Russia objects as Trump says US military intervention in Venezuela 'an option'

The Trump administration last week issued crippling sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA, a key source of revenue for the country, which is experiencing medicine shortages and malnutrition.


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“The international community’s goal should be to help (Venezuela), without destructive meddling from beyond its borders,” Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Latin America department at Russia’s Foreign Ministry, told Interfax.

EWN , South Africa Feb 2, 2019

Venezuela's Maduro writes to pope for help

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Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 4, 2019

Trump rejects meeting Maduro, says sending U.S. troops to Venezuela 'an option'

The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election last year and recognise Guaido as the rightful leader of the economically troubled OPEC nation.

Reuters , Africa Feb 3, 2019

EU nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela leader

Germany, Spain, Britain, France and other EU nations on Monday recognised Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader after President Nicolas Maduro defiantly rejected an ultimatum to call snap elections.

The East African , Kenya Feb 4, 2019

Maduro rejects European ultimatum on elections

Already recognised by the United States, Canada, Australia and several Latin American countries, he began to exercise authority for the first time this weekend, calling on the army to allow in humanitarian aid to a nation wracked by economic crisis.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 4, 2019

Venezuelans rally for and against embattled Maduro

National Assembly head Guaido, 35, had called Saturday's protest to ramp up the pressure on Maduro to step down, ten days after stunning the world by declaring himself "interim president" of the oil-rich but crisis-wracked country.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 3, 2019

EU nations recognise Venezuela's Guaido

Spain, Britain, France and other EU nations on Monday recognised Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader after President Nicolas Maduro defiantly rejected an ultimatum to call snap elections.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 4, 2019

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The socialist president "could accept negotiations in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and relaxing of international pressure," according to Ernesto Pascual, political scientist at the Open University of Catalonia.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 7, 2019

Military force 'an option' in Venezuela: Trump

President Donald Trump reiterated in comments broadcast Sunday that a US military intervention in Venezuela was "an option," as international pressure ramps up on embattled head of state Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 3, 2019

Venezuelans march to demand Maduro's resignation, humanitarian aid

Bogota - Venezuelans on Wednesday took to the streets around Caracas in a fresh round of protests to press President Nicolas Maduro to step down and the army to allow the entry of humanitarian aid from the United States.

IOL , South Africa Jan 30, 2019

Regional bloc plans pressure campaign against Venezuela's Maduro

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A major bloc of Latin American nations and Canada will discuss on Monday how to maintain pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hold new elections as he faces widespread calls to resign after last year’s disputed pre...

Reuters , Africa Feb 4, 2019

Rival rallies set up tense standoff in Venezuela

Tens of thousands of protesters were set to pour onto the streets of Caracas on Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for early elections as international pressure increased on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 2, 2019

Guaido boosted by Europe backing in Venezuela standoff

CARACAS – International clamour for snap elections in Venezuela intensified Monday as European powers recognised opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader, after Nicolas Maduro rejected an ultimatum to call new polls.

EWN , South Africa Feb 4, 2019

Venezuela opposition leader says family threatened by Maduro agents

CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Thursday elite security forces went to his home to threaten his family, blaming the government of Nicolas Maduro as international support grew for his bid to oust the embattled president.

EWN , South Africa Jan 31, 2019

Military 'crucial' to ousting Maduro: Venezuela opposition chief

Support from the Venezuelan military is "crucial" to efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, opposition leader Juan Guaido wrote in The New York Times on Wednesday.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 31, 2019

Venezuela bars self-declared president Guaido from leaving country

Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice barred self-declared president Juan Guaido from leaving the country and froze his bank accounts Tuesday, as leader Nicolas Maduro seeks to neutralize the American-backed opposition chief.

New Vision , Uganda Jan 30, 2019

Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle'

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Friday not to let in "fake" aid from the United States requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, which is being stockpiled at the border with Colombia.

EWN , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro warns of civil war on eve of EU deadline

Berlin/Buenos Aires - With hours to go until a deadline passes for Nicolas Maduro to call fresh elections or lose yet more support on the world stage, the Venezuelan leader alluded to a possible civil war in comments to media.

IOL , South Africa Feb 3, 2019

Venezuelan military official drops allegiance to Maduro

CARACAS – An active-duty Venezuelan army colonel who is a military doctor has dropped his allegiance to President Nicolas Maduro, backing opposition leader Juan Guaido instead.

EWN , South Africa Feb 9, 2019

Venezuelan air force general declares allegiance to Guaido: video

Dressed in full uniform, Major-General Francisco Yanez appeared on a video posted on social media to declare his support for Guaido, the National Assembly head who has led the most serious challenge yet to Maduro's rule.

EWN , South Africa Feb 1, 2019