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Venezuela Fast Facts

About Venezuela:(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 912,050 sq km, about two times the size of California Population: 31,304,016 (July 2017 est.) Median age: 28 years old Capital: Caracas Ethnic Groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African and indigenous groups Religion: ...

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International court may investigate Venezuela

The “preliminary examination” by the Netherlands-based tribunal is the first step toward launching an investigation into what ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called allegations of “excessive force” by state security forces against opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The ICC prosecutor said ...

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China rebuffs U.S. criticism of relations with oil-rich Venezuela

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government with murky oil-for-loan investments. In a ...

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Venezuela derides U.S. comments on military ouster of Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela condemned on Friday U.S. comments that its own military could topple President Nicolas Maduro and said a Latin American tour by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was seeking a regional “intervention” against the socialist government. Accusing ...

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Venezuela slams U.S. comments on military ouster of Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela described as “outrageous” on Friday comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Venezuela’s military could decide to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said Tillerson, who is embarking on a tour of ...

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Venezuela: France's Macron calls for tougher sanctions

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for tougher sanctions against Venezuela, accusing it of violating democracy and human rights. “It’s not been a democracy for a long time,” said Mr Macron. His comments came after the Supreme Court in Caracas ...

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Venezuela: Maduro ready to stand in early presidential poll

Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly has ordered fresh elections before the end of April. President Nicolas Maduro told thousands of his supporters at a rally that he is ready to seek another six-year term. “It’s the right decision. Imperialism and the ...

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Venezuela to hold presidential vote by end of April

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will hold its presidential vote by the end of April, the pro-government legislative superbody said on Tuesday, with President Nicolas Maduro hoping to trump a squabbling opposition despite economic crisis and foreign sanctions. The unpopular socialist ...

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Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil ...

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