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Republic in northern South America

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Venezuela: Republic in northern South America
Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and a large number of small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas. It has a territorial extension of 916,445 km2. The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. With this last country, the Venezuelan government maintains a claim for Guayana Esequiba over an area of 159,542 km2. For its maritime areas, it exercises sovereignty over 71,295 km2 of territorial waters, 22,224 km2 in its contiguous zone, 471,507 km2 of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean under the concept of exclusive economic zone, and 99,889 km2 of continental shelf. This marine area borders those of 13 states. The country has extremely high biodiversity and is ranked seventh in the world's list of nations with the most number of species. There are habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon basin rain-forest in the south via extensive llanos plains, the Caribbean coast and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.

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Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

venezuela soldiers abandon posts at colombia border
The soldiers abandon their posts as tensions rise over the delivery of humanitarian aid.
BBC News - Published

Venezuelan troops fire tear gas at Colombian border: witness

Venezuelan troops near the Colombian border on Saturday fired tear gas at a group of people seeking to cross into the neighboring nation to work, according to a Reuters witness.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Venezuela

Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies [Video]Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies

Tensions heightened on Colombia-Venezuela border as standoff between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido escalates.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Venezuela: Clashes at Brazil border [Video]Venezuela: Clashes at Brazil border

Two people have died and several more injured after villagers were fired on when they tried to stop a military convoy heading towards the Brazilian crossing.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Venezuela closes Colombia border as aid dispute turns deadly [Video]Venezuela closes Colombia border as aid dispute turns deadly

Soldiers open fire on villagers near Brazil border, killing two, as Juan Guaido shows up in Colombia ahead of aid push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff [Video]First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff

Venezuelan troops shot dead at least two people and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, in the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the South..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Will the U.S. Put Sanctions on Venezuela? [Video]Will the U.S. Put Sanctions on Venezuela?

According to Reuters, there have been rumors circulating that the U.S. government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week. The sanctions are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Brazil Collects Aid For Venezuela [Video]Brazil Collects Aid For Venezuela

According to Reuters.com, "Brazil has 200 tons of food and medicine ready for Venezuela but only one Venezuelan truck has arrived to pick the aid up at the Air Force base in the northern city of Boa..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Venezuelan Troops Open Fire Near Border As Aid Standoff Intensifies [Video]Venezuelan Troops Open Fire Near Border As Aid Standoff Intensifies

According to Reuters, Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others. The incident comes after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Tensions Rise Over US Aid at Venezuelan Border [Video]Tensions Rise Over US Aid at Venezuelan Border

The U.S. has folded humanitarian aid into its strategy to pressure Nicolás Maduro out of office.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Should the US Grant Protections to Venezuelan Immigrants? [Video]Should the US Grant Protections to Venezuelan Immigrants?

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have recently migrated to the U.S. Some bipartisan lawmakers want them to be temporarily shielded from deportation.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:26Published

Rival concerts take place on either side of Venezuela-Colombia border [Video]Rival concerts take place on either side of Venezuela-Colombia border

Two rival concerts were planned on Friday on either side of a bridge linking Venezuela and Colombia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:21Published

Venezuelan Soldiers Clash With Opposition at Brazil Border [Video]Venezuelan Soldiers Clash With Opposition at Brazil Border

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on civilians who were trying to help get humanitarian aid into the country.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Venezuelan Troops Reportedly Kill One In First Bloodshed Linked To U.S. Aid [Video]Venezuelan Troops Reportedly Kill One In First Bloodshed Linked To U.S. Aid

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Venezuelan troops killed at least one person was killed and several others wounded near the Brazilian border, the first bloodshed linked to opposition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Fleeing Venezuela: A Mother Of Two’s Journey [Video]Fleeing Venezuela: A Mother Of Two’s Journey

Ana Carina Palacio, 26, tells the story of how she and her children fled their home country of Venezuela, which is struggling with severe economic and political turmoil. Palacio, like thousands of..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 03:40Published

Richard Branson Speaks About Venezuela Aid Concert [Video]Richard Branson Speaks About Venezuela Aid Concert

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson says he aims to raise 100 million US dollars within 60 days on behalf of venezuela through a fundraising concert in the Colombian border town of Cucuta.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:38Published

Venezuelan Vice President Reportedly Could Visit Moscow Soon [Video]Venezuelan Vice President Reportedly Could Visit Moscow Soon

