Guaido: Maduro refuses to access US-held funds to buy vaccines

‘The [problem] is not the funds, that’s the dictatorship’s propaganda to try to excuse itself and point fingers and confuse the whole world,’ Juan Guaido told a press conference on Wednesday. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that Venezuelan funds controlled by the United States Treasury Department could be used to pay for […]

Venezuela socialist party takes control of once-defiant congress

Nicolas Maduro extended his grip on power on Tuesday as the governing socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela’s congress, the last institution in the country it did not already control. Maduro’s allies swept legislative elections last month boycotted by the opposition and denounced as a sham by the United States, the European […]

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez arrives in Spain #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Spanish foreign ministry confirms Lopez’s arrival after spending a year at Spanish ambassador’s residence in Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has arrived in Madrid, Spain’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, after spending the past year at the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Venezuela to escape house arrest. “Leopoldo Lopez arrived in Madrid today, being able […]

Venezuela pardons dozens of opposition politicians ahead of polls

Venezuela said on Monday that it had pardoned more than 50 opposition politicians, including 20 legislators who had been accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, as the country heads toward parliamentary elections scheduled for December. The effort signals that the ruling Socialist Party is seeking to boost participation in the upcoming vote, scheduled for December, which part of […]