In the executive order, Trump said the cryptocurrency, known as the "petro," was an "attempt to circumvent U.S. sanctions" imposed for democratic backsliding.
After President Trump spoke about the dire situation in Venezuela at the UN General Assembly, how would that President Nicolás Maduro respond to Trump? Maduro told special correspondent Ryan Chilcote in a rare interview in Moscow on Wednesday that “the…
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Seeking to highlight the growing plight in Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with people who've fled the country to neighboring Colombia.
In our news wrap Friday, Kenya’s election commission says President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term. It’s a victory that followed days of protests from backers of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who had claimed the vote was rigged. Also,…
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump says he's considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro's power grab.
Venezuelan security agents descended in the dead of night, seizing opposition leaders from their homes. Their arrests came after Sunday's deeply divisive election to fill a new assembly tasked with rewriting the country's constitution. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
In the our news wrap Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the election of a new legislative body that would give him sweeping new powers. However, the U.S. slapped Maduro with financial sanctions, with President Trump calling the leader a…
By News Desk
By Matthew Lee and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
The Trump administration is preparing to levy new sanctions on Venezuela, U.S. officials said Monday, in response to a weekend election that gives the South American country's ruling party virtually unlimited powers.
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