• Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks to supporters during a rally to protest outages that left most of the country scrambling for days in the dark in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 6, 2019
    Last update: 01:49 24.09.2019
    01:49 24.09.2019

    Venezuela to Prosecute Politicians Who Smuggled Guaido Into Colombia

    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.

    Political Crisis in Venezuela
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, background left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, background center, attend the talks at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
    Last update: 01:01 24.09.2019
    01:01 24.09.2019

    Maduro to Depart for Russia, Plans Meeting With Putin

    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.

  • Last update: 12:49 23.09.2019
    12:49 23.09.2019

    Maduro Ready for Direct Talks With Trump if US Abandons 'Obama's Failed Policy of War'

    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.

  • Nicolas Maduro
    Last update: 12:20 23.09.2019
    12:20 23.09.2019

    US Looking to Sabotage 2020 Parliamentary Vote in Venezuela - President Maduro

    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.

  • U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet waves as she exits the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela
    Last update: 21:18 22.09.2019
    21:18 22.09.2019

    ‘I Feel Sorry for Brazil’: UN’s Bachelet Blasts Bolsonaro Over Tweet Mentioning Her Dead Father

    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.

  • Nicolás Maduro, presidente de Venezuela
    Last update: 18:26 22.09.2019
    18:26 22.09.2019

    Venezuela’s Maduro Accuses Colombia of New Assassination Attempts

    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.

  • Cocaine
    Last update: 14:49 21.09.2019
    14:49 21.09.2019

    Gang Suspected of Selling Cocaine in Plastic Penises Busted in Argentina

    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”.

  • Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido
    Last update: 08:42 21.09.2019
    08:42 21.09.2019

    Venezuelan Gov’t Presents Video Showing Guaido Meeting With Drug Cartel in Colombia

    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.

  • In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, storage tanks stand in a PDVSA state-run oil company crude oil complex near El Tigre, a town located within Venezuela's Hugo Chavez oil belt, formally known as the Orinoco Belt
    Last update: 02:48 21.09.2019
    02:48 21.09.2019

    Venezuelan Oil Ministry Accuses Opposition of Intent to Destroy PDVSA Subsidiary Monomeros

    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.

  • Self-proclaimed Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido
    Last update: 20:19 20.09.2019
    20:19 20.09.2019

    Drug Cartel Member Captured on Photo With Opposition Leader Guaido Detained in Venezuela - Minister

    An alleged member of the Colombian drug cartel Los Rastrojos Ivan Posso Pedrozo earlier appeared in a photograph with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

  • A soldier stands guard in front of a truck loaded with logs that were illegally cut from the Amazon rain forest in Tailandia,in the northern Brazilian state of Para, Monday, Feb. 25, 2008
    Last update: 15:53 20.09.2019
    15:53 20.09.2019

    'Occupy Amazon': Brazilian Military Reportedly Eyes Setting Up Bases in Country's Northern Forests


    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.

  • In this May 20, 2019 photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro flashes a hand-heart symbol to supporters outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela.
    Last update: 14:05 20.09.2019
    14:05 20.09.2019

    Maduro's Visit to Russia Being Prepared - Kremlin Spokesman

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Preparations for the visit of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to Russia are underway, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

  • Claudia Ochoa Felix
    Last update: 06:43 20.09.2019
    06:43 20.09.2019

    ‘Kim Kardashian of the Sinaloa Cartel' Allegedly Linked to El Chapo Died From Overdose

    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.

  • Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido greets supporters during a rally in Barinas, Venezuela, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Guaido is taking his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro to the birthplace of Hugo Chavez, the socialist leaders's mentor
    Last update: 06:06 20.09.2019
    06:06 20.09.2019

    Venezuela Prosecutor General’s Office Issues New Photos of Guaido With Drug Cartel Members

    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.

  • Nicolas Maduro
    Last update: 03:57 20.09.2019
    03:57 20.09.2019

    Maduro Believes Trump Hates Latin American Peoples, Especially Venezuelans

    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.

  • A U.S., and a Cuban national flag, hang from a balcony to mark the restored full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, in Old Havana, Monday, July 20, 2015
    Last update: 02:19 20.09.2019
    02:19 20.09.2019

    US Diplomats in Cuba May Have Become Ill Due to Chemicals in Pesticide Fumigation - Report

    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.

  • Claudia Ochoa Felix
    Last update: 10:41 18.09.2019
    10:41 18.09.2019

    Instagram Model Linked to El Chapo’s Armed Squad Found Dead in Lover’s Bed - Reports

    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.

  • In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, accompanied by Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino Lopez, left, and the Strategies Operations Commander, Adm. Remigio Ceballos, arrive for a meeting with the troops at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019
    Last update: 06:56 18.09.2019
    06:56 18.09.2019

    Military Invasion in Venezuela to Have Fatal Consequences for Entire Continent - Ministry

    BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The military invasion in Venezuela will have fatal consequences for entire South America, the Venezuelan Defenсe Ministry said.

  • Cybercrime
    Last update: 02:46 18.09.2019
    02:46 18.09.2019

    Ecuador's Authorities Investigate Company for Allegedly Leaking Data of 20Mln Citizens

    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.

  • Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, talks to Edgar Zambrano, the assembly vice president, in a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela March 6, 2019. Picture taken March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
    Last update: 02:21 18.09.2019
    02:21 18.09.2019

    Venezuelan Gov Releases Held Lawmaker Zambrano in Interim Agreement with Opposition

    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.