Venezuela’s Maduro blasts US sanctions as ‘illegal’, ‘immoral’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slams as “illegal” and “immoral” new US sanctions against its central bank in the latest US effort to strangle Maduro’s cash flow. SOUNDBITE

First shipment of Red Cross aid delivered to Venezuela

Dozens of trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrive in the Red Cross warehouse in the Venezuelan capital, from where some 3,100 volunteers will take part in the distribution of the supplies.

Venezuela’s Maduro: humanitarian aid is ‘politicised show’ of US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says that the “false narrative of humanitarian aid … was a politicised show of the US and Colombian governments to intervene in Venezuela”, on the day that the first shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in the country. SOUNDBITE

US Pompeo visits Simon Bolivar border bridge with Colombia’s Duque

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Simon Bolivar border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela with Colombian President Ivan Duque, as part as a visit to the border to inspect aid programs supporting Venezuelan refugees. IMAGES

Pompeo prioritizes Venezuela crisis in Paraguay

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday a “tyrant” who has caused the ruin of the South American country and its people. (April 13)

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Maduro says deal reached with Red Cross to send Venezuela aid

President Nicolas Maduro announces an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela. SOUNDBITE

Maduro slams arrogance of ‘fool’ Pence at UN

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro slams an “arrogant” US Vice President Mike Pence, saying he had made “a fool of himself” by calling on the UN to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maduro’s rival. SOUNDBITE

Venezuela’s Guaido addresses supporters during fresh protests

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido addresses supporters during a demonstration in Caracas, where he called for fresh protests to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. IMAGES

Pence urges UN to revoke Venezuela credentials

Vice President Mike Pence called on UN leaders to recognize interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido and revoke the credentials for the country’s current UN ambassador. (April 10)

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