The American president said the U.S. stands with Cuban protesters and condemned "decades of repression" by "Cuba's authoritarian regime."
Iran's state TV reported an Iranian destroyer and support vessel are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean without revealing its final destination. Its cargo is suspected to end up in Venezuela.
The dumpster was filled with Venezuelan bolivar fuerte notes, which are no longer in use and therefore virtually worthless.
Ships looking to bypass economic sanctions have been increasingly using a method called "spoofing," in which they adopt the registration information of another tanker to conceal their true location. The maritime intelligence agency Windward believes this might become a common practice.
"The Green Berets are innocent of the crimes they are charged with. They were not mercenaries, they were not part of an invasion," said Richardson, who is working with the two Americans' families.
The Hollywood star met Nicolás Maduro, whose country is subject to Western sanctions over a disputed election.
Only eight tons worth of U.S. aid out of 368 provided to Venezuela in 2019 actually reached the nation amid political and economic turmoil in the country that has led to a humanitarian crisis.
As the government of isolated Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attempts to win over the U.S., Florida is emerging as the embattled nation's biggest obstacle to improving relations with President Joe Biden's administration and easing sanctions.
"I haven't done anything," Milagros Mata Gil wrote in a Facebook post warning of her arrest.
There is concern that the White House is not doing enough to rebrand and sell his accomplishment politically in south Florida and beyond.
Verónica García Fuentes, 36, from the state of Tachira in Venezuela, fell ill with a fever in mid-December, but kept her diagnosis a secret out of fear.
"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."