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# venezuela - Friday 10 July, 2020

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

# venezuela - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

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

# venezuela - Thursday 9 May, 2019

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader

In January, leader of the opposition Juan Guaido declared himself to be the country’s president.

# venezuela - Monday 6 May, 2019

'Venezuela was beautiful once... It wasn’t until the very end that we realised we were losing everything'

Amanda Coakley interviews Venezuelans in Cali, Colombia

# venezuela - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Talks with Putin over Venezuela crisis were 'very positive' says Trump

The US has imposed tough sanctions against Venezuela.

# venezuela - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Venezuela: Violent clashes on the streets as Maduro hangs on despite 'coup' Caracas This post contains videos

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

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

# venezuela - Monday 22 April, 2019

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

# venezuela - Friday 19 April, 2019

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

# venezuela - Friday 22 March, 2019

From The42 Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela Upset

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

# venezuela - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout

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

# venezuela - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.

# venezuela - Monday 4 March, 2019

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela

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

# venezuela - Sunday 24 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Friday 22 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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

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.

# venezuela - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in food next week, says Maduro 'will have no choice but to leave'

US aid has been piling up in Colombia, barricaded by the military, under Maduro’s orders.

# venezuela - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó? Interim President This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

Other EU countries have backed the young leader as an interim president in the politically unstable country.

# venezuela - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela

Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday deadline to call presidential elections.

# venezuela - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Monday 4 February, 2019

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

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

# venezuela - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home Political Crisis This post contains videos

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

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

# venezuela - Friday 1 February, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Monday 28 January, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Saturday 26 January, 2019

EU to 'take further actions' if new elections not called in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro has been given eight days to call an election.

# venezuela - Friday 25 January, 2019

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

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

# venezuela - Thursday 24 January, 2019

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

The current political crisis has been years in the making.

# venezuela - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes

US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “interim leader” and called on Nicolas Maduro to resign.

# venezuela - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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

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

# venezuela - Friday 24 August, 2018

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues

Local churches have been handing out food to the weary and hungry migrants as they wait.

# venezuela - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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

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

# venezuela - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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

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

# venezuela - Saturday 16 June, 2018

17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede

A brawl prompted someone to throw a tear gas canister, sending hundreds rushing for the exits.

# venezuela - Monday 21 May, 2018

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

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

# venezuela - Sunday 20 May, 2018

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

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

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