Venezuela opposition-led congress authorizes payment on PDVSA 2020 bond

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Venezuela lurched into a political crisis in January when National Assembly Speaker, Mr Guaido, challenged Mr Maduro's authority by declaring himself acting president.

Several countries, including the United States, Lima Group members (excluding Mexico), Australia, Albania, Georgia and Israel, as well as the Organization of American States, recognized him as the interim state leader.

"We want the best exit out of this conflict". "There have been discussions. with civil and military officials who are ready to take the side of our constitution", he said.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Trump administration made a decision to lift sanctions on Venezuela's former chief of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, Manuel Cristopher Figuera who last week supported the opposition.

Moscow, which has substantial economic ties to Maduro's government, sent planes to Venezuela in March, carrying almost 100 military personnel who the USA government believes included special forces and cybersecurity experts to Venezuela. Russia, China and a number of other countries have voiced their support for constitutionally elected Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.

In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fist bumps with a cadet at the G/J José Laurencio Silva military training center in the state of Cojedes, Venezuela, May 4, 2019. He was among about 150 officials and businesses sanctioned as part of a US effort to force Maduro to step down. "On the contrary, we gain acceptance, support and future options", he said.

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The court on Tuesday asked Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, a pro-Maduro legislative body, to determine whether to open criminal proceedings against seven opposition lawmakers.

In his speech, Pence also announced that a US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, will return to the area in June for a five-month mission aimed at assisting neighboring countries that are caring for some of the millions of Venezuelans who have fled their country's crumbling economy.

Inside Venezuela, experts argue that opposition leader Juan Guaido is fast losing support. "The truth is, the Cubans need to let the Venezuelan people decide this".

"Today's action, taken in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, demonstrates that U.S. sanctions need not be permanent and are meant to bring about a positive change of behavior", the Treasury Department said in a statement.

"I'm very optimistic given that we are very close to achieving change in Venezuela".

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