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Trump declares economic war on Cuba

Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States’ failed 1961 invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, national security adviser John Bolton announced the end of virtually all non-family travel to Cuba and placed new limits on the money Cuban Americans...

Pompeo building up support for Maduro ouster

On a tour of four Latin American countries, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is has called for maintaining regional pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. In Peru, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offers a press conference after holding a meeting with President...

US Could Impose Venezuela-Like Sanctions on Nicaragua

The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a congressional hearing that the U.S. could impose sanctions against the Nicaraguan government if it poses a similar threat as Venezuela. “If the threat is similar and the risks are similar, we will respond in...

“The strong U.S. reaction reflects a certain frustration”

Nicaragua’s former Foreign Minister, Francisco Aguirre Sacasa, says that U.S. president Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate offered the Government of Nicaragua the possibility of a “soft landing” to overcome the political crisis, but President Daniel Ortega “did not take advantage of a great...

Cuba Sees EU Effort to Sidestep Iran Sanctions as Blueprint to Break US Embargo

Cuba is watching closely the development of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), which the EU is crafting to circumvent US sanctions on Iran, senior Cuban foreign ministry official Rodolfo Reyes said in an interview with AFP. A senior Cuban official says the country is looking...

Nicaragua Looking for Alternatives in Face of US’ ‘Interventionist’ NICA Act

In the wake of the looming threat of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA Act) — a U.S. bill that is set to impose economic and financial sanctions on Nicaragua — the country is looking for alternatives. According to Nicaraguan economist Luis Gustavo Murillo, the...

Venezuelan Activists Request US Sanctions

“We are going to send a memo to the State Department and to the American authorities so that they start investigating opposition leaders, both in Venezuela and in the United States.” (Manuel Rosales) This Saturday, August 12, the Venezuelan Organization of Venezuelan Political Exiles (VEPPEX)...

Nicaragua’s Support of Venezuelan Regime Makes US Sanctions More Likely: Ambassador

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro (left) and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega (right) are close allies. No, they are not taking a selfie. Photo LA PRENSA/ARCHIVO US Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said that President Daniel Ortega’s support of Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro could directly influence whether the United...

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism – CNN.comTODAY VENEZUELA – Over the past two weeks, a familiar narrative has been resuscitated: the threat of “Islamic terrorism” emanating from Latin America, through the revival of one of its most important...

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