Nicolas Maduro

In wake of historic OPEC deal, country with world's largest oil reserves struggle to survive

The ongoing political crisis in Venezuela has divided the international community - while 60+ countries back interim President Juan Guaidó and others support Nicolas Maduro who runs the country. 

Apr 14, 2020, 14:44 PM IST

US warns energy companies like Reliance Industries over ties to Venezuela's Maduro

Rosneft, Reliance, Repsol and Chevron have emerged as the main business partners for PDVSA since the United States imposed the steepest sanctions yet on the state-owned Venezuelan company in 2019.

Feb 06, 2020, 12:17 PM IST

Moscow ready to send more military specialists to Venezuela if needed: Reports

Another state news agency, TASS, quoted the ministry as saying Russia did not rule out increasing the number of its military personnel in Venezuela.

Jun 07, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Violence-hit Venezuela on the edge as Opposition leader wants troops to unite against President Maduro

Opposition leader Juan Guaido has been calling for President Nicolas Maduro's ouster due to political and economic turmoil in the country.

May 01, 2019, 07:35 AM IST

Venezuelans rally to demand power, water and end to Maduro

Venezuelans, already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, say the crisis has worsened over the past month. 

Apr 07, 2019, 09:16 AM IST

Venezuela crisis: US, Russia submit resolutions to UNSC

Russia, a major ally of Venezuela, has stood by Maduro and denounced what Moscow describes as an attempt to impose regime change on the South American nation.

Feb 28, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

Canada asking other nations to expand Venezuela sanctions

The United States targeted Venezuela`s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA.

Feb 26, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces 'diplomatic siege'

Juan Guaido, recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela`s legitimate leader, urged foreign powers to consider "all options" in ousting Maduro.

Feb 25, 2019, 09:02 AM IST

Maduro's troops block Venezuela aid convoy with tear gas, bullets

Trucks laden with U.S. food and medicine for Venezuela returned to warehouses in Colombia after opposition supporters failed to break through lines of troops.

Feb 24, 2019, 08:56 AM IST

Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro`s socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:47 PM IST

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid.

Feb 22, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

In an effort to secure the backing of Venezuela`s military, Guaido proposed an amnesty for officers who turn on Maduro`s government.

Feb 20, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president seeks support for fresh elections

The United States, Canada and the major European powers all consider leftist President Nicolas Maduro`s May 2018 re-election victory to be tainted by fraud and have recognized Guaido as interim President.

Feb 12, 2019, 10:15 AM IST

Venezuela's military blocks humanitarian aid shipment

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro is facing a stiff challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Feb 07, 2019, 07:47 AM IST

France says Guaido has right to organise new Venezuela election

The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election last year, and backed Guaido.

Feb 04, 2019, 13:56 PM IST

As Venezuelans protest, struggling Maduro seeks early parliament vote

Maduro said the powerful government-controlled Constituent Assembly would debate calling elections this year for the National Assembly parliament, which is opposition-controlled.

Feb 03, 2019, 09:06 AM IST

Maduro rejects calls for fresh elections

Maduro said that if the US and others wanted a fresh vote, they would have to wait until 2025.

Jan 31, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

Inflation rate of 10,000,000%: Why this country's president is making headlines

When people cannot afford toilet paper and have to pay 1 million in local currency for a cup of coffee, the country's shattered economy is bound to grab the world's attention.

Jan 28, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closes embassy in US, Pompeo pledges aid to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday directed his country`s diplomats in the US to leave that country and ordered the embassy and consulates there closed, also reiterating that US diplomatic personnel must leave the South American nation within 72 hours.

Jan 25, 2019, 08:57 AM IST

Venezuelan President evacuated from event after 'assassination' attempt

The TV visuals showed scores of soldiers running before the transmission was cut.

Aug 05, 2018, 07:53 AM IST