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Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies

Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies

March 22, 2019 9:05 am

Caracas: Defying US warnings, President Nicolas Maduro’s regime on Thursday arrested a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who Washington recognizes as Venezuela’s interim leader. Guaido and the opposition-ruled National Assembly denounced the arrest of Roberto Marrero, charging on Twitter that he was taken from his home during a pre-dawn raid by intelligence officers. The United States has repeatedly warned Venezuelan Maduro against […]

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China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

March 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Caracas: China on Wednesday offered to help Venezuela bring its collapsing power grid back online as President Nicolas Maduro sought to stave off rising public anger that is bolstering his US-backed rival Juan Guaido. A vast blackout that struck Venezuela nearly a week ago — the worst in its history — has deepened the South American country’s already grave economic crisis, especially by disrupting […]

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France probes 737 MAX black boxes as Boeing halts deliveries

Argentina joins countries grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s

March 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Buenos Aires: Argentina’s flagship carrier has joined airlines that have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after the crash in Ethiopia. Aerolineas Argentinas said late Monday it had ordered the suspension as it awaited the result of investigations into the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which killed all 157 aboard. “For Aerolineas Argentinas, safety is the most important value,” the company […]

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India, Paraguay pledge to strengthen multilateral cooperation to combat terrorism

India, Paraguay pledge to strengthen multilateral cooperation to combat terrorism

March 7, 2019 3:36 pm

Asuncion: India and Paraguay have underlined the need to take firm measures against terrorism and pledged to strengthen multilateral cooperation to combat the scourge. Paraguay strongly condemned the brutal terrorist attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the Latin American country and held talks with its leadership. The attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed left 40 […]

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Bomb hoax at Khar railway station

Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

February 23, 2019 7:45 pm

Cucuta (Colombia): Venezuelans frustrated over their nation’s crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country. The opposition is calling on masses of Venezuelans to help trucks carrying the nearly 200 metric tons of humanitarian assistance delivered […]

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Argentina President arrives in India on 3-day visit

Argentina President arrives in India on 3-day visit

February 17, 2019 2:59 pm

New Delhi: Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri arrived here Sunday on a three-day India visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enhance cooperation in key sectors such as economy, nuclear technology and space. President Macri was received at the airport by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. “Bienvenido Se or […]

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Argentines protest in push for 'food emergency' declaration

Argentines protest in push for ‘food emergency’ declaration

February 14, 2019 11:00 am

Buenos Aires: Thousands took to the streets in 50 Argentine cities and towns Wednesday demanding that the government declare a “food emergency” and put an end to suffocating price increases. “We are losing work, food, education, housing… it’s desperation that is emerging among our people,” said Osvaldo Ulacio, 60, as he marched in the capital Buenos Aires. […]

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Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies

Venezuela’s Guaido warns military on blocked aid

February 11, 2019 10:02 am

Caracas: Opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by some 50 countries as Venezuela’s interim president, has warned the military that blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country is a “crime against humanity.” The warning comes as international aid has taken center stage in a test of wills between Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro in which the military is seen as the pivotal player. […]

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Bomb hoax at Khar railway station

US seeks UN draft resolution calling for Venezuela elections

February 10, 2019 9:52 am

Washington: The United States has shared with its UN Security Council allies a draft resolution calling for international aid to be delivered in Venezuela and for a presidential vote to take place. While no date has yet been set for a vote on the American draft, and negotiations are ongoing, Russia is likely to use its veto power to block it as part of its […]

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Venezuela opposition leader says family threatened by Maduro agents

Venezuela opposition leader says family threatened by Maduro agents

February 1, 2019 10:02 am

Caracas: Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido said Thursday elite security forces had entered his home to threaten his family, blaming the government of Nicolas Maduro as international support grew for his bid to oust the embattled president. The move heightened fears for the security of the 35-year-old National Assembly leader, who declared himself acting president last week in a direct challenge to Maduro’s authority. The […]

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