WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.
The Venezuelan government on Wednesday urged its citizens to eat rabbits to avoid starvation in the midst of a severe food crisis.
Russia and China have played a major role in keeping the dictatorial Maduro regime in Venezuela afloat, according to expert testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday.
President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order to impose new financial sanctions on the Venezuelan government, which his administration considers a “dictatorship.”
The Venezuelan foreign minister traveled to Washington and met with a top State Department official in late July, one week before President Nicolas Maduro pressed ahead with an election that dismantled the country’s democracy and cemented his leadership.
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.”