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U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox NewsThe United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of the Venezuelan people,” Pompeo said. “We’re determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their say.” He did not give further details on the nature of the planned actions.



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Exclusive: Venezuela signs oil deals similar to ones rolled back under Chavez – document

Exclusive: Venezuela signs oil deals similar to ones rolled back under Chavez - documentThe effort signals that President Nicolas Maduro, who is struggling under a hyper-inflationary economic meltdown and fast-declining oil output, is willing to reverse the aggressive efforts of his predecessor – who died in 2013 – to expand the state’s role in the energy industry of the OPEC nation. The government had already announced a vague plan to boost oil output with the help of seven companies. The plan was described during a televised event on Aug. 28 in which representatives of those companies, during a ceremony including Maduro, signed “joint service agreements” with PDVSA.



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Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A strong aftershock jolted Venezuela's northeastern coast on Wednesday following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century, though officials said neither caused major damage or deaths, apparently due to their depth.



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Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquakeVenezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway and people to run into the street in panic but there were no reports of fatalities or injuries. The tremor was an added headache for a country whose economy is unraveling amid hyperinflation and widespread grassroots anger with the leftist government. The tremor was felt for several seconds some 400 kilometers (250 miles) away in the capital Caracas, notably in tall buildings.



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Powerful 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Venezuela, but Causes Little Damage

Powerful 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Venezuela, but Causes Little DamageBut it likely caused little damage



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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the northern coast of Venezuela, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the northern coast of Venezuela, no tsunami threatA magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the coast of Venezuela on Tuesday evening, the United States Geological Survey reports.



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Venezuela rocked by strongest earthquake to hit country in 100 years

Venezuela rocked by strongest earthquake to hit country in 100 yearsVenezuela has been hit by its strongest earthquake in more than 100 years, knocking out power and toppling supermarket shelves. Damage from the 7.3-magnitude quake, which shook the nation’s northeastern coast and parts of the Caribbean, was limited by the depth of tremors beneath the Earth’s surface. The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at a depth of 76 miles (123km), with an epicentre a few miles off the Cariaco peninsula.



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Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes VenezuelaVenezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The tremor was felt for several seconds and caused panic in Caracas, notably in tall buildings, many of which were evacuated for fears of aftershocks or lasting structural damage. The USGS said the tremor occurred just after 5:30 pm (2130 GMT), with the epicenter close to the coast of the state of Sucre, at a depth of 123 kilometers (76 miles).



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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reformsUncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. Ahead of a major currency overhaul on Monday, when Caracas will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, Maduro detailed other measures he hopes will pull Venezuela out of crisis.



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Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela

Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in VenezuelaVenezuelans are concerned over the safety of a “twin” viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout. Designed by Italian structural engineer Riccardo Morandi, it predates by five years his 1967 bridge in Genoa that collapsed this week causing the death of 39 people.



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