Latest Nicolas Maduro News

Greece OKs Venezuelan Embassy assets seizure in legal case

Apr. 09, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Justice Ministry has authorized a court order to seize assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in Athens following a court case linked to sexual misconduct and wrongful dismissal allegations made by former female staff members. The court...

Blinken ends Trump rights plan promoting conservative agenda

Mar. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters...

Miami judge rejects Maduro ally's request to dismiss charges

Mar. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami on Thursday rejected a request by a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to dismiss money laundering charges, ruling that he must first surrender to U.S. authorities before he can argue his claim of diplomatic immunity. ...

African court orders release of ally of Maduro wanted by US

Mar. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A regional court in West Africa has ordered the immediate release of a Venezuelan businessman close to President Nicolás Maduro, finding that his arrest in Cape Verde on U.S. money laundering charges was unlawful. In its ruling Monday, a court belonging to...

US lets Venezuelans stay temporarily, will review sanctions

Mar. 08, 2021 22:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse and will review U.S. sanctions intended to isolate the South American nation. Both...

3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot

Mar. 05, 2021 20:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men acknowledged their role alongside Jordan Goudreau, a former American...

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

Feb. 22, 2021 12:03 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including the military coup in Myanmar, the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the rights situations in countries including Ethiopia...

US plans to reengage with UN rights council, reversing Trump

Feb. 08, 2021 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced plans Monday to reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, as the Biden administration reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations...

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with...

Brazil receives oxygen from Venezuela for COVID-19 patients

Jan. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Five trucks carrying oxygen from Venezuela arrived at Manaus, a city of 2 million people in the Brazilian rainforest where the local health system has collapsed amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and a severe shortage of oxygen for breathless patients. ...