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What options does the US have against Maduro after Guaido’s failure?

US President Donald Trump has staked his chips on Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaidó, but the failure of this move makes the president’s advisers pursue more aggressive strategies. US Vice President Mike Pompeo earlier this month held a meeting with senior Trump Administration officials to re-evaluate the US strategy adopted a year ago to […]

Venezuela tells military to prepare for potential war with Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that Colombia and the United States Southern Command were preparing provocative acts for an armed conflict at the borders between Venezuela and Colombia. “I have information that the Colombian government with the Southern Command, were trying to divert Colombia’s attention from the popular revolt, and is thinking of provocative acts […]

IMF neoliberalism failed in Latin America, says Maduro

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said the neoliberal economic model of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) failed in Latin America. In addition, Maduro took the opportunity to point out that, since the IMF has failed, a productive and diversified alternative is being built in his country. “We are focused on economic recovery, on the […]

Maduro urges to create ‘fighting bodies’ to protect strategic companies in Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has assured that “a terrorist sabotage plan” is underway against state-owned companies allegedly designed by the local opposition and the US government. Maduro urged Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López and the Council of Vice Presidents to create what he called the “security fighting bodies” of Guayana Basic Enterprises, […]

Maduro thinks Russia and Venezuela can overcome any difficulties, but is he right?

During a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro held on last Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports Venezuela’s legitimate government against the continued U.S.-backed coup led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. However, the Russian president also said he supported the dialogue with different factions of the opposition and stressed that the rejection […]

MAJOR: Maduro announces arrival of Russian military experts in Venezuela

CARACAS – Two Russian aircraft with military technical specialists are in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro announced during a speech on Twitter. A few days ago, the Venezuelan president returned from Moscow, where he had met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin has confirmed all his political, diplomatic and military support for Venezuela […]

Maduro says he has ‘full Russian support in defense’

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Thursday returning from Moscow that his government had full support from Russia in the defense sector. The Chavista leader met on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We have received full support in areas such as defense industry cooperation. Venezuela has one of the most advanced weapon […]