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# venezuela - Friday 10 July, 2020

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
# Jeanine Anez
# Jeanine Anez

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Jul 10th 2020, 8:18 AM 12,648 Views 4 Comments

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

# venezuela - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

Jun 8th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,903 Views 74 Comments

The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.

# venezuela - Thursday 9 May, 2019

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader

May 9th 2019, 7:57 AM 6,536 Views 21 Comments

In January, leader of the opposition Juan Guaido declared himself to be the country’s president.

# venezuela - Monday 6 May, 2019

'Venezuela was beautiful once... It wasn’t until the very end that we realised we were losing everything'
# Crisis
# Crisis

'Venezuela was beautiful once... It wasn’t until the very end that we realised we were losing everything'

May 6th 2019, 10:00 PM 37,502 Views 39 Comments

Amanda Coakley interviews Venezuelans in Cali, Colombia

# venezuela - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Talks with Putin over Venezuela crisis were 'very positive' says Trump
# Crisis
# Crisis

Talks with Putin over Venezuela crisis were 'very positive' says Trump

May 4th 2019, 8:55 AM 7,667 Views 25 Comments

The US has imposed tough sanctions against Venezuela.

# venezuela - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

May 1st 2019, 12:22 PM 8,658 Views 35 Comments

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

# venezuela - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'
# Caracas
# Caracas

Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'

Updated Apr 30th 2019, 10:56 PM 22,782 Views 129 Comments

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claims to have military backing to oust Maduro.

# venezuela - Monday 22 April, 2019

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia
# Crisis
# Crisis

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Apr 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 15,994 Views 16 Comments

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

# venezuela - Friday 19 April, 2019

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
# Simon Cumbers
# Simon Cumbers

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

Apr 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,070 Views 9 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

# venezuela - Friday 22 March, 2019

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:12 PM 8,515 Views 1 Comment

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

# venezuela - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout
# Power Struggle In A Power Cut
# Power Struggle In A Power Cut

Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout

Mar 9th 2019, 6:10 PM 9,186 Views 33 Comments

It’s not known what caused the blackout, which is one of the worst and longest in recent memory in Venezuela.

# venezuela - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Mar 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,667 Views 133 Comments

Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.

# venezuela - Monday 4 March, 2019

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela
# Caracas
# Caracas

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela

Mar 4th 2019, 9:22 PM 9,891 Views 60 Comments

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

# venezuela - Sunday 24 February, 2019

At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly

Feb 24th 2019, 8:08 AM 10,597 Views 47 Comments

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters attempted to bring humanitarian aid across the border.

# venezuela - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia
# Showdown
# Showdown

Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia

Updated Feb 23rd 2019, 2:01 PM 14,245 Views 42 Comments

Last night, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.

# venezuela - Friday 22 February, 2019

Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies
# Venezuela Live Aid
# Venezuela Live Aid

Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:36 AM 14,460 Views 36 Comments

The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.

# venezuela - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 8:49 AM 13,562 Views 20 Comments

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.

# venezuela - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

Feb 17th 2019, 7:35 AM 8,985 Views 29 Comments

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

# venezuela - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in food next week, says Maduro 'will have no choice but to leave'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in food next week, says Maduro 'will have no choice but to leave'

Feb 13th 2019, 9:42 AM 8,358 Views 47 Comments

US aid has been piling up in Colombia, barricaded by the military, under Maduro’s orders.

# venezuela - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

Feb 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,289 Views 192 Comments

‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?
# Interim President
# Interim President

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

Feb 9th 2019, 9:30 AM 37,082 Views 163 Comments

Other EU countries have backed the young leader as an interim president in the politically unstable country.

# venezuela - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela

Feb 6th 2019, 12:47 PM 14,507 Views 126 Comments

Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday deadline to call presidential elections.

# venezuela - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections

Feb 5th 2019, 10:14 PM 8,782 Views 99 Comments

Young Fine Gael has called on the government to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.

# venezuela - Monday 4 February, 2019

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

Updated Feb 4th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,191 Views 89 Comments

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

# venezuela - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

Feb 3rd 2019, 4:11 PM 11,835 Views 71 Comments

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

# venezuela - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home
# Political Crisis
# Political Crisis

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 13,707 Views 47 Comments

The current political crisis has seen lack of food, medical supplies and major inflation directly impact the Latin American country.

# venezuela - Friday 1 February, 2019

Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'

Feb 1st 2019, 9:21 PM 11,240 Views 106 Comments

Tomorrow’s rally coincides with the 20th anniversary of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.

# venezuela - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 9,725 Views 49 Comments

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

# venezuela - Monday 28 January, 2019

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
# PDVSA
# PDVSA

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Jan 28th 2019, 10:14 PM 8,194 Views 42 Comments

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

# venezuela - Saturday 26 January, 2019

EU to 'take further actions' if new elections not called in Venezuela
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

EU to 'take further actions' if new elections not called in Venezuela

Updated Jan 26th 2019, 4:20 PM 16,308 Views 60 Comments

Nicolas Maduro has been given eight days to call an election.

# venezuela - Friday 25 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 25th 2019, 7:49 AM 11,984 Views 62 Comments

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

# venezuela - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 12:23 PM 21,230 Views 82 Comments

The current political crisis has been years in the making.

# venezuela - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes
# Juan Guaido
# Juan Guaido

Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes

Jan 23rd 2019, 9:22 PM 10,245 Views 53 Comments

US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “interim leader” and called on Nicolas Maduro to resign.

# venezuela - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump
# Caravan
# Caravan

Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump

Oct 25th 2018, 7:17 AM 10,419 Views 22 Comments

Pence has accused Caracas of financing the Honduras migrant caravan marching towards the US.

# venezuela - Friday 24 August, 2018

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues
# Crisis
# Crisis

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues

Aug 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,473 Views 42 Comments

Local churches have been handing out food to the weary and hungry migrants as they wait.

# venezuela - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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

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

Updated Aug 5th 2018, 7:38 PM 19,847 Views 67 Comments

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

# venezuela - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

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

Jul 24th 2018, 12:06 PM 24,176 Views 85 Comments

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

# venezuela - Saturday 16 June, 2018

17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede

Jun 16th 2018, 5:57 PM 12,056 Views 2 Comments

A brawl prompted someone to throw a tear gas canister, sending hundreds rushing for the exits.

# venezuela - Monday 21 May, 2018

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

May 21st 2018, 5:33 PM 19,635 Views 111 Comments

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

# venezuela - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls
# The Maduro Diet
# The Maduro Diet

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls

May 20th 2018, 2:52 PM 7,533 Views 33 Comments

Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.

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