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US official condemns sit-in protest at Venezuelan Embassy

Apr. 25, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were warned on Thursday to end a sit-in protest at the country's shuttered embassy in Washington. The U.S. envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, said the protesters who have camped out at the embassy for more than two weeks...

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

Apr. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to...

Trump to allow lawsuits over US properties seized in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two decades of...

Germany's Deutsche Welle TV taken off air in Venezuela

Apr. 15, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is pressing Venezuelan authorities to reverse a decision to take German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle's Spanish-language channel off the air. Deutsche Welle said Sunday that the channel had been pulled and urged Venezuelan broadcasting authority Conatel to return it to its...

China says US treats Latin American like its 'backyard'

Apr. 15, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing fired back at the U.S. on Monday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China's role in Venezuela as prolonging the crisis there. Pompeo's accusations were "unfounded" and "deliberately drove a wedge" between China and Latin America, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu...

Pompeo prioritizes Venezuela crisis on Latin American tour

Apr. 13, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday a "tyrant" who has caused the ruin of the South American country and its people. Pompeo made the comment during a four-day Latin American tour that brought him to the Paraguayan capital...

Treasury sanctions Venezuelan business to isolate Maduro

Apr. 12, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Friday targeted four companies and nine ships, including some that transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba, as part of the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to isolate President Nicolas Maduro. So far, the U.S. has revoked the visas of 718 of Maduro's...

US looks for options as embattled Venezuelan leader hangs on

Apr. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have been predicting for months that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would soon give up power in the face of economic sanctions and a coalition of more than 50 nations calling for him to step down. But it hasn't worked out that way. Despite the sanctions,...

The Latest: Maduro calls US vice president 'ridiculous'

Apr. 10, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and humanitarian crisis (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is lambasting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's remarks at the U.N. Security Council as both "ridiculous" and "racist." In a televised address early Wednesday...

G-7 ministers reveal 'clear differences' on Middle East

Apr. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

DINARD, France (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations failed to reach consensus on key Middle East issues on Saturday as they wrapped up a meeting in France that was shaken by the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The diplomats in attendance projected a united front while...