Venezuela

Harris: Be more compassionate, caring to migrants

For­mer Arch­bish­op Joseph Har­ris on Wednes­day plead­ed with cit­i­zens to be com­pas­sion­ate and car­ing to Venezue­lans who have been com­ing to our shores out of des­ti­tu­tion, ill health, hunger and po­lit­i­cal strife.

Har­ris made the com­ment one day af­ter Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young an­nounced an amnesty to Venezue­lans re­sid­ing here to reg­is­ter legal­ly and pos­si­bly work for one year in T&T.

Young warned those who fail to reg­is­ter will feel the full brunt of the law.

US Vice-President meets with Guaido amidst Venezuela unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence told the US-recognized interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, that the U.S. is behind him "100 percent".

Pence made the comment during a trilateral meeting in Bogota, Colombia with Guiado and Colombian President Ivan Duque Pence.

While in Bogota, Pence and regional leaders are expected to discuss strategy to hasten the departure of disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and how to get humanitarian aid currently piling up on the border in Brazil and Colombia into Venezuela, where supplies of food and medicine have run low.

Violence breaks out on Venezuela border with Brazil

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians attempting to keep open a segment of the southern border with Brazil for deliveries of humanitarian aid, causing multiple injuries and the first fatalities of a massive opposition operation meant to deliver international relief to this devastated South American country, according to eyewitnesses and community leaders.

'Rejection of Rowley's Govt' - Venezuela's National Assembly deputy

The Deputy to the Venezuelan National Assembly, Carlos Valero is making his position clear, that the National Assembly rejects the treatment of Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago and the Dr Keith Rowley government because of its recognition of the Nicolas Maduro regime.

Last week, Valero issued a statement which seemed to praise the government for the way it handled the situation involving 19 girls who were rescued from sex traffickers.

But Valero issued a statement Monday, saying that his original statement might have been misinterpreted by the Trinidad and Tobago media.

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