Venezuela is in a state of crisis. Tragically, the worst may still be on the way, as the country teeters on the verge of collapse.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) ripped the Turkish celebrity chef known as Salt Bae this week for serving Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro while his people starve.
Venezuela expelled the top U.S. diplomatic officials in the country on Tuesday after the Trump administration increased sanctions on the South American nation.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) ripped former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for undermining the White House on sanctioning Venezuela, while praising his replacement, Mike Pompeo, for harsh new measures against the Venezuelan regime and its interests.
U.S. government officials on Monday denounced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s declaration of victory in Sunday’s election as a fraud and issued new sanctions designed to prevent Maduro from selling off the country’s debt to U.S. entities and individuals.
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.