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Venezuela: Trump slams Guaidó while expressing openness in speaking with Maduro

Trump slams Guaidó while expressing openness in speaking with Maduro

Trump and Guaido

By Paul Antonopoulos | June 22, 2020

In what potentially could be a radical change in Washington’s policy towards Venezuela, U.S. president Donald Trump confessed that he has had doubts about his decision to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the South American country.

Trump revealed in an interview with Axios in the Oval Office what he thinks about the self-proclaimed wannabe president of Venezuela, Guaidó, and even confessed that he “would maybe think” of meeting personally with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has already publicly expressed his willingness to talk with the American president.          Continue reading

President Nicolás Maduro says ‘thank God’ for dollarization in Venezuela

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CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro embraced the currency of his bitter rival the United States yesterday, calling it an “escape valve” that can help the country weather its economic crisis amid U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing him from power.

The official currency, the bolivar, has depreciated more than 90% this year, while hyperinflation in the first nine months of the year clocked in at 4,680%, according to the central bank.

The inflationary spiral has slashed the purchasing power of the South American country’s minimum wage, which together with food assistance, is equivalent to about $10 per month.    Continue reading

Maduro defying Trump, just like Assad did Obama and Castro did Kennedy – By Anthony L Hall

By Anthony L Hall  – https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com

President Trump is notoriously thin-skinned. And nothing gets under it quite like observations that he’s behaving just like his predecessor, Barack Obama. Yet there’s no denying that he’s behaving towards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just as Obama did towards Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

No doubt you recall Obama declaring that Assad must go:

The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.

(The Washington Post, August 18, 2011)            Continue reading

The risk of a catastrophic US intervention in Venezuela is real – opinion

War would bring untold suffering to the country and a vanishingly small likelihood of the change Venezuela needs

The US recognized Guaidó as president minutes after his declaration. A number of Latin American nations, most with conservative governments backed by the US, have also done so. The growing list includes Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, and Paraguay. Canada and the Organization of American States have also recognized Guaidó. The European Union has reportedly considered such a step, but for now has instead issued a call for new elections.      Continue reading

Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, speaks during the Petro cryptocurrency launch event in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Maduro launched Petro to use as a new alternative payment system amid hyperinflation and the eroding bolivar. Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg via Getty Images

News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Feb. 23, 2018: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday e announced the country’s commodity-backed crypto-currency, the petro, has raised 735 million U.S. dollars on the first day of a pre-sale.   Continue reading

Venezuela to buy US50m in food from Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela to buy US50m in food from Trinidad and Tobago
Published on May 25, 2016 – Caribbean News Now
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley exchange a handshake during a joint press conference following bilateral talks in Trinidad on Monday. Photo: Abraham Diaz/Trinidad Guardian

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Venezuela, which is facing a severe economic and political crisis, has agreed to buy US$50 million in food from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. Among the priority items Venezuela had requested were butter, chicken, pork, ketchup, rice and black beans.
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CaribbeanGraphic – Oct. 21 2015 Edition now available

CaribbeanGraphic – Oct. 21 2015 Edition now available

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Grenadian-born Celina Wins Whitby For Trudeau’s Liberals!celina-caesar-chavannes

Grenadian-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes was one of the Ontario victors as the Justin Trudeau led Liberals swept to a majority win the October 19 Federal Elections. Caesar-Chavannes edged out Conservative incumbent MP Pat Perkins in the former Tory stronghold of Whitby. The race went down to the wire as Caesar-Chavannes built on her previous gains established in a 2014 by-election in the redrawn riding.  
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Smuggled Venezuelan Gasoline Fuels an Entire Economy Next Door

Smuggled Venezuelan Gasoline Fuels an Entire Economy Next Door
Andrew Rosati – September 24, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT – Bloomberg

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Motorboats ferry gasoline through the tributaries of the Orinoco River. Photographer: Andrew Rosati/Bloomberg

Maduro fusses over contraband to Colombia. Is Guyana next?
With little enforcement, smugglers unload in broad daylight

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has deployed thousands of soldiers, shuttered large swaths of his country’s border with Colombia and deported hundreds of migrants in his latest crackdown on contraband. He may now be starting to look at a different border where Venezuela’s almost free gasoline has been flowing liberally.   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 02 September 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 02 September 2013

  • Senior education officials called in to defuse conflict between St. Rose’s High & St Agnes Primary
  • Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ends one-day visit to Guyana
  • Assault and larceny charges against TIP heroine receive attention of DPP
  • Fire guts DaSilva’s House of Optics
  • Guyana Revenue Authority clears the air on the cocaine in rice issue
  • Caribbean entertainment and culture a major source of revenue for the Region – Caricom Secretary General

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Senior education officials called in to defuse conflict between St. Rose’s High & St Agnes PrimaryPosted: 02 Sep 2013 04:06 PM PDT   Senior education officials were called in to defuse a conflict between St. Rose’s High and St. Agnes’ Primary school. It has to do with a decision by the St. Rose’s Board to shut out the grade 6 students from that school to accommodate the intake of new students. St. Rose’s, over the past year has […]
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ends one-day visit to Guyana    Posted: 02 Sep 2013 04:04 PM PDT   Continue reading