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Canada imposes sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro and top officials

Canada imposed targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for “anti-democratic behavior,” the foreign ministry said on Friday.

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U.S. not ruling out possible oil embargo on Venezuela: Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday a range of options remained on the table, including a possible oil embargo on Venezuela, if the South American country did not move to restore its democratic processes.

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Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler'

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.

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Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon

President Donald Trump said on Monday he wanted democracy restored soon in Venezuela and warned that the United States might take additional measures to apply pressure on the oil-producing nation.

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Venezuela's Maduro urges starving populace to eat rabbits

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has introduced a “Rabbit Plan” that encourages people to start eating rabbits rather than keep them as pets in a bid to tackle the country's food shortages.

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Venezuela government, opposition officials discuss new talks

Representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition began meetings in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday to explore possibilities for restarting talks on resolving the South American nation's economic and political turmoil.

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Venezuela leaders, opposition explore possibility of talks

The Venezuelan government and opposition leaders said Tuesday they would send representatives in response to an invitation from the Dominican Republic to explore the possibility of resuming talks on resolving country's political upheaval.

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U.S. seeks at least 30 years for nephews of Venezuela's first lady

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady should serve at least 30 years in prison for their convictions in the United States on drug trafficking charges, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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Venezuela's Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over the country’s foreign debt in coming days, in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.

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