Venezuela’s Maduro rallies supporters after drone blasts

By Andreina Aponte Caracas, Aug 6 : Hundreds of flag-waving supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied in central Caracas today to show support for the leftist leader following weekend drone blasts that the government called an assassination attempt. Maduro, whose approval ratings hover around 25 percent, with opponents blaming his policies for worsening an […]

After re-election, Venezuela’s Maduro faces overseas condemnation

By Alexandra Ulmer and Vivian Sequera CARACAS, May 21 : Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro faced international condemnation on Monday after his re-election in a vote foes denounced as a farce that cemented autocracy in the crisis-stricken oil-producing nation. Maduro, 55, hailed his win in Sunday’s vote as a victory against “imperialism,” but his main […]

Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout

By Vivian Sequera and Corina Pons CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela, May 21 : Venezuela’s leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the “coronation” of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. Despite his unpopularity over the OPEC member’s […]

Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, May 20 : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the “coronation” of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions. With the mainstream opposition boycotting the election, two of his most popular rivals barred from standing and state […]