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Pompeo: US Is Trying To Keep Venezuelan Opposition Unified, But It’s ‘Devilishly Difficult’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said keeping Venezuela’s opposition regime unified “has proven devilishly difficult” in another round of leaked audio from a May 28 off-the-record meeting published Wednesday night. “Our conundrum, which is to keep the opposition united, has proven devilishly difficult,” Pompeo said in the recording according to The Washington Post. “The moment Maduro leaves, everybody’s going to ...

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Federal Agents Storm Venezuelan Embassy, Arrest Protesters

Federal agents stormed the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. Thursday morning and ousted four remaining protesters sympathetic to socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to the State Department. Protesters from three activist groups started occupying the embassy in mid-April, reported Reuters. Their numbers dwindled after the building’s utilities were cut off and they were given an eviction order, the activist groups ...

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‘Cowardice’: Nikki Haley Takes Aim At Ocasio-Cortez, Omar And Sanders Over Venezuela

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sharply criticized three prominent Democrats — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — for going soft on Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship. “On the fringes of the left, celebrity politicians refuse to condemn [Venezuelan dictator Nicolas] Maduro. Worse, some have actually embraced him,” Haley ...

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Trump Administration Orders Suspension of Air Service Between U.S. and Venezuela

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With the approval of the Secretary of State and in close coordination with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has issued an order today suspending air service between the United States and Venezuela. Federal law authorizes the Secretary of Transportation, with the approval of the Secretary of State, to take immediate action to suspend ...

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Venezuelan Revolutionaries Ask For US Military Aid

Venezuelan revolutionary leader Juan Guaido officially requested aid from the U.S. military in ousting Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro on Saturday. An official in Guaido’s camp sent a letter to Navy Admiral Craig Fuller, head of U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom), requesting assistance in “strategic and operations planning” to take down Maduro. The U.S., along with more than 50 other countries, recognizes ...

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Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month. The ship will visit the region to ...

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Treasury Removes Sanctions Imposed on Former High-Ranking Venezuelan Intelligence Official After Public Break with Maduro

Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed sanctions imposed on Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera (Cristopher), who last week broke ranks with the Maduro regime and rallied to the support of the Venezuelan constitution and the National Assembly.  Cristopher is the former Director General of Venezuela’s National Intelligence Service, more commonly known as ...

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Pompeo: US To Offer Guaido ‘Range Of Options’ To Help Topple Maduro

Mike Pompeo white house press briefing 6-7-18

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear that the U.S. government is prepared to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in a multitude of ways, leaving open the possibility of military intervention. “Oh, make no mistake, we have a full range of options that we’re preparing for,” Pompeo said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” after host Jonathan Karl asked if U.S. ...

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How Juan Guaido’s Gamble To Oust Venezuela’s Dictator Fell Apart

Venezuelan revolutionary leader Juan Guaido failed to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro Tuesday after calling on the military to oust the South American dictator. Secret talks between Venezuelan military officials and revolutionary leader Juan Guaido reportedly broke down or were sabotaged. Guaido called on the military to revolt but lacked support from the generals, and Maduro remained in control despite thousands ...

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Ilhan Omar Blames America For Venezuela Chaos And ‘Devastation’

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar stated Wednesday American policies were the catalyst for the armed conflict that tore through the Venezuelan capital of Caracas a day earlier, rather than blaming socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. “You know, I mean, a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar said ...

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Maduro Kicks CNN Off The Air As Venezuelans Revolt Against Him

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Venezuela’s government has kicked CNN International off the air in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro attempts to quell an armed revolt led by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Conatel, the Venezuelan agency responsible for regulating telecom companies, ordered DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable and Telefónica to cut CNN International in English off the air Tuesday. CNN International had already been cut off ...

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WATCH: Pro-Maduro Military Flattens Protester With Armored Vehicle, Leaves Him Bloody

Opposition forces gathered and began a military uprising Tuesday morning in Venezuela spearheaded by recognized leader Juan Guaidó against the country’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The uprising became violent as Maduro and Guaidó forces clashed shortly after opposition forces began a military operation to overthrow Maduro. Citizens and reporters captured on camera some of the carnage from Tuesday’s events, as well ...

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Trump Administration Takes Action to End Cuba’s Malign Influence on Venezuela

Today, the United States sanctioned four companies for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and identified nine vessels as blocked property, pursuant to Executive Order 13850. These actions are a follow-on to the designations announced on April 5, which targeted entities and vessels known to be involved in the transportation of crude oil from Venezuela to Cuba. ...

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Pence Announces More Sanctions On Venezuela As Chaos Continues Under Socialist Dictator

Mike Pence - Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

The U.S. will impose even more sanctions on Venezuela after recognizing the rival of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro in January, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The U.S. is targeting 34 vessels owned or operated by the nation’s state-run oil firm PDVSA and two companies that transport Venezuelan crude oil to Cuba, Pence said. ...

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The United States Pre-Positions Humanitarian Assistance in Curaçao for the People of Venezuela

Today, the United States is pre-positioning humanitarian aid in Curaçao for the people of Venezuela, who continue to suffer from the former Maduro regime’s corruption and gross mismanagement of the economy. With the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Curaçao, today’s delivery contains four kits of emergency health assistance with medicines and medical supplies. The ...

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