Tag: Venezuela

Trump Admin Sanctions China Firm for Venezuelan Dealings

The United States Treasury Department has sanctioned a Chinese defense firm over the firm’s dealings with Venezuela. According to The Washington Free Beacon: China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC) allegedly sold hardware that allowed Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro to conduct digital surveillance and other cyber maneuvers against political opponents. The Chinese company began offering

U.S. Sanctions Crippling Venezuelan Oil Industry

The sanctions placed on the Venezuelan oil industry by the United States seem to be working. According to The Washington Free Beacon: For the first time in a century, there are no oil rigs in the country actively searching for new oil. Instead, nearly all oil-based infrastructure has been directed toward already drilled resources. “Venezuela’s

Trump Admin Sanctions Companies Transporting Venezuelan Oil

The Trump administration has hit companies that transport Venezuelan oil with sanctions. According to The Hill: The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on four shipping companies accused of transporting oil from Venezuela, in violation of U.S. sanctions against the country’s government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement the four companies – three registered in the Marshall

Trump Admin Hits Chinese Firm With Sanctions Over Iran Ties

The Trump administration has sanctions a Chinese firm for its connection to Iranian weapon smuggling. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Trump administration on Tuesday issued new sanctions on a Chinese firm that it says is providing critical services to Iran’s Mahan Air, an airline that the United States has designated for terrorism due

Trump Admin Charges Venezuelan President Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Trump Administration has announced that charges have been filed by the United States Department of Justice against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for drug trafficking. According to The Hill: Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday the indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other top officials for crimes related to drug trafficking. Maduro was charged with narco-terrorism

Trump Admin Hits Russian Oil Company With Venezuelan Sanctions

The Trump administration has imposed Venezuelan sanctions on a Russian oil company that worked closely with the company. According to The Hill: The Trump administration Tuesday announced sanctions on a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft for trading Venezuelan oil and gas. Senior administration officials warned the sanctions against Rosneft Trading SA and its vice

Trump Meets With Venezuela Opposition Leader on Wednesday

President Trump will meet with the Venezuelan opposition leader at the White House on Wednesday after calling Venezuelan President Maduro illegitimate in his Tuesday State of the Union address. According to The Hill: President Trump will meet with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at the White House on Wednesday. The meeting comes after Guaidó attended Trump’s

President Trump Slams Socialism in U.N. Speech

During a speech at the United Nations, President Trump slammed socialism and claimed it destroys societies. According to The Hill: President Trump on Tuesday decried socialism during an address to the United Nations, lambasting it as a “destroyer of societies” in comments that doubled as a swipe at some of his Democratic rivals. “One of the most serious

Ivanka Announces Aid to Displaced Venezuelans

Ivanka Trump is in South America where she met with Guaido aides to announce U.S. aid for displaced Venezuelans. According to McClatchy: Ivanka Trump met with aides to Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó in Colombia on Wednesday to underscore support for a “democratic transition in Venezuela” and offer $120 million in U.S. assistance to