All about Nicolas Maduro

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By Edition On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Venezuela keeps the border with the ABC Islands closed for a while longer

WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela keeps the border with Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire closed for at least three more days. That was announced in Venezuela. The meeting this afternoon between the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Update: Venezuelan ties to oil-linked isles further sour

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela says it will not reopen its air and sea borders with the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao until the local authorities implement measures to halt smuggling of coltan, diamonds More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Maduro extends border closure ABC Islands

CARACAS - According to a high official in the government of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro just extended the trade ban with the ABC Islands. It is not clear yet for how long the ban will be this time. Last More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Food hoarding on Dutch Islands as Venezuela issues trade ban over smuggling

WILLEMSTAD - The population of Curaçao was forced to begin stockpiling food since neighboring country Venezuela announced a trade boycott with the Dutch Caribbean Island on Friday. The trade ban also covered Aruba More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Update: Maduro orders closure for 72 hours of the border with Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the 72-hour closure of the border with the islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire through the activation of the "Sentinel Plan for Sovereignty More...

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By Edition On Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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Drowning Nicolas Maduro clutches at a straw

It could not have been clearer this week that Nicolas Maduro -once a well-mannered Caracas bus driver- doesn’t have control of his country as he steers this formerly rich democratic country straight off a cliff. More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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The Netherlands should not forget Maduro and his attack on ‘our’ ABC Islands

THE HAGUE - The situation in Venezuela has not been the best in recent years. Food scarcity, an economic and political crisis and great popular uprisings are the problems that the country is currently struggling More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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3 opposition parties in Venezuela blocked from elections

CARACAS - Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly on Wednesday effectively stripped three of the country’s most influential opposition parties of the right to participate in next year’s presidential More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Premier Rhuggenaath’s reaction to Maduro’s declarations

WILLEMSTAD - In a first reaction of the Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath on the declaration of the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro about breaking all commercial ties with the ABC Islands, the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Venezuelan President threatens to break ties with Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire

WILLEMSTAD - During a televised meeting with governors and mayors of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro lashed out against Curaçao and Aruba. Maduro even threatened to break ties with the two islands. He said More...