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World Feb 19Ending Putin’s support of Venezuela no easy feat for U.S.
The Trump administration wants to break up the blossoming alliance between Russia and Venezuela as part of its campaign to oust Nicolás Maduro, the successor of socialist leader Hugo Chávez.
World Jan 27Ally of Venezuela’s Maduro hires D.C. lobbyist to build ties
An ally of Nicolás Maduro has spent $2 million to hire a Washington lobbyist to ease U.S. sanctions and help reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls. The outreach comes as the U.S.’ support…
World Jan 19Venezuela’s Guaido to meet Pompeo in Colombia
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting — a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the…
World Jan 05Guaido blocked from Venezuela’s congress as impasse deepens
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó was violently blocked Sunday from presiding over a special session of congress where rivals tried to install a substitute in what was condemned as a hijacking of the country’s last democratic institution.
Nation Nov 07Memos show Trump officials weighed how migrant crackdown might affect 2020 race
State Department documents offer a rare glimpse into the divide between career diplomats and a new administration eager to end a program protecting nearly 400,000 migrants from Central America and Haiti.
Nation Aug 06Trump freezes Venezuelan government assets amid tensions
The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran.
World Jul 25U.S. sanctions Venezuela President Maduro’s stepsons
The U.S. accused them of forming part of a sophisticated scheme that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food import contracts.
World May 01As new protests loom, was Venezuela opposition outplayed?
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó stunned the nation Tuesday when he appeared on a video urging troops to abandon Maduro and join those clamoring for the socialist leader's ouster. But while the call to action spurred protests around the nation, only…
World Jan 25U.S. diplomats leave embassy in Venezuela amid political turmoil
A defiant Maduro called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the U.S. and closed its embassy in Washington on Thursday, a day after ordering all U.S. diplomats out of the country by the weekend.
World Jan 24Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim
Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.