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In Munich, Pence doubles down on criticism of Europe over Iran nuclear deal, urges removal of Maduro

Today 09:54 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence asked European allies to follow Washington’s lead and withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and urged the European Union to recognize Venezuelan politician Juan Guaido as the country’s president during a speech to world leaders at the Munich Security Conference.

"The time has come for our European partners to stop undermining sanctions" against Iran by offering economic incentives in exchange for limiting its nuclear program, Pence said Saturday, speaking after German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Photos emerge showing Venezuela's 'Death Squad' with lifeless bodies, victims described as anti-government protesters

Saturday 14:29 GMT

In what Venezuela experts call a sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperate attempts to cling to power, special National Police squads dressed in black masks and uniforms this year apparently began targeting protesters.

Pictures and videos posted on social media show the squad acting aggressively against protesters and also show members near apparently lifeless bodies. The Caracas Chronicles, an independent news outlet founded in 2002, has run blistering essays and stories about FAES.

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US military aircraft to deliver 200 tons of aid to Venezuela border

Saturday 19:59 GMT

The Trump administration is sending more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia as early as Saturday as it increases pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department email sent to Congress.

While the U.S. military has long supported civilian-led humanitarian assistance missions around the world, this is the first time they are being used to deploy aid for Venezuela.

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Trump's Venezuela envoy clashes with Ilhan Omar at hearing: 'That is a ridiculous question'

Thursday 18:11 GMT

The Trump administration's new special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, clashed Wednesday with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., during a House hearing on the Caracas crisis after the congresswoman tried to turn focus to Abrams' history in Latin America while asking him point-blank whether he'd support "genocide" if it served American interests. Abrams fired back, calling the line of questioning "ridiculous" and refusing to respond to the personal "attack."

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Source: Global News

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro says he held secret talks with Trump administration

Saturday 12:40 GMT

A month into Venezuela’s high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an Associated Press interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro facing a ticking clock, new ambassador suggests. Abrams’ appointment as special envoy last month signalled the Trump administration’s determination to take a tougher line on Venezuela.

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Source: The Guradian

Nicolás Maduro claims foes 'totally failed' to topple him as efforts falter

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed he has seen off a dramatic opposition challenge to his rule, as those efforts appeared to falter and the United States conceded it was “impossible to predict” how long he might remain in power. In an interview with Euronews, Maduro boasted that his political foes had “failed totally” in their quest to topple him.

He claimed international pressure meant “there is a storm brewing inside the Maduro regime that will eventually bring it to an end”. But while Abrams said Washington was “hopeful and confident” of Maduro’s demise he admitted it was “impossible to predict” when it might come.

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Venezuela unveils anti-US coalition at United Nations

Saturday 01:29 GMT

It was almost a who’s who of America's foes as Venezuela’s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, was surrounded on Thursday by some of the world’s most notorious human rights violators.

Jonathan Wachtel, a former director of communications for Ambassador Nikki Haley at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., told Fox News, “It is telling to see that these defenders of Maduro at the United Nations happen to be representatives of governments that have been accused of securing power for themselves rather than allowing the democratic process to give them legitimate power.” Wachtel continued, “History will show that their stance was an affront to the majority of Venezuelans who want a government that truly represents them”. Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour, who surprised some observers by showing his support for the besieged Maduro government, told reporters that the group had signed up 50 members.

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Source: The Guradian

Venezuela: clash looms over 'politicised' aid as Guaidó vows to bring in supplies

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Far, only a small part of the $20m in aid promised by the US has arrived; Canada has promised $40m and the UK has said it would provide £6.5m, funneled into the country via charities and other aid organisations already in Venezuela.

As a shipment of US aid waits in a Colombian frontier warehouse, hungry Venezuelans living nearby are wondering when they will next eat. “They should just start handing it out here,” said Jorge Arráiz, who lives on the streets in Cúcuta, the Colombian city that has become a way station for more than a million people fleeing his home country’s humanitarian crisis.

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Source: The Guradian

Can Juan Guaidó save Venezuela from ‘cruel dictatorship’?

Saturday 08:03 GMT

In an interview with the Guardian, Juan Guaidó – now recognised as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president by more than 50 governments – insisted his country’s march into a new political era was unstoppable and Maduro’s “cruel dictatorship” doomed.

“I don’t see how [it is over] ... In fact, I’d venture to say change in Venezuela is irreversible ... Never before in Venezuela have we had such an important opportunity to achieve democratic change,” said the 35-year-old lawmaker who has been catapulted to fame since declaring himself Venezuela’s rightful leader on 23 January. “I believe he is utterly detached from reality – constantly contradicting himself in his speeches – and this is a worry when we are seeking a peaceful transition,” Guaidó added of Maduro.


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