Sunday, November 17, 2019

Trump Administration threatens Cuba over involvement in Venezuela

President Trump tweeted yesterday that he would impose “a full and complete embargo” on Cuba if the island doesn’t withdraw its security aid from Venezuela. “If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, […]

Venezuela’s interim president leads an apparent coup

The Trump administration has thrown its support behind an apparent coup in Venezuela, where supporters of National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó have taken to the streets in an attempt to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support for Guaidó’s efforts on Tuesday morning; “Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start […]

U.S. to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week, the U.S. State Department said late last night, citing the deteriorating situation in the country after months of political unrest. “This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the […]

Univision’s Jorge Ramos detained at the presidential palace in Caracas over interview

Univision reporter Jorge Ramos was reportedly detained at the presidential palace in Caracas last night by order of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and later released. Ramos, who was among a group of U.S.-based reporters conducting interviews with Maduro, was reportedly “arbitrarily detained” after he asked questions the Venezuelan strongman “didn’t like.” Univision said Ramos’s team was […]