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Why the US is sanctioning Venezuela

Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian crisis after its economy crashed and was rocked by hyperinflation. Juan Guaidó claimed the interim presidency in an attempt to oust the sitting President Nicolás Maduro. The US is showing support for Guaidó by imposing financial sanctions against Maduro’s government. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Why the US is sanctioning Venezuela
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Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next

International and domestic pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is building. But the country’s military has helped keep Maduro, widely considered an illegitimate leader, in office. The military has hewed closely to the government for two decades, but it’s feeling the strain. Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido named himself interim […]
Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next
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Confusion still abounds about what caused the explosion in Venezuela, but experts warn Maduro will use it as an excuse to consolidate power either way

After an explosion went off Saturday while Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, he accused the opposition of attempting to assassinate him. But confusion still abounds as to what happened, with the Caracas Fire Department and opposition contradicting Maduro and his government’s accusations. Whatever happened, experts say the […]
Confusion still abounds about what caused the explosion in Venezuela, but experts warn Maduro will use it as an excuse to consolidate power either way
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Trump has reportedly floated the idea of invading Venezuela ‘multiple times’

Venezuela is suffering from a rapidly deteriorating economy and weakening law and order. Beginning at a meeting last summer, US President Donald Trump suggested addressing the crisis by mounting a US invasion and deposing President Nicolas Maduro, according to the Associated Press. Sources told the AP that Trump’s aides told […]
Trump has reportedly floated the idea of invading Venezuela ‘multiple times’
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Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going

Over a million Venezuelans have left their country in recent years, fleeing deep economic and political dysfunction. They have resettled throughout the region, looking for safety and better working conditions. But their movement has burdened neighbouring countries, which are struggling to adjust. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have left their […]
Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going