There’s no guarantee that true change is imminent. Maduro has proven his staying power again and again, mainly because Venezuela’s military has yet to decide that keeping him is costlier and more risky than packing him off into exile. read more
A man carries his suitcase through a field as he tries to cross the border between Venezuela and Brazil in Pacaraima, Roraima state, Brazil. Venezuelans frustrated over their nation’s crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.
Juan Carloz Sanchez was arrested last November across the border in Venezuela. Colombian authorities had issued the warrant after being tipped off by Mexican police that they had detained a customer sent hundreds of videos by Sanchez. read more
Paid with the country’s near-worthless bank notes, so-called artisan miners in turn supply the government with hard currency to purchase badly needed imports of food and hygiene products. Venezuela sells most of its gold to Turkish refineries, then uses... read more
In an interview with Russia’s RIA agency, Maduro rejected calls for an early election, said an order to arrest his rival Juan Guaido had not yet been given, and promised Caracas would honour debts to Russia and China. read more
The Boeing 777, with space for some 400 passengers and belonging to Russia’s Nordwind Airlines, was parked by a private corner of the airport after flying direct from Moscow, according to flight tracking data and Reuters photos. read more
The 35-year-old head of the National Assembly legislature, Juan Guaido, “is prohibited from leaving the country until the end of the (preliminary) investigation for having “caused harm to peace in the republic,” high court president Maikel Moreno sa... read more
Oil has advanced 14 percent this year as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies curbed output to ease glut concerns. Nevertheless, price gains have been capped by record American output, expanding stockpiles and the US-China trade... read more