Venezuela asks extradition of US citizen in failed raid

Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab said his office has requested arrest warrants against U.S. military veteran Jordan Goudreau as well as Jose Rendon and Sergio Vergara, two Venezuelans accused of involvement in a failed armed incursion earlier this week aimed at overthrowing the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

As Guaido struggles, US sees narrowing path on Venezuela

After a coup attempt in Venezuela quickly fizzled out, the United States is insisting that President Nicolas Maduro's days remain numbered but according to the U.S. media reports Washington may have overestimated the opposition leader's strength and could not manage to trigger high profile defections from the administration.

Pompeo Says Russia Dissuaded Maduro From Fleeing Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had been ready Tuesday to fly into exile in Cuba until he was dissuaded by Russia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a military uprising in Caracas, reported AFP.
"He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it, and the Russians indicated that he should stay," Pompeo told CNN.