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Nicolás Maduro’s Accelerating Revolution | The New Yorker
Venezuela’s President has outmaneuvered his opponents. Can he survive an economy in free fall?
politics  venezuela  nicolasmaduro  thenewyorker 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Venezuela tells CNN journalists to 'get out'
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told a CNN reporting team Friday that it could continue reporting in the South American country, a day after the government revoked or denied press credentials for CNN journalists.

Earlier, Maduro had said he would expel CNN if it did not “rectify” its coverage of anti-government protests. During a news conference aired live on state-run TV, Maduro reversed his early position, saying CNN could stay.

Following the more than two-hour news conference, officials told CNN that its journalists would be issued credentials to report within the country.

It was a bizarre end to the news conference that saw Maduro call out CNN, Fox News and other U.S.-based media, claiming they encouraged opposition forces against the government.
Venezuela  freedom  freedomofpress  legal  government  diplomacy  usa  cnn  NicolasMaduro 
february 2014 by jtyost2
BBC News - Venezuela leader Nicolas Maduro seeks talks with Obama
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has invited US President Barack Obama to join him in talks aimed at resolving the problems between the two countries.

Mr Maduro said the meeting would help "put the truth out on the table".

He has accused US conservatives and media organisations of plotting to overthrow his government.

Earlier on Friday Venezuela revoked the accreditations of CNN reporters covering the country's crisis. Eight people have died in recent protests.

In a news conference on Friday, Mr Maduro said: "I call for a dialogue between Venezuela and the United States and its government.

"Let's initiate a high-level dialogue and let's put the truth out on the table."
Venezuela  diplomacy  government  NicolasMaduro  barackobama  media  protest  civilrights 
february 2014 by jtyost2
BBC News - Venezuela expels three US diplomats over 'sabotage'
Venezuela has announced it is expelling three US diplomats, whom it accuses of plotting to sabotage the economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the diplomats have 48 hours to leave the country, saying "Yankees, go home!"

Mr Maduro says he has evidence that the trio took part in a power-grid sabotage in September and had bribed Venezuelan companies to cut down production.

The United States and Venezuela have been without ambassadors in each other's capitals since 2010.

The diplomats expelled have been named as Kelly Keiderling - the charge d'affaires and the most senior US diplomat in Caracas - David Moo and Elizabeth Hoffman.

``We completely reject the Venezuelan government's allegations of US government involvement in any type of conspiracy to destabilize the Venezuela government,'' the embassy said in a statement.

It said it had not yet been officially notified of the Venezuelan government decision to expel the three diplomats.

Mr Maduro made the announcement during an official ceremony at the city of Santa Ana.

"Out of Venezuela! Yankees go home! Enough of abuse against the dignity of a peace-loving nation," he said.

Venezuela is facing a shortage of several goods, including toilet paper, sugar and flour.

The opposition blames Mr Maduro's left-wing policies and rhetoric for the crisis.
Venezuela  diplomacy  usa  NicolasMaduro 
october 2013 by jtyost2

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