• Guaido stripped of immunity

      Guaido stripped of immunity

      Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday - and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler.

    • Maduro rejects European ultimatum on elections

      Maduro rejects European ultimatum on elections

      Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rejected Sunday the ultimatum by EU Member States to call snap elections after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the Latin American country's legitimate leader. France, Germany and Spain had given Maduro until midnight on Sunday to call a presidential election, or they would recognise Guaido as the interim president. But a defiant Maduro said in an interview with Spanish television station Sexta that he would not "cave in to pressure" from those calling for his departure.