The U.S. recently teamed up with Colombia in joint military training. Over the weekend, troops from both nations began an airborne assault exercise in Colombia, which was designed to simulate the securing of an airfield.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with member’s of Colombia’s military force to provide them with funding. On Tuesday, he met with injured military personnel and announced a $1 million project to improve their ability to find successful careers. After stopping in Colombia, Pompeo headed to Costa Rica where he called for Venezuela and Nicaragua to hold free and fair elections.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the longstanding friendship between the U.S. and Colombia key to the vision of having a hemisphere of freedom.
Authorities in Peru have arrested multiple Venezuelan citizens in a suspected organized crime ring. In a statement Monday, police in Lima announced a total of 114 Venezuelans were detained over the weekend at a spa hotel in the Peruvian capital. Authorities claimed to have seized firearms and drugs during the operation.
The U.S. is sharply reducing flights allowed to Cuba in an effort to reduce revenue to the communist government. On Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a cancellation of all charter flights to Cuba with the exception of capital city Havana. This comes after the U.S. terminated commercial flights to Cuba late last year.
The Venezuelan opposition is warning of a new escalation of political crisis as the Maduro regime is attempting to oust Juan Guaido as the nation’s interim president. One America’s Kristian Rouz.