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Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

Soldiers from the Venezuelan national guard have left their posts ahead of an opposition-led effort to bring aid into the country, Colombia's migration agency said. In a separate development, Venezuelan troops have fired tear gas at people looking to cross into Colombia to work.


Venezuela orders partial closure of Colombian border as U.S. plans to deliver aid

Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolás Maduro.


Bolton cancels South Korea trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela'

(CNN)US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Amid chaos and defiance, Venezuelan opposition faces off against security forces as Maduro digs in

A massive effort to break President Nicolás Maduro’s blockade of humanitarian aid descended into violence and chaos Saturday across the string of border flash points — showing both the growing defiance of Juan Guaidó and the U.S.-backed opposition but also Maduro’s willingness to fight back.


Johnstone Fumes: "Anyone Buying This Venezuela Bull$*!t Is A Complete F***ing Moron"

#VenezuelaAidLive is trending on Twitter in the USA as I write this, forced to the forefront of public consciousness and into everyone’s eyeballs by a concert staged by billionaire plutocrat Richard Branson. Branson’s Virgin Group controls hundreds of companies and brings in some $21 billion annuall


Venezuela navy threatened to "open fire" on U.S.-financed aid ship, Puerto Rico's governor says

A Venezuelan Navy vessel threatened to "open fire" on a ship carrying humanitarian aid that was dispatched and financed by Puerto Rico's government, according to the island's governor.


Urgent Prayer for Venezuela

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone… 1 Timothy 2:1. Yesterday my brother, Franklin, invited me to participate in a telephone prayer call for Venezuela. He described his increasing burden for the people there that stretches back over


Pence, Venezuela's Guaido to meet in Bogota on Monday: Pence aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to meet with Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido in Bogota on Monday on the sidelines of a meeting of the Lima Group of regional leaders, a Pence aide said on Saturday.


Andy Puzder: As Venezuela is devastated by Maduro, Trump is forcefully confronting the evils of socialism

With his stirring repudiation of socialism, both at home and abroad, President Trump is proving himself to be the very champion of liberty and freedom the world needs. While previous U.S. leaders have opposed totalitarian regimes, no American president since Ronald Reagan has confronted the evils of


They left Venezuela for a better life -- now they're selling their bodies

(CNN) -- The human toll of the Venezuelan crisis is evident in the women's faces. They speak with pain in their voices and sadness in their eyes. At first reserved, they eventually open up and tell, through tears, how they came to be in a situation that would once have been unimaginable: selling the


First humanitarian aid truck reaches Venezuela via Brazilian border

The first truck carrying international aid relief has crossed into Venezuela from its southern border with Brazil, the Washington Post reports. The state of play: 1 woman was killed at the Venezuelan border Friday, in a clash with the Venezuela National Guard that left 12 others injured. President N


Venezuela border tensions turn violent amid aid distribution bid

A high-risk opposition campaign to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela descended into chaos Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro’s security forces fired on demonstrators and aid trucks were set ablaze as his blockade held firm.


The battle for Citgo: How Venezuela opposition leaders seized control

(Reuters) - Asbrubal Chavez, chief executive of Houston-based Citgo Petroleum Corp, boarded the Venezuelan-owned firm’s corporate jet in Caracas on Jan. 30, after meeting with top officials of the embattled administration of socialist President Nicolas Maduro about the latest U.S. oil sanctions.


Trump adviser Bolton cancels trip to South Korea to focus on Venezuela: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton has canceled plans to travel to South Korea ahead of next week’s summit in Hanoi aimed at addressing North Korea’s nuclear program, Bolton’s spokesman Garrett Marquis said on Friday.


How the Venezuela crisis is unfolding, in images

The scene as Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó and supporters protest Maduro’s blockade of aid. The standoff between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó continued to intensify as the two sides clashed over delivery of humanitarian aid into the impoverished country


AWKWARD: Bernie Sanders would explain why socialism failed in Venezuela, but it’s complicated so let’s change the subject

A couple of days ago, Bernie Sanders made it clear that he still backs Nicolas Maduro as the leader of Venezuela as that nation continues to descend further into chaos and humanitarian crises:


Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

CUCUTA, Colombia — Venezuelans frustrated over their nation’s crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.


Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Colombia over aid, Maduro says

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had broken relations with Colombia and would expel some Colombian diplomatic staff after Colombia assisted the opposition’s efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the country.


Aid convoy leaves Colombian warehouses for Venezuela border: opposition leader

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Venezuela left warehouses in Colombia headed for the nearby border crossing on Saturday, despite Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s insistence they would not be allowed to cross.


Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela’s borders

Venezuelan authorities fired tear gas Saturday at opposition activists on a cross-border bridge here amid escalating tensions over a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela.