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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, gestures as he speaks to supporters during a rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and to commemorate May Day in C...
The unrest in Venezuela is turning into a battleground of rhetoric between the United States and Russia.After a telephone conversation between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, the Russian warned of “the most drastic of consequences” if the U.S. continued what he called “aggressive steps.”The State Department was more muted, saying only that Russian and Cuban intervention was “destabilizing for…
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 21:38
FILE - Sailors wave the China and Panama flags to China's President Xi Jinping at the Cocoli locks in the expanded Panama Canal, in Panama City, Panama, Dec. 3, 2018.
For generations, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean have been dominated by trade with the United States. In recent years, though, a growing push by China to invest in the region, lately accelerated by the Xi Jinping administration's Belt and Road Initiative, has begun to reorient trade toward China with far-reaching consequences. On the sidelines of a seminar sponsored by Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies last weekend, experts in the…
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, gestures as he speaks to supporters during a rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and to commemorate May Day in C...
With control of the embattled nation at stake, backers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, his chief political opponent who declared himself interim president, held competing May Day rallies Wednesday.
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:57
Men look to recover usable parts from motorcycles burned during the previous day's clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Wary Venezuelans braced for another day of upheaval Wednesday as both the opposition and Nicolás Maduro’s loyalists vowed to take to the streets, hoping to tip the balance in an agonizing power struggle that appeared to grow even more desperate after a so far unsuccessful attempt to spark a military uprising.Johanns Davila, 61, walked his dog through a street in Venezuela’s capital littered with shotgun shells, tear gas canisters and a charred motorcycle where…
Anti-government protesters are sprayed with a water canon by security forces behind the perimeter wall of La Carlota airbase in Caracas, Venezuela, May 1, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is prepared to intervene militarily to stem the ongoing unrest in Venezuela."Military action is possible," the top U.S. diplomat told the Fox Business Network. "If that is what is required, that is what the United States will do."Pompeo, however, reiterated that the U.S. would prefer a peaceful transition of power in Caracas from socialist President Nicolas Maduro to the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido…
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:34
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a broadcast with members of the government and military high command members at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Apr. 30, 2019. (Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, his chief political opponent who declared himself interim president, are set to hold competing May Day rallies Wednesday as both men engage in an escalating battle for control of the economically wrecked country.
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:34
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido greets supporters in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Venezuela's self-declared president Juan Guaido is calling for another day of massive street protests Wednesday to try and convince Nicolas Maduro that he must go.Guaido said late Tuesday night that Maduro’s claim that he still has the respect and support of the Venezuelan military is false. WATCH: US, Venezuela 
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 23:55