"The events in the Capitol in Washington today are very regrettable, but they could have been worse if there was an American embassy in that city," former Cuban ambassador José Ramón Cabañas wrote.
The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
"To have that accusation offhandedly thrown out there just to confuse our voters across the United States, I think that is absolutely wrong," she added.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set out for Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia, but the U.S. Western Hemisphere assistant secretary dismissed the trip, saying "their dealings together underscore their lack of legitimacy."
If we want to prevent the next Cuban Missile Crisis, we must continue with the financial pressure on Iran and add diplomatic and intelligence layers to these efforts.
"What would be in the interest of both countries and their people is that U.S. government officials change their policy from one of aggression to a return to diplomacy," Venezuelan Vice Minister Carlos Ron Martínez told Newsweek.
The oil is stored aboard the Venezuela-flagged Nabarima vessel, sat idle in the Gulf of Paria since its owner was slapped with U.S. sanctions in January 2019.
During a recent speech, Masvidal said that playing "Despacito" wasn't enough for Biden to earn Latino voters' support.
"What the whole world should be concerned about is the complete disregard for international law and, in particular, for the United Nations system that the Trump Administration has shown in recent actions," Venezuelan Vice Minister Carlos Ron told Newsweek.
Four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela in contravention of American sanctions have had their cargo re-directed to the U.S.
The two were former Green Berets who thought the mission was backed by the U.S. government. The U.S. government said they knew nothing about it.
"Even with a clear idea of the reasons behind and course of World War II, it is hard to fully understand what the masterminds and perpetrators of such an inhumane act were guided by," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Elliot Abrams who once played a role in selling arms to Iran in exchange for fighting socialists in Latin America will now be tasked with taking on Iran after failing to unseat Venezuela's leftist leader.
The Trump administration offered the reward for information leading to the arrest of Maikel Moreno, a close ally of socialist President Nicolás Maduro.
In his latest attempt to sway the Hispanic vote, President Donald Trump traveled to Florida to boost his war on drugs and his maximum pressure campaign against Venezuela, which saw both as a pretext for intervention.
A Venezuelan official told Newsweek that the U.S. has no right to intervene in the bilateral relations of two sovereign states" and an Iranian official said his country is "not threatened by U.S. bullying piracy and its unlawful pressure."
The Trump administration is still demanding that President Nicolas Maduro relinquish power, accusing him of corruption and huiman rights abuses.
Russia's vow to support Venezuela in its campaign to counter U.S.-backed regime change comes after the Pentagon sailed warships nearby in the Caribbean.
Officials from Tehran and Caracas hailed solidarity between the two nations as Iranian tankers defied U.S.-imposed restrictions to carry fuel to Venezuela.
The Trump administration should follow the Monroe Doctrine and prevent Iranian meddling in our hemisphere.
"The end of Ramadan brings us the arrival of the Fortune ship, a sign of the solidarity of the Islamic people of Iran with Venezuela," Venezuela leader Nicolás Maduro tweeted on Sunday.
The U.S. has already deployed a fleet of warships to the Caribbean as part of a plan to crack down on cartels and further pressure Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
The U.S. should use Cuba as leverage toward improving the geopolitical situation in Venezuela.
Tense ties between the United States and Venezuela worsened over the weekend as the Latin American country captured two U.S. citizens attempting to overthrow the socialist government along with a band of rebels in a cross-border raid.
Venezuela and Cuban officials question the intentions behind the Enhanced Counter-Narcotic Operations announced by President Donald Trump, who has set out to increase the pressure on Latin American foes.
The USS Kidd was part of President Donald Trump's recently enhanced anti-drug mission he linked to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus when a sick sailor had to be evacuated with the help of U.S. partner.
A senior administration official told Newsweek that the drug trade "can contribute to the spread of the virus," but a senior Pentagon official said the recent mission "has nothing to do with the virus."
On legal merits, there is a solid case against Maduro and his associates. But the course of action pursued by the DOJ is unwise.
"At this crucial time, both for global public health reasons, and to support the rights and lives of millions of people in these countries, sectoral sanctions should be eased or suspended," the U.N.'s human rights chief said.