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 […]