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Venezuela Floods: At least 20 dead, 17 remain unaccounted for; More than 1,200 houses destroyed

At least 20 people died in the western Venezuelan state of Merida after intense rains that caused mudslides and rivers to overflow. The ruling Socialist Party official in Merida announced the death doll had risen and said authorities were working to restore telephone service in some areas. State governor Ramon Guevara said earlier that more […]

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Colombia offers $800,000 reward for information on attackers who fired at helicopter carrying president

Authorities in Colombia are offering a reward of nearly $800,000 for information leading to the capture of those behind an attack on a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque near the Venezuela border on Friday. The helicopter was approaching Cucuta airport on a flight from Sardinata when several shots were aimed at it. Duque was flying […]

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Iván Duque: Helicopter carrying Colombian president hit by gunfire

The helicopter carrying the president of Colombia was hit by gunfire as it flew near the border with Venezuela. President Iván Duque was flying toward Cúcuta in the Norte de Santander province, alongside the defence minister, interior minister, and the province’s governor. A spokesman for the presidency said nobody was hurt in the incident. Mr […]

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Colombia investigates car bomb explosion at military base near Venezuela border

A car bomb explosion struck a military base near Colombia’s border with Venezuela, injuring 36 people. Two explosions took place on Tuesday at a base used by the 30th Army Brigade in the north eastern city of Cucuta, the defence ministry said, after two men drove a white Toyota truck onto the site after passing […]

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Venezuelan court orders seizure of newspaper headquarters over defamation case

A court in Venezuela ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the El Nacional newspaper, after it failed to pay a $13 million defamation award to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello. Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) last month issued the award in a 2015 lawsuit Cabello filed against El Nacional after it reprinted […]

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Emigrant boat capsizes off the coast of Venezuela, 2 dead

At least two Venezuelans died when a vessel they were taking from eastern Delta Amacuro state to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago sank, the state’s governor said, adding that seven people had been rescued in the incident. It marked the latest fatal shipwreck of Venezuelans attempting to reach the dual-island Caribbean nation, home to at least […]

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Thousands of Venezuelans escape to neighbouring Colombia after Venezuelan military launch raids

About 4,700 Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring Colombia during the past week, according to Colombian government figures, after the Venezuelan military launched an operation against armed groups near the border. The Venezuelan military launched an operation last weekend against fighters belonging to what it described as “irregular Colombian armed groups“. The operation began in […]

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Nicolás Maduro: Facebook freezes Venezuelan President’s page over Covid-19 claim

Facebook froze Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s page after he claimed without evidence that a herbal remedy could cure Covid-19. He claimed in January that a thyme herb solution could cure the disease. He will be unable to post for 30 days. The company said the leader had repeatedly violated its policies on coronavirus disinformation. Mr […]

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United Nations envoy recommends a relax on Venezuela sanctions amid worsening humanitarian crises

A United Nations envoy has recommended the Untied States to relax sanctions on Venezuela as they have worsened the humanitarian crisis. A 12-day visit by Alena Douhan, a UN special rapporteur focusing on sanctions, recommended in a preliminary report that sanctions from the European Union and the United States must be lifted and the Venezuelan […]

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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro SWEEPS ‘fraudulent’ congressional elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claims sweeping win in the congressional elections which were boycotted by the most influential opposition politicians and widely criticized internationally as being fraudulent. Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela and allied parties captured 67 percent of seats in the National Assembly in the elections. Just 31 percent of the 20 million […]

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Iran is sending its biggest fleet of tankers to Venezuela amid fuel shortage, DEFYING US sanctions

Iran is sending its biggest fleet yet of tankers to Venezuela in defiance of U.S. sanctions to help the isolated nation weather a crippling fuel shortage, according to a report by Bloomberg. A fleet of some 10 Iranian vessels will also help export Venezuelan crude after discharging fuel. The Nicolas Maduro regime is widening its […]

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United States seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

United States took over control of four Iranian fuel shipments that were bound for Venezuela. This is the United States’ largest-ever seizure. About 1.1 million barrels of fuel were confiscated “with the assistance of foreign partners”, according to the Justice Department. Washington claims the shipments violated US sanctions. Meanwhile, Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela claimed that […]