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Venezuela crisis: Guaidó banned from office for 15 years – BBC News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be barred from holding further public office for 15 years, the maximum allowed by law, the state financial controller has announced. Comptroller Elvis Amoroso said Mr Guaidó’s personal financial statements contained inconsistencies. Mr Guaidó, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself interim president …

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó aide faces terrorism charges – BBC News

A top aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is being charged with terrorism after he was arrested by President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Mr Guaidó’s chief of staff Roberto Marrero, 49, is accused of planning “acts of sabotage” against officials. Venezuela’s Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said that “weapons and foreign …

Maduro accuses US of plotting to kill him – BBC News

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has accused the US of plotting to kill him and topple his government. He told reporters that US National Security Adviser John Bolton was personally involved in the plot, but did not produce any evidence. President Trump has labelled the leftist leader a dictator and has …

Venezuela bars opposition activist from traveling to Europe

× Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution during a meeting with foreign journalists in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A prominent anti-government activist was barred from leaving Venezuela on Saturday for planned …

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela’s capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. “We are students, not terrorists!” a mass of students chanted as they marched in Caracas. Soldiers bathed hundreds of …

Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumors of health emergency

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas’ military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong. “Please, can …

US warns on sanctions over Venezuela’s move on constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro’s push to rewrite the constitution amid an escalating political crisis with near-daily demonstrations calling for his ouster. A U.S. State Department official expressed “deep concerns” Tuesday about the …

Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular television show, “Sundays with Maduro,” the president ordered a 60 percent increase in the country’s minimum wage …

Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter …

Top official’s son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela’s top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States. Yibram Saab said in an online video that he attended an opposition …