"Only peaceful and constructive engagement can halt the deterioration of the situation in Venezuela and build better prospects for its people".
Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Citgo Petroleum, a USA affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony. Nevertheless, if sustained and prolonged strong protests reach a tipping point by overwhelmingly escalating beyond the capacity of security forces to contain them, then the probability of the military changing its stance and forcing the National Electoral Council to hold early elections or stage a coup to assume power directly will increase..
South American operations, which include Venezuela, account for about 6 per cent GM's total sales. In February, Trump met with the wife of a jailed opposition leader at the White House and on Tuesday the U.S. State Department issued a statement decrying violence against protesters.
MARGARET WARNER: Maduro came to power four years ago, upon the death of his charismatic predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Under Chavez, prosperity arrived via the country's oil reserves, which he used to reduce poverty and economic inequality, with some significant successes. It is, after all, a finite resource and an unpredictable market. The country now has one of the world's highest murder rate, and an extreme shortage of basic foods and medicine.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is "concerned that the government of Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to ... organize in a way that expresses the views of the Venezuelan people".
In Washington, administration officials are anxious the Venezuela government is working to suppress the opposition. Maduro's critics increasingly doubt that the ruling Socialist Party, which was soundly defeated in 2015 legislative elections, will allow for free and fair elections. They were further fueled when the government barred the opposition's best-known leader, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, from holding public office.
According to Fox News/AP/EFE, Maduro is framing his gun giveaway as a means of fighting outside forces controlled by America seeking to remove him from office.
The opposition rejected his comments as a desperate attempt to intimidate Venezuelans from exercising their constitutional right to protest.
Charity Worker Freed in Egypt, Returns to US
Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown home on a US government plane Thursday after she was freed by a Cairo court on April 16. Her case was on the agenda when Trump met this month with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
This decision was reversed three days later after global condemnation forced its hand.
Maduro said Wednesday morning that Borges should be brought to trial.
"This is repression. This is a crime". "There are a lot of people in the opposition and they are full of courage". "The government has staged a self-coup and what they're now doing to me is part of it". He said the subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica "sent millions of messages to users every two hours" in support of Wednesday's protests.
Due to media constraints imposed by government controls it is not possible to verify some of the reports via social media of attacks on protesters.
Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant have died after shots were fired during protests in Venezuela.
Later, in the opposition hotbed of San Cristobal near the Colombia border, university student Paola Ramirez died after being shot by armed men on motorbikes as she was leaving the protest, according to Mayor Patricia Gutierrez. As has become common in recent weeks on protest days, Venezuelan authorities will close 27 metro stations and likely set up checkpoints to slow entry to the city.
To put this into perspective, the the Xbox One sold 2 million units in 18 days whereas Sony sold 2.1 million units within 14 days. NPD's data accounts only for US sales, but the current global estimate puts March Switch totals at 2.4 million consoles sold.
She said "a clear head and a firm grip" were required in the wake of the gun attack , saying: "It is time to stop being naive". In France meanwhile, three people known to the attacker were being questioned by anti-terror police, judicial sources said .
Proposed Liberal legislation would allow for roadside saliva and blood tests if police suspect a driver has drugs in their body. I mention this point as I believe the government does have a democratic mandate to move forward with this legislation.
In the centre, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose renew their partnership, with Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton in the half-backs. McFadden gets a start after scoring a try in the quarter-final victory over Wasps at the the Aviva Stadium this month.
The SFMTA said in a tweet that people should treat intersections as four-way stops due to "scattered" power outages citywide. Mon Alicia took to twitter to comment: "I always thought The Big One would throw San Francisco into mass chaos.
Amid the confusion, mothers and newborn children had to be evacuated from a maternity hospital when it was swamped with tear gas. They were met by a curtain of tear gas and rubber bullets as they tried to march to downtown Caracas .
Health insurers are concerned the GOP health bill eliminates the Obamacare requirement most people purchase insurance. Just days ago, Trump declared he would yank subsidies known as "cost-sharing reductions" from ObamaCare programs.
HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) disclosed the launch of its most secure, as well as, manageable HP ZBook Mobile Workstations. The HP ZBook 14u G4 (starting price not yet announced) is now HP's smallest and lightest mobile workstation.
A pre-draft look at Jets offense heading into 2017
If Cleveland can come away with the top player and the top quarterback, there's going to be praises galore for the front office. BEREA Browns architects Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry chaperoned the dance disguised as a pre-draft news conference Wednesday.
Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change
From the "Come Together and Fight Back" tour's kickoff rally in ME on Monday, Democrats witnessed that old habits die hard. Sanders repeatedly faced criticism during the 2016 Democratic primary for his refusal to join the party.
Trump Vows to Back U.S. Dairy Farmers in Canada Trade Spat
A 1960s trade law gives the president authority to restrict imports if they are determined to be harmful to US security interests. While Canada is under fire from USA officials, MacNaughton noted that dairy trade between the two countries remains strong.
Capitals vs. Maple Leafs playoff preview
At this point, it looks as though that will be Sunday against the New York Rangers, which is good for the Leafs. Two weeks ago in Buffalo, Andersen was forced to the leave a game against the Sabres with an upper-body injury.
France ramps up election security after Paris shooting
He's been labeled the French Fidel Castro, but his mentor in politics is the late French President Francois Mitterrand. Le Pen has said: "We need to expel the foreign imams who preach the hate and fundamentalism of foreign Fiches S".
Theresa May wins Parliament's backing for snap UK election
Elections are to be held in England for directly elected mayors in six devolved new super-regions plus two existing councils. Forty-two per cent said they would vote Conservative , 40pc Labour , 2pc Liberal Democrats, 4pc Ukip and 12pc were unsure.