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Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal Over Gold Held in U.K.

Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal Over Gold Held in U.K.

Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal Over Gold Held in U.K. Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal Over Gold Held in U.K. LONDON — A British court gave another chance to President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela in a tug of war over about $2 billion of gold stored at the Bank of England in a contentious …

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Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Pardons Political Opponents

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro Pardons Political Opponents

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Pardons Political Opponents Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Pardons Political Opponents MEXICO CITY — The Venezuelan government said Monday it would pardon more than 100 political opponents who had been targeted for prosecution in what would amount to the country’s largest political amnesty in almost a decade. The move came as President Nicolás Maduro tries to break …

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U.K. Judge Denies President Nicolás Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England

U.K. Judge Denies President Nicolás Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England

U.K. Judge Denies President Nicolás Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England U.K. Judge Denies President Nicolás Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England LONDON — A British judge ruled on Thursday that President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela cannot access over $1 billion in gold in a Bank of England vault, on the basis that Britain …

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Trump says he’s open to meeting Maduro then quickly backtracks on Twitter

Trump says he's open to meeting Maduro then quickly backtracks on Twitter

Trump says he’s open to meeting Maduro then quickly backtracks on Twitter Trump says he’s open to meeting Maduro then quickly backtracks on Twitter The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. President Donald Trump may be losing interest in the US’s regime change ambitions in Venezuela. Axios reported …

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Secret Detentions Become a Common Tool of Repression Under Maduro

Secret Detentions Become a Common Tool of Repression Under Maduro

Secret Detentions Become a Common Tool of Repression Under Maduro Secret Detentions Become a Common Tool of Repression Under Maduro A crush of Venezuelan government agents entered the home brandishing guns but not a warrant, and took Ariana Granadillo away. Over the next week, they confined, beat, interrogated and nearly suffocated her, then let her go as abruptly as they …

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Trump administration threatens Venezuela’s Maduro with ‘every tool’ US has to free two Americans

Trump administration threatens Venezuela's Maduro with 'every tool' US has to free two Americans

Trump administration threatens Venezuela’s Maduro with ‘every tool’ US has to free two Americans Trump administration threatens Venezuela’s Maduro with ‘every tool’ US has to free two Americans The Trump administration will use “every tool” it has to free two Americans jailed in Venezuela for what its president, Nicolas Maduro, is calling a failed coup attempt. Mr Maduro says the …

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Venezuela’s Maduro, Used to Crises, Faces His Toughest One Yet

Venezuela’s Maduro, Used to Crises, Faces His Toughest One Yet

CARACAS, Venezuela — Only a month ago, President Nicolás Maduro seemed to be consolidating his autocratic rule. The opposition was fading into irrelevance, international pressure was waning and the country’s devastating economic woes were finally easing, if only a bit. Then, suddenly, a global pandemic shut down what’s left of the economy, the collapse of global oil prices wiped out …

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Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

Instead, the country was hit by the largest economic collapse in its history, a result of falling oil prices and years of economic mismanagement by the left-wing government. The country’s hospital system collapsed, triggering the exodus of millions of Venezuelans. Even as Mr. Maduro gained power, one indictment said, he helped run and ultimately led a drug trafficking organization called …

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