Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro departed for the United States Wednesday; hoping to secure international aid for his nation’s crumbling economy during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
The left-wing leader is expected to touch-down in New York City Wednesday evening, where he vowed to “defend the truth of Venezuela” and to “bring the voice of our Fatherland” to the United States.
“I am landing in New York to defend the truth of Venezuela, to bring the voice of our fatherland,” said Maduro.
@NicolasMaduro: We are landing in New York to participate in the UN General Assembly. I bring with me the People’s voice; I come here with lot of the Homeland’s passion to stand for truth. pic.twitter.com/VCavgxsXif
— Embassy of Venezuela (@VenezuelaInUS) September 26, 2018
The socialist president routinely accuses President Trump and other Western leaders of plotting to overthrow his regime.
The visit comes just hours after the White House unveiled a series of sanctions against Maduro’s wife and other top officials with the hopes of clamping down on widespread corruption.
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MAN OF THE PEOPLE: Venezuela’s Maduro Dines on $100 Steak, Smokes Cigars as Nation Starves
Venezuelan Socialist President Nicolas Maduro was caught on camera eating a $100 steak and smoking lavish cigars during a recent trip to Asia; infuriating millions of starving residents struggling with a collapsing economy and vanishing food supplies.
According to Bloomberg, images of Maduro dining at a famous steak restaurant in Turkey went viral on social media within minutes. The socialist president was traveling back from China where he sought aid for his impoverished nation.
“Maduro visited Nusr-Et, known for its $100 rib-eye, after making an official trip to China in hopes of securing financing for cash-strapped Venezuela. In videos posted by Nusret to Twitter and Instagram, Maduro is seen eating steak next to his wife, Cilia Flores, while also holding a cigar and trying on a t-shirt depicting Nusret, also known as Salt Bae and famous for how he prepares and seasons steaks,” writes Bloomberg.
Venezuela is struggling to clampdown on a devastating financial crisis. Recent reports say nearly 79% of the nation’s residents are unable to “feed themselves” on a daily basis.
PARADISE LOST: Trump Admin Imposes MAJOR SANCTIONS on Maduro’s Family, Top Officials
The Trump administration moved to clampdown on Venezuela’s socialist regime Tuesday, unveiling a round of serious sanctions against senior officials close to President Nicolas Maduro and his wife.
The new guidelines prohibit Americans from doing business with any assets or companies related to First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Communications Manager Jorge Rodriguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.
“We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable Maduro to solidify his hold on the military and the government while the Venezuelan people suffer,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement. “Treasury will continue to impose a financial toll on those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline, and the networks and front-men they use to mask their illicit wealth.”
Maduro’s socialist regime has struggled to cope with Venezuela’s crippling economic collapse in recent years; imposing strict new “revolutionary” policies including a 3,000% increase in minimum wage and creating a new currency.
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