Nicolas Maduro

US condemns Maduro's 2nd term as president

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's inauguration for a second term today in Caracas has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country as the United States denounced his re-election along with
other countries as fraudulent.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompano issued a statement denouncing Maduro and his inauguration.

"The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018," Pompano stated.

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

International: Maduro wins presidential elections for second 6-year term

President Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential elections Sunday, gaining a second presidential term for six years with more than 5.8 million votes, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday night.

With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes, while his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes, said CNE President Tibisay Lucena who added that in total, 8.6 million Venezuelans voted, out of an electoral registry of 20.5 million people.

Maduro dissolves National Assembly; move could speed-up Venezuela-T&T gas deal

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro used his control of the supreme court to effectively dissolve the opposition-controlled national assembly, a provocative move that promises to further isolate the oil-producing country, which Venezuelan media say is likely to clear a way for the Venezuela-T&T gas deal, among other things.

Opposition leaders are denouncing the measure as a constitutional coup and are demanding presidential elections next year. Some are calling for Venezuelans to take to the streets.

Maduro: "Comrade Trump" offering me food products at a good price; expect surprises

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has called US President "Comrade Trump" and has told his people to expect "surprises" in the relationship between the two countries.

The socialist leader also hinted that a deal is in the works to provide the hunger-stricken country with food imported from the US "at a good price."