MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan state prosecutor Tarek William Saab issued arrest warrants on Monday for officials thought to have helped opposition leader Juan Guaido sneak into Colombia despite a travel ban.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier thanked Moscow for supporting the country's sovereignty, adding that Venezuela and Russia have a long relationship that has been characterized by what he described as mutual trust.
Relations between the US and Venezuela deteriorated significantly after Washington recognised Juan Guaido as the country's leader in spite of a vote in 2018 that saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected for a new term.
Venezuela is set to hold a National Assembly vote in December 2020. The parliament was initially slated to work until August 2019, but it extended its term this May.
Earlier this month, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, accusing her of engaging in ‘Macron-style’ meddling in Brazil’s internal affairs after she marked concerns with extrajudicial killings by police and an alleged “narrowing of the democratic space” in Brazil.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Several bomb-laden drones exploded close to Maduro at a military parade in the capital of Caracas in August 2018, injuring seven soldiers. The president escaped unscathed.
The alleged drug dealers used an elaborate cover by hiding cocaine in phallic containers and selling them in the red light district of a city near the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. They are also said to have come up with a code language to communicate with their clients, calling various weights a “grandmother” or a “baby”.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodriquez has presented a video to President Nicolas Maduro that showed leaders of the Los Rastrojos drug cartel accompanying Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and some Colombian officials.
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Venezuelan oil minister and the chief of Venezuela's national oil and natural gas company PDVSA, Manuel Quevedo, said on Friday that the PDVSA subsidiary petrochemical company Monomeros is at risk of being destroyed by the political opposition and called upon the international community to scrutinize this situation.
An alleged member of the Colombian drug cartel Los Rastrojos Ivan Posso Pedrozo earlier appeared in a photograph with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has recently been facing harsh pressure from some foreign states over his alleged inability to cope with raging forest fires in the Amazon. Bolsonaro has dismissed such claims and warned foreign governments against meddling in Brazil's internal affairs.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Preparations for the visit of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to Russia are underway, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Former model Claudia Ochoa Félix, rumoured to have been a head of a gang tied to the notorious Mexican organised crime leader, was found dead in the bed of her male companion last week after a night out with him. Although speculations initially suggested that she could have been assassinated, investigators have ruled a violent cause out.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab demonstrated new photos, showing opposition leader Juan Guaido together with members of the Colombian drug cartel of Los Rastrojos, adding that the gang was killing witnesses of Guaido’s crossing the Colombian-Venezuelan border.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes that US President Donald Trump hates all Latin American peoples, but especially the people of Venezuela and the country's history.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US and Canadian diplomats in Havana, Cuba, may have become ill due to a neurotoxin used in pesticide fumigation and not by alleged sonic attacks, a clinical study commissioned by Global Affairs Canada revealed.
The purported leader of the armed wing of the drug trafficking Sinaloa Cartel, Claudia Ochoa Félix, known as the “Kim Kardashian of organised crime”, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. The cartel’s leader Joaquin Guzman was sentenced to life in prison in the US this summer on charges of drug trafficking and other related crimes.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The military invasion in Venezuela will have fatal consequences for entire South America, the Venezuelan Defenсe Ministry said.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The Ecuadorean Attorney General 's Office has questioned the management of Novaestrat consulting company, allegedly responsible for a data leak that compromised personal information of 20 million people, the organization said on Tuesday.
Edgar Zambrano, the deputy speaker of the Venezuelan opposition-controlled National Assembly, has been released four months after being detained, according to Reuters, citing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and an opposition lawmaker.