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Venezuela top court strips Guaido of opposition party leadership

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Guaido, who is recognized by the United States and some 60 other countries as the country's interim president, is the leader of the Popular Will party

HEADACHE. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido gestures during a plenary session of the National Assembly at the San Antonio municipal theatre in San Antonio de Los Altos south of Caracas. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

UK court sides with Guaido in Venezuela gold dispute

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:10 PM

The rival claims come two years after election results handing President Nicolas Maduro a victory sparked mass protests and a violent police crackdown

UK-RECOGNIZED PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Juan Guaido, acting President of Venezuela, speaks at an event on February 1, 2020 in Miami, Florida. File photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Venezuela's Maduro and Guaido agree to cooperate in virus fight

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:44 PM

With help from the Pan American Health Organization, the two sides will coordinate efforts to seek financial resources to combat the pandemic

COOPERATION. In this file photo, Opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures in front of a screen depicting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas on September 3, 2019. File photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Venezuela confirms Guaido rival as parliament speaker

May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Juan Guaido dismisses Luis Parra as 'an accomplice to dictatorship'

SPEAKER. Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Luis Parra gestures during a press conference at the National Assembly building, in Caracas, on January 20, 2020. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party 'terrorist organization'

May 26, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab says his office had asked the Supreme Court 'to determine if the Voluntad Popular political organization is a terrorist organization'

JUAN GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks to members of members of the media as he arrives for a plenary session of the National Assembly at Bolivar square, in Caracas, on February 12, 2020. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Two Guaido advisors resign over Venezuela 'invasion' accusations

May 13, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Guaido accepts the resignations of Rendon, his 'general strategist,' and lawmaker Vergara, his 'presidential commissioner' in crisis management, the press office says

HEADACHE. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido gestures during a plenary session of the National Assembly at the San Antonio municipal theatre in San Antonio de Los Altos south of Caracas. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela charges Americans with terrorism, conspiracy

May 09, 2020 - 9:59 AM

President Maduro accuses US President Donald Trump of being behind the invasion

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. - The United States on November 5, 2019 vowed to maintain maximum pressure to topple Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it slapped sanctions on five more officials."While Maduro and his associates continue to enrich themselves, the Venezuelan people suffer brutality, violence and oppression at the hands of the intelligence, security and armed forces," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)

Trump denies U.S. role in mysterious Venezuela sea invasion

May 06, 2020 - 9:58 AM

President Nicolas Maduro appears on state television with the US passports of a pair he says belongs to US security forces

POTUS. US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on April 27, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

May 05, 2020 - 1:59 PM

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro appears on state television to show the passports of Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41, and tells the Venezuelan military high command that the pair were members of the US security forces

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, during a meeting with members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on May 4, 2020. Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab on Monday accused opposition leader Juan Guaido of contracting "mercenaries" to lead an "invasion" that the Nicolas Maduro regime claims to have thwarted. The government had said Sunday that it foiled an attack from the sea aimed at toppling the socialist president, killing eight assailants and capturing two others. Jhonn ZERPA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP

In Venezuela shift, U.S. asks Guaido to renounce power – for now

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido should set up a transitional government to arrange elections in 6 to 12 months.

SHIFT. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guiado (L) during a meeting at the Department of State on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Venezuela prosecutor's office summoned Guaido for 'attempted coup'

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:30 PM

The opposition leader is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, including the United States, that refuse to recognize socialist President Nicolas Maduro after his disputed 2018 reelection

SUMMONED. In this file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference in Caracas on May 14, 2019. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

IMF rejects Venezuela request for billions in virus aid

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:08 PM

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund indirectly cites a dispute over Nicolas Maduro's leadership in denying his petition

DENIED. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas.  Photo by YuriI Cortez/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido defends sanctions against Maduro regime

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Angry workers of state airline company confront the opposition leader, complaining of the US sanctions on the Venezuela flag carrier

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks to members of members of the media as he arrives for a plenary session of the National Assembly at Bolivar square, in Caracas, on February 12, 2020. Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep pushing back against President Nicolas Maduro. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

U.S. warns Venezuela of consequences if Guaido harmed

Feb 07, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Elliott Abrams, the US envoy leading the drive to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, warns that the US was 'prepared' with unspecified actions if Guaido faces trouble

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks with members of the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas on April 30, 2019. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido meets Trump but overshadowed by impeachment

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Guaido enjoyed wide applause when Trump introduced him before Congress

ALLIES. U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Juan Guaido, Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after his arrival at the White House, on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Guaido calls for 'great mobilization' ahead of Venezuela return

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:36 PM

'There is only one option – to achieve free elections,' adds the Venezuelan opposition leader

IN MIAMI. Juan Guaido, acting President of Venezuela, speaks at an event on February 1, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

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

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:59 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia

