U.S. might lift sanctions on Venezuelan military who back Juan Guaido: Bolton

U.S. might lift sanctions on Venezuelan military who back Juan Guaido: Bolton

Guaido is trying to force Maduro from power, set up a transitional government and hold a new presidential poll.

The spokesman for Guterres, Stéphane Dujarric, said that Guterres "supports the efforts of the worldwide community that will help find a political solution" to the situation in Venezuela.

Moscow believes that only direct talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition may pave the way to a settlement of the crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. "Sometimes they despair but we can't do anything, it's so sad", said a patrolman located a few yards (meters) from the border.

Guaido is an opposition leader who's the head of Venezuela's legislature. He posted a video on YouTube declaring his country's transition to democracy was "imminent". "The violation of human rights and the complete disregard for the rule of law shown by the regime has been both inexcusable and unacceptable".

Protesters carried banners with the names of Argentine leftist organizations and chanted outside the embassy's security perimeter. Two plainclothed police officers escorted the two women out without incident. You want to humiliate Venezuela, and I will not let our people be humiliated.

But she condemned the Maduro regime and endorsed sanctions because 'doesn't involve killing people.

Sixteen European countries recognized Guaido on Monday.

Maduro has repeatedly accused the United States of being behind an attempted coup by Guaido, who declared himself acting president on January 23.

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"For years now, we've witnessed the breakdown in democracy in Venezuela and a dictatorship willing to use force, fear and coercion to retain power".

Trudeau announced $53 million worth of humanitarian assistance for the "most pressing needs" of Venezuelans. The neighboring Andean nation has received over one million Venezuelan migrants in the last three years.

The funds will go to "trusted partners" and neighbouring countries, Trudeau said.

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. support for Guaido, saying "we stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom".

Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Francisco Popolizio Bardalen said the emboldened Venezuelan opposition "represents the beginning of the end of the dictatorship".

The foreign minister was asked about the issue on a trip to Brussels yesterday as European Union ministers debated their response to the crisis in the South American country. At least 12 countries, including the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany agreed to recognise Mr Guaidó, the opposition leader and president of the national assembly, after their deadline for President Maduro to call an election expired.

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up pressure on the embattled Maduro government, saying that the U.S. stands with the people of Venezuela in their "noble quest for freedom".