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#Nicolas Maduro

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

Jun 8th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,907 Views 74 Comments

The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

May 1st 2019, 12:22 PM 8,668 Views 35 Comments

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

Maduro denies plans to flee Venezuela as Juan Guaidó calls on military to revolt
# Attempted Coup
# Attempted Coup

Maduro denies plans to flee Venezuela as Juan Guaidó calls on military to revolt

May 1st 2019, 7:52 AM 7,279 Views 49 Comments

Guaidó claimed this was the “beginning of the end” of Maduro’s regime, and there was “no turning back.”

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'
# Caracas
# Caracas

Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup'

Updated Apr 30th 2019, 10:56 PM 22,790 Views 129 Comments

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claims to have military backing to oust Maduro.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout
# Power Struggle In A Power Cut
# Power Struggle In A Power Cut

Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout

Mar 9th 2019, 6:10 PM 9,189 Views 33 Comments

It’s not known what caused the blackout, which is one of the worst and longest in recent memory in Venezuela.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 4 March, 2019

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela
# Caracas
# Caracas

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela

Mar 4th 2019, 9:22 PM 9,893 Views 60 Comments

Tensions in the South American country have grown since 23 January when Guaidó declared himself president.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 24 February, 2019

At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly

Feb 24th 2019, 8:08 AM 10,606 Views 47 Comments

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters attempted to bring humanitarian aid across the border.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia
# Showdown
# Showdown

Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia

Updated Feb 23rd 2019, 2:01 PM 14,259 Views 42 Comments

Last night, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 22 February, 2019

Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies
# Venezuela Live Aid
# Venezuela Live Aid

Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:36 AM 14,464 Views 36 Comments

The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
# Aid
# Aid

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one

Feb 19th 2019, 8:49 AM 13,569 Views 20 Comments

The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

Feb 17th 2019, 7:35 AM 8,987 Views 29 Comments

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections

Feb 5th 2019, 10:14 PM 8,786 Views 99 Comments

Young Fine Gael has called on the government to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 4 February, 2019

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

Updated Feb 4th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,196 Views 89 Comments

The move comes after embattled President Nicolas Maduro rejected calls for fresh presidential elections.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

Feb 3rd 2019, 4:11 PM 11,837 Views 71 Comments

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home
# Political Crisis
# Political Crisis

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 13,754 Views 47 Comments

The current political crisis has seen lack of food, medical supplies and major inflation directly impact the Latin American country.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 1 February, 2019

Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'

Feb 1st 2019, 9:21 PM 11,242 Views 106 Comments

Tomorrow’s rally coincides with the 20th anniversary of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country

Jan 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 9,725 Views 49 Comments

Leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking to neutralise the American-backed opposition chief.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 28 January, 2019

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
# PDVSA
# PDVSA

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Jan 28th 2019, 10:14 PM 8,195 Views 42 Comments

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

# nicolas-maduro - Friday 25 January, 2019

Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country
# Two Presidents
# Two Presidents

Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country

Jan 25th 2019, 7:49 AM 11,989 Views 62 Comments

US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself ‘acting president’.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 12:23 PM 21,307 Views 82 Comments

The current political crisis has been years in the making.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump
# Caravan
# Caravan

Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump

Oct 25th 2018, 7:17 AM 10,420 Views 22 Comments

Pence has accused Caracas of financing the Honduras migrant caravan marching towards the US.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 5 August, 2018

US denies involvement in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president Maduro
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

US denies involvement in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president Maduro

Updated Aug 5th 2018, 7:38 PM 19,852 Views 67 Comments

The Venezuelan government has said seven soldiers were wounded in the incident.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

Jul 24th 2018, 12:06 PM 24,184 Views 85 Comments

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 21 May, 2018

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

May 21st 2018, 5:33 PM 19,636 Views 111 Comments

The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls
# The Maduro Diet
# The Maduro Diet

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls

May 20th 2018, 2:52 PM 7,534 Views 33 Comments

Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.

# nicolas-maduro - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'

Sep 19th 2017, 8:01 AM 10,893 Views 99 Comments

Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country
# Dizzy Drop
# Dizzy Drop

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country

Aug 6th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,509 Views 104 Comments

On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company
# Vote Tampering
# Vote Tampering

'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,410 Views 43 Comments

The Attorney General has launched an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 31 July, 2017

Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests
# Constituent Assembly
# Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests

Jul 31st 2017, 10:11 AM 8,331 Views 47 Comments

10 people were killed in violent protests against Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly elections.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
# Constituent Assembly
# Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Jul 30th 2017, 6:05 PM 17,133 Views 35 Comments

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'Who do these imperialists in the US think they are?': Venezuelan leader hits back amid protests
# Defiant
# Defiant

'Who do these imperialists in the US think they are?': Venezuelan leader hits back amid protests

Jul 27th 2017, 7:18 AM 9,250 Views 44 Comments

The US has issued fresh sanctions freezing the assets of senior Venezuelan officials.

# nicolas-maduro - Thursday 20 April, 2017

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela
# Nicolas Maduro
# Nicolas Maduro

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela

Apr 20th 2017, 9:40 AM 9,536 Views 46 Comments

One young woman was shot in the head.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up
# Cuba
# Cuba

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up

Nov 30th 2016, 12:06 PM 12,612 Views 80 Comments

Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.

# nicolas-maduro - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Two countries offer Snowden asylum, but he has no passport to leave Moscow
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Two countries offer Snowden asylum, but he has no passport to leave Moscow

Jul 6th 2013, 10:08 AM 11,614 Views 59 Comments

Snowden has been scrambling to evade espionage charges after disclosing a vast US surveillance program to collect phone and internet data.

# nicolas-maduro - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result
# Punch-Up
# Punch-Up

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result

May 1st 2013, 6:55 PM 6,792 Views 39 Comments

Opposition lawmakers said they were denied speaking rights as they refused to recognise the election of Nicolas Maduro as successor to Hugo Chavez.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 15 April, 2013

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president

Apr 15th 2013, 11:41 PM 3,478 Views 13 Comments

It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
# Election
# Election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede

Apr 15th 2013, 7:46 AM 4,718 Views 63 Comments

Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.

# nicolas-maduro - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Apr 14th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,605 Views 36 Comments

Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.

# nicolas-maduro - Monday 11 March, 2013

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts
# Election
# Election

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts

Mar 11th 2013, 2:18 PM 2,622 Views 28 Comments

Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.

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