According to a report by Reuters, Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said that Vice President Delcy Rodriguez may visit Moscow soon. Venezuela, an ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil and the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil amid aid standoff [Video]Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil amid aid standoff

Maduro calls opposition leader Guaido's aid caravan a 'provocation', says he may close the border with Colombia as well.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Maduro: Venezuela Is Closing Its Borders with Brazil [Video]Maduro: Venezuela Is Closing Its Borders with Brazil

The Associated Press said the move is meant to keep U.S.-supplied aid from coming into Venezuela via Brazil.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Venezuela Convoy Heads to Colombia Border As Maduro Threatens to Close It [Video]Venezuela Convoy Heads to Colombia Border As Maduro Threatens to Close It

According to Reuters, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and lawmakers pushed through to get to the frontier to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Brazil to Deliver Aid For Venezuela Despite Impending Border Closure [Video]Brazil to Deliver Aid For Venezuela Despite Impending Border Closure

According to Reuters, Brazil is going ahead with the airlifting of humanitarian aid for Venezuela despite the impending closure of the border by Venezuelan leftist President Nicholas Maduro. Brazilian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Maduro Ponders Completely Isolating Venezuela To Prevent Entry Of Humanitarian Aid [Video]Maduro Ponders Completely Isolating Venezuela To Prevent Entry Of Humanitarian Aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday. Maduro made the threat as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Venezuela's Maduro Threatens To Close Colombian Border [Video]Venezuela's Maduro Threatens To Close Colombian Border

Reuters reports Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday. The socialist leader's statement came as opposition leader Juan Guaido and a large group..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Eleven Venezuela Diplomats In U.S. Defect Since Last Month [Video]Eleven Venezuela Diplomats In U.S. Defect Since Last Month

According to Reuters, Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Trump's Latest Attack Ties 2020 Democrats To Socialism [Video]Trump's Latest Attack Ties 2020 Democrats To Socialism

President Donald Trump is trying to drum up fears about socialism as he seeks to discredit an expanding field of Democratic candidates for 2020. Trump has repeatedly pointed to the chaotic situation in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:18Published

Venezuela Shuts Border With Caribbean Islands Ahead of Aid Efforts [Video]Venezuela Shuts Border With Caribbean Islands Ahead of Aid Efforts

According to Reuters, Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories. Maduro has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Showdown looms as Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aid

Venezuela's opposition and activists prepared on Saturday to confront troops stationed along the country's borders to block their plan to bring in food and medicine that authorities are calling a..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Colombia border points closed amid aid stand-off

venezuela crisis: colombia border points closed amid aid stand-off
Pressure mounts as opposition leader Juan Guaidó vows supporters will bring aid in on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

U.S. threatens new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked-official

The U.S. government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week unless his military defies orders to block convoys of humanitarian aid planned for..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela, United States still discussing status of U.S. diplomats: minister

Venezuela and the United States are still in discussions about the status of U.S. diplomats in Caracas ahead of next week's deadline imposed by President Nicolas Maduro for them to leave, Venezuela's..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido arrives at Colombia aid concert

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived arm-in-arm with Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday at a concert in Colombia that aims to raise $100 million for humanitarian aid for his country.
Reuters - Published

Brazil has 200 tons of aid for Venezuela, trucks cannot cross border

Brazil has 200 tons of food and medicine ready for Venezuela but only one Venezuelan truck has arrived to pick the aid up at the Air Force base in the northern city of Boa Vista, Brazilian presidential..
Reuters - Published

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, witnesses said, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan troops open fire near border as aid standoff intensifies

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Lawmakers clash with soldiers over aid trucks

venezuela crisis: lawmakers clash with soldiers over aid trucks
Venezuelan lawmakers clashed with soldiers who were stopping trucks from receiving aid at the border.
BBC News - Published

Venezuelan troops kill one in first bloodshed linked to aid entry

Venezuelan troops killed at least one person and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, the first bloodshed linked to opposition efforts to bring aid into the South..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Rival border concerts as aid row continues

venezuela crisis: rival border concerts as aid row continues
The events near the border with Colombia are held as a row over humanitarian aid continues.
BBC News - Published

One dead in Venezuela's Brazil border area after troops open fire

At least one civilian was killed and several were injured in the southern Venezuelan town of Kumarakapay near the border with Brazil after troops opened fire there, indigenous community leaders and..
Reuters - Published

