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A Battle Over Billions in Stolen Venezuelan Funds Is Heating Up in Miami Federal Court
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A Battle Over Billions in Stolen Venezuelan Funds Is Heating Up in Miami Federal Court

MIAMI — The fate of billions of dollars squirreled away in the bank accounts, luxury properties and exotic cars of convicted Venezuelan officials and their business cronies has become entangled in a colossal legal battle in Miami federal court. On... Read More

US Indictment of Venezuela’s Maduro Carries Echoes of Noriega. Will It End the Same Way?
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US Indictment of Venezuela’s Maduro Carries Echoes of Noriega. Will It End the Same Way?

MIAMI — In January of 1990, a once powerful Latin American leader stood before a Miami judge to face charges that he’d taken $4.6 million in bribes in exchange for allowing his nation to become a hub for Colombian cocaine... Read More

State Department Says Giuliani Was Freelancing in Venezuela
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State Department Says Giuliani Was Freelancing in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer went rogue when he attempted back-channel diplomacy with embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, according to Elliott Abrams, the senior State Department official in charge of Venezuela policy. In an interview with McClatchy and the... Read More

Washington Hits Venezuela With Full Economic Embargo
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Washington Hits Venezuela With Full Economic Embargo

President Donald Trump late Monday signed an executive order imposing a harsh, Cuba-style economic embargo on Venezuela as part of Washington’s broad push to force leader Nicolas Maduro out of power. In a letter to Congress, Trump said the measure... Read More

US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation
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US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON — The United States for now has ruled out holding any negotiations with Nicolás Maduro and instead is focused on how to orchestrate a “dignified exit” for the Venezuelan leader after an opposition uprising and a series of sanctions... Read More

In Venezuela, US-Guaido Strategy Flops Again: Is This Working?
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In Venezuela, US-Guaido Strategy Flops Again: Is This Working?

CARACAS, Venezuela — In a moment of high drama, opposition leader Juan Guaido stood outside the La Carlota military air base here at sunrise Tuesday with an entourage including defecting soldiers and proclaimed the “final phase” of “Operation Liberty.” By... Read More

Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
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Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
2019-04-19 20:07:47
by HJ Mai

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost 200-year-old doctrine – one that was never meant to be a doctrine after all. National Security Advisor John Bolton on... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela
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Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela
2019-04-05 20:39:29
by Sean Trambley

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced new comprehensive legislation to help restore democracy and address the humanitarian crisis in... Read More

Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
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Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
2019-02-27 01:59:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk about the troubled Venezuelan government during a congressional hearing Tuesday raised more questions about whether U.S. military intervention is possible soon. A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee called the hearing to determine how the U.S. government should... Read More

Guaido Joins Concert as Venezuelans Demand Aid and Maduro Digs In
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Guaido Joins Concert as Venezuelans Demand Aid and Maduro Digs In

CUCUTA, Colombia — As Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido joined hundreds of thousands of people on this far-flung border town on Friday to demand that leader Nicolas Maduro allow humanitarian aid into... Read More

Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion
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Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion
2019-02-13 00:16:03
by HJ Mai

In his first two years as the leader of the free world, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively pushed his “America First” agenda and selectively disengaged the United States from the international stage. He also publicly questioned America’s traditional alliances and... Read More

Pence to Meet with Venezuelan Exile Community in Miami
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Pence to Meet with Venezuelan Exile Community in Miami

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, will fly to Miami on Friday to meet with the Venezuelan exile community and rally the community behind opposition leader Juan Guaido’s efforts to “restore freedom and democracy ... Read More

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