Venezuela

U.S. Sanctions Target Food Subsidy Scam in Venezuela

Nicholas MaduroWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on 10 people and 13 groups in a food subsidy scheme that lined the pockets of leader Nicolas Maduro, his stepsons and others while ordinary Venezuelans suffer food shortages, the U.S. Treasury said.

San Juan Mayor Refuses to Criticize Cuban and Venezuelan Regimes

Says Puerto Rico endures captivity 'on a daily basis as a colony of the United States'

In an interview with Univision, Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2020 candidate for Puerto Rican governor, and co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, had harsh words for the United States government but declined to condemn Cuba or Venezuela for their wrongdoings.

Moscow Sends Warships to Havana in Message to US

Russian transport brings additional troops to Venezuela

Russia has dispatched several warships, including one of its newer missile frigates, to Cuba in a bid to bolster the floundering regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to a senior administration official.

Pompeo Monitoring Drug War in China, Latin America

Secretary of State reviews progress, challenges in drug war at Senate hearing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States is making progress in an increasingly global drug war, although Chinese drug gangs and the "Maduro mafia" are posing major barriers to success.