A Venezuela judge sentenced five employees of Houston-based CITGO to prison terms of 8 years and 10 months, while one of them received a 13-year sentence after finding them guilty of corruption charges.
The Court of Appeals has set aside July's High Court judgement, which found that Britain's recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as "constitutional interim president of Venezuela" was conclusive.
Demanding EU allies follow suit, US reimposes sanctions on Tehran after the Trump administration's unilateral weekend declaration that all UN penalties that were eased under the 2015 nuclear deal have been restored.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Caracas to sign some agreements and mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
Cliver Alcala retired in 2013 after Hugo Chavez died. He then became an opponent of Maduro and fled to Colombia, joining forces with opposition leader Juan Guaido. The US has indicted the former general along with Maduro for "narco-terrorism."
US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams criticised the detention of executives from US refiner Citgo in Caracas and warned Russia over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei says his country was breaking off relations with Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and would close its embassy in Caracas.
Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado and the Ambassador of the Republic of China, Li Baorong, in Venezuela signing agreements of cooperation in medical assistance, as China keeps sending medical aid.
Following are some initial reactions from world governments over the attempted coup called by self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido against President Nicolas Maduro.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday blamed Russia and Cuba for causing Venezuela's political crisis by supporting President Nicolas Maduro.
President Nicolas Maduro slams Colombia's "oligarchy" for working with deserters to drive a wedge between himself and his loyal military. Meanwhile, self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido appears briefly in anti-Maduro protest.
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