Embattled Venezuela president ‘ready to negotiate’ with opposition

US gives Juan Guaido control over some Venezuelan assets

With the increased penalties on Venezuela, the Trump administration aims to force Maduro to cede the presidency as he loses support from the armed forces, whose continued loyalty to him has been crucial to his retaining power.

Guaido launched a direct challenge to Maduro's authority last week when he declared himself acting president.

"Following, the Vice President will give formal remarks, he will rally support for the Venezuelan people and reiterate the steadfast support from the United States in their fight for freedom", a White House official said.

Speaking at a parade of 2,500 military personnel in Caracas, Maduro declared: "Where there are mercenary traitors, justice!" According to the United Nations, at least 40 people have already been killed in clashes since the power struggle erupted last week.

He has also overseen an economic crisis that has forced millions of Venezuelans to flee.

The U.N. human rights office says security forces in Venezuela detained almost 700 people in just one day of anti-government protests last week-the highest such tally in a single day in the country in at least 20 years.

"We must take to the street", he said.

Sanctions: Donald Trump has ordered action against Maduro.

"We will not allow a Vietnam in Latin America". National Assembly president Guaido wants Maduro to step down so he can set up a transitional government ahead of new elections.

Though Maduro told reporters from Russian state-run RAI Navosti news agency that he would be willing to meet with opposition leaders to find a way out of the impasse, he has said nothing of new elections.

The Trump administration continued to apply pressure on Maduro's government, imposing sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil and natural gas company that have effectively halted Venezuelan crude exports to the U.S.

Andy Murray could be set to prolong his career following hip surgery
The night he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in Australia, Murray said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again. And if it does not allow him to return to the court, he will have played the last game of his glittering career.

US citizen leaks data on 14200 people in Singapore with HIV
Although the Ministry contacted the affected individuals, the public was not informed of this discovery. MOH made a police report and contacted the affected individuals to notify them.

NZ succumbs as India wins series
If you're losing wickets in those first two or three overs, they go and squeeze the new batsman and then it becomes very tough. The Baroda all-rounder got into the action by taking a stunning catch to dismiss Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson .

"We are staying in the streets", Guaido told students at a surprise appearance at the Central University of Venezuela.

Despite their increasingly militant opposition to Maduro, whom they regard as a dictator, both Washington and Bogota have repeatedly denied accusations of plots to kill him.

Guaido's envoy to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, said the only dialogue they were interested in would be a negotiation for Maduro's departure and new elections.

Several opposition leaders were unable to stand due to being imprisoned, exiled or barred, leading to a boycott from their parties.

Trump's early morning tweet referred to Maduro's offer to hold talks with the country's opposition forces and hold early legislative elections.

Several European countries - including Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom - had Maduro made an Ultimatum.

The anti-Maduro protests on Wednesday were far smaller than the massive outpouring over the weekend, and the government repression in recent days may have discouraged a broader attendance.

Mr Guaido said he did not underestimate the threat of imprisonment but did not believe it was "anything new".

"If something happens to me one day then Donald Trump and Colombian President Ivan Duque will be responsible for everything that is happening to me", he said, adding however that he was in good hands.

Support for dueling presidents in Venezuela has broken along traditional lines.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE confirms two WrestleMania 35 matches on Monday Night Raw
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:55
During the course of the PPV on the WWE Network , there were two Royal Rumble matches: one for the men and one for the women. Lynch said she's going to break Rousey's mystique, take her title, and kick her ass in front of the whole world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Houston police: 5 officers hurt in shooting, 2 suspects dead
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:48
One of the officers was taken by LifeFlight helicopter crews. "Pray for (the injured officers) and pray for their families". Houston Police Chief Acevedo has now left the scene and is headed to the hospital to check on his officers.

Chance Of Snow And Ice For The Isle Of Wight
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:45
Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office and flurries were reported in Glasgow overnight . Powys County Council has already prepared for the weather and will have gritters and snow ploughs out on main roads.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jerome Corsi 'happy to testify' against Roger Stone, 'affirm' indictment
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:28
There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks. Stone is the sixth Trump aide or adviser charged by Mueller and the 34th person overall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Actor in Fox's 'Rent' is injured and the show wasn't live
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:52
The final act was upheld as a live performance with the injured actor sitting on a table with his leg, bound in a black cast, propped up on a chair.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What Are The Current Records For Cold Temperatures In Chicago?
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:50
The cold spell will work its way across the Midwest, before unleashing its most extreme conditions in the middle of the week. More than 200 flights at Chicago's Midway International Airport were canceled, but only about seven flights were delayed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Zero' Chance Tom Brady Retires After Super Bowl LIII
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:43
While he doesn't like them, Robey-Coleman says he does respect the Patriots (though he has a amusing way of showing it). Arm strength". "I'm gonna know when the time's right and I'm gonna feel like, 'OK, I've kind of had enough, '" he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Venezuela in Turmoil: President Maduro says United States is plotting a coup
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:28
Maduro, in turn, blasted the move as a coup staged by Washington and said he was severing diplomatic ties with the US. Guaido's bid was swiftly endorsed by Canada, the United States and many Latin American countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US, Taliban Agree In Principle To Peace 'Framework,' Envoy Says
Jan 29, 2019 - 00:30
On Friday, Mr Ghani said more than 45,000 members of the country's security forces had been killed since he became leader in 2014. Trump has said he wants to pull out half the remaining 14,000 American troops, according to United States officials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wargroove’s PlayStation 4 Release Date Is Up in the Air
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:45
NPD didn't release the exact sales number for Smash , but it gave us enough to roughly figure it out. According to Kotaku, that puts first-month physical sales for Ultimate at over 4.5 million units.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Matador & the Bull: Pelosi Outplays Trump in Ending Gov’t Shutdown
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:43
However, Scalise said the president could deliver the State of the Union early next week, and that it should be done in the House.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Djokovic sets up blockbuster Nadal final - Newspaper
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:31
Djokovic was on top from the opening point and sent Nadal chasing balls from one side of the baseline to the other. Nadal retired injured in both Australian and US Opens and had an operation on his ankle in November.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carr Asks UFC To Set Up Fight With First Take Hosts
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:01
Carr has often come across as mild-mannered and seeing him with a fire lit under him could be a good thing. Carr then tweeted at Dana White and the UFC , asking how he could challenge the hosts to a fight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DeChambeau leads going into final round in Dubai
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:00
I made it happen when necessary and hopefully I can have one more of those days and maybe even a better-ball striking day". However, the Spaniard then ran up a triple-bogey seven at the last to fall back into a tie for fifth at 12 under.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top City of Hamilton hit with another cold weather alert
Jan 28, 2019 - 00:22
The NWS said frost bite was possible within minutes in the sub-zero temperatures that chilled much of the upper Midwest on Friday. But in most cases, when the cold air has to catch up to the rain, we normally don't see much snow in the Piedmont.