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Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in Venezuela

Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in VenezuelaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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Peru to Maduro: You're still not welcome at Summit of Americas

Peru to Maduro: You're still not welcome at Summit of AmericasPeru’s new foreign minister said on Tuesday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was still not welcome to attend a regional summit in Lima next week, upholding a decision by Peru’s disgraced former president. U.S. President Donald Trump and heads of state from across the Western Hemisphere plan to travel to Peru for the Summit of the Americas, which will celebrate the theme “democratic governance fighting corruption” from April 13-14. In his first speech as Peru’s foreign minister, Nestor Popolizio said Peru’s decision not to invite Maduro to the event reflects the view of a dozen countries that have been pressuring Venezuela to hold free and fair elections.



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Venezuela's Maduro says he could stop oil sales to US

Venezuela's Maduro says he could stop oil sales to USVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro floated the idea Tuesday of cutting off oil sales to the United States, which buys almost half its output. Never one to shy away from provocative rhetoric, socialist Maduro said that US sanctions against Caracas were over the top, and maybe not worth the trouble. Venezuela produces 1.9 million barrels per day of which the United States buys 750,000.



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Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': Maduro

Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': MaduroWASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as “corrupt, thieving traitors” despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo [PDVSAC.UL] who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, possibly complicating Venezuela’s corruption sweep of the oil industry.



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Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 MurdersVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.



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Maduro says Venezuela will 'never' default on its massive debt

Maduro says Venezuela will 'never' default on its massive debtVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insisted on Sunday that his cash-strapped country would “never” default, as he prepared to meet with creditors in Caracas to discuss rescheduling part of the country’s massive $ 150 billion debt. “Never, default will never reach Venezuela,” he declared on his weekly television show. Maduro pointed to ongoing negotiations with his allies China and Russia, to which Venezuela owes, respectively, $ 28 billion and $ 8 billion.



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Maduro says Venezuela, Turkey share vision of a 'different world'

Maduro says Venezuela, Turkey share vision of a 'different world'Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro hailed a “new era” in relations with Turkey after being welcomed by counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his Ankara palace, saying both countries believed in a different, multi-polar world. Maduro, who has been shunned by the West and faced deadly protests against his rule this spring, was making the first state visit by a Venezuelan president to Turkey, after holding talks in Belarus and Russia in the last days. “We want to open a new era in relations between Venezuela and Turkey,” Maduro said in a joint statement with Erdogan after their talks.



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Canada to impose sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro and top officials

Canada to impose sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro and top officialsBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for “anti-democratic behavior,” the foreign ministry said on Friday. Canada’s move, which followed a similar decision by the United States, came after months of protests against Maduro’s government in which at least 125 people have been killed. “Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement.



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