Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: Nicolas Maduro

Canada FM to press Cuba on its support for Venezuela’s Maduro

OTTAWA: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Havana next week to press Venezuela’s top ally Cuba to stop propping up President Nicolas Maduro’s regime and to help bring an end to the Venezuela crisis. The August 28 trip will be her second since June for talks on Venezuela. ...

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Venezuela govt, opposition agree to pursue talks

CARACAS: Venezuela’s government and opposition have agreed to set up a platform for ongoing negotiations to resolve the country’s simmering political crisis after three days of talks in Barbados, mediator nation Norway said Thursday. Representatives of President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido met from Monday to Wednesday in ...

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Venezuela government says it thwarted ‘coup’ plot

CARACAS: Venezuela’s socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Maduro warned that he would be “ruthless in a revolutionary ...

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Maduro wants to adopt plan to ‘correct mistakes’, calls for dialogue

VENEZUELAN president Nicolas Maduro in his speech said that the country’s government is ready to adopt a plan of changes to correct mistakes. “On Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, I am announcing a great national day of dialogue, action and suggestions from all the branches of the public authority to allow them ...

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Maduro withdrew 8 tonnes of gold from Venezuela’s central bank

LONDON: Two weeks ago, the president of crisis-ridden Venezuela suggested that the Bank of England had frozen some 80 tonnes of Venezuela’s gold and expressed hope that his country would not be robbed of the gold that legally belongs to it. At least eight tonnes of gold have allegedly been taken ...

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How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

EL CALLAO: Venezuela’s most successful financial operations in recent years have not taken place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the nation’s southern reaches. With the country’s economy in meltdown, an estimated 300,000 fortune hunters have descended on this mineral-rich jungle area to earn a living pulling ...

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Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with United States

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States had attempted to stage a coup in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Caracas was breaking diplomatic and political relations with the United States , and gave American diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave. Maduro stressed that the ...

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Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional leaders declared his re-election illegitimate and shunned his inauguration. The 56-year-old socialist leader was sworn in by Supreme Court president Maikel Moreno as an audience of hundreds, ...

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Venezuelan President has survived an drone attack

CARACAS: The Venezuelan government has said that the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has survived an assassination attempt. At least one explosion rocked a military event where Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday. Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and ...

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Venezuela’s Maduro expels US diplomats, rejects sanctions

CARACAS: Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two US diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. Maduro announced the expulsions in a televised speech after being officially proclaimed the winner of Sunday’s ...

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