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Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport ruleThe 50-year-old mechanic fled Venezuela three days ago. Traveling by bus with his fiance Yenny to the border town of Ipiales in southwest Colombia, Malavolta said he heard on the final leg of the trip that their plan had been ruined. As of 12 a.m. on Saturday, new regulations put in place by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno prohibit Venezuelans from entering Ecuador without a valid passport.



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Venezuelan migrants throng Ecuador-Colombia border high up in Andes

Venezuelan migrants throng Ecuador-Colombia border high up in AndesImpoverished Venezuelans are fleeing food shortages, hyperinflation, and violent crime in their homeland, often taking days-long bus rides across South America because they cannot afford flights. Ecuador’s government on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in three provinces due to a jump in Venezuelans who arrived through Colombia. Authorities said up to 4,500 Venezuelans had crossed daily since the weekend, up from around 500 to 1,000 people previously.



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Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted Maduro

Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted MaduroCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.



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Assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said. Caught by surprise mid-speech, Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced Saturday after hearing the sound of an explosion pierce the air. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the incident took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. as Maduro was celebrating the National Guard’s 81st anniversary.



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Venezuelan President Unharmed After Explosions Interrupt Speech

Venezuelan President Unharmed After Explosions Interrupt SpeechVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was unharmed after an explosion went off



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Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensionsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election.



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Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA's Caribbean assets – sources

Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA's Caribbean assets - sourcesHOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA to enforce a $ 2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands of Curacao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius that accounted for about a quarter of Venezuela’s oil exports last year. The company received court attachments freezing assets at least two of the facilities, and could move to sell them, one of the sources said.



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US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrants

US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrantsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is providing $ 2.5 million for emergency food and medicine assistance to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia in the U.S.' first action to alleviate a burgeoning humanitarian crisis reverberating across Latin America.



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Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilot

Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilotOscar Perez, a rogue helicopter pilot who vanished last year after dropping grenades on Venezuela’s Supreme Court, said Monday he and his companions were surrounded and pinned down by police marksmen. “They are firing at us with grenade launchers. Perez, a former elite police officer, is seen with other men in one of the videos, some of them armed.



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Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights CouncilBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro, accused of trampling on human rights and democracy in Venezuela, is expected to address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11. Maduro’s government has been criticized by the United Nations, Washington and other governments for overriding Venezuela’s opposition-led Congress, jailing hundreds of opponents and failing to allow the entry of foreign humanitarian aid to ease a severe economic crisis. “We received a ‘note verbale’ today that he is coming,” U.N. human rights spokesman Rolando Gomez said on Monday.



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