National Security Adviser John Bolton announces new U.S. sanctions on Cuba and the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently addressed the refugee crisis in Peru, while speaking in the country’s capital.
Continuing blackouts in Venezuela have citizens scrambling for clean water.Reports Saturday detail the situation in Maracaibo, where rolling outages in Venezuela’s second largest city have forced people to seek water sources wherever they can. After a nationwide blackout in March, the government started hiring tanker trucks to deliver water to neighborhoods, but community leaders say this isn’t reliable.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses China of helping prolong the crisis in Venezuela. One America’s Mario Solano has the latest on the Trump administration’s battle against the Maduro regime.
Venezuela says it will continue its trade relationship with Cuba. The country reportedly shipped out one million barrels of crude oil to Cuba, just after the U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on countries that do business with Caracas. In a statement shortly after, Cuba’s communist party leader Raul Castro said his country would never abandon its ally.
Vice President Mike Pence is urging the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
Venezuela and Russia are joining together in the energy and finance sectors. In a news conference Monday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced — what he called — strategic agreements made between the two countries.