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#Venezuela

From TheJournal.ie Guaido supporters square up to Venezuelan police amid electricity blackout Power Struggle In A Power Cut

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela Caracas

Crowds gather as Juan Guaidó returns to Venezuela

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

From TheJournal.ie At least two people die and over 300 hurt as Venezuela border standoff turns deadly Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia Showdown

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.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies Venezuela Live Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers Crisis Point

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader Venezuela

EU countries recognise Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option' Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country Power Struggle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro PDVSA

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”.

From TheJournal.ie EU to 'take further actions' if new elections not called in Venezuela Venezuela

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela wants to 'avoid civil war' as US removes staff from country Two Presidents

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on? Explainer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes Juan Guaido

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan president calls Mike Pence 'a madman', says he's ready to meet Trump Caravan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie US denies involvement in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president Maduro Venezuela

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF Economic Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede Venezuela

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.

From TheJournal.ie US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action Venezuela

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

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

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls The Maduro Diet

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.

From TheJournal.ie 68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire Riots

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire

The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.

From TheJournal.ie 'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card Venezuela

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports Fear

Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports

Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump Divisive

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing' United Nations

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela leader hits back at 'crazy' Trump talk of military intervention Craziness

Venezuela leader hits back at 'crazy' Trump talk of military intervention

The White House says it’s rejected a request by Maduro to speak to Trump.

From TheJournal.ie A protest on Dublin's Embassy Row has called on the US to stay away from Venezuela Ballsbridge

A protest on Dublin's Embassy Row has called on the US to stay away from Venezuela

The protest was organised by The Workers Party.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base Tensions

Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base

Maduro claimed the “terrorist” group had ties to Colombia and the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country Dizzy Drop

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

On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.

From TheJournal.ie 'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company Vote Tampering

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

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

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