Prominent Cuban-Americans and human rights experts denounced the rigged election of Miguel Diaz-Canel, Raul Castro’s handpicked successor, as the new president of Cuba, and are calling on President Donald Trump not to recognize the newly installed leader unless he agrees to basic democratic reforms.
George Soros, the Hungarian-born financier and billionaire political activist, pumped $450,000 into the Florida-based PAC United for Progress, according to campaign finance records with the Florida Secretary of State’s office.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday dropped out of a planned trip to South America, but in his absence, Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will be taking a larger role at the 8th Summit of the Americas in Peru.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) warned U.S. lawmakers and other officials against trying to open a backchannel with Venezuelan President Maduro as the Trump administration and regional allies work to ratchet up sanctions and form a united front against his regime.
Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) is blocking the confirmation of Joseph Macmanus, a career foreign service officer nominated to the post of U.S. ambassador to Colombia.
CBS News President David Rhodes announced Thursday that the network has named Caitlin Conant as its new political director and that she will be based in Washington, D.C.