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46th President of Venezuela

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Nicolás Maduro: 46th President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro Moros is a Venezuelan politician and president of Venezuela since 2013, with his presidency under dispute since 2019.

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US secretary of state ends Latin America tour focusing on Maduro [Video]

US secretary of state ends Latin America tour focusing on Maduro

Mike Pompeo, on a tour of Latina America, says President Nicolas Maduro is destroying his country and must go.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
Venezuela: UN accuses Maduro government of crimes against humanity [Video]

Venezuela: UN accuses Maduro government of crimes against humanity

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:16Published
UN: Maduro's security forces committed 'crimes against humanity' [Video]

UN: Maduro's security forces committed 'crimes against humanity'

A UN investigation alleges Venezuelan authorities have used arbitrary killings and torture to undermine human rights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
US blacklists four people, alleging Venezuela election meddling [Video]

US blacklists four people, alleging Venezuela election meddling

Venezuelan opposition and the US say the electoral council is full of Maduro loyalists and cannot oversee a free vote.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
Venezuela pardons over 100 opposition leaders [Video]

Venezuela pardons over 100 opposition leaders

More than 100 opposition leaders in Venezuela have been pardoned by President Nicolas Maduro. It signals efforts to boost participation in the next election after accusations the vote would be rigged.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:29Published
Venezuela pardons dozens of opposition politicians ahead of polls [Video]

Venezuela pardons dozens of opposition politicians ahead of polls

Caracas is regularly criticised for 'arbitrarily' jailing politicians in opposition to President Nicholas Maduro's rule.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:31Published

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Trump, in Florida, Seeks to Quell Doubts About His Opposition to Maduro

In his recent book, John Bolton, the president’s former national security adviser, recounted how Mr. Trump disparaged Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, and was impressed by Mr...
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U.S. sanctions Mexican firms, individuals over links to Venezuela

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Some Venezuelans welcome relaxing of lockdown after 14 weeks inside

After 14 weeks locked up in their homes, some Venezuelans are welcoming a decision by President Nicolas Maduro's government to relax a coronavirus lockdown, though doctors warn the measure could speed..
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Cape Verde can hold businessman who is close to Maduro for up to 40 days pending extradition

Cape Verde can hold a businessman who is close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and was arrested at the weekend for up to 40 days pending an extradition request from the United States, a court in..
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U.S. accuses Venezuela's Maduro of seeking to rig upcoming vote

The U.S. government on Monday accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of "illegally" installing a new national electoral council to oversee parliamentary elections due to take place later this..
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Businessman close to Maduro arrested; Venezuela slams 'arbitrary detention'

Authorities in Cape Verde have arrested a businessman close to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Saturday, a move Venezuelan authorities called a..
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Colombian businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro arrested

Authorities in Cape Verde have arrested Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman close to socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who was charged by the United States with alleged money laundering, the..
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Venezuela's Guaido is still legitimate head of National Assembly, EU says

A Venezuelan Supreme Court decision to ratify an ally of President Nicolas Maduro as president of the National Assembly is illegitimate, the European Union said on Thursday, warning of a deepening..
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Venezuela's Maduro says he will visit Iran soon, sign agreements

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he would visit Iran shortly to sign cooperation agreements in energy and other sectors, after Iran sent five fuel tankers to the gasoline-starved..
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Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port, U.S. slams 'distraction'

The Venezuelan navy said it escorted a fourth tanker bringing Iranian fuel through its waters on Thursday, while the United States called the shipments to the gasoline-starved country a distraction..
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English court to weigh recognition of Maduro, Guaido in Venezuela gold case

An English court on Thursday said it would need to decide which of Venezuela's dueling political factions to recognize before ruling on President Nicolas Maduro's request for the Bank of England to..
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Venezuela's Maduro vows to raise gasoline price as Iranian tanker nears

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday pledged to begin charging citizens for gasoline, as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla bringing fuel from Iran approached the South American..
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Venezuela's Maduro says government must begin charging for gasoline

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that the government must begin charging for gasoline, and said he had directed a team of specialists to determine what the price should be.
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U.S. accuses ex-Venezuelan lawmaker of drug conspiracy tied to Middle East militants

