Humanitarian crises

The United States special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams looks over the room before the start of a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 01, 2019 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office. The sanctions are in response...
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The United States special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams looks over the room before the start of a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 01, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office. The sanctions are in response...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:09 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to "do the right thing" by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:54 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep "all options open" in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido's call came after a...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:12 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he will meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a meeting Monday of regional diplomats. The emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the so-called...
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February 23, 2019 - 7:18 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4 p.m. Tensions are running high in the city of Santa Elena on the Brazil-Venezuela border. Thousands remained at the Venezuelan city's international border crossing with Brazil to demand the entry of food...
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February 23, 2019 - 4:13 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4 p.m. Tensions are running high in the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima. Thousands remained at the city's international border crossing with Venezuela to demand the entry of food and medicine as dusk fell...
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February 23, 2019 - 3:07 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3 p.m. An emergency doctor says two protesters have been killed and another 18 have been injured during clashes between soldiers and residents of the southeastern Venezuelan town of Santa Elena de Uairen,...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:43 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris says she doesn't "condone military action at this point" to ensure humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela. Venezuela's President...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:10 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:05 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro says he'll never surrender and has vowed to defend Venezuela's independence with his life if necessary. A defiant Maduro spoke Saturday in Caracas before thousands of...
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