Trump Bars Venezuelan Officials from Visiting U.S.; Increases Aid to Country; Reinforces Support for Guaido

On Wednesday, President Trump “reinforced his support for Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido” while “praising Latin American leaders who back him, boosting aid funding and barring members of President Nicolas Maduro’s government from entering the United States.” Meeting with world leaders on the “sidelines of the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders, Trump told […]

Embattled Venezuelan President Maduro Claims He’s Been in ‘Secret’ Talks with Trump Administration; National Security Adviser Bolton Said Only Discussions Have Been About Maduro Stepping Down

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that he has been in secret talks with the Trump administration for months despite the U.S. imposing tougher sanctions against the country and the Trump administration publicly backing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate leader. On Tuesday, Maduro announced “that talks with the Trump administration had been going […]

Trump Steps Up Pressure on Venezuelan Government with Expanded, Sweeping New Round of Sanctions Designed to Freeze Its U.S. Assets, Prevent Transactions; Aim is to Force Maduro to Resign

President Trump has expanded his sanctions against the Venezuelan government through an executive order issued late Monday, which will freeze the country’s assets in the U.S. and prevent transactions from taking place. The first-of-its-kind sanctions against another Western government in decades, the new executive order prevents transactions by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government “without specific […]

U.S. Hits 10 People, 13 Companies with Sanctions Connected to Venezuelan Food Program; Treasury Dept. Claims Greedy Maduro and Associates Profit While People Starve

The U.S. has hit 10 people and 13 companies with sanctions in what they call corruption in the country’s food program after accusing President Nicolás Maduro and his associates of profiting from the program while Venezuelan citizens are short-changed. The U.S. Treasury Department said that a “vast corruption network” has existed for years that “made […]

Juan Guaido Announces Massive Rally on Tuesday in Caracas to Bolster Support for Bid as Venezuela’s Legitimate Leader; Memo Shows Trump Administration Diverting $41M to Support Guaido’s Efforts

To oust President Nicolás Maduro and replace him as the leader of Venezuela, so-called interim president Juan Guaido is planning to up the ante by announcing a huge street rally on Tuesday to gather support for his bid. Guaido tweeted on Wednesday: “We call on all of Venezuela to mobilize. Together, with the citizen power […]

Trump Administration Slaps Sanctions on Venezuelan President’s Son to Dissolve Socialist Regime

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s son, Nicolás “Nicolasito” Maduro Guerra, was hit with sanctions by the Trump administration in an attempt to unseat Maduro to make way for Juan Guaidó, who the U.S. views as Venezuela’s legitimate leader. Maduro Guerra is the leader of the Corps of the Special Inspectors of the Presidency and a member […]