Venezuela opposition breaks with Guaido; signs deal

Venezuela opposition breaks with Guaido; signs deal

CARACAS – A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed last Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro’s government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the socialist administration. The agreement was signed by representatives of several opposition parties alongside Maduro’s […]

Venezuelan troops on alert on Colombian border

Venezuelan troops on alert on Colombian border

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared an “orange alert” last Tuesday in the states that border with Colombia due to the threat of military aggression by the neighboring country. An orange alert means that the Venezuelan army must be at the ready against aggression from the neighboring country, waiting for the call to arms. “We know […]

UN says US sanctions on Venezuela could have ‘Far-Reaching Implications’

UN says US sanctions on Venezuela could have ‘Far-Reaching Implications’

NEW YORK, United States – A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this past has triggered the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official who says she fears the move will have a “potentially severe impact” on the human rights of the South American nation’s “long-suffering” people. Tensions […]

Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

After weeks of dismissing persistent calls by Caracas to resume dialogue, US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has agreed to talks in Barbados, while still calling President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” who must go. Guaido, who declared himself ‘interim president’ of Venezuela in January and has since enlisted the support of the US and its […]

Activists lash out at Canada for ‘aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela’

Activists lash out at Canada for ‘aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela’

By Lincoln DePradine Canada has been criticized for its role, along with the United States, in what activists call aggression towards Cuba and Venezuela. The efforts of Canada, the United States and other western nations are designed “to cause as much destruction as they can in Venezuela’’ and to choke Cuba, according Dr Isaac Saney, […]

Canada’s foreign minister urges Cuba to be ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

Canada’s foreign  minister urges Cuba to be  ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

OTTAWA, — Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday urged Cuba to line up with Lima Group nations and end its support for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. “Cuba needs to not be part of the problem in Venezuela, but become part of the solution,” Freeland told reporters in a conference call. “That is something that we […]

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, last Friday The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard had joined the search and rescue mission for a boat carrying 25 people from Venezuela, which overturned on its way to the twin-island republic. So far, only four of those on board the Venezuelan-registered pirogue have been rescued. The other 21 are unaccounted […]

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — President of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT), Tommy Johnson, has called on yacht owners to travel in “a convoy if possible” after a 55-foot sailboat came under attack from Venezuelan pirates over the last weekend. In a statement posted on the YSATT’s Facebook page, Johnson said […]

Antigua denounces sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela

Antigua denounces sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela

  ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Government has denounced the latest round of economic sanctions against Venezuela as the United States seeks to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office in the South American country. “That is certainly a decision we abhor, we believe that sanctions kill and whereas the United States may […]

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights to Venezuela

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights  to Venezuela

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The State-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Monday said that it had cancelled all flights to Venezuela on Monday following an electricity blackout that has hit the South American country where the Opposition is seeking to force President Nicolas Maduro out of office. In a brief statement, CAL said it had taken […]