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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…

China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’
News
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News
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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

AFP - October 19, 2019

China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy," after the South American country won a seat despite…

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…

UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's bid to block Venezuela from serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council came up just short. During Thursday morning's vote of the 193-member General…

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

The United Nations will vote on Thursday to determine if Costa Rica will serve on the UN's Human Rights Council. Costa Rica is "confident and committed," according…

Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike
Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike

Santiago Piedra Silva / AFP - October 9, 2019

Protesters in Ecuador threw projectiles at riot police Wednesday in a second day of violent protests over a fuel price hike ordered by the government to secure…

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