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.
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights attacked alleged abuses by the Venezuelan government but said that the "imposition of new economic sanctions is concerning."
The incident saw both benches empty and resulted in six players being ejected from the game, as the brawl almost spilled onto the stands.
The Associated Press has reported that Blackwater founder Erik Prince may have broken America's sanctions against Venezuela, a charge his attorney categorically denies.
As democratic socialists work to eliminate choice and competition in our health care system, remember Venezuela, remember Detroit.
Authorities need public policies, infrastructure and services to help fully integrate new arrivals and ensure they fuel growth instead of becoming a burden.
"We have seen how the Cuban government has benefited from American travelers. We will not allow these funds to be siphoned to the government coffers," the Trump official said.
Venezuela narrowly beat out Costa Rica for a seat on the U.N. council, just a month after the same body launched an investigation into human rights violations in the country.
In a vote on Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to investigate Venezuela for human right violations under President Nicolás Maduro's rule.
President Donald Trump railed against communism, socialism and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, but Caracas' diplomat spent the speech reading about revolutionary Simón Bolívar.
"Russia has become our most important pillar of support in various areas," Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said.
"I know Madura. I confronted Madura," Biden said, after being asked how America can "repair the legacy of slavery."
Russia's Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. has used the term "restoration of democracy" in order to "promote its own interests" around the world and Venezuela was the latest example.
The latest sweeping U.S. sanctions on Venezuela target Chinese and Russian businesses, but Beijing and Moscow argued they would continue supporting the socialist leader opposed by Washington.
"Both drew on a similar repertoire of rhetorical tactics, which includes targeting the media," the professor said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said America's efforts "to topple the legitimate government" were in breach of international law.
Pompeo's latest attack came as the Russian military vowed to continue supporting President Nicolas Maduro's forces.
Vladimir Padrino Lopez refused to back the uprising and has remained loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.
U.S. president reportedly unhappy with how chaos in Caracas played out.
President Donald Trump frequently reminds us that "all options are on the table" in enforcing U.S. policy, could that lead to war in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine or Venezuela?
The number of Venezuelan refugees represents around 12.5 percent of the national population and is double the size of the population of Caracas.
The director of the foreign ministry's Latin American department said Russian specialists would be sent to Venezuela if requested.
Donald Trump claimed that Russia had withdrawn "their people" from Venezuela.