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How two ex-Green Berets were lured into a disastrous failed coup in Venezuela

In May, President Nicolás Maduro announced that Venezuelan security forces thwarted an attempted coup led by two former US Green Berets, releasing video footage that showed a ragtag group of men rounded up in a coastal village. However, the U.S. State Department described the event as “propaganda.” In a statement […]
How two ex-Green Berets were lured into a disastrous failed coup in Venezuela
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Why the US is sanctioning Venezuela

Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian crisis after its economy crashed and was rocked by hyperinflation. Juan Guaidó claimed the interim presidency in an attempt to oust the sitting President Nicolás Maduro. The US is showing support for Guaidó by imposing financial sanctions against Maduro’s government. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Why the US is sanctioning Venezuela
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Juan Guaidó is heading back to Venezuela after a 10-day exile — despite threats of arrest and 30 years in jail if he crosses the border

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó, is re-entering the country after a ten-day exile. He risks arrest upon his return, and could face up to 30 years in prison. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government put a travel ban on Guaidó after he declared himself interim president. During […]
Juan Guaidó is heading back to Venezuela after a 10-day exile — despite threats of arrest and 30 years in jail if he crosses the border
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Trump urges Venezuela’s military to back its self-declared interim president, saying socialism has ravaged the country

President Donald Trump spoke in front of a Venezuelan American community on Monday at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami. He urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó. He said that officials backing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are risking […]
Trump urges Venezuela’s military to back its self-declared interim president, saying socialism has ravaged the country
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The US sent a military plane full of soap, toothbrushes, and nutritional products to Colombia to help Venezuelan citizens — but Venezuela’s president won’t accept it

The United States sent its first military aircraft with aid for Venezuelan citizens to Colombia on Saturday, but Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will not allow the aircraft’s contents into Venezuela, The Wall Street Journal reports. The aircraft contained soap, toothbrushes, and nutritional products, according to The Journal. Maduro has said […]
The US sent a military plane full of soap, toothbrushes, and nutritional products to Colombia to help Venezuelan citizens — but Venezuela’s president won’t accept it
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Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next

International and domestic pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is building. But the country’s military has helped keep Maduro, widely considered an illegitimate leader, in office. The military has hewed closely to the government for two decades, but it’s feeling the strain. Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido named himself interim […]
Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next
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Maduro refuses Europe’s ultimatum to call new elections in Venezuela and threatens a White House ‘stained with blood’ if Trump intervenes

Several European Union countries last week demanded that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro call new elections by Sunday amid the country’s political chaos. Maduro refused to do so, telling Spanish TV on Sunday that “we don’t accept ultimatums from anyone.” US President Donald Trump, who backs Juan Guaidó, Maduro’s opponent who […]
Maduro refuses Europe’s ultimatum to call new elections in Venezuela and threatens a White House ‘stained with blood’ if Trump intervenes
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Venezuela’s ‘interim president’ set himself 3 tests to secure power. He just changed the hardest one to something he already has.

Juan Guaidó is running a campaign to replace Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who he says has lost legitimacy. The US and many other countries are backing him. Last week, Guaidó framed his attempt as a three-step process: secure popular support, international support, and Venezuelan military support. In his latest public […]
Venezuela’s ‘interim president’ set himself 3 tests to secure power. He just changed the hardest one to something he already has.
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Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history

The Trump administration last week appointed Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela to spearhead its efforts against Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian government. Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. There appear to be fears among […]
Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history
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Venezuela’s Maduro has been blacking out social media — and sometimes the whole internet — to stifle his US-backed opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime has been systematically blacking out the country’s internet and social media. Platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook were blocked during the exact time Maduro opponent Juan Guaidó made important speeches, the NGO NetBlocks said. Blacking out the internet is especially bad for Guaidó’s popularity as […]
Venezuela’s Maduro has been blacking out social media — and sometimes the whole internet — to stifle his US-backed opposition
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Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela

President Donald Trump reportedly floated using “military force” in Venezuela to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in recent weeks. Graham told Axios he cautioned Trump the move could be “problematic.” The US and several other countries recently recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president over Nicolas Maduro. Speculation […]
Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela