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Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker
Latin America
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Latin America
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Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker

Esteban Rojas / AFP - January 6, 2020

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela's parliament speaker on Sunday following two separate votes and accusations of a…

TIAR countries approve sanctions, increasing pressure against Maduro government
Latin America
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Latin America
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TIAR countries approve sanctions, increasing pressure against Maduro government

Lina Vanegas / AFP and The Tico Times - December 4, 2019

Signatory countries of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) on Tuesday increased pressure against Venezuela by approving a range of sanctions that will affect those close…

Contact group on Venezuela says ‘status quo not an option’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Contact group on Venezuela says ‘status quo not an option’

AFP - November 1, 2019

The International Contact Group on Venezuela on Friday urged stalled negotiations between President Nicolas Maduro's government and the US-backed opposition to resume, warning "the status quo is…

TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro
Latin America
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Latin America
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TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro

AFP and The Tico Times - October 30, 2019

Members of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) are preparing lists of associates of the government of Nicolás Maduro who may be subject to sanctions, a…

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

Philippe Rater / AFP - October 17, 2019

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its…

Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2019

The countries that make up the TIAR inter-American defense pact decided Monday to activate the treaty and act collectively in order to sanction senior government officials of the…

The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus
Latin America
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Latin America
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The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus

Andrea Tosta / AFP - September 13, 2019

Frankeiber yearns for December to hug his parents, given the promise of reunion. Like him, many children have remained in Venezuela while their parents are forced by…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses

AFP - August 29, 2019

The Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday condemning "grave and systematic" human rights abuses in Venezuela, and demanded an independent investigation. The regional security body,…

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for the integrity and security of the Costa…

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