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‘No evidence’ Maduro willing to hold free elections, Pompeo says in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘No evidence’ Maduro willing to hold free elections, Pompeo says in Costa Rica

AFP - January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that despite numerous contacts with foreign officials in recent months, there's no sign Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is willing…

Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó
Colombia
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Colombia
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Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 20, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will meet on Monday in Colombia with the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, on his first stop of a three-day…

Venezuela contact group, including Costa Rica, recognizes Guaido as speaker
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela contact group, including Costa Rica, recognizes Guaido as speaker

AFP - January 9, 2020

A dozen countries working on ways to end Venezuela's crisis on Thursday gave their backing to opposition leader Juan Guaido as parliamentary speaker, rejecting the claims of…

US eyes sanctions over growing Russian support for Venezuela
Latin America
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Latin America
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US eyes sanctions over growing Russian support for Venezuela

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 7, 2020

The United States will take action in response to growing Russian support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a senior US official warned Monday. US President Donald Trump's…

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…