Flights between U.S. and Venezuela suspended as unrest continues

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country. In a letter to the Transportation Department requesting the halt, the Department of Homeland Security said “conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and […]

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Juan Guaido takes control of Venezuelan diplomatic properties in the U.S.

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country’s diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido’s U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The envoy, Carlos Vecchio, said the opposition had gained control of two buildings belonging to Venezuela’s defense ministry in Washington and […]

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Pence to announce ‘concrete steps’ for Venezuela, Brazil condemns Maduro’s ‘barbarity’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faces a new round of sanctions, regional leaders said on Sunday, after his troops repelled foreign aid convoys, with Brazil branding it criminal and urging allies to join a “liberation effort.” Troops loyal to Maduro violently drove back aid convoys seeking to enter Venezuela on Saturday, leaving almost 300 wounded in clashes with security forces and at least […]

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France, Austria pledge to recognize Guaido if Venezuela’s Maduro does not call vote on Sunday

France and Austria have pledged to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro does not announce a new presidential election. France’s European affairs minister said Sunday that the country would recognize Guaido if Maduro fails to call an election by Sunday night. “If by tonight, (President) Maduro does not commit to organizing presidential elections, then France will […]

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