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Trump leaves ‘military option’ on the table for Venezuela, which he calls as threatening as North Korea
Iran and North Korea have aggressive militaries and nuclear ambitions. But authoritarian Venezuela could cause problems in the US's neighborhood.
The arrival of two Russian bombers in Venezuela ignited a war of words with the US, and days later the bombers drilled over the Caribbean.
The US and Russia are trading shots after Moscow sent 2 bombers to visit the US’ biggest foe in the hemisphere
Russia's ties to Venezuela are longstanding, but despite the arrival of two Russian bombers there, that support may have its limits.
The Trump administration is reportedly exploring naming Venezuela as a state sponsor of terror—a designation that only four countries currently hold.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly described Venezuela as a threat to the US and the region, and when asked on Tuesday about how he plans to address that threat, Trump took a swipe at the Venezuelan military.
Since Trump's unexpected declaration that military action was an option in Venezuela, the US government has kept the pressure up, but the region is widely resistant to military intervention.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ate at the Istanbul restaurant of Salt Bae — real name Nusret Gokce — on Monday. Food at the restaurant, Nusr Et, is very expensive, giving Maduro's decision to eat there a striking contrast to Venezuela's hyperinflation, powers cuts, and food shortages.
Trump admin officials reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military leaders who were plotting a coup
Trump administration officials reportedly met in secret with Venezuelan military officials to discuss plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. A report from the New York Times says officials did not ultimately go through with the coup, the meetings could damage relations with Venezuela.
Days after a bizarre drone attack, Venezuela’s government may be getting ready for another crackdown on the military
It's still not totally clear who was responsible for carrying out a drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but he appears ready for another crackdown on political rivals and potential challengers.
Confusion still abounds about what caused the explosion in Venezuela, but experts warn Maduro will use it as an excuse to consolidate power either way...
After an explosion went off Saturday while Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, he accused the opposition of attempting to assassinate him. Whatever happened, experts say the incident made Maduro look vulnerable, and will probably lead to him concentrating power even further.