AP Exclusive: Trump Ally May Have Broken Venezuela Sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolás Maduro, two senior U.S. officials said.

  • Dec 30, 2019
  • 5:16 PM

US to Ease a Few Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 3:33 PM

US Offers Residency to Venezuelans and Will Review Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse and will review U.S. sanctions intended to isolate the South American nation.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 5:33 PM

To Dodge Sanctions, Venezuela Turns to Asia Asphalt Giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen, hampering its ability to pay vendors on whom it relies to keep the nation’s crude flowing.

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 12:57 PM

United States Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

The sanctions are part of the Trump Administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 4:52 PM

Sources: Venezuela Wooed Texas Republican to Ease Sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s socialist government tried to recruit then-Congressman Pete Sessions to broker a meeting with the CEO of Exxon Mobil at the same time it was secretly paying a close former House colleague $50 million to keep U.S. sanctions at bay, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 4:02 PM

AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

Sanctions, Censorship and Scarcity: COVID-19 Becomes Venezuela’s Latest Problem

The low numbers of Venezuela in contrast with its size and population —256 infected in a country of over 27 million— has raised questions about the veracity of the official toll.

  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

US Outlines Plan for Venezuela Transition, Sanctions Relief

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said.

  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 2:10 PM

Venezuelans React to US Sanctions Targeting Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken nation—including a bustling Caracas bus terminal.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 10:07 AM

Venezuela Slams Trump for Sanctions Set on Regime Change

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The government of President Nicolás Maduro demanded that Washington stop piling on punishing financial sanctions aimed at forcing a regime change in Venezuela as it took its case to the International Criminal Court on Thursday.

  • Feb 13, 2020
  • 1:55 PM

Guaidó Seeks EU Sanctions for Venezuela, Meeting With Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition leader said Wednesday that he wants the European Union to broaden sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidential elections in the country.

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 2:37 PM

History of Treaty Used to Impose Sanctions on Venezuela Shows It’s a Clumsy Way to Advance Democracy

Though the postwar years saw a relative flowering of democracy in Latin America, the Rio Treaty was not envisioned as an instrument for advancing democracy.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 9:55 AM

US, Latin America Allies to Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colombia’s ambassador to the U.S. says 18 countries of the Americas will meet Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela.

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 5:36 PM

US Sanctions on Venezuela Now a Total Economic Embargo

With an executive order, the U.S. government has frozen all economic assets belonging to President Nicolás Maduro and his associates.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 12:16 PM

Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country’s crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Jun 15, 2019
  • 3:14 PM

US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Could Cut the Output of Refineries at Home

Refineries located along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas were just about Venezuela’s last source of hard currency.

  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 9:17 AM

US Announces Sanctions on Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company

The sanctions block all PDVSA property and operations under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit transactions by U.S. entities.

  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 12:01 PM

Economists Blast Menendez for ‘False Narrative’ About Crises in Cuba, Venezuela

More than 50 of the world’s top economists have slammed Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for recent remarks he made about Cuba and Venezuela, asking that he “stop spreading the false narrative” that there is no connection between the crises in those countries and the U.S. sanctions against them.

  • Jul 14, 2023
  • 2:45 PM

Iran’s President Begins Latin America Tour With Stop in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In his first visit to Latin America, Iran’s hardline president on Monday met with his Venezuelan counterpart and declared that both countries have “a common enemy,” alluding to the United States, before signing a series of cooperation agreements.

  • Jun 13, 2023
  • 9:57 AM

Venezuela’s Guaidó Expelled From Colombia

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said he was expelled from Colombia hours after he crossed the border from Venezuela to try to meet with some participants at an international conference Tuesday to discuss his country’s political crisis.

  • Apr 25, 2023
  • 10:33 AM

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