IMF rejects Venezuela request for billions in virus aid

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:31 GMT

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday rejected economically devastated Venezuela's request for a $5 billion loan to help it cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Venezuela to implement national quarantine

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 - 08:45 GMT

"It is necessary, it is indispensable, it is the response," Maduro said in an address on state television. "The crude crisis, crisis, crisis is just starting."

Venezuela urges dialogue with US to end crisis

Mon, 06 May 2019 - 10:04 GMT

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has called for dialogue to end the current crisis in this country.

Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'largest march in history' in uprising effort

Wed, 01 May 2019 - 10:45 GMT

Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be the “largest march” in the country’s history.

Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims coup has been 'defeated' – as it happened

Wed, 01 May 2019 - 09:27 GMT

Maduro has congratulated the military for "defeating" the plotters of a coup after a day of protests called for by opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Venezuela's Guaido stripped of immunity from prosecution

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 11:46 GMT

Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido's immunity Tuesday.

U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil sub in Shell, BP offshore crude

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 10:03 GMT

Sanctions have intensified the need for the oil that is being pumped out of these vast fields. Gulf production averaged 1.89 million bpd in March, up nearly 145,000 bpd from February, said Jodi Quinnell, oil analyst at Genscape.

Venezuela national soccer coach offers to resign after meeting Guaido envoy

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 - 07:03 GMT

The coach of Venezuela's national soccer team said on Friday he had offered to resign after meeting with opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy to Spain, in the midst of a power struggle between Guaido and socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Messi injured on return as Argentina lose 3-1 to Venezuela

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 - 11:36 GMT

Lionel Messi returned to Argentina duty for the first time since the World Cup on Friday but it was a disappointing outing for the forward as they lost 3-1 to Venezuela and he was ruled out of their next match with a groin problem.

Oil rises amid OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 10:01 GMT

International Brent crude oil futures were at $66.95 a barrel at 0751 GMT, up 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close.

Pompeo withdrawing all personnel from US Embassy in Venezuela

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 09:43 GMT

All personnel at the US Embassy in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas will be withdrawn this week, Washington Examiner newspaper reported Tuesday.

Venezuela suspends school, business activities on Monday -minister

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 - 09:14 GMT

Venezuela is suspending school and business activities on Monday amid a continuing blackout.

Colombia to allow Venezuelans to enter on expired passports

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 - 09:40 GMT

Colombia will allow Venezuelans to cross the border using expired passports.

Oil edges up on Venezuela and Iran sanctions, OPEC supply cuts

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 09:51 GMT

Brent crude futures were at $66.12 per barrel at 0757 GMT, up 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close.

Russia says will prevent U.S. military intervention in Venezuela -TASS

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 09:50 GMT

Russia will do all possible to prevent a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, the TASS news agency quoted the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament.

Venezuela’s Guaido visits Argentina and Paraguay in bid to drum up support

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 - 10:04 GMT

Venezuela’s self-declared President Juan Guaido visited Paraguay and Argentina on Friday to shore up Latin American support for a transition government.

Washington cranks up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 - 09:58 GMT

The United States on Friday ramped up its attempt to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, imposing new sanctions and revoking visas.

After Venezuela violence, Pence to meet with Guaido in Colombia

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 - 09:16 GMT

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to have his first meeting with Venezuela’s Juan Guaido in Colombia on Monday.

Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Colombia over aid, Maduro says

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 07:27 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his government had broken relations with Colombia and would expel some Colombian diplomatic staff.

Trump adviser Bolton cancels trip to South Korea to focus on Venezuela

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 11:40 GMT

Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has canceled plans to travel to S. Korea ahead of next week's summit in Hanoi aimed at addressing North Korea's nuclear program.