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#Nicolas Maduro

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 9 March, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 4 March, 2019

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela

Tensions in the South American country have grown since 23 January when Guaidó declared himself president.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 24 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 22 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one Aid

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 - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 4 February, 2019

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

The move comes after embattled President Nicolas Maduro rejected calls for fresh presidential elections.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home Political Crisis This post contains videos

'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.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 1 February, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country

Leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking to neutralise the American-backed opposition chief.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 28 January, 2019

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”.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 25 January, 2019

Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country

US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself ‘acting president’.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 24 January, 2019

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 5 August, 2018

US denies involvement in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president Maduro

The Venezuelan government has said seven soldiers were wounded in the incident.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 21 May, 2018

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 20 May, 2018

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country

On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'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.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 31 July, 2017

Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests

10 people were killed in violent protests against Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly elections.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'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.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 20 April, 2017

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela

One young woman was shot in the head.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result Punch-Up This post contains videos

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.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 15 April, 2013

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.

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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.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 11 March, 2013

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts

Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 8 March, 2013

Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 4 January, 2013

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.