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World Apr 17Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined.
Politics Mar 23Democrats pressure Biden to review U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
The request by Sen. Chris Murphy in a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken adds to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue that U.S. sanctions are worsening the South American country's dire humanitarian crisis.
Politics Jan 19Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions
Trump leaves office Wednesday, but he's led an international coalition over two years aimed at pressuring Maduro from power. The U.S. backs his leading opponent, Juan Guaidó.
Politics Jan 11Trump hits Cuba with new sanctions in waning days
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step on Monday, citing in particular Cuba's continued harboring of U.S. fugitives as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
World Jan 05Venezuela’s socialists take control of once-defiant congress
Nicolás Maduro was set to extend his grip on power Tuesday as the ruling socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela's congress, the last institution in the country it didn't already control.
World Oct 19Evo Morales’ party claims victory in Bolivia’s presidential election
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales’ party claimed victory in Bolivia's presidential election. Officials haven't released a formal, comprehensive count of results from Sunday’s vote.
World Sep 26Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds
A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law enforcement handlers in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of U.S. sanctions.
World Aug 18U.S. intercepts Venezuela-bound aircraft loaded with firearms
U.S. authorities say customs officials intercepted a Venezuela-bound private jet in south Florida loaded with 82 firearms and 63,000 rounds of ammunition.
World Jul 02U.S. tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela
U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers they say are sailing toward Venezuela with 1.1 million barrels of gasoline supplied by Iran.
Politics May 07Democrats press Trump for answers on foiled Venezuela raid
Three Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are demanding answers from the Trump administration about how much it knew about an attempted raid to capture Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.