Latest Nicolas Maduro News

Maduro’s foes balk at UN-backed deal to address power crisis

Dec. 4, 2019 10:54 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A proposal to address Venezuela’s electricity crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolás Maduro’s opponents. On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million...

Venezuela’s Guaidó leads thousands in anti-Maduro protest

Nov. 16, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A large crowd rallied around Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a peaceful protest Saturday, answering his call to take to the streets in an attempt to reignite a campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro from power. Guaidó in a speech urged...

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the captain of the Liberia-flagged vessel headed west. Then, weeks later, as it neared Venezuelan waters, the VL...

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro changes tack and cozies up to Xi

Nov. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year’s presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing’s archrival. Now, as a more pragmatic president,...

Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

Nov. 12, 2019 2:53 PM EST

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two decades ago as commodity prices soared. But the upheaval that has recently rocked the region, threatening Trump allies...

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

Nov. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia, where Evo Morales resigned the presidency Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed...

Venezuelan baseball league starts amid sanctions

Nov. 4, 2019 5:10 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan baseball league will start on Tuesday amid uncertainty because of Washington's sanctions against the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. Players affiliated to Major League Baseball are forbidden to join in. Venezuela's economic crisis forced the coming...

Washington banning US flights to all Cuban cities but Havana

Oct. 25, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana in the latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations, officials said Friday. Supporters of the ban said it would starve the Havana government of cash and limit its ability to repress Cubans and...

Morales declares victory in Bolivia as foes keep protesting

Oct. 24, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales on Thursday declared himself victor of the weekend election, stirring more anger among his opponents who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff...

Bolivia's Morales knocks foes amid protests over vote count

Oct. 23, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales accused his opponents Wednesday of trying to stage a coup against him amid protests over a disputed election that he claims he won outright, while a nearly finished but slow vote count had him teetering on the threshold between getting the win and...