Venezuela

The first shipment of humanitarian aid crossed the border from Brazil to Venezuela Saturday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared, but getting aid to the people of Venezuela continues to be beyond difficult. “This is a great accomplishment, Venezuela!” Guaido wrote on Twitter Saturday. Guaido, a 35-year-old lawmaker and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared
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The Trump administration issued a strong warning to former Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro after two citizens, attempting to get food and supplies into the country, were killed by soldiers loyal to him. “The world is watching,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “Press reports indicate that the military has killed
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Brazil will funnel humanitarian aid to Venezuela’s anti-Maduro forces by sending shipments to its northern border that opposition forces will pick up and bring into the country. Venezuelan opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaidó is organizing the operation, according to a Brazilian presidential spokesman, BBC News reported Wednesday. “The government of acting President Juan Guaidó
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We saw it coming in dribs and drabs, and then a Gallup poll last August spelled it out with stark numbers: Democrats for the first time ever viewed socialism more positively than capitalism. And with the rise of young, avowed socialist politicians like U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hollywood elites with money to burn pushing socialism,
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Avowed democratic socialist and newly minted U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was asked by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews what she thought of President Donald Trump citing Venezuela’s economic disaster as a way of denouncing socialism — particularly socialism in America — in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. A smiling Matthews even gave the
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In an interview broadcast Sunday, President Donald Trump revealed he has left the “option” open for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. “Well I don’t want to say that,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” after host host Margaret Brennan asked about the possibility of American military intervention. “But certainly it’s something that’s on the
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Former Venezuelan political prisoner Francisco Marquez called on the country’s military to uphold the constitution and assist with the presidential transition. “Venezuelan militaries are Venezuelans and they live the same dire situations like all Venezuelans,” he said on CNN’s “New Day” Friday. “And there’s been a lot of public support. I can name a
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday he is severing diplomatic ties with the U.S. and expelling U.S. diplomatic personnel within 72 hours after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized his rival as the country’s true leader. Trump became one of several world leaders to recognize Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the country’s president instead of
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In the wake of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s controversial re-election, the Trump administration is looking to increase pressure on the socialist government with harsher sanctions. The United States currently employs a mild amount of sanctions against Venezuela for its continued democratic abuses. The White House, for example, has penalized a number of the country’s government
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Syndicated Posts, Trump Administration, White House Watch January 12, 2019 The U.S. State Department released a statement Friday assuring the Venezuelan National Assembly that the United States stands with them and the Venezuelan people against the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro. We stand with the Venezuelan people, and we praise
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  by Tim Pearce Venezuelan refugees are fleeing their country and spreading previously eradicated diseases to thousands in Brazil and Colombia, The Wall Street Journal reports. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Amid Venezuela’s ongoing economic collapse, residents are fleeing the country to find treatments and cures for diseases thought to be nearly wiped out. Venezuela’s economy has
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WASHINGTON, DC — Colombia is receiving more refugees from Venezuela each month than Italy did from the Middle East and Africa when the European migrant crisis, dubbed the worst refugee calamity since World War II, reached its pinnacle, a United Nations official asserted Monday. Chiara Cardoletti, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) deputy regional representative
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Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro is purging high-ranking members of his military as fears within his government grow that they may lose of the institution vital to his power. Talking to El Nacional, Hugo Chávez’s former Minister of Defense Raúl Salazar and the president of the NGO Control Citizen, Rocío San Miguel, said that Maduro’s recent purge of high-ranking military
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