Wednesday, July 24, 2024

House Democrats Called on the Biden Administration to Ease Sanctions on Venezuela

A group of House Democrats called on the Biden Administration to ease sanctions on Venezuela, make more aid available, and open the conversation to re-establish diplomatic relations to alleviate the economic crisis there.  “Given the high costs of the crisis for the Venezuelan people and the hemisphere broadly, we believe the Administration must respond to […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

SUV Driver Kills Eight People Waiting for Bus Outside Migrant Shelter in Texas

An SUV driver in Brownsville, Texas, slammed into a crowd, injuring ten people and killing eight waiting for a bus outside a migrant shelter. Police are prepared to arrest the hospitalized driver. Surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed that some victims were sitting on the curb when the driver hit […]

Asylum Seekers Face Homelessness As They Wait For Their Immigration Hearings

Adri Fernández’s only possessions are his cedula (Venezuelan ID card), recently donated shoes, and some clean clothes. He’s trying to start his own American Dream but is alone. Migrant families and unaccompanied children have been the main groups coming to the U.S. this past decade. However, Fernández is a single adult arriving without family to […]

Venezuelans Can’t Afford Food & Medicines Despite Increase in Monthly Pensions

Last month, the Venezuelan government increased pensions, bringing the monthly minimum wage from roughly $2 to about $30, which is still insufficient to make ends meet. The pension in Venezuela is paid monthly to workers who retire after years of Social Security contributions and when they turn 55, for women, and 60 for men. Venezuela […]

Latino Lawmaker Calls Out GOP’s Hypocrisy Surrounding January 6th

Representative Pete Aguilar calls it “deeply troubling” that some lawmakers who call out government repression and tyranny in Cuba and Venezuela “came back after the insurrection and voted to decertify the election.” The day after Rep. Jim Jordan refused to assist the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Nicaragua swore […]

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

Senate Democrats introduced legislation to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans in the U.S., stating that the decisions taken by former President Trump on his last day in office to protect Venezuelans from deportation fell short. Senator Bob Menendez stated, “After four years of empty promises and deceit, nobody believes Donald Trump had an […]

U.S. indicts Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

The Trump administration unsealed sweeping indictments against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle on narcoterrorism charges yesterday, a dramatic escalation in the U.S. campaign to force the authoritarian socialist from power. The administration also announced a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture or conviction, an extraordinary bounty on […]

Republicans block vote on TPS for Venezuelans

Senate Republicans, before leaving for a six-week break, blocked a vote Tuesday on whether to grant Temporary Protected Status, known as TPS, to Venezuelans in the U.S. who fled political and economic turmoil at home. The designation gives Venezuelans the ability to live and work legally in the U.S. Venezuela is the No. 1 country […]

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, […]