Posts tagged as Maduro

Maduro says Venezuela is breaking relations with US

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning over the backing of the Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro to break relations with the United States. Speaking to supporters outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, socialist leader Maduro said he would give U.S. diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela, which is suffering from a hyperinflationary economic collapse. U.S. President…

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Venezuela’s president has said its subsidised fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of billions of dollars. “Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean,” Nicolás Maduro said in a televised address. Like many oil producing nations, Venezuela offers its citizens heavily subsidised petrol. A fuel price rise in 1989 caused deadly riots in the capital, Caracas. What’s…

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. In an interview, Salvatore Lucchese, a Venezuelan activist who was previously imprisoned for his role in past protests, told Reuters he orchestrated the attack with a loose association of anti-Maduro militants known generally in Venezuela as…

Cuba’s new leader defends Maduro on first foreign visit, calls boycotted polls ‘overwhelming success’

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel rallied to the defense of embattled ally Nicolas Maduro on his first foreign visit Wednesday, calling on Latin American nations to support a victim of a political and economic war. The Cuban, who succeeded Raul Castro on April 19, was received with open arms by Maduro’s government on his arrival at Caracas’ Maiquetia airport. “Very happy to be in Venezuela and long live the Bolivarian revolution…