MADURO. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Maduro says still in control, open to talks with U.S. – report

Jan 19, 2020 - 3:42 PM

'A relationship of respect and dialogue brings a win-win situation. A confrontational relationship brings a lose-lose situation,' says the Venezuelan President

MADURO. In this file photo on September 30, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials involved in assembly takeover

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:36 AM

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces financial penalties on 7 officials in Caracas

TRADE. n this file photo taken on April 21, 2018 US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin holds a press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, DC. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on July 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido gains access to parliament speaker's seat

Jan 07, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Earlier, dozens of National Guard troops wearing helmets and carrying riot shields blocked Juan Guaido from entering Congress

ACCESS. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks at the National Assembly, in Caracas, on January 7, 2020. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela's parliament speaker

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:49 AM

Juan Guaido attempts to climb over the railing around the National Assembly premises to gain entry to its compound, only to be pushed back by police with riot shields

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido is pictured during a parliamentary session with allied lawmakers at the offices of the El Nacional newspaper in Caracas, on January 5, 2020 after being prevented from entering the National Assembly. - Venezuela's opposition denounced a "parliamentary coup" on Sunday after its leader Juan Guaido was prevented from entering the National Assembly by police and a rival tried to take his role as speaker. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP)

Venezuela's 'acting president' confident of parliamentary reelection

Jan 05, 2020 - 5:37 PM

Sunday's election comes after a tumultuous year in which Guaido declared himself acting president and at times seemed close to toppling socialist President Nicolas Maduro

ACTING PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

El Salvador expels Venezuela diplomats in challenge to Maduro

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:35 AM

El Salvador under its new President Nayib Bukele is one of more than 50 countries declaring Nicolas Maduro's Venezuelan government illegitimate

LEAVING. Members of the diplomatic corps leave the Venezuelan embassy in San Salvador on November 3, 2019. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:44 PM

(UPDATED) To applause in the chamber, Venezuela gets the nod in a vote by the UN General Assembly to choose 14 new members for the 47-member body based in Geneva

UNHRC. File photo shows a general view of the 39th UN Council of Human Rights at the UN Offices in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Maduro-allied lawmakers return to Venezuela assembly

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Socialist deputies chant pro-Maduro slogans as they take their seats in the legislature to a barrage of booing from the opposition

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido gestures during a session of the National Assembly with the presence of pro-government deputies in Caracas on September 24, 2019. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United States was watching the situation in Venezuela "very closely," as it unleashed new sanctions targeting the crisis-wracked country's ties with Cuba. Matias Delacroix / AFP

Venezuela's Maduro freezes talks with opposition after U.S. sanctions

Aug 08, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Nicolas Maduro attributes the cancellation to 'the grave and brutal aggression' being 'continuously... carried out by the Trump administration against Venezuela'

NICOLAS MADURO. In this handout photo released by Miraflores presidential press office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during an event to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Boyaca at the National Pantheon, in Caracas on August 7, 2019. Photo by Francisco Batista/Presidencia Venezuela/AFP

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Crisis-wracked Venezuela has been mired in a political impasse since January when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, quickly receiving the support of more than 50 countries

BARBADOS TALKS. This combination of pictures created on January 25, 2019 shows Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (L) speaking to opposition supporters at the Central University of Caracas (UCV) in Caracas, on January 21, 2019 and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offering a press conference in Caracas, on January 25, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:54 PM

'If you work with goodwill and there is no American interventionism, I am sure that we will reach an agreement,' says Maduro, who blames the United States for fanning the crisis

NICOLAS MADURO. A handout photo released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a military parade at Los Proceres boulevard in Caracas, Venezuela on July 5, 2019. Photo by Marcelo Garcia/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Guaido says talks with Venezuela government to resume, move to Barbados

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Maduro's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez implicitly corroborates Juan Guaido's announcement by reproducing a Norwegian Foreign Ministry statement

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/ AFP

3.3 million people have fled Venezuela crisis – UN

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Venezuela suffers from shortages of food and medicine amid a power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and interim president Juan Guaido

Venezuelans living in Peru take part in a rally in support of Venezualan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Lima on May 1, 2019. - Hundreds of Venezuelans in Peru gathered in solidarity to the protests in their home country called by Guaido to increase the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

May 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes

MEDIATION. This file photo shows a view of a Venezuelan national flag reading S.O.S. during a rally with Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido upon his arrival in Caracas on March 4, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 PM

It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network

SHOWDOWN. A combination of file photos of Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (left) and President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Guaido blasts Venezuela regime after security forces block congress

May 15, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Juan Guaido says the security forces used 'brute force,' adding that congress was 'occupied militarily'

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference in Caracas on May 14, 2019. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

U.S. police move to eject pro-Maduro activists from Venezuela embassy

May 14, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The activists attempt to prevent the entry of the representative of opposition leader Juan Guaido

