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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Nicolas Maduro

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Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia
The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.
Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.
Maduro denies plans to flee Venezuela as Juan Guaidó calls on military to revolt
Guaidó claimed this was the “beginning of the end” of Maduro’s regime, and there was “no turning back.”
Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claims to have military backing to oust Maduro.
Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout
It’s not known what caused the blackout, which is one of the worst and longest in recent memory in Venezuela.
Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela
Tensions in the South American country have grown since 23 January when Guaidó declared himself president.
At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters attempted to bring humanitarian aid across the border.
Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia
Last night, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.
Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies
The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.
Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.
Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.
Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections
Young Fine Gael has called on the government to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.
EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader
The move comes after embattled President Nicolas Maduro rejected calls for fresh presidential elections.
Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.
'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home
The current political crisis has seen lack of food, medical supplies and major inflation directly impact the Latin American country.
Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'
Tomorrow’s rally coincides with the 20th anniversary of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country
Leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking to neutralise the American-backed opposition chief.
US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.
Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country
US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself ‘acting president’.
Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?
The current political crisis has been years in the making.
Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump
Pence has accused Caracas of financing the Honduras migrant caravan marching towards the US.
US denies involvement in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president Maduro
The Venezuelan government has said seven soldiers were wounded in the incident.
Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.
US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action
The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.
Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls
Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.
Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'
Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.
Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country
On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.
'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company
The Attorney General has launched an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.
Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests
10 people were killed in violent protests against Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly elections.
Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.
'Who do these imperialists in the US think they are?': Venezuelan leader hits back amid protests
The US has issued fresh sanctions freezing the assets of senior Venezuelan officials.
At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela
One young woman was shot in the head.
Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up
Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.
Two countries offer Snowden asylum, but he has no passport to leave Moscow
Snowden has been scrambling to evade espionage charges after disclosing a vast US surveillance program to collect phone and internet data.
Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result
Opposition lawmakers said they were denied speaking rights as they refused to recognise the election of Nicolas Maduro as successor to Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.
Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.
Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change
Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.
Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts
Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.