Canada and its Western Hemisphere allies called on the rest of the democratic world Thursday to help bring stability to Venezuela as it struggles with an exodus of citizens amid economic collapse under a president they deem illegitimate.
On Tuesday, the Treasury Department blocked U.S. companies from doing business with Rosneft Trading SA, accusing the Geneva subsidiary of the Russian state-owned oil giant of providing a critical lifeline to Maduro as he seeks to bypass U.S. sanctions.
Venezuelan police detained the vice president of the National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, late Wednesday in a dramatic operation in eastern Caracas.
Interim Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó called on Venezuelans and the military to join him – a move the sitting government has called an attempted coup.
Venezuela: All of the economic powers in South America have called on Nicolas Maduro to step down in favor of new elections.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela, despite the country’s record inflation, food and medical shortages, and a precipitous decline in living standards.
Venezuela is a mess. Food supplies are low, their currency is worthless and the refugee crisis has made its neighbors take action to slow the migration.
Vice President Mike Pence has asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.
No matter where one sits on the political spectrum, there is a broad consensus that the U.S. will face many foreign policy challenges in 2018.