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Bolivian leader digs up Pompeo comment about ‘transition’ in Venezuela after attack on Maduro

Evo Morales has lashed out at “Yankee interventionism” after an assassination attempt on the president of Venezuela, pointing to comments made by Mike Pompeo that the US is hoping for “transition” in the South American state. Morales, Bolivia’s staunchly anti-American president, took to Twitter to accuse the US of having “plans” for Venezuela, a day after Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro ...

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VIDEO claimed to show mid-air explosion of drone used in attack on Maduro

A video has emerged on social media purporting to show the exact moment a drone, reportedly aimed at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, bursts into pieces in Caracas skies after apparently being shot down by the military. The footage, which has since been shared over 1,200 times, was posted on Sunday by Cesar Guardiola, who describes himself as a security advisor ...

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‘Attempt to destabilize Venezuela’: Moscow condemns attack on Maduro

The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed the assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in which seven people were injured, saying the use of terrorism is absolutely inappropriate for political purposes. “We strongly condemn the assassination attempt on the President of Venezuela [Nicolas Maduro],” reads a statement from the foreign ministry, which calls “the use of terrorism for political struggle” unacceptable. Read more ...

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Caracas explosions were household gas, not drones sent to kill Maduro, AP sources claim

Sources who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity have claimed that there was no assassination attempt behind the blasts that rocked the Venezuelan capital on Saturday. The commotion was caused by a gas tank explosion, they said. A version purporting to explain the loud blasts and resulting chaos during Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro speech has emerged, contradicting the official ...

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In post-attack speech, Venezuela's Maduro blames right-wingers & Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaking shortly after an attempted attack during his Saturday public address, has said some of the perpetrators have already been captured. Maduro, without any sign of injury, delivered a televised address about two hours after his public speech at a military event was interrupted by loud explosions. Venezuelan officials said explosive drones were detonated near the ...

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Maduro wins Venezuelan election branded ‘illegitimate & undemocratic’ by US and opposition

Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela’s electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott. With 92.6 percent of the vote counted, Maduro has won presidential election with 5,823,728 of the votes, National Electoral Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced. His ...

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US supports Venezuela's democracy by accusing Maduro of drug profiteering ahead of elections

The US has criticized the upcoming Venezuelan elections as ‘fake’, and rushed to support ‘democracy’ by slapping a top ruling party member with new sanctions and accusing president Nicolas Maduro of drug trade profiteering. The “second most powerful man in Venezuela,” Diosdado Cabello, immediately brushed aside all accusations and new US sanctions introduced against him for allegedly heading a drug ring, ...

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Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency will be convertible to Russian rubles – President Maduro

The so-called ‘petro’ digital currency, which was successfully launched by Venezuela last month, will be traded for several global currencies, including the Russian ruble. “Starting March 23, all legal and physical entities will be able to purchase the petro directly… within the next 15 days for convertible currencies: yuan, rubles, Turkish liras and euro,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Read more ...

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Venezuela raised $735mn on launch of oil-backed ‘petro’ cryptocurrency – Maduro

Investors have purchased some $ 735 million worth of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency on the very first day of pre-sale, according to President Nicolas Maduro, who praised it as means of breaching the US financial blockade. “Today, a cryptocurrency is being born that can take on Superman,” Maduro announced on Tuesday, referring to the US as a comic character. The Venezuelan ...

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Maduro says ‘illegal’ embargo of Venezuelan oil won’t do America any good

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned the White House against imposing a ban on oil imports from the Latin American country. Oil exports to the US are crucial for Venezuela’s depleted budget. Read more “The oil embargo would be one of the biggest mistakes in international politics that Donald Trump would commit,” Maduro posted on Twitter. Venezuelan oil production has ...

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