A top aide close to Venezuela's socialist government has been put on a flight from Cape Verde to the United States to face money laundering charges, a senior US official confirmed Saturday.
Venezuelan President Maduro accuses Spanish empire of "murdering, banishing and enslaving millions of indigenous peoples".
It is the third banknote reform in 13 years, with a staggering 14 zeroes shed since 2008, giving Venezuela the dubious distinction of becoming the first South American country to have lopped the most zeroes off its currency.
UN General Assembly meeting continues on the second day with leaders in attendance for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Talks, mediated by Norway and hosted by Mexico, have a seven-point agenda including easing sanctions, political rights and electoral guarantees – but not the departure of President Maduro.
Talks have seven-point agenda including easing sanctions, political rights and electoral guarantees –– but not the departure of President Maduro, accused by Guaido-led opposition of fraudulent re-election in 2018.
President Nicolas Maduro accused Freddy Guevara of being part of an alleged plot in which one of Venezuela's biggest criminal gangs is allegedly in charge of generating violence to destabilise and assassinate the government.
The casualty count comes after several days of heavy gunfire forced some capital residents fleeing their homes and snarled traffic in several neighborhoods.
By cracking down on FARC dissidents, Caracas aims to co-opt the guerrillas as loyalist proxies it can wield as a foreign policy tool.
This is the first time in 20 years that a Colombian leader has come under attack in a country that's struggling to contain rebel groups.
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Brazil open 2021 Copa America football with 3-0 win over depleted Venezuela, dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a one-sided match.
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