Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/1/2013 (11 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Maduro accuses U.S. authorities of conspiring with right-wing factions

South American economic giant and OPEC member Venezuela has always had a somewhat contentious relationship with the United States. Now, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared this week that he is expelling his nation's top U.S. Diplomat, along with two others for conspiring against his government.

Venezuelan authorities reportedly followed the three U.S. Diplomats for months. President Marduro has now given them 48 hours to leave.

Venezuelan authorities reportedly followed the three U.S. Diplomats for months. President Marduro has now given them 48 hours to leave.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/1/2013 (11 months ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela, explulsion, diplomats


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The socialist leader has had several outbursts with the U.S. since his election in April after the death of his mentor and predecessor Hugo Chavez. Maduro says the expulsion of U.S. officials in his nation is on account of the three of them meeting with opposition leaders and encouraging "acts of sabotage" against his country.

Venezuelan authorities reportedly followed the three U.S. Diplomats for months. Marduro has now given them 48 hours to leave.

"We detected a group of U.S. embassy officials dedicated to meeting the far-right and to financing and encouraging acts of sabotage against the electrical system and Venezuela's economy," the president said in a televised speech.

"I have the proof here in my hands," Maduro added. "... Yankees go home! Get out of Venezuela! Get out of here! I don't care what actions the government of Barack Obama takes."

Venezuela is expelling Kelly Keiderling, who as U.S. chargé d'affaires is the senior American diplomat in Venezuela as the U.S. has no ambassador to the country. According to a U.S. Embassy Web site, she has been assigned to Caracas since July 2011 as deputy chief of mission, and was temporarily serving as the charge d'affaires.

The other two diplomats have been identified as Elizabeth Hunderland and David Mutt. The U.S. Embassy had no immediate comment or confirmation regarding the expulsions.

"I'm not going to allow any action that stirs violence in this country," Maduro added.

Some people are not taking the action seriously. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said no one believed the "joke alerts" being issued by Maduro's. In regards to the expulsion of the three U.S. Diplomats, "It's just smoke to cover up that they can't manage the country!" Capriles says. Capriles contested the election result after losing to Maduro in April.

It's happened before with this new administration. Maduro expelled two U.S. military attaches hours before announcing Chavez's death from cancer six months ago. He said that one of them was trying to stir up a coup against Chavez.

Maduro has also suggested Chavez's illness could have been caused by his enemies, including the U.S., which has been denounced by the U.S. As "absurd."

Maduro has loudly denounced a U.S.-led "economic war" that has led to product shortages and blackouts. Many have pointed out that this is the result of an inefficient currency control system that encourages corruption, as well as under-investment in the country's creaking power grid.

In yet another spat this month, Venezuela accused Washington of "aggression" this month after Maduro's plane was briefly blocked from flying over Puerto Rico en route to China. The U.S. government said it approved the flight plan, which had not been properly submitted by Caracas.

Click here to learn about our Saint Michael the Archangel conference this Nov 1-3!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2014
Refugees:
That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Oceania: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.



Comments


More Americas

These 14th century artifacts are headed back to their proper home Watch

Image of 14th century artifacts from Colombia being displayed in a Spanish museum.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Spain has returned 691 indigenous artifacts to Colombia, which were seized during a police operation 11 years ago LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Most of these ceramic items are of huge cultural and archaeological value, and date to around 1400 BC. They had been ... continue reading


Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors Watch

Image of While it's nightmarishly plausible - and there have been warnings from the international community to the United States as such, the Department of Homeland Security has denied claims on from a watchdog group that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has militants stationed in Juarez, Mexico.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While it's nightmarishly plausible - and there have been warnings from the international community to the United States as such, the Department of Homeland Security has denied claims on from a watchdog group that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has ... continue reading


Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing Watch

Image of Around 4,000 graves have been discovered and 5,000 bodies found, following the confessions of scores of paramilitary warlords.

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts to find missing people, the Red Cross said. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day nine people are reported missing ... continue reading


GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency Watch

Image of Some believe that Ecuador's new digital currency will eventually lead to the nation's abandonment of paper and coin currency altogether - i.e., the United States dollar.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a bold move into the 21st Century, the South American nation of Ecuador is now planning digital currency. Some believe this will eventually lead to the nation's abandonment of paper and coin currency altogether - i.e., the United States dollar. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading


California Governor: 'You're all welcome,' even illegal immigrants Watch

Image of California Governor Jerry Brown meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

California Governor Jerry Brown in a speech this week declared that all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. While introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the ... continue reading


Argentine president may take drastic measures to deal with debt Watch

Image of Argentinian President Cristina Fernández praised her nation's financial system as being

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Argentinian President Cristina Fernández praised her nation's financial system as being "one of the most solid in the world" during a speech at the Buenos Aires stock exchange last week. Many disagree, saying that they fear the mercurial president may go to ... continue reading


GRISLY HARVEST: Mexican children, adults murdered for their organs Watch

Image of Victims targeted by organ harvesters usually range in age from seven to 10 years while younger children are often kidnapped for adoption.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The already rampant criminal network in Mexico and South America, in addition to dealing drugs, has taken to abducting children and adults in order to murder then and harvest their vital organs. The lucrative, underground business of livers, lungs and eyes to ... continue reading


MASSIVE ACID SPILL: Mexico closes 88 schools after 10 million gallons of acid spills from copper mine Watch

Image of Officials are working to de-acidify the two rivers by adding heaps of calcium to the water. Acid levels are dropping, Mexico's National Water Commission said, but the water is still not totally safe.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An ecological disaster of momentous proportion is unfolding near the U.S. - Mexico border after a massive acid spill from a copper mine has found its way into waterways. Up to 5,000 school children will be kept out of 88 schools for a week as 800,000 people ... continue reading


The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you Watch

Image of Mexican soldiers with hundreds of bricks of marijuana, which is about to be burned.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Mexican drug cartels are utilizing a deadly military weapon to keep local residents in terror and protect drug stockpiles. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Authorities on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border say that the cartels are using the grenades. Four live ... continue reading


THREE DEAD: relatives of Pope Francis die in traffic accident in Argentina Watch

Image of According to newspaper accounts, the 38-year-old nephew of the Pope was driving the family's Chevrolet when he collided with an agricultural truck bearing corn in Cordoba.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Three members of Pope Francis' extended family, including two young grand-nephews, have died in a traffic accident. The Pope's nephew, Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel was critically injured in crash. Emanuel's wife, Valeria Carmona, and their two children, ... continue reading


All Americas News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 3:1-9
1 And so, brothers, I was not able to talk to you as ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21
12 How blessed the nation whose God is Yahweh, the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 4:38-44
38 Leaving the synagogue he went to Simon's house. ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 3rd, 2014 Image

Pope Saint Gregory the Great
September 3: St. Gregory, born at Rome about the year 540, was the son of ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter