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US Declares Venezuela ‘Extraordinary Threat to National Security’

In the latest sign of rising tensions between the United States and Venezuela, President Barack Obama on Monday issued and signed an executive order declaring the Latin American country “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” and ordering sanctions on seven state officials. Justifying its mandate, the executive order cites alleged “erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution of political opponents, …

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Leid Stories – 03.05.15

Venezuela In Crisis: Chavez Coup 2.0 in the Making? Each day the news out of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it seems, gets worse. A shattered economy, out-of-control inflation, pervasive food shortages and mounting protests in the streets have kept President Nicolás Maduro on edge and on the defensive putting out fires since taking the country’s helm after the death …

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Venezuela president claims to have captured U.S. pilot accused of ‘recruiting citizens to stage a coup’

An ‘American airplane pilot’ with ‘Latino roots’ has been detained by Venezuela’s government, accusing of spying and recruiting citizens to stage a coup, President Nicolas Maduro declared. The President said the pilot, who has not been named, was part of a group of six U.S. nationals arrested in the state of Táchira, near the Colombian border, in the last few …