuela on Saturday found itself 24 hours away from a consolidation of government power that appeared certain to drag the OPEC ...
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