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Venezuela: call for calm amid blackouts and anti-Maduro protests

Nicolás Maduro’s embattled administration has called for calm after millions of Venezuelans were again plunged into darkness by a nationwide blackout reportedly affecting 21 of its 23 states and the capital, Caracas.


Lima Group concerned over Russian 'provocation' in Venezuela

Buenos Aires (AFP) - The Lima Group condemned Tuesday the presence of Russian military planes in Venezuela as a provocation threatening regional peace. The 13 Latin American states and Canada said they were concerned "over the arrival of two Russian military aircraft" in Venezuela and condemned "any


Menendez teams up with Roque for Venezuela event

Six weeks before West New York municipal elections, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has signed on to join mayor Felix Roque at an event today with the First Lady Fabiana Rosales, the wife acting Venezuela president Juan Guaidó.


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.


Nearly 100 troops have reportedly been flown into Venezuela as Caracas and Moscow move to strengthen ties

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow.


Venezuela on the Verge of Collapse

Historic City News readers are patriotically invited to attend the open meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m., held at the Village Inn located at 900 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine. Our guest speaker will be Venezuelan, Henry Gutierrez.


'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.


Pompeo warns Russia about its military presence in Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart Monday that the United States “will not stand idly by” if Russia continues to send military personnel to Venezuela to prop up President Nicolás Maduro, the State Department said.


Venezuela hit by another power outage, Maduro blames sabotage

For the second time this month, Venezuela has been hit by a massive power outage, forcing students and workers to stay home Tuesday. The outage struck as Venezuelans were still reeling from the last one, which left many of them without access to uncontaminated running water or other basic necessitie


Catalonia football team clinch impressive victory against Venezuela

A last-gasp winning goal by Espanyol youngster Javi Puado clinched a memorable triumph for Catalonia against world No.32 Venezuela on an atmospheric night in Girona. More than 12,000 supporters came out in force on Monday evening at the Montilivi Stadium – the home of the rising stars of Spanish clu


Venezuela shuts schools and tells workers to stay home after power outages

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Neighboring nations grapple with diplomatic fallout from Venezuela power struggle

BOGOTA, Colombia — When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a recent afternoon hoping to extend the life of her expiring passport, she found the metal gates to the languishing building shuttered.


Kaine Discusses U.S. Involvement In Venezuela Crisis With Latino Leaders in VA

Kaine Discusses U.S. Involvement In Venezuela Crisis With Latino Leaders in VA. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with Latino community leaders in Richmond Monday to discuss his recent trip to the Colombian-Venezuelan border. And there was some disagreement between the two parties over how the U.S. should


Saudi Arabia Beats Russia, Becomes Top Supplier of Crude Oil to China in February

Saudi Arabia was China’s biggest crude oil supplier in February, data from the general administration of Chinese customs showed on Monday, reclaiming the crown from Russia after ranking second in January.


Lavish destination wedding held in Venezuela amid crisis

VENEZUELA — It was the sort of celebration that’s become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country’s vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps like this one ca


Russian Transport Aircraft Deliver Men And Materiel To Venezuela Direct From Syria

The Kremlin's deployment is the strongest signal yet that it plans to do everything in its power to keep Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in power. A Russian Air Force An-124 Condor heavy transport plane is back home after a brief trip to Venezuela, where it helped reportedly deliver almost 100 m


Venezuelan bishops repudiate arrest of opposition figure Roberto Marrero

Venezuelan opposition deputy Dennis Fernandez (L) at SEBIN headquarters in Caracas, requests information on the detention of Roberto Marrero, March 22, 2019. Credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.


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.


US will not by as Russian builds up forces in Venezuela: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation in Venezuela, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Monday in a readout of a phone conversation between the two leaders.


Venezuela blames ‘attack’ for another crippling blackout

CARACAS – Venezuela blamed an “attack” on its electric system for a blackout on Monday, the second to hit the OPEC nation this month, that shuttered businesses, plunged the main airport into darkness and left commuters stranded in the capital.