Four opposition lawmakers stripped of immunity in Venezuela

World / Politics Aug 13, 2019

Four opposition lawmakers stripped of immunity in Venezuela

Legislators loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday stripped immunity from four opposition lawmakers accused of treason, amid a struggle for control of the crisis-stricken nation. The move brings to 18 the number of opposition politicians Maduro's government has threatened with criminal prosecution so ...

John Bolton warns foreign entities that violate Venezuela asset freeze

Business Aug 7, 2019

John Bolton warns foreign entities that violate Venezuela asset freeze

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist administration. Bolton's comments came after ...

In escalation, Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets

World / Politics Aug 6, 2019

In escalation, Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets

The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets Monday in a dramatic escalation of tensions with socialist leader Nicolas Maduro, who has stubbornly clung to power in the face of mounting international pressure. The ban on Americans doing business with Venezuela's government takes effect immediately. ...

Russia says Venezuela's opposition is in contact with Moscow

World / Politics Jul 24, 2019

Russia says Venezuela's opposition is in contact with Moscow

Venezuela's opposition, including representatives of its leader, Juan Guaido, has been in contact with Moscow, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on its website on Tuesday. "We've been actively talking to representatives of Venezuela's political landscape — government, opposition figures, including J. Guaido's people, who are reaching ...