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Russia Vows to Continue Venezuela Support Despite New U.S. Sanctions As Iran Considers Deploying Revolutionary Guard

Russia has dismissed new American sanctions imposed on Venezuela and Cuba this week, vowing to stand by the embattled regime headed by President Nicolas Maduro. The RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov Thursday as saying the new sanctions—announced by National Security Advis


Red Cross announces May aid shipment to Venezuela

Caracas (AFP) – A second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid will arrive in Venezuela in around three weeks, the charity organization said on Wednesday, reiterating its plea for the issue not to be politicized.


Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "th


Venezuela’s Maduro Doesn’t Appear to Be Going Anywhere. What Now?

When Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared Nicolás Maduro’s government illegitimate and claimed the presidency, he assured his backers abroad that the rank and file of the country’s armed forces were on his side and would turn on the regime in a matter of weeks, as his p


Russian diplomat warns US military intervention in Venezuela may become a reality

YALTA, April 18. /TASS/. Washington’s use of military force against Caracas may be a real scenario, rather than just an abstraction, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Thursday.


Cash transfers debate in Colombia complicates Venezuela response

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Humanitarian cash transfers are becoming more accepted within the humanitarian response community as both a more efficient and dignified way to meet basic needs including food and shelter for migrants and refugees.


Spain's Repsol suspends swaps of refined products for crude from Venezuela

Spain’s Repsol has suspended its swaps of refined products for crude with Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA, as U.S. officials weigh penalties for foreign firms doing business with Venezuela.


Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela’s Representative to the UN

In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela's ambassador to the UN. GREG WILPERT: The Trump administration is pushing the UN to recognize the representative of self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’


Humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia — Humanitarian aid provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross began arriving in Venezuela on Tuesday, the Venezuelan Red Cross said. “With a lot of joy and responsibility we want to inform that at this moment, the first consignment of humanitarian aid of the Red Cross


Cruise Line Stocks Fall As Trump Administration Tightens Restrictions On Cuba, Venezuela

The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on Cuba with new sanctions and a crackdown on tourism to the island disguised as family visits or other official business. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton announced the move during a speech Wednesday in Miami, accordi


Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela

Although most Western nations, including the United States, have recognized Guaido as interim head of state, Russia, China and Cuba have stood by Maduro. This is weakness from Maduro. "I am very confident of that", he added. The secretary of state warned Havana and Moscow that there would be a "cost


The United States Sanctions the Central Bank of Venezuela

Today, the United States has taken further action to halt the former Maduro regime’s theft of Venezuela’s assets and destruction of the economy. The United States has sanctioned the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) for operating in the financial sector of the Venezuelan economy, pursuant to Executive


'I don't want to be taken away from my mom': Deportation of girl, 11, who was set to be returned to El Salvador WITHOUT her mother and sister is halted

A girl who fled violence-ridden El Salvador with her mother and older sister received a last-minute reprieve from a federal immigration court judge in Texas who stopped her deportation proceedings.


Traffic stop leads to arrest of man wanted for murder in El Salvador

TAMARAC, Fla. - A man wanted on murder charges in El Salvador was arrested this week after he blocked traffic while driving in Tamarac, attracting the attention of a Broward County sheriff's deputy, authorities said.


Journalist unveils secret meeting in U.S. on “use of military force in Venezuela”.

WASHINGTON (Agencias).- “A group of experts from the U.S. think-tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organized a secret meeting earlier this week on the “use of military force in Venezuela,” U.S. investigative journalist Max Blumenthal explained, after publishing an exclusive a


U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Do Not Stop World's Biggest Cocaine Market from Getting Its Drugs

Sanctions targeting Venezuela may have stopped the flow of oil to the United States, but they have done little to impede the traffic of another lucrative product—cocaine. The U.S. is the world's largest consumer of cocaine and most of it is shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean. But


Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation

In the battle for the future of Venezuela, Russia is sending in military planes. China is still importing Venezuelan oil as repayment for billions of dollars in loans to Caracas. And the United States, among other things, is implementing Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBE


Local 10's Cody Weddle returns to cover crisis in Venezuela

BOGOTA, COLUMBIA - More than month after being taken into custody and thrown out of the country, Local 10's Cody Weddle has returned to South America to cover the crisis in Venezuela.


The Standoff in Venezuela, Explained

Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, Venezuela has been laid low. Its economy has collapsed, plagued with shortages of everything from toilet paper to antibiotics and food. And it’s not entirely clear who’s in charge any more. Complaining of mismanagement, corruption and political oppressi


Trump's Cuba hawks try to squeeze Havana over Venezuela role

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.