Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com One of Venezuela’s few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday. Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of the country’s criminal justice system, has been given the AAP’s International Freedom to Publish/Jeri … Continue reading Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association
A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But … Continue reading OMG! Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro lost nearly $2bn worth of gold
Venezuela's National Guard fired tear gas at protesters clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia on Saturday, heightening tensions over blocked humanitarian aid that opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring into the country despite objections from President Nicolas Maduro. Throughout the turbulent day, as police and protesters squared off two bridges connecting Venezuela to Colombia, Guaido made … Continue reading Any hope for Venezuela?
A top Russian security official on Tuesday accused the United States of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela has been in a political crisis since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself as the interim president of the country in January. … Continue reading Is military intervention the best option for Venezuela?
On Saturday, trucks laden with US food and medicine on the Colombian border repeatedly attempted to push past lines of troops but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Two of the aid trucks went up in flames, which the opposition blamed on security forces and the government on "drugged-up protesters". The Brazilian border … Continue reading Venezuela crisis in pictures (25.02.2019)
Nicolás Maduro has issued a thinly veiled threat to the young opposition leader trying to force him from power, hinting that Juan Guaidó could soon be imprisoned as a result of his challenge. Addressing a meeting of supporters on Monday night, Maduro questioned how long Guaidó – who declared himself Venezuela’s rightful interim president on 23 January – … Continue reading Maduro threatens to jail opposition leader Juan Guaidó
Eight European nations joined the U.S. in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president on Monday. Image: Juan Guaido The UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany's coordinated move came after the expiry of an eight-day deadline set last weekend for Maduro to call a new election. "Nicolas Maduro has … Continue reading 8 EU countries support Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president
POPE FRANCIS was in Panama, where he criticized Donald Trump's insistence on building a border wall, and asked wall-builders to stop sowing fear about immigrants. The pope also kicked off a global youth rally by urging the next generations to build bridges, accommodate one another, and show understanding instead. Surprisingly, Francis was overwhelmed with emotions … Continue reading Build bridges, not walls – Pope Francis
MIKE POMPEO, the U.S. Secretary of State, has called on members of the Organization of American States (OAS) to recognize National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. Image: Nicolas Maduro At a meeting in Washington, Pompeo said "the time for debate is done. The regime of former President Nicolas Maduro is illegitimate." Pompeo also pledged … Continue reading Mike Pompeo promises financial aid to Venezuela
VENEZUELAN DEFENSE Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Thursday that Nicolas Maduro was the country's "legitimate president" and that the opposition was carrying out a coup after Juan Guaido, the leader of congress, declared himself president. Image: Nicolas Maduro Padrino said the United States and other governments were carrying out an economic war against Venezuela, an … Continue reading The U.K. government supports Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido
Venezuela has plunged further into political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro's future as the country's leader. Image shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Maduro started a second term on January 10 following a widely-boycotted election last year that many foreign governments refused to recognize. On Wednesday, Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared … Continue reading Donald Trump thinks himself the policeman of the world – Maduro
As part of the actions, the U.S. barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the U.S. belonging to First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino. Image shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro "We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable … Continue reading Trump says Venezuela is ‘a very sad case’
Gianni Infantino was pleased to meet the president of Korean Republic Moon Jae-in, whose country successfully hosted FIFA's U-20 World Cup last Sunday. The global football competitions came to a close last weekend with England as pround and deserving winners. Image: Gianni Infantino and Moon Jae-in In the final match which was played at Suwon … Continue reading President Of Korean Republic Moon Jae-in holds meeting with FIFA Boss
The Venezuelan government has witnessed violent uprisings since anti-government protesters took to the streets Wednesday 26 October, insisting "We Won't Take No For An Answer". The bold message, allegedly championed by the country's opposition leaders, is a reaction against the government's decision to halt referendum proceedings. Opposition party leaders warned they'll march to the presidential palace next week … Continue reading 1 dead and dozens injured during protests in Venezuela
A father has laid claims against prison authorities in Venezuela, saying his prisoner-son was dismembered and eaten by a notorious cannibal during a September bloody gang war among inmates. One notorious flesh-eater named Dorangel Vargas has been accused for the crime. The missing person, Juan Carlos Herrera Jr, was allegedly attacked with knives, hanged and decapitated. The blood-thirsty and … Continue reading Prisoner dismembered and eaten by inmates during jail riot