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WorldU.S. has no timeline for change in Venezuela government, official says

15:26  15 april  2019
15:26  15 april  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The embattled government of Venezuela struck back against its Mr. Pompeo said the United States would not comply. But a senior American official , speaking on But China’ s enthusiasm for Venezuela has dimmed in recent years as the Venezuelan economy has

Venezuela ’ s government has confirmed two planes landed from Russia at the weekend and were authorized by Maduro but has given no more The U . S . determination that the Russian contingent includes cybersecurity specialists suggests that part of their mission could be helping Maduro’ s

U.S. has no timeline for change in Venezuela government, official says© Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images CARACAS, VENEZUELA - APRIL 13 : President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro (2nd R) and his wife Cilia Flores (2nd L), Minister of Defense for the National Armed Forces of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) and Head of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello (L) attend a military parade on 'National Bolivarian Militia Day' at Los Proceres in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 13, 2019. BOGOTA, April 15 (Reuters) - The United States has no timeline for a change in government in Venezuela, a U.S. top official said, but is certain embattled President Nicolas Maduro will not remain in power.

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A sign says " Venezuela deserves change " at a rally in support of amnesty for political prisoners. CreditMeridith Kohut for The New York Times . Since Mr. Pompeo’ s speech, the United States has put further pressure on the Maduro government , imposing new oil sanctions and reiterating that “all

And certainly, the economy of Venezuela has been screaming. It has to do a lot with some of the flawed U . S . has of course endorsed him swearing himself in as the president, as I said earlier, but And of course, Venezuela was a real leader in the sort of pink tide of left governments that emerged

Washington has imposed a raft of sanctions against Maduro's government in an attempt to pressure him out of power and allow opposition leader Juan Guaido to take control.

"There's no timeline on a return to democracy but it is coming, of that I'm certain," James Story, the U.S. charge d'affaires for Venezuela, said in an interview. "This was never going to be something that was quite easy."

Maduro blames U.S. sanctions for the country's economic problems and dismisses Guaido as a U.S. puppet. More than 3 million Venezuelans have fled hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and political crisis.

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Under Maduro, Venezuela has limited the powers of the opposition-run legislature, jailed The Trump administration has levied several rounds of sanctions against Maduro’ s government A group of U . S . senators said on Tuesday they had introduced legislation seeking to address the crisis in Venezuela

A crisis concerning who is the legitimate President of Venezuela has been underway since 10 January 2019, when the opposition-majority National Assembly declared that incumbent Nicolás Maduro' s

Guaido in January invoked the country's constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate, and while most Western nations have recognized Guaido as head of state, Russia, China and Cuba have stood by Maduro.

Maduro broke off diplomatic relations with the United States after it recognized Guaido. The U.S. State Department said last month it would withdraw all diplomatic personnel from the OPEC nation, arguing they had become a "constraint on U.S. policy."

Arguments that U.S. sanctions caused Venezuela's problems "don't hold water" said Story, who visited Colombia to accompany U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a Sunday trip to the border city of Cucuta.

"The sanctions that have hit the big parts of the economy are very recent," he said. "We have multiple options when it comes to how we engage on economic sanctions, how we deploy them, how we use general licenses, how we make sure that we're trying to have a minimum impact on people."

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The Venezuelan government arrested 40 people, including a retired colonel (Oswaldo Garcia) and a parliamentarian (Julio Borges). On September 8, Venezuela ’ s Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, noted that the coup plotters had met with U . S . officials . That the attack on Maduro failed is cold comfort.

In fact, Venezuela ’ s constitution doesn’t allow for impeachment by the National Assembly, of which It’ s an established principle of international law that governments have the right to recognize each Everyone in Venezuela knows it, whether they support Maduro or Guaidó. In this case, we would all

Corrupt officials are to blame for shortages, he added.

"These were people who weren't focused on doing the right thing for their citizens but rather people who were focused on self-enrichment."

"We're trying to bring in foodstuffs and other types of medicine in order to support the Venezuelan people who are suffering. And the Cubans import intelligence officers who are only focused on repressing dissent and making certain that the military doesn't oust Maduro," said Story.

But humanitarian aid, largely rejected by Maduro, may be able to enter Venezuela because of individuals, Story said.

"I think you'll see more aid come in because you'll see more desperate people attempting to help their fellow Venezuelans."

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb Editing by Luc Cohen and Chris Reese)

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