'Disgusting' that Venezuela's Maduro would close borders to aid, says UK

It is "disgusting and wholly unacceptable" of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to close borders to humanitarian aid, Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's vice president may visit Moscow soon: Ifax

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez may visit Moscow soon, Interfax news agency said on Friday, citing Venezuela's deputy foreign minister.
Reuters - Published

Russia accuses U.S. of planning to arm the opposition in Venezuela

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday accused the United States and its NATO allies of discussing how to arm the opposition in Venezuela and alleged Washington was deploying special forces and..
Reuters - Published

Battle of the bands: Dueling concerts as aid for Venezuelans in limbo

Tensions along the Colombia-Venezuela border over the entry of aid meant to alleviate widespread food and medicine shortages in the socialist country will be accompanied by music on Friday, as rival..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela aid: Genuine help or Trojan horse?

venezuela aid: genuine help or trojan horse?
The crisis around humanitarian aid has become a political issue, says the BBC's Katy Watson.
BBC News - Published

How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

(This February 10 story corrects to remove reference to Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR))
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to deliver aid for Venezuela despite impending border closure

Brazil is going ahead with the airlifting of humanitarian aid for Venezuela despite the impending closure of the border by Venezuelan leftist President Nicholas Maduro, Brazilian presidential spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Citgo's new board arrives in Houston, to hold first meeting: sources

A board of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum on Thursday was arranging its first meeting at the..
Reuters - Published

Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday headed for the Colombian border where they hope to receive humanitarian aid in defiance of President Nicolas..
Reuters - Published

Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect since last month -opposition

Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro's government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, a..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to close border with Brazil

venezuela crisis: maduro to close border with brazil
President Maduro says he is shutting the frontier as the opposition pushes to bring in foreign aid.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate..
Reuters - Published

Citgo Petroleum's new board members arrive in Houston headquarters

Members of boards of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. subsidiaries arrived at Citgo Petroleum's Houston..
Reuters - Published

Maduro says he is considering closing Venezuela border with Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday the government was considering closing the border with Colombia and would close the border with Brazil ahead of opposition plans to bring in..
Reuters - Published

Crowds see off Venezuela convoy headed to Colombia border for aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache backs Guaido

Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, said in a video on social media that he has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, increasing..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela security forces kill, punish anti-Maduro protesters: Amnesty

Venezuelan security forces have executed several people and arbitrarily detained hundreds of others in a campaign to punish people who protested against President Nicolas Maduro, human rights group..
Reuters - Published

Guaido says he's trying to freeze Venezuelan accounts in Switzerland

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to the president of Switzerland on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American nation after "irregular..
Reuters - Published

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

Venezuela's opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Brazil vows to deliver aid, defying Maduro

venezuela crisis: brazil vows to deliver aid, defying maduro
The growing foreign aid operation organised by Venezuela's opposition is in defiance of President Maduro.
BBC News - Published

Brazil to send aid to Venezuela together with U.S.: spokesman

Brazil will deliver humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border by Feb. 23 together with the United States at the request of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó, presidential spokesman General..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela shuts border with Caribbean islands ahead of aid efforts

Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, minister says

Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country's borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid..
Reuters - Published

Pink Floyd's Waters slams Venezuela border aid concert

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming "Live Aid"-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan troops to remain on border to prevent threats: minister

Venezuela's armed forces will remain stationed along the country's borders to prevent potential territorial violations, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela opposition must pass over 'our dead bodies' to oust Maduro: minister

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Tuesday the country's opposition would have to pass over "our dead bodies" to oust President Nicolas Maduro and impose a new government.
Reuters - Published

Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to..
Reuters - Published

Trump to seek to raise pressure on Venezuela military

trump to seek to raise pressure on venezuela military
The US president is expected to stress his support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a speech.
BBC News - Published

Trump to say Venezuela's military at risk for supporting Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's military officials should "work toward democracy" or risk losing everything they have.
Reuters - Published

Trump to say in speech Venezuela's military should let humanitarian aid into country

U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's path toward democracy is irreversible and that Venezuelan military officials should work toward democracy or risk losing..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA: source

Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó sets up possible confrontation over US aid

venezuela crisis: guaidó sets up possible confrontation over us aid
The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

venezuela crisis: us planes carrying aid arrive in colombia
The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó.
BBC News - Published

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