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US military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela

US military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela

The Pentagon on Wednesday appeared to downplay any active planning to directly intervene in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro, telling Congress it had not been given orders to prepare for war and stressing support for diplomacy.

Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise against Maduro, violence breaks out

Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise against Maduro, violence breaks out

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and violence broke out at anti-government protests as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos.

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes.

New blackout hits large parts of Venezuela

New blackout hits large parts of Venezuela

A new blackout across large parts of Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark on Tuesday, AFP and accounts published on social media said.

Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation

Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised will be a "definitive" escalation of pressure to force the country's embattled leftist leader from office.

Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas Maduro, amid rising anger over the collapse of public services.

US calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

US calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

The United States on Monday accused Russia of "reckless escalation" of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to the crisis-stricken South American nation that Washington has hit with crippling sanctions.

Russia to meet US officials in Rome for talks on Venezuela crisis

Russia to meet US officials in Rome for talks on Venezuela crisis

Russian and US diplomats are to meet in Rome to discuss the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, according to the Foreign Ministry in Moscow.

Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protest

Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protest

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed Tuesday to take Nicolas Maduro's place in the presidential palace "very soon," as thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas to protest.

Guaido, Maduro rallies set as Venezuela struggles with blackout

Guaido, Maduro rallies set as Venezuela struggles with blackout

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to protest once again Saturday as opposition leader Juan Guaido cranks up the pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro -- in the midst of a sweeping electricity blackout that has crippled the crisis-wracked country.

US to punish foreign entities funding Venezuela's Maduro

US to punish foreign entities funding Venezuela's Maduro

The United States will impose sanctions on foreign institutions helping to finance embattled far-left Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, the White House said Wednesday.

Venezuela's Guaido risks arrest as he returns home to defy Maduro

Venezuela's Guaido risks arrest as he returns home to defy Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido plans to risk arrest by returning home on Monday, after he ignored a court-imposed travel ban and toured Latin American countries to boost support for his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.