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Venezuela Sees Iran, Syria To The Rescue

A follower of President Nicolas Maduro runs past a line of soldiers in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Ricardo Mazalan AP Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

A fisherman throws a fishing net at Lake Cocibolca in La Virgen, Nicaragua. Photographer: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations left refusing...

Venezuela Helping Syrian Regime Avoid Sanctions on Oil Sold to United States: Report

Oil refinery in Aruba. Photographer: Ben Bartenstein/Bloomberg Venezuela’s government helped Syria’s Assad regime avoid international sanctions by transporting oil from the Middle East to the United States, Bloomberg reports. The country reportedly purchased discounted Syrian oil through a Russian company. The oil was then sent to Aruba to refine and...