About: Nicolás Maduro

Global Europe 26-01-2022

Biden warns Putin with personal sanctions as West steps up defences

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.
Global Europe 29-11-2021

Venezuela President Maduro brands EU electoral observers ‘spies’

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday (28 November) denounced members of the EU’s electoral observation mission who monitored voting last weekend as "spies," and accused them of looking to "stain" the regional elections on their preliminary report.
Global Europe 24-11-2021

EU observers report irregularities in Venezuela vote

An EU observer mission on Tuesday (23 November) reported irregularities in Venezuelan elections for governors and mayors over the weekend, in which opposition parties participated for the first time since 2017.
Global Europe 03-11-2021

EU foreign policy chief slams ‘fake’ Nicaragua vote

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday (2 November) branded Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega a "dictator" staging "fake" elections at the weekend, with his seven main challengers under arrest.
Global Europe 29-10-2021

EU observers begin work ahead of Venezuela elections

European Union election observers began their mission in Venezuela on Thursday (28 October), as campaigning kicked off for regional elections next month which are set to include opposition candidates.
Global Europe 30-09-2021

EU to deploy election observation mission to Venezuela

The European Union will send observers to regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for 21 November, on the invitation of the country's National Electoral Council, the bloc's foreign policy chief said in a statement on Wednesday (29 September).
Global Europe 15-07-2021

EU mission meets with Venezuela defense minister, supreme court

European Union election experts met on Wednesday (13 July) with Venezuela's defense minister and Supreme Court president, at a time when the opposition is demanding the release of a top leader accused of terrorism and treason.
Global Europe 06-07-2021

Venezuela’s Maduro blows hot and cold in bid for sanctions relief

For Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the voting in November’s regional elections is a second-tier priority as the government looks to make concessions to receive international sanctions relief. Maduro’s own re-election in 2018 has not ever been recognized by either the...
Global Europe 14-05-2021

Venezuela leader Maduro ‘ready’ to restart talks with Guaido

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has indicated he is ready to restart halted talks with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, according to state media.
Global Europe 26-02-2021

EU declares Venezuela envoy persona non grata

The European Union declared Venezuela's ambassador to the bloc "persona non grata" on Thursday (25 February) in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas expelled its own envoy.
Global Europe 25-02-2021

Venezuela kicks out EU ambassador after new sanctions

Venezuelan Foreign Minister said that the head of the European Union's delegation in Caracas had 72 hours to leave the country and declared her persona non grata after the bloc imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan officials this week.
Global Europe 24-02-2021

Venezuela National Assembly urges expulsion of EU ambassador

Venezuela's National Assembly called Tuesday (23 February) for the government to expel the European Union's ambassador to Caracas, in response to new EU sanctions against 19 Venezuelan officials.
Global Europe 22-01-2021

EU states should recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader, MEPs say

The European Parliament called on EU governments to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president in a resolution on Thursday (21 January), after a downgrade of his status by the bloc earlier this month.
Global Europe 06-01-2021

Venezuela Socialist Party and opposition convene rival parliaments after disputed vote

Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday (5 January) inaugurated a parliament controlled by allies of President Nicolás Maduro, while the opposition convened a rival committee of legislators in a virtual session, following disputed elections on 6 December.
Global Europe 07-12-2020

Boycott-tainted poll win gives Maduro total control in Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro seized total control of Venezuela's political institutions on Sunday (6 December) with a sweeping victory in legislative elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties.
Global Europe 25-09-2020

EU mission visits Venezuela in run-up to parliamentary vote

The European Union has sent a mission to Venezuela in the run-up to parliamentary election scheduled for December, the EU said, as the country prepares for a vote that will likely be boycotted by much of the population.
Global Europe 18-09-2020

Venezuela’s Maduro says election delay to meet EU request ‘impossible’

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for 6 December, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission.
Europe's East 24-08-2020

Borrell: ‘Maduro and Lukashenko are in exactly the same situation’

The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell warned Sunday (23 August) that Belarus should not be allowed to become a "second Ukraine" and said it was necessary to deal with President Alexander Lukashenko.
Global Europe 01-04-2020

In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

The United States on Tuesday (31 March) offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaidó.
Global Europe 13-02-2020

Spanish PM describes Guaidó as Venezuela’s ‘opposition leader’

Spain’s socialist PM Pedro Sánchez described on Wednesday (12 February) Venezuela’s interim president Juan Guaidó as “opposition leader” of the Latin American country.
Global Europe 12-09-2019

EU calls on Venezuela rivals to resume talks

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged the Venezuelan government and opposition Wednesday (11 September) to return to the negotiating table to seek a way out of the South American country's protracted crisis.
Global Europe 07-05-2019

Pompeo: Russia is ‘aggressive’ in Arctic, China’s work there also needs watching

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (6 May) that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China’s actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals.
Global Europe 02-05-2019

Tension grows between US and Russia over Venezuela standoff

The United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday (1 May), a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President Nicolas Maduro from leaving the country.
Economy & Jobs 17-04-2019

EU threatens WTO action after US paves way for Cuban property lawsuits

The EU has reacted angrily to a Trump administration announcement that Americans to sue foreign firms over seized Cuban property, threatening to take a case to the World Trade Organisation.