Scott Launches Venezuela Coalition, Takes a Jab at 'Socialist Debbie' Mucarsel-Powell

Scott Launches Venezuela Coalition, Takes a Jab at 'Socialist Debbie' Mucarsel-Powell

Jackson Bakich
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July 3, 2024
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) recently launched the Venezuelans for Rick Scott Coalition in Miami, Florida, right in the backyard of his political opponent – former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL). Alongside piecing together support from the Venezuelan community members and business leaders from the state to support his campaign, Sen. Scott took the opportunity to take […]
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Rubio, Cardin, Cassidy Condemn Maduro's Elimination of Opposition Ahead of Venezuelan Elections

Rubio, Cardin, Cassidy Condemn Maduro's Elimination of Opposition Ahead of Venezuelan Elections

Grayson Bakich
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June 3, 2024
Venezuela is set to hold presidential elections at the end of July, but few expect the contest to be fair as long as dictator Nicolas Maduro's regime remains in power. Ahead of the upcoming elections, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) issued a joint statement condemning the Maduro regime and […]
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New White Paper Shows Economic Sanctions Ineffective;  Sanctions on Maduro Regime Members Work   

New White Paper Shows Economic Sanctions Ineffective;  Sanctions on Maduro Regime Members Work   

Javier Manjarres
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April 18, 2024
MIAMI, FL—As world leaders debate the effectiveness of removing or intensifying sanctions on dictatorial regimes across the globe, in particular Venezuela, Florida International University and the George W. Bush Institute have released a new white paper concluding that economic sanctions on autocracies are unproductive and inadequate, however, personal sanctions against individuals tend to be more effective. […]
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Rubio Condemns Venezuela's Arbitrary 'Anti-Fascism' Law to Crush Machado, Opposition

Rubio Condemns Venezuela's Arbitrary 'Anti-Fascism' Law to Crush Machado, Opposition

Grayson Bakich
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April 9, 2024
As Venezuela's Presidential Elections draw closer in July, few in the United States expect the results to be legitimate, and a recent bill presented in the South American country's legislature only reinforces the notion. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a bipartisan statement with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) condemning the regime of Nicolas Maduro […]
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Florida Urges Biden to Reimpose Venezuelan Sanctions

Florida Urges Biden to Reimpose Venezuelan Sanctions

Liv Caputo
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January 10, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL --- The Florida Legislature is pushing for strong foreign policy action against Venezuela and their dictator Nicolas Maduro. Following Venezuela's violation of a deal granting sanction relief, Florida has taken steps to urge the federal government to reinstate all sanctions against them. "The November 30th deadline has passed without compliance," SM 398's sponsor, […]
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Florida Republicans Blast Biden's Release of Maduro Ally Alex Saab

Florida Republicans Blast Biden's Release of Maduro Ally Alex Saab

Grayson Bakich
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December 20, 2023
The Biden Administration recently performed a prisoner exchange with Venezuela's Maduro regime, with one of the most high-profile prisoners the U.S. released being Alex Saab, a Maduro ally accused of bribery and money laundering. Several Florida lawmakers, including Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) condemned the freeing of […]
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Biden Administration Says Economic Sanctions on Venezuela are 'Not Advancing the Situation'

Biden Administration Says Economic Sanctions on Venezuela are 'Not Advancing the Situation'

Jackson Bakich
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December 7, 2023
Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from the U.S. State Department, said this week at an Atlantic Council event, that the U.S. “will assess all actions taken [by the Maduro government in Venezuela] and conduct a review of our sanctions policy,” in agreement with the progress made. Nichols was referring to the […]
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Cherfilus-McCormick Calls on 'More Dynamic' Foreign Policy

Cherfilus-McCormick Calls on 'More Dynamic' Foreign Policy

Grayson Bakich
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October 15, 2023
One of the most crucial abilities for countries to have in foreign policy is changing with the times. Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) briefly spoke with The Floridian on the need to adapt as circumstances change, chiefly at a time when Venezuela, Russia, China, and Iran have worked together to dodge US economic sanctions. Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick […]
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Rubio, Durbin Demand Observation of Venezuela's 2024 Election

Rubio, Durbin Demand Observation of Venezuela's 2024 Election

Grayson Bakich
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September 1, 2023
Like the United States, Venezuela is gearing up for an election in 2024. However, few expect it to be legitimate. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and others in a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding the United States observes the integrity of the elections. "The Venezuelan people cannot […]
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Rubio Blasts Biden's Appeasement of Venezuela's Maduro

