Venezuela

Venezuela Update: Military works with Guaidó, Maduro says situation under control

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido says he has started the “final phase” of his plan to oust the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

He is calling on Venezuelans and the military to back him.

Guaido, in a video posted on his Twitter account, was accompanied by men in military uniform and opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, who has been placed under house arrest.

Videos emerged on social media showing military personnel calling on Venezuelans to join Guaido and “join freedom.”

Images posted to Twitter show Venezuelans gathering to protest. 

Greenlight for Venezuelans: Cabinet sets two-week registration process

Cabinet has agreed to open a two-week registration for Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago, to allow then an initial stay of six months in which they can also work in Trinidad and Tobago.

The decision is for Venezuelans who arrive here legally or illegally.

The two-week amnesty will begin on May 31st and run until June 14th.

Government Minister Stuart Young told today's post-Cabinet media conference that five registration centres will be set up with interpreters for the registration process.

T&T abstains in OAS vote encouraging humanitarian aid in Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago has abstained from yet another vote taken by the Organisation of American States (OAS) related to Venezuela.

The Permanent Council of the OAS approved on Wednesday the resolution - "Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela” - encouraging member states, permanent observers, and the competent international organizations “to continue providing support and implementing measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.”

International: Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that "all options" were open to make that happen.

"Russia has to get out," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Two Russian air force planes landed outside Caracas on Saturday carrying nearly 100 Russian troops.

The US government believes the troops include special forces and cybersecurity personnel.

Moses: Guaido provided new information

Gov­ern­ment is main­tain­ing its po­si­tion of non-in­ter­fer­ence in Venezue­lan af­fairs af­ter For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter Den­nis Moses at­tend­ed a Cari­com meet­ing in Bar­ba­dos to par­tic­i­pate in a con­fer­ence call with Venezuela's self-de­clared in­ter­im pres­i­dent, Juan Guai­do.

Moses told the me­dia on Sun­day that he does not rule out talks with Venezue­lan pres­i­dent Nico­las Maduro. On Sat­ur­day, Moses at­tend­ed a pre­vi­ous­ly undis­closed meet­ing with oth­er re­gion­al For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ters in Bar­ba­dos and par­tic­i­pat­ed in the video call.

Caricom source thinks Trump out to split OAS vote

T&T blanked!

T&T’s Prime Min­is­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and the lead­ers of two oth­er coun­tries who re­cent­ly sought peace in Venezuela’s cri­sis aren’t among the five Caribbean lead­ers who’ve been in­vit­ed to meet US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to­mor­row on is­sues, in­clud­ing Venezuela.

While Row­ley wasn’t on that in­vi­ta­tion list, as word of Trump’s meet­ing was an­nounced by the White House yes­ter­day, US Am­bas­sador Joseph Mon­del­lo held dis­cus­sions with Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar at her Port-of-Spain of­fice.

10 Venezuelans held coming off boat in Cedros

Ten il­le­gal Venezue­lan im­mi­grants, in­clud­ing five chil­dren, have been de­tained at the Ce­dros Po­lice Sta­tion af­ter be­ing found wan­der­ing on the Gal­far beach af­ter com­ing off a boat.

A source said the fam­i­ly was forced to sleep on the floor of the sta­tion as they await­ed pro­cess­ing by the Im­mi­gra­tion Di­vi­sion.

It is un­cer­tain why the chil­dren, aged four to ten, were not put un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit at the Oropouche Po­lice Sta­tion.

Young: Cabinet to discuss register for Venezuelans next week

One year amnesty for Venezue­lans near­er?

The Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­istry’s pro­posed reg­is­ter for Venezue­lans in T&T will be dis­cussed in Cab­i­net next week.

At the post-cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said a note will be tak­en to Cab­i­net on the is­sue then.

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