Venezuela News

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of growing international pressure and U.S. sanctions.

Reuters , Africa Feb 20, 2019

Oil slips away from 2019 highs

.As surging US supply undermines OPEC cuts Market Singapore Oil prices slipped away from 2019 highs on Wednesday, with surging United States (US) supply and slowing economic growth tempering upward pressure from supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and from Washington’s sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Venezuela’s military on red alert for US aid invasion

Venezuela’s military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Shipments of food and medicine for Venezuelans suffering in the country's economic crisis have become a focus of the power struggle between Maduro and Guaido.

EWN , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for military intervention in the South American country.

Reuters , Africa Feb 19, 2019

With SA's return to UN Security Council, here’s the role it should play

Finally, South Africa continues its steadfast support for the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

IOL , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

Venezuela opposition must pass over "our dead bodies" to oust Maduro - minister

Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez attends a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, February 19, 2018.

Reuters , Africa Feb 19, 2019

Indian Oil signs first annual deal for US oil

We expect lots of volume going away from Venezuela, west Africa and Iran, so it makes sense to have guaranteed term supplies from the US, where crude production is increasing,” she said.

IOL , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

Trump tells Venezuela military to support Guaido or 'lose everything'

Miami – US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything" as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

Authorities: Officer shot dead on Colombia border bridge

Authorities say gunmen in Colombia have killed a police officer stationed at a border bridge that connects the nation to Venezuela.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 19, 2019