Lionel Ortega had worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years for the Venezuelan state oil company when he walked off the job last October, defying authorities who demanded he stay and oversee repairs to the crumbling infrastructure that is choking off the lifeblood of the country’s beleaguered government.
The United States for now has ruled out holding any negotiations with Nicolas Maduro and instead is focused on how to orchestrate a “dignified exit” for the Venezuelan leader after an opposition uprising and a series of sanctions failed to oust him from power.
President Donald Trump’s unconventional foreign policy appeared in disarray amid a series of setbacks around the globe and mounting signs that the president and his advisers were on the verge of losing several risky policy bets. The evidence came in one hot spot
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido triumphantly appeared outside La Carlota air base here Tuesday with a group of soldiers wearing blue armbands that signified support for his efforts to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. “To all the brothers of the armed forces, this is the moment,” Guaido declared,
For months, hawkish Florida Republicans have dominated the narrative on Venezuela, meeting with President Donald Trump days before the US recognised Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader and arguing that the president sees the situation in Venezuela differently than his “America First” desire to pull US troops out of Syria.
The New York Times released a report on Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy activities before his time in Congress that appears to show him aligning with Ortega, Castro, and the Soviet Union. As mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he spent a great deal of time traveling internationally and proclaiming on foreign matters in service of an “anti-imperalist” ideology that seemingly led him to support authoritarians.
To some on the left and the right, the Venezuela crisis has taken on the epic proportions of a final standoff between socialism and capitalism.
Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani warned his team-mates on Wednesday not to be caught out by minnows Venezuela when the sides meet in the Copa America quarter-finals.
Hollywood actress and UNHCR envoy, Angelina Jolie has highlighted Colombia's humanitarian response to help Venezuelans who have fled the economic and political crisis affecting their country.