Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro Breaks All Diplomatic Ties With Colombia

(CUCUTA, Colombia) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced he’s breaking all diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia amid deepening political turmoil. Maduro spoke Saturday as opposition leader Juan Guaido launched an effort to bring international humanitarian aid into Venezuela from across the border in Cucuta, Colombia. Maduro denies a humanitarian crisis exists, saying Guaido is a Continue Reading

Venezuelan Soldiers Fire Tear Gas at People on the Bridge at the Colombian Border

(CUCUTA, Colombia) — Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, as the opposition began making good on its high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela despite objections from President Nicolas Maduro. By midday, opposition leader Juan Guaido pulled himself onto a semi-truck and shook Continue Reading

Re-Energized ‘Yellow Vest’ Protestors March in France for 15th Straight Weekend

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks. Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a march through well-off neighborhoods to protest Continue Reading

Dueling Concerts and Blocked Humanitarian Aid: What to Know About the Showdown at the Venezuelan Border

The border between Venezuela and Colombia is set to become the stage of a showdown Saturday between Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian government and the opposition. Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan parliament leader who many countries now recognize as the country’s interim president, has worked with the U.S. government to bring millions of dollars worth of aid to Continue Reading

1 Woman Dead, 29 Sickened After Dining at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Spain

Public health officials in Valencia, Spain are investigating a Michelin-starred restaurant after 30 patrons reported illnesses, including a 46-year-old woman who died on Sunday. The unidentified woman feel ill after dining at Riff with her husband and son on Saturday, Feb 16. She experienced symptoms of food-poisoning, including vomiting and diarrhea, before succumbing to her Continue Reading