U.S. envoy sees China scaling back economic support for Venezuela’s Maduro

Swissinfo | Jan 15, 2020 at 5:11 PM

The Trump administration’s envoy on Venezuela said China appears to be scaling back economic support for President Nicolas Maduro, and Beijing acknowledged a diminishing role largely due to U.S. sanctions against the OPEC nation.

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  • U.S. envoy sees China scaling back economic support for Venezuela’s Maduro (Reuters: Jan 15, 2020 at 4:49 PM)

Armed civilians attack opposition convoy outside Venezuelan congress

Reuters | Jan 15, 2020 at 4:33 PM

A group of armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress on Wednesday, backing recent efforts under President Nicolas Maduro to bar opposition leader Juan Guaido from presiding over parliament.

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  • Armed civilians attack opposition convoy outside Venezuelan congress (Reuters: Jan 15, 2020 at 3:33 PM)