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US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

Washington: The US Treasury on Friday listed Venezuela-related companies and vessels as its designated targets in a new round of sanctions to pile up pressure on the Maduro government. The two companies blacklisted operated in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and were accused of shipping oil to Cuba,[Read More…]

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all US diplomats remaining in Venezuela have departed the South American country. Calling the withdrawal “temporary departure,” Pompeo said in a statement released by the State Department on Thursday that US diplomats will continue their work from other locations, Xinhua[Read More…]

Pompeo asks India to join boycott of Venezuelan oil

Pompeo asks India to join boycott of Venezuelan oil

By Arul Louis New York: The US, which has launched an all-out diplomatic and economic campaign against the Nicolas Maduro government of Venezuela, has asked India to join the oil boycott, according to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. He discussed it with visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. “I’m confident[Read More…]

Huge power outage leaves Venezuela in darkness

Huge power outage leaves Venezuela in darkness

Caracas: A massive power outage has left most of Venezuela without electricity. At least 70 per cent of the country still had no power on Friday evening, more than 20 hours after the massive outage, CNN reported. The blackout stopped mass transit in the capital of Caracas, shutting businesses and[Read More…]

Venezuela completely closes border with Colombia

Venezuela completely closes border with Colombia

Caracas: The Venezuelan government has completely closed its border with Colombia in the face of alleged threats to its sovereignty from the neighbouring country, from where the opposition plans to bring in international humanitarian aid into Caracas. The step was taken on Friday night, hours after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro[Read More…]

Venezuela delays demonetisation amid protests, looting

Venezuela government on Saturday extended the use of its 100-Bolivar bill until January 2, after its decision to demonetise the largest bill left the country to cash shortage, and sparked protests and looting. President Nicolas Maduro said the decision was pulled out because the promised higher-denomination were still unavailable because[Read More…]

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