Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the ongoing crisis in Venezuela on Russia and Cuba, which he accused of dashing the “democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people” through a series of measures meant to foment continued unrest and provide cover to embattled strongman Nicolas Maduro.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1986 spoke of being “very excited” about watching the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s revolution “rising up against rather ugly rich people” and lambasted the New York Times for not telling the “real truth” about communism in Nicaragua, according to a newly surfaced video.
The Kamala Harris campaign announced Thursday that Rep. Barbara Lee (D.), a far-left California congresswoman known for her relationship with deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, would be its co-chair.
Key Republicans on Capitol Hill are warning the Maduro government in Venezuela, as well as Cuba, that they could be officially designated as state sponsors of terrorism, a status that carries the harshest of U.S. sanctions.
The oldest Western Hemisphere regional group, which was formed to promote peace and collaboration among regional countries, is coming under increasing pressure to take more forceful action against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) said the United States should find additional ways to punish Cuba after the Canadian government confirmed that one of their diplomats assigned to Havana developed the same mysterious health problems that nearly two dozen U.S. personnel and other Canadian diplomats experienced.
The University of Minnesota agreed to pay a large sum to a former student who claims that after she was raped in Cuba, an academic advisor blamed her for being culturally insensitive.
National Security Adviser John Bolton will deliver a speech in Miami Thursday—just days away from high-stake elections across Florida—that is expected to lay out a tougher Trump administration stance toward Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
The media consultants for a Democratic congressional candidate in Washington recently attempted to edit her Wikipedia page to remove details about her time in Nicaragua and Cuba. Lisa Brown’s D.C.- and Seattle-based media consultants, GMMB, appear to have tried to change her Wikipedia page last week.