Venezuela’s Maduro receives samurai sword gift from actor Steven Seagal

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro received a samurai sword as a gift from actor Steven Seagal, who was visiting the South American country as a representative of Russia. Maduro, wearing a white facemask and a traditional Venezuelan black long sleeve

Facebook freezes Venezuela president’s page over COVID-19 misinformation

CARACAS: Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims can cure the disease. Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a

Trump denies US role in Venezuela sea invasion

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday denied involvement by Venezuela after two Americans were said to have been arrested following a mysterious sea invasion. President Nicolas Maduro, whom the United States has been unsuccessfully trying to topple for more than

Venezuela appoints alleged drug trafficker as oil minister

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has appointed his economy vice president, Tareck El Aissami, who has been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges as oil minister. Maduro named Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late President Hugo Chavez,

US indicts Venezuela President Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

WASHINGTON: The United States indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several top aides on Thursday for “narco-terrorism” and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to his capture. The Justice Department accused Maduro of leading a cocaine-trafficking gang called

US slaps sanctions on Venezuela over corruption

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan security officials and political figures over violence and corruption. The US Treasury Department said in a statement that,  the Venezuelan officials have been linked to violence against opposition protesters and