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  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes part in a video conference with members of the military in Caracas, Venezuela February 21, 2019.

    President Nicolas Maduro has announced the closure of Venezuela's border crossings with Brazil, as part of a sustained bid to prevent humanitarian aid flowing into the country.

  • CARACAS, Feb 21- Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis and said on Thursday he was considering closing Venezuela's...

  • Feb 21- A board of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum on Thursday was arranging its first meeting at the company's headquarters, according with two people familiar with the matter. Venezuela's National Assembly, led by opposition leader and...

  • Feb 21- Members of boards of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. subsidiaries arrived at Citgo Petroleum's Houston headquarters, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Venezuela's National Assembly, led by opposition leader and self-proclaimed president...

  • CARACAS, Feb 21- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800- km trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro. "Through this call for humanitarian aid, the population will benefit from the arrival of these goods to the...

  • Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, reacts during a meeting with volunteers to coordinate humanitarian aid in Caracas, Venezuela February 16, 2019.

    Venezuela's opposition lawmakers are forging ahead with plans to confront a government blockade that has kept tens of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid, mostly supplied by the U.S., from flowing into the country.

  • CARACAS, Feb 21- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido plans to head to the Colombian border in a convoy of vehicles on Thursday to receive humanitarian aid for his crisis-stricken nation, despite the objection of increasingly isolated President Nicolas Maduro. "Through this call for humanitarian aid, the population will benefit from the arrival of these...

  • *Venezuela needs fuel for petrol stations and crude blending. MEXICO CITY/ MOSCOW/ LONDON, Feb 21- Venezuela is paying heavy premiums for fuel imports from Russia and Europe, with fewer than a dozen sellers seeing the risk as worth the reward after flows from the United States dried up because of sanctions, trading sources said and data showed.

  • Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said Venezuela's relations with the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire were under revision and the border closure would be in place for an "undefined period of time." "The fact that Curacao has decided to join this show, whose only aim is the takeover of Venezuela, means Venezuela has not only closed our border but also is revising...

  • Feb 20- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to the president of Switzerland on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American nation after "irregular movements" were discovered. Guaido said the Venezuelan government held bank accounts in Switzerland and that irregular efforts to migrate part of...

  • A fuel filling station of PDVSA, the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company.

    A fire hit a crude oil pumping station in Venezuela's Orinoco belt region on Tuesday, state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) said, disrupting crude transportation as the cash-strapped firm struggles with the impact of U.S. sanctions.

  • Trump delivers warning to Venezuela's Maduro, denounces socialism

    CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera joins "Squawk Box" with a report on the latest details from the crisis in Venezuela as well President Trump's message to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

  • Peaceful transfer of power in Venezuela is not realistic: Stratfor

    Matthew Bey of Stratfor says it is unlikely that Russia or China will play a significant role in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Venezuela.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Florida International University on February 18, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

    Trump said he wanted a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela but that all options remained open.

  • WASHINGTON/ MUNICH, Feb 15- The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border. Separately, the U.S. State Department said on Friday it was working with the...

  • WASHINGTON/ MUNICH, Feb 15- The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border. The steps are part of a wider effort by the United States to undermine Maduro, whose...

  • Venezuela's future as U.S. imposes new sanctions

    CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera joins "The Exchange" to discuss her conversation with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez as well as the current struggle for power in Venezuela.

  • A volunteer carries a bag with US humanitarian aid in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Tachira, Venezuela, on February 8, 2019

    The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, according to a leaked State Department email to Congress.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 15- India has asked one buyer of Venezuelan oil to consider paying the South American nation's national oil company PDVSA in a way that avoids the U.S. financial system, an Indian government source said, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuela last month. The United States is seeking to cut off Venezuela's oil revenue and pressure the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on top Venezuelan security officials and the head of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as it ratcheted up pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over an election it says was illegal. Along with PDVSA head Manuel Quevedo, Treasury targeted three top Venezuelan...