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Trump “appreciative” of The Bahamas’ position on Venezuela

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While reaffirming The Bahamas’ decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said U.S. President Donald Trump was “very appreciative” of The Bahamas to hold its position.


Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces

CARACAS, Venezuela — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation’s largest-ever blackout.


'Horror, fear, despair': Venezuela's oil capital shattered by 'tsunami' of violent looting

Some liken the damage wrought on Venezuela’s second city to a natural disaster. Others suspect Satanic intervention. “El demonio,” says Betty Méndez, a local shopkeeper, by way of explanation for the wave of looting and unrest that convulsed Maracaibo earlier this month.


'My commitments with my club did not allow it': Xavi reveals he won't play for Catalonia against Venezuela as Al Sadd din't get him permission

Xavi has revealed he won't be able to feature for Catalonia against Venezuela on Monday as his club, Al Sadd, didn't allow him to feature. The 39-year-old midfielder came out of international retirement for the fixture but Al Sadd prevented him from playing for Catalonia, which represents the autono


Letters: Venezuela next in crosshairs of US

Never before have I seen our country so blatant about its internationally illegal plans for regime change of another country — this time it’s Venezuela. With every obvious step, the US goes against the tenets of the United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Geneva Accords.


British royals make historic visit to Cuba, but why now?

The timing of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s historic journey to Cuba could not have been less auspicious. While Britain has, like other countries, declared Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela illegitimate, the royals are guests of a Cuban regime whose soldiers are helping prop u


Trump ordered theft of over $30 billion in Venezuela's assets, information minister claims

More than US$30 billion were illegally diverted from Venezuela in two months, the country's communications and information minister has revealed, accusing the US of orchestrating the operation.


Pompeo says Russian troops in Venezuela increases tensions

CARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Russian foreign minister that Russia’s dispatch of military personnel to Venezuela is increasing tensions there.


Uganda holds 3.6 tons of gold possibly from Venezuela

KAMPALA, Uganda – A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian is facing Ugandan sanctions over the questionable importation of 7.4 tons of gold earlier in March. Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga told The Associated Press that the company, African Gold Refinery, had already exported 3.8 tons of


Russia accuses US of plotting 'coup' in Venezuela

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday accused the United States of plotting a "coup" against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in a dispute over Russian military assistance for the crisis-hit country.


House passes bills to expand humanitarian aid in Venezuela and hurt Maduro

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed two bills on Monday to expand U.S. humanitarian assistance in Venezuela and prohibit U.S. exports of crime control materials that Nicolás Maduro can use againstpro-democracy protesters.


‘Stop the evil empire’: Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed (VIDEO)

In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those who supported Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and his attempt to push President Nicolas Maduro out of office. “We were right about #RUSSIAGATE we’re right about VENEZUELA


Sensing US weakness, Russia doubles down on Maduro's regime

As with its September 2015 military deployment to save Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, Russia has now deployed a military advance force to Venezuela. It's the latest evidence that the Trump administration is being outmaneuvered in its support for interim president Juan Guaido.


The Russian military is on the ground in Venezuela in growing numbers

While we were all waiting for the Mueller Report with breathless anticipation, events in another part of the world were taking a dark turn. Embattled Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has been propped up by the Russians ever since his country began to collapse, but that support jumped to a new leve


Russia is making the US look weak in Venezuela

It’s no secret that President Trump wants illegitimate Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro out. But as the Trump administration pressures Maduro’s regime and continues to back opposition leader Juan Guaido, Russia has successfully positioned itself as a roadblock to Washington-backed regime change.


Venezuela’s Humanitarian Emergency: Putting Principles First

Recently, much of the analysis of the crisis in Venezuela has focused on video sleuthing to determine responsibility for the burning of a truck loaded with relief supplies. The needless political bickering over desperately needed assistance underlies the danger of humanitarian assistance becoming a


Gas prices up 14 cents in Utah; highest prices in months nationwide

(KUTV) — Get your wallets ready, traveling just became a little more expensive. Gas prices are up 14 cents in Utah, according to a report by GasBuddy. The national average rose by 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon. Motorists across the country are spending $135 million more every


ISIS defeated in Syria; Mueller probe ends; Green Beret, EOD tech KIA in Afghanistan; massacre in Mali; Russians in Venezuela; US vets in DC; And a bit more.

ISIS is no longer holds any territory in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced on Saturday. “Once estimated to span territory up to about the size of Maine, the group’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria has disappeared entirely in less than five years,” The Atlantic’s Kat


How Zello Became a Lifeline for Venezuelans Under Maduro

One at a time, they speak of chaos, hunger, confusion. As she dreams, she hears a familiar voice explain where you can still find certain medicines. This is the latest news from the US, reports another. Run, run south right now, someone warns as calmly as they can. As Maria makes lunch for her kids


What Has Guaido Achieved as Venezuela’s US-Backed ‘Interim Leader?’

Two months have now passed since Juan Guaido asserted himself as Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. But internationally, with U.S. backing, he’s making some headway.