Guaido News

Venezuela give U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

The U.S. State Department had announced on Monday it will withdraw its staff from Venezuela this week, saying their presence had become “a constraint on U.S. policy.” Washington has taken the lead in recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s rightful president after the 35-year-old Congress chief announced an interim presidency in January after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud.

Reuters , Africa Mar 12, 2019

Venezuelans scramble for food and water as oil exports hit by blackout

Maduro’s rule is being challenged by congress leader Juan Guaido, who in January invoked the constitution to assume the presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud.

Reuters , Africa Mar 11, 2019

Venezuela still in dark, Guaido wants 'state of alarm' declared

Venezuela still in dark, Guaido wants 'state of alarm' declared Power was restored late Sunday in some areas of the capital Caracas, sparking enthusiastic cheers.

EWN , South Africa Mar 10, 2019

Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

Opposition leader Juan Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume the presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud.

Reuters , Africa Mar 10, 2019

WATCH: Power struggle as more blackouts hit Venezuela while opposition, government rally

"Hard times are ahead," said opposition leader Juan Guaido, who addressed crowds with a loudspeaker after security forces earlier dismantled a speakers' stage that the opposition had erected.

News 24 , South Africa Mar 10, 2019

Despite pressure, Venezuela's Maduro seems set on staying put - U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are no signs that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is open to negotiations to end the political impasse with opposition leader Juan Guaido, Washington’s envoy for Venezuela said.

Reuters , Africa Mar 10, 2019

Venezuela opposition protesters scuffle with police as blackout lingers

Venezuela, already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of basic goods, has been mired in a major political crisis since opposition leader Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, calling Maduro a usurper following the 2018 election, which Maduro won but was widely considered fraudulent.

Reuters , Africa Mar 9, 2019

Chaos as machines fail, patients die, in Venezuela blackout

The power cut compounded an atmosphere of chaos that has gripped the South American nation, already battered by economic collapse, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in January and asserted that President Nicolas Maduro was no longer legitimate.

News 24 , South Africa Mar 9, 2019

Venezuela struggles with blackout

Even by the standards of crisis-weary Venezuelans, the power cut -- which began late Thursday -- was one of the longest and most widespread in memory, heightening tensions in Mr Maduro's power struggle with his US-backed rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Daily Nation , Kenya Mar 9, 2019

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

The outage comes as Venezuela is in the throes of a political struggle between Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, the head of congress who declared himself the nation's rightful president in January and is recognized by the United States and about 50 nations.

News 24 , South Africa Mar 8, 2019