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Politics Jan 19Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions
Trump leaves office Wednesday, but he's led an international coalition over two years aimed at pressuring Maduro from power. The U.S. backs his leading opponent, Juan Guaidó.
Politics Oct 05Court ruling casts doubt over control of Venezuelan gold held by Bank of London
The appeals court ruling set aside a British judge's earlier decision granting control of the bullion to U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Politics Aug 04State Department official confirms U.S. will extend support for Venezuela’s Guaidó
Sen. Chris Murphy said the rushed U.S. policy has allowed Maduro to label Guaidó an "American patsy" while hardening Russian and Cuban backing of Maduro.
Economy Jun 18Trump sanctions target Venezuela’s link to Mexico
Focusing primarily on Mexico-based individuals, U.S. Treasury officials sanctioned three people and the companies they ran. They're all now blocked from doing any business with the United States or American citizens.
Politics May 05Trump denies ties to Venezuelan attack with 2 U.S. men jailed
President Donald Trump says the United States had nothing to do with a suspected incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South American nation.
World May 052 U.S. ‘mercenaries’ arrested after raid in Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” trying to kill him.
Politics Mar 11Opposition street marches wear thin for some Venezuelans
Venezuelan political leader Juan Guaidó has repeatedly called on discontent people to march in street protests. But as this approach has failed to budge Maduro and turnout fades, some suggest a pivot to focusing on forcing fair legislative elections.
World Feb 14Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó ‘will come’
Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press on Friday, three days after Guaidó returned from a tour to the U.S. and Europe, in defiance of a court order prohibiting him from leaving the country.
World Feb 12Guaidó returns to Venezuela boosted by U.S. support
An energized Guaidó told cheering supporters at a public square in the capital of Caracas late Tuesday that he is armed with the backing of the “free world” to finish the job of reclaiming the nation.
World Jul 045,287 people killed during Venezuela security operations in 2018, UN reports
The U.N. human rights chief said the number of extrajudicial killings in 2018 was "shockingly high."…