The son of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has threatened to take over the White House with rifles.
A powerful Venezuelan leader may have issued an order to kill Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), a vehement critic of Venezuela’s socialist government who has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami after learning of the death threat.
The Venezuelan bolivar has suffered from hyperinflation under the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, and the currency’s value has now sunk below that of the video game currency in “World of Warcraft.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will designate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday for sanctions for undermining democracy, in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody that Washington denounced as a “sham” vote, several sources said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday celebrated the election of a new legislative superbody that is expected to give the ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers and mocked U.S. criticism that the vote was an affront to democracy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan officials, including the country’s defense minister and a ruling party leader, for alleged human rights violations and could announce the measures as early as Tuesday, U.S. officials said.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is asking major news networks to bring attention to the violent tactics being used by the Socialist regime in Venezuela.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Saturday issued a sharp rebuke of the government of Venezuela, condemning its “violent crackdown on protesters” and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s “disregard for the fundamental rights of his own people.”
General Motors said Wednesday that local authorities in Venezuela “illegally seized” one of its plants, causing the auto company to cease all operations in the country as its political and economic crisis deepens.