Venezuelan presidency - updates

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Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices – opposition

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:49 AM

Lawmaker Angel Torres says the agents 'abruptly entered' the offices, amid opposition fears they could plant false evidence

RAIDED. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures during a session of the National Assembly with the presence of pro-government deputies in Caracas on September 24, 2019. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Lima Group countries say won't recognize new Maduro mandate

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Thirteen countries said it would not grant recognition to Maduro's hardline socialist government, which has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse.

AT THE HELM. This handout photo released by the Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivering a message in Caracas, Venezuela on December 31, 2018. Photo by Marcelo Garcia / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP

Angry Venezuela opposition vows rallies, alleges coup

Oct 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

The opposition MUD coalition calls for nationwide protests beginning Wednesday October 26 after suffering setbacks in its push for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles speaks next to the president of the National Assembly, Henry Ramos Allup (L), during a press conference in Caracas on October 21, 2016. A furious Venezuelan opposition Friday vowed mass protests, accusing the Socialist government of staging a coup by blocking its drive for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

International concern mounts over Venezuela

May 22, 2016 - 7:40 AM

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his crisis hit country is prepared to win the biggest war that could happen

epa05322289 A handout picture provided by Miraflores Press shows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaking during a visit to a military training camp in the state of Vargas, Venezuela, 21 May 2016. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro warned that he could declare a 'state of internal commotion' if coup incidents occur and reiterated that there are 'serious threats' to peace in the country. The opposition is pushing for a recall referendum amid a crippling economic crisis in the country. EPA/MIRAFLORES PRESS / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power

May 01, 2016 - 7:40 PM

3rd UPDATE Venezuela shifts its time ahead by 30 minutes as it deals with a massive electricity shortage

epa05280345 People participate during an event organized by the Venezuelan opposition collecting signatures as part of the process to seek a referendum to remove the president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on 27 April 2016. Venezuela's National Election Council, or CNE, agreed on 26 April to initiate the process for convening a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro. The parties comprising the MUD opposition coalition now will have to collect the signatures of some 198,000 people - 1 percent of the country's 19.8 million registered voters - and later present about another 4 million for the CNE to set a date for the referendum. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