The Trump administration is preparing to add Venezuela to its ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ list in the coming days; allowing the White House to ramp-up the pressure against Nicolas Maduro’s brutal socialist regime.
“Venezuela, which has been facing a humanitarian crisis stemming from a collapsing economy and state repression, would be added to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism for providing ‘support for acts of international terrorism,’” writes Fox News.
Venezuela would join other nations currently on the list, including Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
The effort is led by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who has called on the White House to crackdown on Maduro’s regime as millions of residents starve amid economic turmoil and lack of basic necessities.
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BEIJING LIFELINE: Chinese ‘Medical Ship’ Arrives at Venezuela Port for Eight Day Visit
A Chinese medical ship, commonly known as the ‘Peace Ark,’ arrived at the Venezuelan port city of La Guaira over the weekend; delivering much-needed supplies to the once oil-rich nation.
According to Reuters, Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro requested the delivery during a recent trip to Beijing where he met with high-ranking officials with the hopes of securing aid, international funds, and military support for collapsing economy.
“China has been a major backer of Venezuela over the years, with more than a decade of oil-for-loan agreements that helped China secure energy supplies for its fast-growing economy while bolstering an anti-U.S. ally in Latin America,” writes Reuters.
Maduro came under fire last week from Venezuelans and the international community after video of the socialist president surfaced on the internet; sparking outrage as he dined on $100 steaks and smoked lavish cigars.
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MADURO TO USA: Venezuela’s Socialist President Jets to NYC as Citizens Starve
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.
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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