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AP Explains: What's next in Venezuela's political stand-off?

AP Explains: What's next in Venezuela's political stand-off?CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A previously little-known Venezuelan congressman, Juan Guaidó, leaped to the front stage of Venezuela's political conflict early this year by declaring himself interim president in a bid to force the removal of President Nicolas Maduro.



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The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó recognizes risk of arrest

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó recognizes risk of arrestCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's Crisis (all times local):



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Venezuela's Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuela's Maduro announces ban on rival holding public officeVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office. It was the latest scuffle between Maduro and Guaido, who lay rival claims to be the legitimate leader of the oil-producing South American nation of 30 million people.



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House passes bills meant to pressure Venezuela's Maduro

House passes bills meant to pressure Venezuela's MaduroWASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved three bills aimed at stepping up U.S. pressure against the government of Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro.



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U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others

U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, othersThe Trump administration on Friday warned the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over the detention of Americans, including six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum who have been jailed since 2017. “We will hold Maduro and his prison officials to account for their safety and well-being,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement, adding that the Citgo employees include five individuals with dual U.S. citizenship and one U.S. legal permanent resident. The United States is concerned about reports of prison officials preventing attorneys and families of detained U.S. citizens from delivering food and denying communication, the statement said.



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Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature makes new military offer

Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature makes new military offerMembers of the Venezuelan armed forces that abandon President Nicolas Maduro will keep their rank and be reinstated once a new government is in place, the opposition-controlled legislature said Tuesday. The announcement marked the latest offer from the National Assembly, headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, to try to convince more military personnel to switch sides. Guaido, recognized by more than 50 countries as acting president, launched a challenge to socialist Maduro’s authority in January.



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Venezuela's Maduro plans 'deep restructuring' of government: VP

Venezuela's Maduro plans 'deep restructuring' of government: VPVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning a “deep restructuring” of his government, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday, as the country recovers from a prolonged blackout amid a power struggle with the opposition. “President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their roles up for review in a deep restructuring of the methods and functions of the Bolivarian government, to protect the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat,” Rodriguez wrote on Twitter, referring to independence leader Simon Bolivar and former President Hugo Chavez.



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Venezuela's pro-regime 'colectivos' vow to back Maduro whatever it costs

Venezuela's pro-regime 'colectivos' vow to back Maduro whatever it costsThe scene occurred during a weeklong blackout that was the worst in Venezuela’s history. Maduro had called on his supporters to show “active resistance” to the “electric sabotage” he claimed was waged by the United States.



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Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'

Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday called for a new mass demonstration as the country’s devastating blackout that has left millions without power entered its fifth day. “Tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon, all of Venezuela will be on the streets” to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido said in a speech to the National Assembly legislature, which he heads. Parliament accepted the 35-year-old’s request to declare a “state of alarm” to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.



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Venezuela's Guaido spurs supporters on at massive opposition rally

Venezuela's Guaido spurs supporters on at massive opposition rallyHours after Venezuelan opposition activists scuffled with police and troops on Saturday (March 8) morning, opposition leader Juan Guaido stood on the roof of a vehicle in Caracas and addressed supporters with a bullhorn, telling them they would organize continued, massive protests despite efforts by authorities to prevent organizers from setting up a stage earlier in the day. No reporter narration.



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