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Venezuela Crisis: Russian military planes land near Caracas

Image copyright Reuters Caption A Russian plane was pictured on Sunday at an airport near Caracas Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela on Saturday with alleged dozens of troops and a large amount of equipment. The planes were sent to "fulfill technical military contracts," reported Russian news agency Sputnik. Javier Mayorca, a Venezuelan journalist, wrote on Twitter that he …

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Russian troops land in Caracas as the US considers a military intervention in Venezuela – ThinkProgress

According to reports, nearly 100 Russian troops have landed in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the United States, suggesting that a military option is "on the table" that continues to press the country's president to resign. Reuters reports Sunday that two Russian planes arrived in Caracas on Saturday when one of them reportedly transported former Chief of Staff of Russian ground …

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American journalist arrested in Caracas by government officials under riots in Venezuela

An American reporter from Caracas, who arrested Venezuela's "triumphant" return of opposition leader Juan Guaido earlier this week, was arrested by government officials Wednesday morning after an early morning attack. Cody Weddle, 29 The Virginia-born, native to the Venezuelan capital since 2014, is an independent reporter who has worked for several news channels and newspapers, including the Miami Herald, Florida's …

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No plastic gloves or bandage: In the last pediatric surgery station in Caracas

Today, however, Antonella's mother is treated for malnutrition, a state-run disease that blows through oil-rich Venezuela. She struggles to feed herself and her child as she enters the room at the hospital where Antonella is slowly dying. The trips are less frequent as the hospital strives to replenish the medication needed by Antonella. Medicine is just one of many laundry …

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Staring at Caracas, Guaidó steers Venezuela to a dangerous crossroads

CARACAS, Venezuela – Calls from world leaders piled up. The Danish Prime Minister tried to reach him. Justin Trudeau. But Juan Guaidó, the young Venezuelan lawmaker who wanted to overthrow the country's authoritarian government, did not seem in a hurry to speak to them because he held a woman's hand. His son was recently at a nighttime demonstration by security …

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