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Leftist's election to test Colombia's alliance with US

Jun. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It’s one of the United States’ few enduring alliances in an often-turbulent Latin America, one built around a decades-long partnership combating the nation’s drug cartels. But Gustavo Petro’s election as Colombia’s first leftist president is likely...

Venezuela's Maduro meets Qatar's ruling emir on Mideast trip

Jun. 15, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Qatar's ruling emir on Wednesday as part of a Mideast tour. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani posted a photo on social media of the two meeting, saying they “discussed prospects for enhancing...

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro visits Qatar on Mideast tour

Jun. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled Tuesday to the energy-rich nation of Qatar as part of a Mideast tour. Maduro was met at Doha International Airport by Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, and...

Venezuelan opposition to file complaint for attack on leader

Jun. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition group backed by the United States will file a complaint with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the physical attack its leader suffered over the weekend during a visit to a rural community as part of a tour meant to unite his party and...

Venezuela's Maduro visits Kuwait, speaks to crown prince

Jun. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Kuwait on Monday and spoke to the small, oil-rich nation's crown prince, state media reported. “We are on this necessary tour to reactivate ties of work, cooperation, commonality, solidarity,...

Venezuelan leader, Iranian president sign 20-year agreement

Jun. 11, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran's hard-line president signed a 20-year cooperation agreement Saturday, a day after Maduro praised the Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to his nation despite U.S. sanctions. In an interview with President...

Venezuela’s Maduro in Iran for political and economic talks

Jun. 10, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro arrived Friday in the Iranian capital of Tehran on a two-day state visit, the country's state-run media reported. A high-ranking political and economic delegation from Venezuela, which like Iran is under heavy U.S....

Venezuela's Maduro received with pomp on Algeria visit

Jun. 09, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president met on Thursday with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who was welcomed with pomp as he visited the North African nation. Maduro arrived Wednesday evening, greeted at the Algiers airport by Algeria’s prime minister, as he began...

Venezuelan leader, barred from US summit, arrives in Turkey

Jun. 08, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was welcomed in the Turkish capital on Wednesday just as the foreign minister of Russia, a key ally of the ostracized Latin American regime, was also visiting the city. Maduro is on a Eurasian tour after being rebuffed by...

Light sentences in 2 US cases targeting graft in Venezuela

May. 23, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two U.S. criminal cases targeting Venezuela’s government ended Monday in a four-year prison sentence for a Miami businessman who serviced the country’s Russian fighter jets and a light sentence for another individual who implicated a fierce opponent of President Nicolas Maduro in...