Latin America

US tries to seize four Iranian tankers sailing towards Venezuela

Iran and Venezuela increased coordination in the face of a Trump administration which has pounded them with sanctions.

US tries to seize four Iranian tankers sailing towards Venezuela

AJ Impact

UK court denies Venezuela's Maduro access to gold in bank vault

The UK recognises Guaido as Venezuela's president, a judge says in a case over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.

UK court denies Venezuela's Maduro access to gold in bank vault

Latin America

Venezuela to hold parliamentary elections in December

Polls to be held for expanded number of seats in new National Assembly as main opposition parties announce boycott.

Venezuela to hold parliamentary elections in December

Latin America

Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after fresh sanctions

EU subjected 11 officials to sanctions, citing their actions against the democratic functioning of Venezuela's Congress.

Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after fresh sanctions

Venezuela

In Pictures: Venezuela's water shortage

Venezuela's water crisis has driven some residents to rig their water systems and hand dig shallow wells at home.

In Pictures: Venezuela's water shortage

AJ IMPACT

Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

Venezuelans who fled an economic collapse in their country have begun returning home as neighbouring Colombia restricts economic activity to prevent COVID-19.

Venezuela

US navy ship sails near Venezuela after arrival of Iranian cargo

An American warship in the Caribbean Sea navigated into waters the US Navy says are illegitimately claimed by Caracas.

US navy ship sails near Venezuela after arrival of Iranian cargo

AJ Impact

Venezuela's rival leaders lock horns over gold in London vault

President Maduro and his Western-backed opponent Guaido are in a legal battle over who controls a $1bn in gold bars.

Venezuela's rival leaders lock horns over gold in London vault

Donald Trump

Trump backtracks on meeting with Venezuela's Maduro

Trump said he was open to a meeting, seemingly contradicting his administration's pressure strategy to remove Maduro.

Trump backtracks on meeting with Venezuela's Maduro

United States

Donald Trump says he would consider meeting Venezuela's Maduro

A power struggle has been raging in Venezuela since Juan Guaido declared himself acting president in January 2019.

Donald Trump says he would consider meeting Venezuela's Maduro

AJ Impact

Maduro, Guaido claim ownership of gold stored in London vault

The $2bn in gold bars is stored in the UK, which recognises opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president.

Maduro, Guaido claim ownership of gold stored in London vault

AJ Impact

US slaps sanctions on Mexican entities over Venezuelan oil

Sanctions are first formal action taken by US Treasury against Mexican firms involved in trading Venezuelan oil.

US slaps sanctions on Mexican entities over Venezuelan oil

AJ Impact

Venezuelan crude heads to Asia despite US sanctions, data shows

More than 3 million barrels of oil are waiting off China's coast with another 5 million en route, according to new data.

Venezuelan crude heads to Asia despite US sanctions, data shows

Europe

Italy's ruling Five Star denies receiving $3.9m from Venezuela

Five Star Movement rejects Spanish newspaper's allegation that it received secret financing from Maduro in 2010.

Italy's ruling Five Star denies receiving $3.9m from Venezuela

Latin America

Venezuela electoral board: Council rejected by opposition and US

A new electoral council starts work in Venezuela, dominated by government loyalists, and denounced as 'false' by the opposition.