Juan Guaido attends a meeting with young leaders at the National Assembly in Caracas on Thursday. Reuters
Lionel Ortega had worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years for the Venezuelan state oil company when he walked off the job last October, defying authorities who demanded he stay and oversee repairs to the crumbling infrastructure that is choking off the lifeblood of the country’s beleaguered government.
The United States for now has ruled out holding any negotiations with Nicolas Maduro and instead is focused on how to orchestrate a “dignified exit” for the Venezuelan leader after an opposition uprising and a series of sanctions failed to oust him from power.
President Donald Trump’s unconventional foreign policy appeared in disarray amid a series of setbacks around the globe and mounting signs that the president and his advisers were on the verge of losing several risky policy bets. The evidence came in one hot spot
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido triumphantly appeared outside La Carlota air base here Tuesday with a group of soldiers wearing blue armbands that signified support for his efforts to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. “To all the brothers of the armed forces, this is the moment,” Guaido declared,
An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV — a record 23.3 million of those have access to some antiretroviral therapy (ART), UNAIDS said in its annual report.
“Two people have been declared dead and over 40 are trapped under the debris,”
Iran’s state TV says 18 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate road accidents in the country.