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DoD: Venezuela Situation ‘Dire’

Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program. Southcom’s area of responsibility includes Latin America south of Mexico, the waters adjacent to Central and South America, and the Caribbean Sea. Top Concern Faller said his top ...

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President Trump Slams The Rise Of Socialism In America; Stands With Venezuelan Brothers And Sisters

President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address talked about the hardships and the suffering of the Venezuelan people at the hands of the socialist left-wing regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro. The US President said, “We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose ...

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Trump Not Ruling Out Military Intervention In Venezuela

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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 — it’s an option.” Trump ...

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls Campaign To Remove Maduro A ‘Pivotal Moment’ For Country

Juan Guaido, the self-appointed interim president of Venezuela, explained how he plains to win over the military’s support and put an end to Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorial rule. Guaido, the 35-year-old president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, smashed onto the international scene on Feb. 23 when he stood before an opposition rally and declared himself the country’s legitimate president. In his ...

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Former Venezuelan Political Prisoner Calls On Country’s Military To Uphold Constitution And Force Regime Change

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 couple. National guardsmen have publicly supported ...

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European Parliament Follows US Lead In Recognizing Venezuelan Opposition Leader As Interim President

The European Parliament voted Thursday to recognize the Venezuelan opposition leader as the country’s legitimate interim president, following the steps of the United States, Canada and several other Latin American countries. Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself president Jan. 23 in the capital city of Caracas amid nationwide protests demanding Socialist President Nicolas Maduro step down after years of ...

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Dems Panicked Trump’s Venezuela Policy Will Be Popular With Their Voters

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Florida Democrats are praising President Donald Trump’s strong stance against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro while growing increasingly uneasy about Trump’s growing appeal with their base, Politico reports. Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition party leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s rightful president after Maduro declared victory in an election seen as illegitimate by many foreign leaders. The Trump administration is taking steps ...

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President Trump Called Venezuela’s Interim President to Congratulate Him

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President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido to congratulate him on his historic assumption of the presidency and to reinforce Trump’s strong support for Venezuela’s fight to regain its democracy,” the White House said in a statement. Guaido thanked President Trump for his commitment to freedom and prosperity in Venezuela. There are several large protests expected ...

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Trump Slaps Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil To Force Maduro To Step Down

President Donald Trump announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil monopoly PDVSA Monday to pressure Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the democratically elected president of the National Assembly after Maduro declared victory in an election many world leaders see as illegitimate. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro also backs Guaido. “Maduro and his ...

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Progressives Break With Democratic Party Over US Opposition To Socialist Dictator Nicolas Maduro

At least three progressive Democrats have broken with their party to criticize President Donald Trump for his Wednesday decision to oppose Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Ro Khanna of California excoriated Trump when he became one of several world leaders to recognize Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the country’s leader instead of ...

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U.S. Announces Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

Monday, the United States took necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources, according to the U.S. State Department. “The United States determined that persons operating in Venezuela’s oil sector may now be subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 signed by President Trump on November 1, 2018. Petroleos ...

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Trump Administration Accepts Guaido’s Desingee as Envoy to the U.S.

The United States Government has accepted a new Venezuelan envoy to Washington, D.C., according to a statement by the U.S. State Department. “The United States accepted interim President Juan Guaido’s designation of Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Government of Venezuela to the United States on January 25,” the statement said. “Mr. Vecchio will have authority over ...

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Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line

Venezuela abandoned its call for all U.S. diplomats to vacate the socialist country Sunday as the Trump administration and Western allies attempt to push President Nicolas Maduro out of power. The move came after Maduro severed relations with the U.S. due to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Venezuela’s decision also comes ...

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Watch: Secretary of State Pompeo Speaks at U.N. on Venezuela [video + transcripts]

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a United Nations Security Council meeting about the ongoing power struggle and crisis in Venezuela. The United States, several Latin American countries and several nations in Europe are backing Juan Guaido as interim president while Russia is backing failed Dictator Nicolas Maduro setting up a proxy cold war the likes of which have ...

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Pro-Maduro Groups Killed At Least 20 People In Two Days Amid Political Turmoil

Venezuelan security forces and pro-government armed groups killed at least 20 people and wounded many others between Wednesday and Thursday amid a tumultuous week politically for the Socialist Latin American country. The United Nations human rights office condemned the violence by forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro Friday, calling on all sides to “defuse the increasingly incendiary atmosphere” as Maduro’s ...

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