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Venezuela Deploys Security Forces in Coronavirus Crackdown

Venezuela Deploys Security Forces in Coronavirus Crackdown

Venezuela Deploys Security Forces in Coronavirus Crackdown Venezuela Deploys Security Forces in Coronavirus Crackdown CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela has tackled the coronavirus much as he has any internal threat to his rule: by deploying his repressive security apparatus against it. Officials in Venezuela’s government are denouncing people who may have come into contact with the coronavirus …

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In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela

In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela

In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela WASHINGTON — The United States has seized more than 1.1 million barrels of Iranian fuel that was headed to Venezuela, officials said on Friday, in a high-seas handover that blocked two diplomatic adversaries from evading American …

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2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced to 20 Years for Venezuela Attack

2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced to 20 Years for Venezuela Attack

2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced to 20 Years for Venezuela Attack 2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced to 20 Years for Venezuela Attack CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. Special Forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, prosecutors announced. The former Green Berets, …

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Trump says Democrats are like ‘Venezuela on steroids’ for trying to overturn his travel ban

Trump says Democrats are like 'Venezuela on steroids' for trying to overturn his travel ban

Trump says Democrats are like ‘Venezuela on steroids’ for trying to overturn his travel ban Trump says Democrats are like ‘Venezuela on steroids’ for trying to overturn his travel ban The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump attacked Democrats on Capitol Hill after they passed the …

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Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the takeover of two of the nation’s most powerful political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected later this year. On Tuesday, the …

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Oil-Starved Venezuela Celebrates Arrival of Tankers From Iran

Oil-Starved Venezuela Celebrates Arrival of Tankers From Iran

Oil-Starved Venezuela Celebrates Arrival of Tankers From Iran Oil-Starved Venezuela Celebrates Arrival of Tankers From Iran BOGOTÁ, Colombia — An oil tanker called “Fortune” has sailed into Venezuela from Iran, the first of five ships expected to arrive in a nation so starved of gasoline that the docking of a single tanker was hailed on Monday by government officials as …

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Iran Summons Ambassador Over Possible U.S. Threat to Venezuela Shipment

Iran Summons Ambassador Over Possible U.S. Threat to Venezuela Shipment

Iran Summons Ambassador Over Possible U.S. Threat to Venezuela Shipment Iran Summons Ambassador Over Possible U.S. Threat to Venezuela Shipment Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, over possible measures the United States could take against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela, the Mehr news agency reported. A senior official in U.S. President Donald …

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From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela

From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela

From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela — A dollar could once theoretically buy about 5 billion gallons of gasoline in Venezuela — more than enough to supply the state of Michigan for a year. Now, a dollar gets you half a pint, …

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An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A disenchanted band of Venezuelan politicians and military deserters gathered in secret last year to plot the overthrow of Venezuela’s authoritarian leader, Nicolás Maduro. They determined they would need four tools to succeed: men, money, a plan and guts. Jordan G. …

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Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion

Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion

Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela said on Monday that two United States citizens were among 13 “terrorists” captured by the authorities in connection with what officials have called a failed plot to invade the country and topple his government. In a state …

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