Venezuela

Venezuela sentences two Americans involved in Operation Gideon to 20 years in prison

CARACAS, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab reported that the two Americans who participated in Operation Gideon, an act that aimed to overthrow the Venezuelan government, have been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to the crimes. U.S. citizens Luke...

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 7:39am

Trump imposes economic embargo against Venezuela

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing an economic embargo against Venezuela, in the latest move against President Nicolas Maduro and his government. The order, signed late on Monday, freezes all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:36am

17 arrested in Venezuela attempted coup

Venezuelan authorities said Tuesday that 17 people have been arrested and charged in the coup attempt on April 30. A total of 34 people are being investigated for the failed coup d'etat, said Venezuela's Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab when he presented a review of Public Ministry...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:42am

Five dead, 233 detained after attempted coup in Venezuela

At least five people were killed and around 233 people arrested after the April 30 coup attempt in Venezuela, Venezuela's prosecutor general Tarek William Saab said Monday. In an interview with local television, Saab said that the coup was carried out through a call by opposition leaders...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:36am

Gov't supporters, opposition take to Venezuela's streets as rifts stay open

As rifts in Venezuela widen, supporters of incumbent President Nicholas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido respectively held nationwide rallies on Saturday. In the capital here, Maduro backers, many of whom were dressed in red, began gathering in the early morning. They waved flags and...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:35am

Venezuela strips Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on Tuesday unanimously approved the revocation of parliamentary immunity for Juan Guaido, the National Assembly president and head of the opposition. ANC President Diosdado Cabello read the message sent by President of Venezuela's Supreme...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:33am

Venezuela's comptroller general announces audit on Guaido's assets

Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso on Monday announced starting an asset audit on the accounts of opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido. Amoroso said Guaido has allegedly "received money from international entities without any type of...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:15am

6.3-magnitude quake hits Venezuela

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Venezuela's northeast coast on Tuesday afternoon. The Venezuelan Seismological Research Foundation (Funvisis) said the quake occurred at 5:31 p.m. local time, with the epicenter located 19 km southeast of Yaguaraparo, in Sucre state. "No victims have been...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:52am

Venezuelans rally in support of Maduro

Venezuelans rallied in support of President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, following a failed assassination attempt on his life over the weekend. The president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, led the rally as thousands of government supporters dressed in red, the color of...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:48am

Venezuela detains 6 in failed drone attack against Maduro

Venezuelan authorities announced Sunday that they've arrested six individuals suspected of involvement in the assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro. "The responsible parties, both those who carried out the attack and those who supported it, both in the country and outside...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:44am

ANC says "imperialist forces" attempted to assassinate Venezuelan president

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday accused "regime-change agents and imperialist forces" of attempting to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "It is clear that regime-change agents and imperialist forces do not want to accept or respect the...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:37am

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