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CNN | Things have changed for Venezuela. But they’re not what Juan Guaido hoped for

Analysis by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

Juan Guaido speaks during a National Assembly session called by opposition lawmakers at Anfiteatro El Hatillo on January 15, 2020 in Caracas, Venezuela. | (Photo by Carolina Cabral/Getty Images)

(CNN) – What becomes of an agent for change who doesn’t change much?
That’s the question dogging Juan Guaido as he embarks on another global tour, an uncomfortable mirror of the near-triumphant voyage he took last February in the weeks after declaring himself the rightful interim president of Venezuela. Verder lezen

CNN | Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane

(CNN) Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday morning and bring wind, rain and storm surges to the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico over the coming week. Verder lezen

CNN | Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US

By Nick Paton Walsh, Natalie Gallón and Diana Castrillon

CNN : Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US

Colombia and Honduras (CNN)Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And US and other regional officials say it’s Venezuela’s own military and political elite who are facilitating the passage of drugs in and out of the country on hundreds of tiny, unmarked planes. Verder lezen

CNN | US willing to meet Maduro as military helps deliver aid to Venezuela

By Ryan Browne and Jennifer Hansler, CNN

Venezuelan military blocks bridge to keep aid away | CNN

(CNN)As the US continues to work to bolster the administration of self-declared interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido — including using US military aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid — a senior administration official says the US would be willing to meet with Nicolas Maduro to negotiate his exit. Verder lezen

CNN | Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president

By Jeremy Diamond and Boris Sanchez, CNN

Trump said in a statement recognizing Guaido as interim president of Venezuela

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuelan government quashes military revolt

By Stefano Pozzebon and Hande Atay Alam

Anti-government protesters clash with security forces as they show support for an apparent mutiny by a national guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

(CNN)Venezuela faced more turmoil on Monday when a small team of soldiers, claiming to be members of Venezuela’s armed forces, attempted an uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and triggered violent street protests in Caracas. Verder lezen

CNN | Mike Pompeo calls Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela ‘illegitimate’

By Claudia Dominguez

Why Venezuela is in crisis | FOTO CNBC

(CNN)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate” and said the United States would use diplomatic efforts to try to restore democracy in the economically battered nation. Verder lezen

CNN | Hurricane Michael, nearing landfall, could be Florida Panhandle’s ‘worst storm … in a century’

By Jason Hanna, Susannah Cullinane and Faith Karimi, CNN

(CNN)A terrifyingly powerful Category 4 Hurricane Michael was poised to become the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history Wednesday, its rapid strengthening catching some by surprise and leaving anxious officials telling those who didn’t evacuate: It’s time to hunker down. Verder lezen

CNN | Read the verdict sheet from the Manafort jury

Ellis declared a mistrial on the counts where the jury could not reach consensus

(CNN)The verdict sheet from the Paul Manafort trial shows that the jury split 11-to-1 on 10 of the 18 counts. Manafort was convicted on eight counts; Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on the counts where the jury could not reach consensus. Verder lezen

CNN | Paul Manafort jury begins third day of deliberations

By Katelyn Polantz, Dan Berman, Marshall Cohen, Liz Stark, Kara Scannell

Manafort is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and hiding foreign bank accounts in the first case brought to trial by Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort began a third day of deliberations Monday morning, as the President continues to rail against special counsel Robert Mueller. Verder lezen

CNN | Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says

By Debra Goldschmidt

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling childhood disease caused by the poliovirus, and preventable through immunization. Photo: EPA / ABIR ABDULLAH

(CNN) – A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuela named world’s most dangerous country again, poll finds

By Rory Smith, CNN

Only 17% of Venezuelans felt safe walking home at night compared to the world average of 68% | CNN

(CNN)Venezuela ranked as the most dangerous country in the world for the second straight year according to a new Gallup survey, falling below conflict-torn nations including Afghanistan and South Sudan in terms of perceptions of security. Verder lezen

CNN | US, France and UK strike Syria’s chemical weapons program

By Zachary Cohen and Kevin Liptak, CNN

US, France and UK strike Syria’s chemical weapons program

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities in coordination with France and the United Kingdom in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend. Verder lezen

CNN | Dutch lawyer is first person to be sentenced in Mueller probe, gets 30 days in prison

By Katelyn Polantz and Liz Stark, CNN

Alex van der Zwaan

(CNN)A Dutch lawyer tied to former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates became the first person to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s investigation when a federal judge sentenced him on Tuesday to spend 30 days in prison and pay a $20,000 fine after he admitted to lying to investigators. Verder lezen

CNN | Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader escapes house arrest, flees to Spain

Ledezma had been under arrest since 2015
Venezuela is facing food and medicine shortages
Marilia Brocchetto, Senior News Editor, International Desk

The mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, 62, greets followers Friday at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, before embarking to Spain after escaping house arrest in the Venezuelan capital.

