Biden Renews Venezuelan Oil Sanctions, Grants Maduro 45-Day Grace Period

Biden Renews Venezuelan Oil Sanctions, Grants Maduro 45-Day Grace Period

Mateo Guillamont
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April 18, 2024
Hours after refusing to comment on whether sanctions would be renewed, the US State Department has announced its decision to return oil sanctions on Venezuela.  “After a careful review of the current situation in Venezuela, the United States determined Nicolas Maduro and his representatives have not fully met the commitments made under the electoral roadmap […]
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Bidenomics Under Scrutiny With Latest Inflation Report

Bidenomics Under Scrutiny With Latest Inflation Report

Mateo Guillamont
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April 11, 2024
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) Summary has given reason for many to question President Joe Biden’s economic policy.  The CPI’s announcement of a higher-than-expected inflation rate has resulted in the Federal Reserve reportedly reversing plans to cut interest rates in the coming months.  The Fed had been hoping to […]
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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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Border Crisis: More Venezuelans Than Mexicans Crossing Over Due to Economic Sanctions

Border Crisis: More Venezuelans Than Mexicans Crossing Over Due to Economic Sanctions

Javier Manjarres
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October 30, 2023
Venezuelans now surpass Mexicans as the largest nationality arrested for illegally crossing over the border, reported the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  According to the agency, in September, Venezuelans were arrested 54,833 times by the Border Patrol after entering from Mexico, more than double from 22,090 arrests in August.  Mexicans, on the other hand, were […]
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The Unintended Consequences of the U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

The Unintended Consequences of the U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

Javier Manjarres
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October 24, 2023
The questionable oil and economic sanctions levied on the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela by former President Donald Trump’s administration, have continued to cause unintended consequences to American interests and its allies in the region, but most importantly, to the Venezuelan people, argued FIU professor Eduardo Gamarra, during his participation at Florida International University’s (FIU) […]
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Biden Easing Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Could Lead to free Presidential Elections

Biden Easing Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Could Lead to free Presidential Elections

Javier Manjarres
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October 19, 2023
The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it was partially lifting the economic sanctions it has maintained against Venezuela following a deal reached the day before by representatives of the Maduro regime and the Venezuelan opposition when they signed two separate accords paving the way for freer presidential elections to be held the second half of […]
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Moskowitz, Lawler Discuss SHIP Act and Working Across the Aisle

Moskowitz, Lawler Discuss SHIP Act and Working Across the Aisle

Grayson Bakich
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July 10, 2023
Representatives Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and Mike Lawler (R-NY) have introduced the Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act, designed to strengthen existing sanctions against Iran and its oil exports. More recently, Reps. Moskowitz and Lawler appeared on Fox News's Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss not only the importance of the bill but also the importance of Congress […]
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Russia and Venezuela Allied in Skirting U.S. Sanctions

Russia and Venezuela Allied in Skirting U.S. Sanctions

Javier Manjarres
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March 23, 2023
This week, fresh from meeting his “dear friend” Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, China’s leader, Xi Jinping’s objective is clear: position himself and China as counterweights to U.S. world dominance. One way to do it, playing an instrumental role in helping U.S. adversaries skirt Western sanctions.  Case-in-point: Russia and Venezuela. As sanctions have cut off Russia […]
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Experts Agree: Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis Can’t Wait

Experts Agree: Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis Can’t Wait

Javier Manjarres
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March 2, 2023
During a panel discussion on U.S. Policy for Venezuela hosted by Florida International University (FIU) on Tuesday, Western Hemisphere political and economic experts concluded that U.S. “Maximum Pressure” sanctions against the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela have not worked. The panel, which included Human rights advocate Feliciano Reyna, energy expert Francisco J. Monaldi, and Andes […]
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Venezuelans Disapprove of U.S. Oil Sanctions in New POLL

Venezuelans Disapprove of U.S. Oil Sanctions in New POLL

Javier Manjarres
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March 22, 2022
A new poll of Venezuelans conducted by strategic, political risk, and environmental Intelligence consulting company ORC Consultores between March 9 and 15, shows that 52% of Venezuelans polled disapproved of the U.S.-imposed oil sanctions against their country. This polling number is significant considering that as many as 2/3 of 66.7% of Venezuelans know of the […]
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