Nicolas Maduro is a Venezuelan politician, who has been president of Venezuela since 2013. He was previously minister of foreign affairs under former president Hugo Chavez. Maduro is often accused of being a dictator.
After weeks of dismissing persistent calls by Caracas to resume dialogue, US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has agreed to talks in Barbados, while still calling President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” who must go.
Venezuelan intelligence says it has foiled an assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro, which envisioned a group of rogue officers storming the presidential palace and installing an imprisoned general in his stead.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said foreign backers financed the failed attempt on his life last summer to the tune of $20 million, which he says was distributed to opposition members in neighboring Colombia.
As envoys for Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Maduro plan for next week’s Oslo talks, some US warmongers are still pushing for intervention. Military action may lead to ‘another Vietnam,’ an author told RT.
A TV mogul wanted in the US on money laundering and bribery charges was a mediator between Washington and Caracas officials, offering them sanctions relief in exchange for turning on the government, a new report says.