A victory for Nicolás Maduro, coupled with Bashar al-Assad’s conquest over the same time period, would send a clear message to dictators and rogue regimes around the world: fight with as much brutality as possible and you will get your way, without having to be held accountable; the West will condemn you but do nothing more.
Rep. Donna Shalala (D., Fla.) on Thursday slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for not calling on Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to step down, saying, “Maduro is a dictator and must go.”
President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of U.S. action against the Maduro regime if he continues to block shipments of humanitarian aid and other assistance from the U.S. and other countries aimed at helping the Venezuelan people.
MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro has sought OPEC support against U.S. sanctions imposed on his country’s oil industry, citing their impact on oil prices and potential risks for other members of the producer group.
The commander of the Southern Command said Thursday Venezuela’s military and Cuban security personnel in the country are the “center of gravity” in the crisis between competing governments in the capital city of Caracas.