Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Hugo Carvajal may surrender to U.S.

World / Crime & Legal Mar 29, 2020

Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Hugo Carvajal may surrender to U.S.

The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after prosecutors charged him earlier in the week with drug trafficking, alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Carvajal, a ...

Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

World / Science & Health Mar 28, 2020

Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

Venezuela's only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped nation. The Chinese-built satellite was launched among much fanfare in 2008 under the watch of former President Hugo Chavez, who said the 6-ton machine would help ...

World / Politics Mar 27, 2020

U.S. indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

Nicolas Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments made public Thursday against the embattled socialist ...

World / Politics Mar 6, 2020

Brazil recalls all diplomats and officials in Venezuela, source says

Brazil recalled its entire corps of diplomats and foreign service officials from Venezuela while ordering the government of Nicolas Maduro to pull out its representatives in Brazil, a government source said on Thursday, further hardening ties between the two. Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro had ...

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Business Jan 21, 2020

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido — who declared himself acting president last year — will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday. Guaido is currently in Colombia, where he is due to meet with U.S. Secretary of ...

Guaido bursts in to reclaim Venezuela's National Assembly

World / Politics Jan 8, 2020

Guaido bursts in to reclaim Venezuela's National Assembly

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday reclaimed the National Assembly that he heads, pushing past armed guards two days after President Nicolas Maduro's loyalists blocked him from attending his own re-election. Guaido and his allies burst through the legislative palace's doors minutes after a ...