Rep. Charlie Crist (D., Fla.) went on a secret trip to Cuba last month to meet with officials there as tensions between the United States and Cuba rose over Venezuela’s crisis.
The Trump administration announced Tuesday it had removed sanctions on Venezuelan general Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera after he publicly broke ranks with dictator Nicolas Maduro.
The Trump administration is readying a new salvo of sanctions on Cuba and Russia for their destabilizing activities in Venezuela that have helped prop up Nicolás Maduro, according to the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela.
Susan Rice, who served as Barack Obama’s national security adviser, accuses President Donald Trump of using his foreign policy solely to strengthen his domestic political position in a new op-ed.
Jim Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, said the Trump administration was “publicly” backing an “armed coup” in Venezuela on Tuesday.
The Nicolas Maduro regime has reportedly blocked the Venezuelan people’s access to independent news sources amid media coverage of government violence against protesters.