Category Archives: Venezuela

Venezuela’s Maduro urges women to have six children

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has urged women to have six children “for the good of the country”. Appearing at a televised event promoting a national women’s healthcare plan, Mr Maduro instructed women to “give birth, give birth”. The country is facing an economic crisis which has resulted in severe food and medicine shortages. Between 2013 and 2018, 13% of Venezuelan

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Reuters: Russia sends Lavrov to Venezuela to ‘counteract’ U.S. sanctions

In Venezuela, Lavrov will meet Maduro as well as Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolas Maduro, a socialist who Washington wants out of power. Russia has helped Maduro weather a political crisis as the United States has targeted

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Russia through informal channels offered U.S. to swap Ukraine for Venezuela – ex-NSC official

The Russian press and various commentators picked up on the narrative. Russia attempted to resolve the “Ukraine issue” in a swap arrangement with the U.S. involving influence over Venezuela, that’s according to Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council staff Fiona Hill, who testified as part of the Donald Trump

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Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of its poor human rights record. A UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva saw the Latin American country elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body. Nicolás Maduro’s government hailed it as an “important achievement”. His administration is accused of jailing, torturing

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