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Venezuelan lawmaker with taking part with President Nicolas Maduro in a scheme linked to South American and Middle Eastern militant groups to traffic..
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Exclusive: U.S. preparing criminal indictment against wife of Venezuela's Maduro - sources

The United States is preparing to charge the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in coming months with crimes that could include drug trafficking and corruption, four people familiar with the..
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Special Report: U.S. takes aim at the power behind Venezuela's Maduro - his first lady

Four years ago, a bit player in the Venezuelan leadership was arrested in Colombia and extradited to the United States to face drug charges. He proved to be an important catch.
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Donors raise more than $3 billion for Venezuelan refugees amid COVID-19

More than 60 countries on Tuesday pledged some $3.4 billion in emergency aid for five million Venezuelans who have fled the country to neighbouring South American nations to escape economic collapse..
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France accuses Venezuela of harassing embassy, summons envoy

France has summoned Venezuela's envoy over accusations President Nicolas Maduro's government has been harassing its embassy in Caracas, including by cutting water and electricity to the ambassador's..
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Venezuelan Oil Company Sues Miami Ex-Congressman Over $50 Million Deal

Former Representative David Rivera, a strident anti-communist, was quietly consulting for President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government. He produced just two reports, totaling 5 pages, the lawsuit..
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PDVSA worker arrested after criticism of Venezuela's Maduro, says union leader

A worker at Venezuelan state-oil company Petroleos de Venezuela's [PDVSA.UL] maritime unit was arrested after criticizing President Nicolas Maduro in a meeting with company leadership, according to a..
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Venezuelan opposition advisers resign after failed operation to oust Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has accepted the resignation of his Miami-based adviser Juan Rendon, his press team said on Monday, after Rendon acknowledged discussions with a U.S security..
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U.S. denies acting against Venezuela's Maduro, says would have been "overt"

The White House National Security Council on Friday denied the United States was involved in a bungled incursion into Venezuela this week, allegedly to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, adding if it..
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Trump: 'I know nothing' about Venezuela incursion

President Donald Trump on Friday again said the U.S. government was not behind a bungled incursion into Venezuela this week, allegedly to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, saying in a Fox News..
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Venezuela opposition negotiated Maduro overthrow plan with security firm: report

Members of Venezuela's opposition in October negotiated a $213 million deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a document..
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Detained American claims he plotted Maduro's capture in Venezuela TV statement

A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas..
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Detained American, in Venezuelan TV statement, says he plotted Maduro's capture

Venezuelan state television broadcast on Wednesday a video of captured American Luke Denman, in which he said he was contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring..
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American detained in Venezuela says he planned to capture president

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Venezuela's Maduro to seek U.S. extradition of security contractor

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he will seek extradition from the United States of Jordan Goudreau, head of Florida security firm Silvercorp USA.
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Former Navy SEAL: Maduro ouster attempt foolhardy

A former Navy SEAL who spent two weeks in September providing medical training to volunteers who were attempting to oust President Nicolas Maduro described the plan as 'foolhardy' without the help of..
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Venezuelan authorities detain U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion

Venezuelan authorities have detained two U.S. citizens working with a U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil producing country, President Nicolas..
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U.S. veteran behind failed Venezuela plot says two American mercenaries detained

A U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into Venezuela to oust President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that two U.S. citizens working with him have been..
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Venezuela appoints alleged drug trafficker El Aissami as oil minister

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday appointed his economy vice president, Tareck El Aissami, who has been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, as oil minister, amid..
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Exclusive: Venezuela Socialists, opposition leaders begin secret talks amid pandemic, sources say

Allies of both Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his bitter foe, opposition leader Juan Guaido, have secretly begun exploratory talks as concerns grow about the possible impact of the spread of..
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U.S. oil sanctions against Iran are unjust: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela were unjust in a telephone call with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday and called for the two countries to..
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US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

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The Trump administration on Tuesday offered to begin lifting Venezuela sanctions if the opposition and members of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party form an interim government without him,..
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The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a proposal for the lifting of Venezuela sanctions in exchange for creation of a power-sharing transitional government made up of members of the opposition..
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Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Carvajal discussing surrender with U.S. authorities: sources

The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after..
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