Venezuela detains Juan Guaido's deputy

May 09, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Edgar Zambrano, Guaido's deputy as National Assembly speaker, is arrested by intelligence agents in Caracas for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaido

Venezuelan Deputy Carlos Prosperi (C) talks to the press outside the Democratic Action Party's headquarters after the Venezuelan Deputy and first Vice president of the National Assembly Edgar Zambrano was arrested by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) in Caracas, on May 8, 2019. Venezuela's Supreme Court announced the indictment of three more lawmakers -- named as Freddy Superlano, Sergio Vergara and Juan Andres Mejia -- on Wednesday for backing the failed April 30 uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido.  RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

May 08, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Venezuela's Supreme Court allows the stripping of parliamentary immunity of 7 members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. 'We're very close to achieving change in Venezuela,' Guaido tells AFP. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

5 dead, 233 arrested in Venezuela protests – Attorney General

May 07, 2019 - 7:38 AM

Nicolas Maduro threatens to go after 'traitors' after crisis-wracked Venezuela's military leadership reaffirms its loyalty to the socialist president

PROTEST. A man flutters Venezuelan national flags in front of a line of police during an opposition demo calling for the armed forces to disobey Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro near La Carlota Air Base in Caracas on May 4, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Maduro rallies military as opposition appeals to troops

May 05, 2019 - 8:19 AM

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro instructs the military 'to be ready to defend the homeland with weapons in your hands if one day the US empire dares to touch' it

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) delivers a speech next to the president of the ruling Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello during a military parade to commemorate the 17th anniversary of a failed 2002 coup d'état against former leader Hugo Chavez, at Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP)

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

May 02, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Yes, we are in combat, keep morale high in this fight to disarm any traitor, any coup plotter,' says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

May 01, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says the opposition rally on May 1 will be 'the biggest in the history of Venezuela' as he presses his attempt to unseat the president

MAY DAY PROTEST. People walk past a burned bus in Caracas on May 1, 2019 after a day of violent clashes on the streets of the capital spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido's call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid 'attempted coup'

May 01, 2019 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro says he has defeated an attempted coup – congratulating the armed forces for having 'defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes'

RIOT. Opposition demonstrators clash with soldiers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after troops joined opposition leader Juan Guaido in his campaign to oust Maduro's government, in Caracas on April 30, 2019. Photo by Cristian Hernandez/AFP

Venezuela opposition's Lopez leaves Chile embassy for Spanish consulate

May 01, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Chile's foreign minister tweets: 'Lilian Tintori and Leopold Lopez – who are of Spanish descent – moved to the Spanish embassy. They made a personal decision.'

CRISIS. Handout photo released by the Venezuelan Presidency of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivering a message at the Miraflores presidential palace. Handout photo/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Rage, hope as Venezuelan soldiers join anti-Maduro protests

May 01, 2019 - 7:02 AM

'We're also people and we're fed up with this dictatorship,' said one of the soldiers backing 35-year-old Venezuela's National Assembly leader Juan Guaido

RAGE. Forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro confront supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido after members of the Bolivarian National Guard joined Guaido's campaign to oust him, in Caracas on April 30, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

How the world is reacting to Venezuela 'coup bid'

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Here are some initial reactions from world governments

'COUP BID.' Soldiers loyal to Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido take position in front of La Carlota base in Caracas on April 29, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela says 'attempted coup' under way

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) The US throws its full support behind Juan Guaido, with the White House calling on the military to protect the people and support the country's 'legitimate institutions'

OUST MADURO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido (C) and high-profile opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez (L), who had been put under home arrest by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime, speak with members of the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas on April 30, 2019. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

U.S. oil sanctions take effect on Venezuela as crisis intensifies

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The United States will take action against anyone who deals with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA

View of the monument in homage to the struggles of the Venezuelan people for the conquest of their oil heritage, in front of the headquarters of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA in Caracas, on January 29, 2019. - The United States announced sanctions against Venezuela's state oil company Monday in a coordinated effort with the main opposition leader to cripple embattled President Nicolas Maduro's power base. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The shipment includes 24 tons of medical supplies and 14 power units to be distributed amongst 8 hospitals and 30 outpatient clinics – half of them public

RED CROSS AID. People queue to receive drums to collect water and water purification tablets from members of the Venezuelan Red Cross in Caricuao neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 16, 2019. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Pence asks U.N. to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Washington will present a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at recognizing Juan Guaido and appointing his representative as the ambassador to the world body

Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Thousands of opposition supporters are expected to march through the capital Caracas from 11:00 am on Saturday, as Venezuela's power struggle is exacerbated by massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies

RALLY. Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido listen to him (L) speaking during a rally at El Paraiso neighbourhood in Caracas on April 05, 2019. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP