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Venezuelan military joins uprising

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/19, 12:18 pm

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Tuesday led a military uprising in the capital city of Caracas against embattled President Nicolás Maduro’s government. Guaidó took to the streets with heavily armed soldiers and opposition activist Leopoldo López, whom the military freed from house arrest. In a three-minute video posted early Tuesday on Twitter, Guaidó called on Venezuelans to back the uprising. “The moment is now,” he said at the La Carlota air base in Caracas.

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U.S. to allow lawsuits over property in Cuba

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/17/19, 01:06 pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 Cuban revolution. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified the policy shift by pointing to Cuba’s repression of its people, refusal to enact Democratic reforms, and “exportation of tyranny” to countries like Venezuela. Starting May 2, Americans will have the right, under a 1996 U.S. law, to sue companies that operate out of hotels, tobacco factories, distilleries, and other properties Cuba nationalized after Fidel Castro took power.

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Pence asks UN to back Venezuela regime change

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/11/19, 11:26 am

Vice President Mike Pence, during an emergency meeting with the UN Security Council on Wednesday, urged the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela and join more than 50 countries in asking embattled leader Nicolás Maduro to step aside. Guaidó and others contend that Maduro rigged last year’s presidential election. “This body should revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations, recognize interim President Juan Guaidó, and seat the representative of the free Venezuelan government without delay,” Pence said.

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