CHINA TAKES ON U.S. OVER VENEZUELA AFTER RUSSIA SENDS TROOPS: IT’S NOT YOUR ‘BACKYARD’

28th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

28 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: NEWSWEEK)  – China has defended Russia’s recent deployment of troops to Venezuela amid US statements suggesting Moscow and Beijing had no right to support a Latin American government disavowed by Washington. The US has attempted to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by supporting opposition-controlled National Assembly head Juan Guaidó, who declared himself…

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HUGE POWER OUTAGE LEAVES MUCH OF VENEZUELA IN THE DARK

8th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

8 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – Venezuela has been hit by a vast power cut, with at least 18 of its 23 states reportedly affected by a blackout authorities blamed on anti-government saboteurs. Commuters in the country’s crumbling capital, Caracas, were forced to walk home from work after the metro service was paralyzed by the outage,…

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GUAIDO RETURNS TO VENEZUELA AND A NEW PHASE IN CAMPAIGN

5th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

5 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Opposition leader Juan Guaido shrouded the route and timing of his return in secrecy amid concerns he might be detained by Venezuela’s government. Yet he breezed through airport immigration checks and brazenly called for the downfall of President Nicolas Maduro at a rally where the presence of security forces was minimal….

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US AND VENEZUELA OPPOSITION TO DISCUSS WAYS TO OUST MADURO

25th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

25 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid. Vice President Mike Pence travels Monday to the Colombian capital…

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VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis. He also defiantly rejected…

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