Rubio Blasts Biden's Appeasement of Venezuela's Maduro

Grayson Bakich
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July 18, 2023
In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) blasted the Biden Administration for its continued appeasement of the Maduro regime in Venezuela, calling the renewal of oil exportations to the country after it imprisoned opposition leader Maria Corina Machado "like handing a bone to a dog after it’s bitten your friend." "Since entering […]
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Wasserman Schultz Pushes Boot-to-Neck Pressure Against Cuban, Venezuelan Regimes

Wasserman Schultz Pushes Boot-to-Neck Pressure Against Cuban, Venezuelan Regimes

Javier Manjarres
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July 11, 2023
HIALEAH GARDENS—During a press conference held at the historic Assault Brigade 2506 Museum, where House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and members of Florida’s congressional delegation—Reps. Michael Waltz, Mario Diaz-Balart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jared Moskowitz, and Maria Elvira Salazar—took part in a roundtable discussion to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the Cuban […]
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What's Next for Venezuela and its Ongoing Political Crisis?

What's Next for Venezuela and its Ongoing Political Crisis?

Javier Manjarres
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May 3, 2023
Colombia’s new Leftist President Gustavo Petro, who in the past has expressed support for Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro, recently held a one-day summit seeking to find a way out of the country’s political crisis by getting the Maduro regime and the Venezuelan opposition back to the negotiating table in Mexico. Those talks have been stalled […]
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Could Venezuela Succeed After its 2024 Presidential Election?

Could Venezuela Succeed After its 2024 Presidential Election?

Javier Manjarres
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April 17, 2023
In an era of extremely polarized politics in the U.S., a bipartisan approach to almost anything seems totally far-fetched.  However, two former senior government advisors —Juan Cruz, a Republican who served under Trump, and Mark Feierstein, a Democrat who served under Obama, both as special assistant to the president and senior director for Western Hemisphere […]
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Republicans Slam Biden Administration's Chevron-Venezuela Deal

Republicans Slam Biden Administration's Chevron-Venezuela Deal

Grayson Bakich
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November 28, 2022
Ever since President Biden (D) took office, Republicans have taken fierce umbrage at the administration's policies. Energy production, in particular, remains a key talking point. Recently, the Biden administration has allowed Chevron to reengage in "limited" oil production in Venezuela. Such a move invites criticism from Florida Republicans, who take to Twitter to voice their […]
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Gallego Calls Salazar

Gallego Calls Salazar "Hypocritical" Despite Lacking Evidence

Grayson Bakich
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September 26, 2022
The Hispanic and Latino community is becoming a contentious voting demographic in the 2022 midterms. Thursday, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) tweeted that "Hispanics are law-abiding, God-fearing, hardworking people" who are "rejecting the extremist, socialist policies of the radical Democrats." I was born and raised in Miami — the daughter of Cuban political refugees. Hispanics […]
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Taddeo's Anti-Socialism Position Suspect Due to Business Ties to Goldman-Sachs

Taddeo's Anti-Socialism Position Suspect Due to Business Ties to Goldman-Sachs

Grayson Bakich
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September 12, 2022
In Florida's Congressional District 27, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is hoping to unseat Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and regain the seat Democrats lost in 2020. Sen. Taddeo is running as a moderate Democrat opposed to socialism and communism. However, Taddeo's LanguageSpeak, Inc., a business which provides translation services for other businesses, has a client […]
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Scott Demands Diaz-Canel, Maduro, and Ortega be Denied Entry to UN General Assembly

Scott Demands Diaz-Canel, Maduro, and Ortega be Denied Entry to UN General Assembly

Grayson Bakich
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August 25, 2022
There are three regimes that stand out in the Western Hemisphere for their human rights abuses and as threats to US interests—Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Cuba, under Miguel Diaz-Canel, Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega's reign of terror in Nicaragua, have all contributed to the majority of human rights atrocities committed in Latin America. On […]
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Rubio, Senate Republicans Introduce Bill Banning Energy Imports from Iran, Venezuela

Rubio, Senate Republicans Introduce Bill Banning Energy Imports from Iran, Venezuela

Jackson Bakich
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August 1, 2022
With the Biden administration’s hesitancy to give the nod of approval for renewed American oil production, conservatives have called out the President for going to international energy in order to satiate the nation’s demands. Conservatives like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republican lawmakers have just introduced a bill that would ban oil and natural […]
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