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US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean

(Source: The Associated Press) – U.S. authorities on Sunday said that a Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations. The U.S. Southern Command said that Venezuela’s action demonstrates reckless behaviour by President Nicolas Maduro, whose government accused the U.S. […]

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume in Barbados

(Source: AP) – Negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela’s political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados, according to three people familiar with the talks between representatives of President Nicolas Maduro and the U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. The sources, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because […]

Caribbean foreign ministers hold talks with Venezuelan Opposition leader

CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers on Saturday met with Venezuela’s Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself the interim president of the South American country. The meeting took place in Barbados and while Guaidó was not physically present, he joined the deliberations by video conferencing. Two members of his delegation, were however […]

VENEZUELA – Soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

BBC – Soldiers from the Venezuelan national guard have left their posts ahead of an opposition-led effort to bring aid into the country, Colombia’s migration agency said. In a separate development, Venezuelan troops have fired tear gas at people looking to cross into Colombia to work. Tensions have been rising over a row about the […]

VENEZUELA – Guaidó vows to open aid routes with volunteers

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has vowed to open humanitarian aid routes into the country in defiance of the government. Guaidó, who has declared himself interim president, called on volunteers to help with distribution and said his plans would be ready next week. Footage shows soldiers blocking a key bridge at the border with Colombia. […]

VENEZUELA: EU states recognise Guaidó as president

BBC – The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Guaidó declared himself interim leader last month and won US backing. Russia – a backer of […]

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PM Mottley to participate in international conference on Venezuela

St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris will lead a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation to Uruguay for an international meeting on February 7 on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela. Harris, who is the CARICOM chairman, will be accompanied by his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley and the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley. […]

Venezuela -Military diplomat defects from Maduro

Venezuela’s top military representative to the US has defected from Nicolás Maduro’s government. Col José Luis Silva says he now recognises opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president instead. Mr Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on Wednesday, gaining the backing of several countries including the US. Meanwhile, Mr Maduro has rejected demands by European countries to […]

BBC – Venezuelans protest

Tens of thousands are gathering across Venezuela to march in protest against President Nicolás Maduro. Four people are said to have died in clashes before the protests, as riot police mobilise to guard demonstrators. National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, who organised the opposition march, is urging the army to disobey the government. The US government […]

No CARICOM help needed in Venezuela

There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and therefore no need for Barbados and the Caribbean to intervene, resident Head of Mission at the Venezuelan Embassy Franciso Perez Santana has declared. “We believe in help and help when it is coming from our real friends is always welcomed. But I think countries have to wait […]

Venezuelans sorting through trash for food

CARACAS — Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. Now he spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. “I come here looking for food because if I didn’t, I’d starve to death,” Noguera said as he sorted through a pile of moldy potatoes. “With things like they are, no one helps anyone […]

Embattled Maduro headed to Jamaica

Jamaica House has confirmed that the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected in the island for a working visit on Sunday. A media advisory released by the Office of the Prime Minister today said Maduro will be in the island for a working visit. The Venezuelan leader is scheduled to meet with government officials, including […]

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