(CNN) – The former mayor of Caracas — who is a staunch opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — was welcomed Saturday in Madrid after escaping house arrest. Verder lezen

CNN | Amanpour: No free press, no democracy

Opinion Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent CNN

By Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Editor’s note: “This is the next installment in the CNN Opinion series on the challenges facing the media, under attack from critics, governments and changing technology.”

London (CNN) – A few short days ago, here in Britain we marked Armistice Day. Verder lezen

CNN | 13 fun things to do in Curaçao right now

Lebawit Lily Girma, CNN

Klein Curacao

(CNN) — Conveniently sitting outside the hurricane belt, just 50 miles east of busy Aruba, laid-back Curaçao boasts vibrant architecture and history, multicultural neighborhoods, white sand beaches and iridescent turquoise Caribbean water. Verder lezen

CNN | U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuelan president Maduro

by Donna Borak and Patrick Gillespie

President Nicolas Maduro en zijn vrouw Cilia Flores. © REUTERS

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday, sending a clear signal of the Trump administration’s opposition to his regime. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuela’s former National Guard chief charged, street clashes continue

By Rafael Romo, Elwyn Lopez, Marilia Brocchetto and Ray Sanchez

Chief prosecutor, a former government loyalist who has become one of president’s leading critics, says police and military to blame for protest deaths

(CNN)Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega on Thursday announced charges against the former head of the national guard, accusing him of systematic human rights violations during sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuela bars attorney general from leaving country

By Rafael Romo, Elwyn Lopez and Marilia Brocchetto

Venezuela bars attorney general from leaving country

(CNN) — Venezuela’s Supreme Court has banned Attorney General Luisa Ortega from leaving the country, and has frozen her assets, ahead of a pre-trial hearing scheduled for July 4. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuela is down to its last $10 billion

Caracas is running out of cash | Patrick Gillespie – @CNNMoney

Massive government overspending, a crashing currency

Venezuela only has $10.5 billion in foreign reserves left, according to its most recent central bank data. Verder lezen

PFM | Venezuela haalt CNN uit de lucht wegens ‘directe agressie’

De Venezolaanse vicepresident Tareck Al Aissami zou bij de verkoop van paspoorten aan mensen uit het Midden-Oosten betrokken zijn geweest

Venezuela heeft uitzendingen van CNN verboden, omdat het nieuwsberichten heeft verspreid die als “directe agressie” tegen dat land worden beschouwd. Dat meldt de NOS. Verder lezen

PanamPost | Maduro kicks CNN out of Venezuela for report on school food shortages

Sabrina Martin

Maduro said problems in Venezuela are none of CNN’s business. (CNN)

President Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN after accusing the international news outlet of “manipulating” information about Venezuela. Verder lezen

CNN | Who’s who in the alleged Venezuela passport fraud case

By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin, Kay Guerrero, Rafael Romo, CNN Investigations

Venezuela passport fraud case

Venezuela passport fraud case | CNN Investigations

(CNN)A joint investigation by CNN and CNN en Español uncovered serious irregularities in the issuing of Venezuelan passports and visas. Verder lezen

CNN | Homeland Security suspends travel ban

By Laura Jarrett, Rene Marsh and Laura Koran, CNN

Judge James Hobart

Judge James Hobart

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s government moved swiftly Saturday to comply with a federal judge’s order halting his travel ban — even as Trump himself denounced the judge — but readied its legal defense of the controversial executive action. Verder lezen

CNN | US President’s immigration ban suspended

By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer

Trump just got checked and balanced

Trump just got checked and balanced

Washington (CNN)The rapid halting of President Donald Trump’s immigration order has given him his first exposure to the limits on his presidential power, a sharp awakening for a real estate mogul accustomed to the wide unilateral prerogative of a chief executive. Verder lezen

CNN | Homeland Security to comply with orders not to deport travelers

By Ariane de Vogue, Eli Watkins and Alanne Orjoux, CNN

"It's working out very nicely," Trump told reporters.

“It’s working out very nicely,” Trump told reporters.

(CNN)The US Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday it will comply with judicial orders not to deport detained travelers affected by President Donald Trump’s seismic move to ban more than 130 million people from entering the United States. Verder lezen

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CNN | Venezuela bribery scandal in US widens

by Patrick Gillespie @CNNMoney

Venezuela's corruption scandal in America is getting bigger.

Earlier this year, 2 Venezuelan oilbarons living in United States pled guilty to being part of  bribery ring valued at about $1 billion. Rincon received 13 years as part of plea deal

U.S. prosecutors filed new criminal charges against a Venezuelan man living in the United States who they allege bribed officials at Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA. Verder lezen

CNN | Venezuela’s oil giant PDVSA warns of default next week

PdVSA says ‘all options are open’ If debt exchange next week fails

PdVSA says ‘all options are open’ If debt exchange next week fails

Venezuela’s government-run oil giant — the country’s largest source of cash — is warning that it could default on its bonds as early as next week. Verder lezen